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HannahMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 15-Oct-13 12:10:30

We are getting pretty darn excited about the imminent approach of BlogFest on November 9, where we'll be hearing from Prof. Tanya Byron, Jon Ronson, Stella Creasy and Jo Brand - as well as some of our fantastic bloggers including Annie Spratt, Tanya Barrow, Jack Monroe, Rosie Fiore, Jax Blunt, Alison Perry, Sonya Cisco, Tanya Tirraro, Cassandra Parkin, Andrea Mann, MaggieWoodley and Gemma Regaldo-Hawkey.

This thread is for everyone who’s already coming, is thinking of coming (or wishes they were coming!) to gather, share tips and info – and generally get ready for the Big Day!

You can also join in the conversation on Twitter by following us @MumsnetBloggers. Feel free to tweet us with any questions – or, alternatively, you can email us on bloggers[at]mumsnet[dot]com.

See you on the 9th!

Hello again!

I'm usually found at Put up with rain (ignore the most recent posts, It Has Been A Difficult Time). On twitter @jessikart

I went to a party at Harper Collins on Thursday where I knew NO ONE and I was terrified. Then I spotted two other women who looked how I felt, so I went up to them and blurted out 'I don't know anyone here either!'. The evening was fine after that grin

Kate What about a sticker we can put under our name badges to say 'Hi! I'm a no mates blogger' or words to that effect? So it's not so scary to approach a complete stranger?

JeannedeMontbaston Mon 28-Oct-13 16:24:31

I can't make it (boo!) as I'm very, very new to all this and got myself all booked up before I became a blogger, let alone a Mumsnet blogger.

But you can find me here if you like: and I'll hope to be at the next one.

KhunZhoop Mon 28-Oct-13 16:25:36

I'll be there. I'm not telling you who I am though.

TalesofaTwinMum Mon 28-Oct-13 16:36:31

Hi, I'm coming along. I blog at and Tweet @TalesofaTwinMum. Looking forward to meeting lots of you there! Karen x

CardiesAndCrumbs Mon 28-Oct-13 21:12:38

Hiiiiiiiii! passes round cake and a bottle of red how are we??

I'm coming along and like a few of you this will be my first 'blogging thingy' I'm excited, nervous and worried that the trains won't be friggin running!

This whole networking lark is pushing me out of my comfort zone, but that's a good thing smile

I blog at tweet ramblings on @Cardies_Crumbs I'm on Instagram too .. I'll be looking you guys up on Twitter.

Shamozal Tue 29-Oct-13 05:21:09

Hi everyone!

I'm an expat blogger who lives in Qatar. My blog is called 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle. If you see a terrified woman with an Aussie accent please, please PLEASE come and say hi (Me? Needy and desperate? Whatever do you mean).

Is this a first blog conference for anyone else?

Shamozal Tue 29-Oct-13 05:23:17

Cardies and Crumbs, thanks for the cake. Shall we open another bottle of red?

MrsH2010 Tue 29-Oct-13 12:19:21

Hi everyone - I've just booked my tickets, and as newbie to blogging I too will know no-one. I've blogged for a while before, but have just launched one that is much more 'me' and that I'm hoping to really get running with. However, this is my first 'outing' (conference sounds very fierce!), so if you see me plus bump wandering around looking inspired but friend-less please grab me!

You can check out the blog at:

If there's anything specific for newbies to help break the ice on the day I'd love to know/hear about it - otherwise I may just start chatting to people randomly out of nervous energy!

Look forwards to seeing you all there on the day! Whoop Whoop!

MrsH2010 Tue 29-Oct-13 12:21:24

Hi - just saw your link. I grew up in Dubai so was interested to hear you live in Qatar. It'll be my first time at Blogfest - but if you want to grab a buddy for the day I'd be happy to link up. Have found you on Bloglovin so I can follow your blog smile Safe Travels.

ViviPru Tue 29-Oct-13 15:54:55

Shamozal i just enjoyed a really entertaining tea break with your blog.

This is me Excuse my appearance, I've got the builders in.

Looking forward to the 9th.

ThreeBecomeFour Tue 29-Oct-13 17:39:24

I'm sadly no longer able to make the conference and would like to sell my ticket. I bought at the Early Bird rate and am willing to do a deal. Does anybody know of anyone who wants a ticket? Email me at Gem xx

PlumSykes Tue 29-Oct-13 19:57:08

Gem, have emailed you.

Gusthetheatrecat Wed 30-Oct-13 17:14:26

I am coming! I'm Rachel - another no mates blogger turning up on her own, and absolutely terrified about it....

My blog is
And I'm @rectripp on twitter.

Er, please will someone be my friend?! Am making a mental note to come back online tonight and check out all your blogs!

katese11 Wed 30-Oct-13 18:14:29

Ooh meant to say I write London With a Toddler and my twitter handle is @LondonWAToddler. See you there!!

We definitely need to wear a 'Hi!! I'm Bloggy No Mates!!*' badge to identify each other. I could set up a little stall by the entrance and greet you with 'Hello. You don't have any friends, do you? Never mind! Here's a badge.' thlwink

*Double exclamation mark necessary to sound slightly breathless and bordering on hysteria.

Natalie82B Fri 01-Nov-13 10:40:43

Yep definitely like the idea of the Bloggy No Mates badge!!

Multilayermummy Fri 01-Nov-13 20:31:29

Very much looking forward to BlogFest, not! My first Blog event, can't wait smile

rachaellucas Fri 01-Nov-13 20:45:55

I'm coming! And I'm speaking about books and blogs and stuff. And that reminds me, I haven't done anything about trains or hotels. Oops. My blog is over at and you can find me at when I'm supposed to be writing.

heirraising Fri 01-Nov-13 21:12:44

I'm looking forward to next Saturday - my first blogging conference like so many of you. I've been writing and drawing a cartoon blog for most of this year. It's all about bringing up kids from the perspective of eight women from Mission Mum and Pyjama Ma to Plummy Mummy Please come and say hello as I won't know a soul, although will probably recognise a few of your names from Twitter!

Hettieboo Fri 01-Nov-13 21:27:07

Hi! I'm a newbie blogger, I know no body. I will be hugging the walls! My blog is and twitter is @nicetouchbeauty I'm looking forward to meeting some fellow bloggers!

LordPalmerston Sun 03-Nov-13 16:25:13

i cant bloody wait. i won't know ANYONE but tbh who will? I will be like a hawk making you come and be my fwend so we can giggle at the back.

anyone up for it?

LordPalmerston Sun 03-Nov-13 16:25:37

plus * looks about *
i dont even have a blog - I will live in fear of being OUTED the whole time.

bloomingheather Sun 03-Nov-13 17:35:09

I don't have a blog either and will also be coming on my own. I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while and do have a few ideas but want to use Blogfest for inspiration. I do feel a bit sheepish about not having one yet but it seems a welcoming, inclusive affair smile. It's been reassuring to see how many other people will be there on their own - I had images of myself like the new girl in school, lurking at the back....Really looking forward to it (Blogfest, not lurking, although I do like a good lurk now and then).

LordPalmerston Sun 03-Nov-13 20:45:30

right we are ON ON ON heather

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