Last week was one of my favourite blogging events…BlogOn. It’s held up in the north west and such a brilliant conference to learn and grow your blog, not that I’ve blogged all that well this past year. I always come away with very good intentions and I think the big thing I did take away this time is to grow my Pinterest a bit more. I tend to do well with the posts where I put the effort in but I need to be more consistent and get back into a bloggy groove. Throw in work and traveling for work and it all becomes a bit of a juggle to keep all the plates in the air.
BlogOn is also one of my favourite places to meet my blogging friends. A whole 7 years ago I started an online diary to record the little baby moments I kept forgetting through lack of sleep. I had no idea at the time I would keep it up for so long or that it would bring so many opportunities. My intention at the time was to blog once a month to keep a record of baby milestones. It slowly evolved into somewhere I love putting travel memories and food photos as well as all the random child milestones. I’m not sure I’ll ever do it professionally but I do love to still blog, the old fashioned way. Random posts and little over sharing thoughts, and tonnes of food and travel photos that I love to look back on and admire.
Almost every other blogger will tell you this, but I think the biggest thing blogging has brought me is a whole bunch of friends that I met through the community. They are now real life friends I now speak to most days and ones who have become part of my life. Funny how an online diary brings so much more than some written memories.
(For someone who is so trigger happy, I managed a grand total of 6 photos at this event. Here’s 3 of them!)…