Sunday, 15 May 2016

Blog On 2016

Two week's ago I travelled down to Manchester with Sam and Karen to attend the annual Blog on event. I honestly had no idea what to expect as I have only ever been to one other blogging event before and that was Britmums Live last June. I was just looking forward to catching up with blogging friends and having a break from mummy duties for 24 hours.  

Manchester is about 2-3 hour drive from Newcastle so we decided to travel down on the Saturday afternoon and stay overnight in a Travelodge in Oldham, as all the central hotels were really expensive with it being a bank holiday weekend. We arrived in Manchester at around tea time so we checked in to the hotel then headed to the pub across the road for prosecco, dinner and a catch up. 

Pinterest Notebook

The next morning we got a taxi to the museum of science and industry where the blog on event is held and signed in. There was so many bloggers that I recognised and wanted to speak to but as is always the case at these things I hardly got to catch up with anyone and those I did it was just a quick hello. I am such a rubbish blogger I did not take hardly any photos, so apologies for the lack of them. 

There was a great selection of brands at the event who were all really lovely to talk to especially the Hotter shoe ladies who I actually met the week before when they were in Newcastle. There was also a Swizzler sweet stand and ball pool and lots of great toy brands too. There was lots of different talks on covering  subjects such as Pinterest, You Tube, photography and monetising your blog. 

Stand at Blog On Mosi 2016

The session that I enjoyed the most was defiantly Emily from a mummy too session (she is super lovely) she talked a lot of sense and made me realise what kind of direction I want my blog to go in (I am always unhappy with my blogs direction). I also enjoyed the advanced Pinterest talk, although most of it was things that I already know from attending a Pinterest workshop last year. It was still useful and made me realise that I need to start paying more attention to my Pinterest account as that is where most of my traffic (48%) comes from. 

I also attended a You Tube session held by Channel Mum and whilst I am not really into You Tube and never watch You Tube videos this is something I want to start doing at some point. I won't be a vlogger as that is not me at all and I am far to self conscious, but I love the idea of filming days out. I think they will be great to look back on in years to come. 

We then decided to head home early before the end of the event, as Sam had a long drive ahead of her to get us all back to Newcastle. We were each given three huge goody bags before leaving and I also won a Trunki in the raffle, which Jacob absolutely loves already and will be perfect for when we go on holiday. 

Blog on mosi 2016 goody bag contents

I had a lovely time at Blog On it was a great day catching up with blogging friends, I enjoyed the sessions I attended and the brands were all lovely and my children were over the moon with all the sweets and toys in the goody bags. Thank you Laura for organising such a great event and I will defiantly be returning next year. 


  1. Was lovely to see you & well done on the trunki win!!!

    1. Thank you Beth, I wish I could have talked to you more! You were looking blooming lush xx

  2. Did you get all that in the goody bags? Wow. I love the idea of attending a Blogging event so have found your post inspiring.

    1. I did yeah, I won the Trunki in the raffle but everything else was just out of the goody bag's. You really should attend an event, they are so nice and friendly xx

  3. Sounds great, I wish I could have gone.

  4. I really wish I had gone to this one, and will be looking into their autumn one for sure! It sounds like you had an amazing time, and those goodie bags are pretty epic! xx


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