Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Admit

So I attended the 2017 Bloggers Bash here in London earlier today, but I must admit to taking only one photograph while I was there, with my phone, and that was a badly-exposed image of the huge window of the hotel meeting room – epic fail on my part, especially with a blog based as much on photography as writing!

Anyway, I had a really great time today (even if my camera didn’t), and if anyone out there is wondering what the Bash is actually like and is maybe thinking about attending next year, please do seriously consider it as everyone is so friendly and welcoming, even for socially inept introverts like me – first and foremost it really is a fun event.

I caught up with some of the wonderful bloggers I met last year, and also met some new friends along the way. The best thing is when you start chatting with someone you’ve never met before and suddenly realising you already know them from their blog, and they’re exactly the same in real life as they are in their posts!

Overall the Bash is the perfect mix of semi-formal structure and informal mingling – neither a full free-for-all nor a fixed lecture-style format. There was an interesting presentation on monetising your blog (and the importance of using multiple social media platforms) and another on making the most of Pinterest in order to drive traffic to your blog, as well as an open panel discussion with various blog-related questions taken from the floor.

The ongoing presentation of the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards (the ABBAs) was also interspersed intermittently across the day, with lots of extended breaks in between for coffee and chatting – and also for each of us being collared individually by the lovely Hugh to say ‘hello’ on video. (Resulting film clips to follow in due course, no doubt!)

Hats off once again to the most excellent Blogger’s Bash committee for working so hard for the third year in a row to organise such an amazing event, their commitment deserves so much more than a mere ‘thank you’, but it’s the best I can do – big hugs all round guys, sending lots of blog love your way and I hope to see you all again next year… 🙂

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Admit



6 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Admit

    • Ruth June 11, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Thank you for the scrummy home-made cakes, Geoff! 🙂 x

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  1. Hugh's Views and News June 11, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Great to see you at The Bloggers Bash, Ruth. I’m glad we had a little bit of a chance to have a chat in between all my videoing duties. I do hope you’ll be able to make next years event. So pleased you not only enjoyed the event but also endorsed it with this wonderful post.
    Thank you.
    P.S Toby says woof and wants to thank you for asking about him. He’s still not sure about guest posting on my blog, but I’ll see if I can persuade him.

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  2. Sacha Black June 16, 2017 / 8:29 am

    It was so good to see you again Ruth, but you’ll HAVE to come again next year as I didn’t get to catch up with you this year! I agree though – people are just the same as they are online!

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