My first ‘Vlog’. It’s not you, it’s me: My BritMums Live disclaimer.
My first video blog (vlog)
Okay, so I am finally putting myself in front of the camera and doing my first ever video blog. I’m nervous. My very first offering is far from perfect and littered with pauses, ‘erms’ and random facial twitches. I even start by getting the name of my blog wrong and saying my Twitter handle, ‘Maflingoblog’ instead of my actual blog name, Maflingo! I’ve left it in, though, because I can’t work out how to change it or edit over it: making my first vlog was painful enough, never mind doing it all again.
Why have I finally relented and posted a vlog? Well, I’m off to the annual BritMums Live (BMLs) Conference this weekend. BritMums is Britain’s biggest collective of lifestyle bloggers and social influencers and the conference is a chance for 600 plus bloggers to get together, listen to speakers, learn more about blogging, meet brands and also to finally meet their ‘virtual’ blogging mates in ‘real life.’
As I want to make a good impression I thought I would issue a disclaimer ahead of time just so people know, ‘It’s not you, it’s me’. See if you can spot references to the fabulous bloggers: Right Royal Mother, Island Living 365, Bridie by the sea, Mess and Merlot, Morgan’s Milieu. If you haven’t read their blogs yet, they are definitely worth a visit!
Okay, here goes….
Are you still there?
I hope I haven’t scared you all off with my video nasty. I also hope my friends and family won’t laugh at me for using my best ‘elocution’ voice or tease me about all of my ‘erms’ and facial twitches…That’s assuming I don’t twitch and ‘erm’ in real life!
By the way, I know we’ll all be issued with badges at BritMums Live but my eyesight isn’t good enough to read the names from a distance…I want to make friends, not freak people out with prolonged ‘boob stares’!
Over to you.
Please leave a comment to say that I haven’t scared you off. If you are a blogger who’s going to the BMLs then it would be lovely if you could reassure me you won’t be giving me a wide berth!
Is anyone else going to the BMLs for the first time this year? If so, how are you feeling? If you’re a blogger who’s been to the conference before then it would be great if you could share your tips. For example, what are you wearing? Do we need to take a suitcase for freebies or a teeny tiny bag?
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