One Week since Blog On!

July 28, 2013 Off By Laura TMOT
I can’t believe it has been a whole week since Blog On! This time last week I was stressed, nervous and guzzling wine from Laithwaites and Vodka cocktails from Sodastream.

This time last week I had 70 bloggers looking to me to pull of an amazing conference.

This time last week I was sure I would fail.

Luckily I was wrong!

Blog On was not only a success at the Museum of Science and Industry despite many issues that no one else really noticed but it was a success online as well. We trended on twitter throughout the day with helpful people tweeting me screen shots as I was too nervous to look. The buzz that the attendees created was fantastic.

The brands in attendance have all fed back on how amazing the day was and how they loved meeting everyone and they are all looking forward to working with you all going forward.

The sessions were run perfectly with the right tone and sharing of information that I wanted, allowing new and old bloggers to share experiences and really come together as a community. The round table discussions worked wonders and I was really impressed to see such active discussions throughout the sessions I popped in to.

The photography sessions hosted by John Arnold have been highly praised and I think that this is something we will have to look into more. I know there is so many bloggers who would love to spend more time with John and hopefully together with Blogs Up North we can work on getting this dream to become a reality.

The lunch of sandwiches, crisps and desserts, which I worried about so much, was amazing and lovely and fresh and I believe the coffee was nice too but for once I wasn’t drinking coffee. I did however always seem to have a glass of wine in my hand.

We raised over £400 for Clic Sargent and gave away some amazing raffle and tombola prizes so thank you to everyone who donated and who brought items along for us to give away.

The goody bags were well received and I am pleased to say I have no reported injuries from carrying them home just yet although there were some close calls.

The best bit of the day was seeing all the smiles and reading all the feedback.

I already have 94 people who have registered their interest in Blog On 2014, are you one of them? If not you can register at the eventbrite list for Blog On 2014.

A huge thanks to the following brands who were in attendance

The Essential One
Swizzels Matlow
Vitamix
Sodastream
Legoland Discovery Centre
Kaleidoscope
Hillarys Blinds
Black Sheep Wool
Laithwaites

You can read what other people had to say about Blog On over on the attendees linky