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The beauty and inspiration of Sisterhood

The beauty and inspiration of Sisterhood

If you’re a Uk blogger then you can’t fail to have missed the social media explosion around Britmums Live last weekend. For my non-blogging readers, it’s the UK’s biggest blogging conference and takes place at The Brewery in London with hundreds of bloggers travelling from all over the UK (and some from abroad) to listen to speakers, watch round-table discussions, learn more about blogging and soak up the atmosphere.

It’s immense!

This year I was proud to represent the healthy habits mobile app Noom at the conference – did you see me in the fab t-shirt they made me? My husband and I lost 60lb between us using the app and I’m a big supporter of Noom’s ethos which is not just about losing weight but about creating healthy habits that last (Read more about why I’m a UK ambassador for the brand and sign up for my FREE blogger trial too!).

Wearing my Noom t-shirt

There was a different vibe at Britmums Live this year I felt. I don’t know why but it felt more chilled out, softer somehow. I went to some of the sessions and soaked up knowledge from Joanna Penn, Lucy Heath and Katy Orme.

And I was inspired.

But this year it wasn’t the sessions that inspired me. It was the people.

One of the reasons that I feel so blessed to be a part of the blogging community, apart from being able to park my backside down everyday at my desk and share my world with others, is the amazing women (and men) that I’ve met along the way.

Last weekend I got to spend two days with some of them and it was so special being in their company, their physical presence. It must sound strange to non-bloggers, but these are women that I speak to almost everyday online and we very, very rarely meet face to face.

Britmums Live 2015

With Aby, Hannah, Amy, Katie, Leigh, Vicki, Mirka, Zaz and so many others there was a sisterhood, a camerarderie, fun, laughter, tears and lots and lots of hugs.

We bounced ideas off each other, talked about where our blogs and our businesses were going, shared tentative plans and encouraged each other to go for it.

It was a beautiful high that I’m still coming down from.

Do you feel the same?

Perhaps you made new friends, rediscovered friendships or made connections that you never expected. So how do you keep that feel-good vibe going when you go home?

  • Make a list! Look back at the business cards you collected and make a list of everyone that you connected with on a personal or professional level – do it now before you forget
  • Follow. Using your list follow everyone that you met up with on your social media channel of choice – Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – and use it as a way to keep the conversation going. A simple “great to meet you at #Britmumslive” can get the ball rolling if you’re not sure what to say.
  • Subscribe. Subscribe to the blogs of new friends and start commenting on their posts – they’ll probably do the same!
  • Review your notes. If you feel overwhelmed by everything you learned at Britmums Live this year you’re not alone! The first year I went I had pages of notes and no idea where to start. I went through my notebook with a highlighter and pulled out the key points…
  • Make goals … which I turned into measurable goals for my blog, transferring them into my blog planner with achieable actions for the coming months.
  • Don’t try and do too much! Small steps will climb the mountain just the same as big ones – it might take a little longer but you’ll enjoy the view so much more.

Were you at Britmums Live this year? What was special about it for you? How do you keep the good vibes going?

P.S. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you’d like to take part in the FREE Noom blogger trial with me.

Linking up with #TheList at Mums Days, Brilliant Blog posts at Honest Mum


  1. It must have been really cool to finally meet all these people that it probably feels like you already know. Looks like a blat
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  2. Britmums looks fab and I totally agree that it can be the people that inspire you the most. I’m sure I will feel the same way. It’s definitely on my lust to attend next year. #sharethejoy
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  3. Hello, nice post Michelle. I only just started out with blogging, and kind of missed the boat this year, but I hope to make it to britmums next year – I would love to put some names to faces and it sounds inspiring :)
    I would like to hear more about your noom trial thingamy please
    Thanks for hosting #sharethejoy xxx
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  4. Love this gorgeous round up Michelle, and would advocate all your tips too. Especially subscribing to blogs by email so you don’t miss out.

    It was great to meet you, albeit briefly. Hopefully we’ll see each other again soon xx
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    • Oh Renee it was a total pleasure to finally meet you too and I wish there was more time! xx

  5. Glad you had a wonderful time. Britmums is over Rev T’s birthday so we’re discussing it. I’d love to go, but a birthday is a birthday!
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  6. I couldn’t quite pluck up the confidence to go to Britmums this year but would love to go next time. Looks and sounds like it’s just what I need. P.s. I’d be interesting in the trial.
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    • Oh Fola I wish I’d known, I would have made you come with me :) Book your ticket for next year and do it! It really is the most amazing weekend. And so glad you’d like to join in the trial – I’ll email you soon x

  7. The BEST thing about blogging is the people I have met. Hands Down. I couldn’t justify a weekend in London especially as we have a family one planned!
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  8. Aww what a lovely post and such gorgeous pictures x
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  9. I find myself feeling quite jealous of all the people that attended BritMums Live this year. I put it off and put it off until it was too late. This is the first year I’ve actually paid attention and read about it and now all I want to do is attend and meet all you fabulous ladies!

    I’ve promised myself (and warned the Hubby) that I WILL be attending next year. :)
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    • Oh Morgan it would have been lovely to meet you! Get your earlybird ticket this year and we’ll see you next June :)

  10. I teased on Twitter that with that t-shirt I would not be able to miss you BUT I honestly did not see you at any point :-( not even in the distance as I did with many peops. I had no clue till reading this that Zaz was there :-( another person missed.

    Lovely post and well done on the weight loss, Liska
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  11. You ladies are all inspiring me to attend Britmums. It sounds like it was inspiring, fabulous and so fun! Even though not at Britmums, it was great meeting you on Saturday.
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  12. It was so lovely to meet you. I loved this year and thought it was an incredible event. I am so glad I got to spend some time with you. xx
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  13. Thanks lovely for the mention and for making it to my birthday dinner after the conference. As you know I missed it this year, but after listening to you I think I might go again next year! It was fab meeting you finally face to face and thanks for the lovely present xxx

  14. Aw so many talented, gorgeous people in one room, it was amazing! Thank you darling for being a rock to me, a great friend who I love and admire and who along with all the girls (and boys) make this blogging journey so flipping fun! I loved this weekend, my draft goes live tonight and I felt the same thing, such a warm, welcoming atmosphere and this year was the best yet. Here’s to next year and you and I are going for lunch soon for a proper catch up OK xx
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