Yes! Yes, I do!
Yesterday I had the great opportunity to attend my very first blogging event where I got to meet fellow bloggers I had only ever chatted to online and chat with a number of brands about some of the products they offer for children and families.
While I only launched my blog a few months ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Bloggers BBQ run by Kids Business held at The Park Melbourne in Albert Park. One of the best things was that I was able to bring along Miss 9 and Miss 5 as it was a family event with plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy, including the chance to meet one of the Octonauts.
It was the first time I have attended such an event and I have to admit that I was nervous, but also very excited. In the past I have hated networking events. Even though I’m an extrovert, I think there’s nothing worse than standing in a room full of people making small talk.
But not this time. The opportunity to chat with others about something I am truly passionate about was fabulous! I walked away from the event with my hands full of goodie bags wondering why I never made the decision to start blogging earlier. And it wasn’t just the freebies talking!
Yesterday, I confidently spoke with a number of brands and found out more about some of their products including Closer to Nature baby feeding products, Dyson fans, Australian Scholarships Group Little Learners packs, Cocobella Kids coconut water, Annie Sloan chalk paint plus many more! In the future, I hope to have the opportunity to road test a few products and add these reviews to my blog.
I guess it took a major life change and minor family crisis for me to make the decision to walk away from my job and focus my career on blogging and freelance writing. But I’m so glad I made the decision and look forward to what the future may hold and where blogging may lead me – which could be anywhere!
The ability to be creative and do what I love the most – write! – while having more time to spend with my young family is unbeatable. Did I say how much I love blogging?