One day I opened an email and nearly fell off my chair with surprise.
“As founder of BritMums, Jen and I would like to extend an invitation for you to speak at the BritMums Live conference on 21/22 June in London. It’s the largest gathering in the UK of its kind, we are already sold out and will have 550+ delegates this year. You can check out the agenda, speakers this year include Katie Piper, Kirsty Allsopp, Emma Freud, Katy Hill. In total there are about 80 speakers.”
It was from Susannah Scott, co-founder of BritMums.
I was surprised partly because I’m not very involved with the parent blogging scene so I didn’t realise I was on the radar of the organisers. But the other reason was good old fashioned “but I just sit here typing stuff into my computer, why would anyone be interested in what I have to say?”
Which is daft, because people do read what I have to say on Business Plus Baby every day. And on Facebook, Twitter and all the other places I go.
So I did it. I sat there on stage with three other bloggers and a mic and told the audience what I thought about making money from blogging.
And it was bloody brilliant. I loved it.
I was a bit nervous, but it was what they call ‘good stress’. That’s a thrilling burst of adrenaline rather than the kind of stress that makes you want to curl up and hyperventilate. [Read more…]