Sunday, March 20, 2011

Aussie Bloggers Conference

Yesterday I got to go to my first ever blogging conference. Actually it was the first blogging conference for Australia! Which was very exciting. I learnt a lot and met a lot of great bloggers

I wanted to share with you who I got to meet, so there are quite a few links in this post, but I wanted to share some awesome blogs with you all. I tried to link to a page I really liked, not just the home page, so there are some awesome articles in here!

Firstly, I got to sit at the table right in the middle of the room, close to the front, so had an awesome view of everything. I also got to sit with some lovely ladies, Calm Blue Ocean with her first list post, Pesky Pixies with her 2010 year in review,Green Mama, Bumparella with her so cute nursery make over. We also had a nuffnang rep on our table and another blogger I barely got to talk to as she arrived after the rest of us and was on the other side of the table, so hardly got to talk. My bad for not getting a card, sorry.

Anyways, onto lunch. At lunch I got to sit with a few different people such as Colin Wee of Super Parents with Living a Life worth Living - 40 Tips. He has some great advice on his blog and he has spent a lot of time as the parent at home which is really interesting. I had a really interesting chat about homeschooling and how its different in the States with A Cajun Downunder (here's something you don't see every day. Seriously.) I am heavily leaning towards it and she told me things I didn't know, so that was great. Also Nellbe who is gluten intolerant and has some excellent recipes and advice on her blog.

I had an awesome chat with Magneto Bold Too and was really glad to meet her. She was also one of the speakers at the conference. She spoke in the my blog my story part of the conference and I really wanted to talk to her so glad I got to.

Frogponds Rock gave an interesting talk and she is quite entertaining. She is also fortunate enough to live where I would love to, in Tassie.  She's a true 'greenie', which I know, from experience, where she lives is not the easiest. (Despite it being a beautiful green state.)

I loved the conference and was so glad I got to meet some awesome new bloggers. Sad I didn't get to meet everyone, but thoroughly enjoyed it all.

I plan on going through the full list of attendees and checking out all their blogs.  Looking forward to next years!

Thank you so much Brenda, Veronica, Karen, Tina and Nicole!!!

Edited to add - I KNEW there was someone else at lunch, Michelle from Farmers Wifey,, thanks for contacting me and CoAstY's journal! Was awesome to meet you guys. :)


  1. Sounds like you had a great time, I hope you were like a sponge and just soaked it all up. Events like this help to keep you motivated and wanting more.

  2. It was a great day and evening wasn't it? Thanks for passing by my little blog and your comment. You've set yourself an ambitious goal and I hope that it brings you happiness and peace. Hope the ABC inspired you in your writing.

  3. Wow, sounds fantastic, wish I could have been there! So glad you had a wonderful time and met some great bloggers. Hopefully Scathing Weekly can make it next year! Did you get a sense of whether it would be hosted again?

  4. Thanks guys. Scather, it will probably be in Melbourne next year. They are hoping to make it annual. :)

  5. Melbourne next year? Well, that would be great! Then I'll be able to attend it. :-) It really sounds like fun!

  6. Thanks for the mention and also thanks lunch. It was lovely to meet you and I am glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

  7. I sat with you for lunch too and I'm sorry I didn't get to chat alot with you, so many people to meet and not enough time. See you next year xox

  8. Thanks, it was great and awesome to meet so many other bloggers. I think lots of people will be able to come if it is in Melbourne.

    Thanks Michelle, I knew there was someone else, so have edited my post! :) Was lovely to meet you, albeit briefly.

  9. I loved it. I'm not sure if we chatted - I am still overwhelmed by everyone I met, heard, and learned from - but I hope we did. And if nothing else, I can at least follow your blog!

  10. We didn't get to meet I think :( Except at the registration tables. It's great to find your blog and hear about your experience.

  11. There was so much to take in, and I am sad that I couldn't speak with more people than I did.
    I loved the conference.

  12. Here I am! Green Mama here's my link to my baby blog - hopefully by next year it will have grown. Loved meeting you and am loving your blog.

  13. You made a BIG impression on me girl. I didn't catch your blog name, but remember you and your loveliness. I have been looking for you :)

    Wish we could have talked longer... you have my email address, USE IT.




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