The time of year is quickly approaching where hundreds of bloggers attend the blogging conference previously known as Britmums Live.
I attended the conference last year after hearing a lot about it; how can you not hear about it as an active blogger on social media?
I wanted to go but I was terrified. This was going to be a big event with over 700 attendees and it is notoriously low on the number of men that go! (I was 1 of 11 that went)
Large crowds, a bit of walking (okay, a fair bit for me!) and trying to juggle my MD, social anxiety and still be active was rather daunting.
That being said I did enjoy going; the sessions were informative and helpful and the social side was great too. I even managed to get 12 of us the opportunity to eat at Nando's on the Friday night which is something I am planning to replicate again this year!
Overall I had a great time!
I wanted to go again this year and definitely wanted to represent the men again but it would have been difficult financially; Thankfully, I found a sponsor!
(Image belongs to Charlotte Rose Publications Limited)
Salisbury Parenting is a Magazine that specialises in real parenting, where parents and professionals give their insight on parenting as we know it today with a twist on life.
Ultimately, Real Parenting by Real Parents!
The magazine features articles on Pregnancy, Love and Relationships, Health and Fitness, Food and, of course, Parenting with a modern mum's view and a rather handsome, strapping and truly remarkable dad voicing his opinion!
Now, before you all rush off to read about this handsome, strapping and remarkable dad, it is probably best to tell you that it is actually me! ;)
I am honoured to have a place, outside of this blog, to write a dads point of view on topics but also to be a part of the whole fantastic Salisbury Parenting team.
The magazine is currently published and distributed in Wiltshire, Salisbury, Hampshire and some areas in Dorset which is coupled with the online blog too.
Along with the hard copy magazine they also have their own APP available to download for FREE from the app store and google play. This was only recently launched and so far they have had a great response with it.
My fourth article with them will be published this coming month but if you wanted to read what I have done so far you can click here.
The fact that they have sponsored me means the world to me! Not only that they believe in my creative voice and my search to improve what I can do here, and with any luck transfer to there, but also backing the dad voice amongst the crowd.
If you want to find out more about them you can find them here:
Facebook: Salisbury Parenting
Can't wait to go to #BML16 now and see you all! I will be back soon with a post about me, not that I think I wont be easily spotted!