OK, in case you don’t know, which if you’re not a blogger you would have no reason to, BritMums is an online community of what they call ‘lifestyle bloggers and social influencers’. Swish. And every year for the last five years they have held one of the biggest conferences for parent bloggers in the country BritMums Live or #BML16. Despite being in this game for a while now I’ve never had the time (or the money) to go before. But this year, I decided I’d been doing this long enough to hold my own at this sort of event, so I found the time and money. I’m stupidly excited. I get to wear a badge announcing myself as Mrssavageangel. And that makes me really happy.
So in case you bump into me at #BML16 on 25th June here’s the low down!
My real name is Lisa. I tried ‘Her Majesty’ at home, but it didn’t fly, so Lisa will have to do.
Mrssavageangel? Really? What’s with the blog name and why doesn’t it include the word mummy somewhere?
Many years ago when I first started needing a username for online stuff I chose the name Savageangel because a) my boyfriend’s name was Ben Savage b) I was his angel (I know, I know!) and (almost worst than b) c) I thought it sounded kinda kooky and cool. Oh. Dear! However, it stuck and became my username. Then I married said boyfriend, so I changed it to Mrssavageangel. I am Mrs Savage and I guess I’m still his angel ðŸ˜‰. When I started the blog, it was only ever meant to be an online diary for me. I didn’t start out to write about being a mother in particular, so I didn’t feel the need to think up some clever pun on the word mummy. And when the blog took off I chose not to change it as I still think of it as a multi subject space. Yeah I’m a mother, but I’m other stuff too. I’m Mrssavageangel! What do I blog about?
I write primarily about my life, my family, what it is to be a parent today and my six stone weight loss. In the last year I’ve also been writing about my only child’s Autism diagnosis and our transition to an SEN family. I’ve been writing Mrssavageangel for three years. Seriously, I think I’ve been blogging longer than I’ve ever been in one single job. Except for motherhood, which I’ve been working at for four years!
What do I look like?
Here I am. I’m 5′ 9 with dark hair. I may or may not be wearing glasses. I’ll also be wearing a badge that says Mrssavageangel. If you see me come say hi!
What I’ll be wearing (for identification purposes only obvs. This isn’t some red carpet situation.)
The plan is to wear a sleeveless, fit and flare dress that my clever husband is currently making for me. It’s made of Cath Kidston Mushroom fabric and I love it. You’ll not miss me that’s for sure!
What I’m most looking forward to at #BML16
As this is my first blogger event, I’m looking forward to all of it. I don’t really have any preconceived ideas, I just want to experience it all. I’ve already been studying the session list and have an idea of the ones I’m most interested in. But mostly I’m looking forward to connecting with people and other bloggers I’ve only known as a thumbnail until now. Because really that’s what blogging is all about; bringing people, real people, together.
See you there!