I’ve been slower than many posting about last weekend’s Blogtacular conference and its partly been because my brain has needed the time to slow down and absorb it all.
Despite 8 years of blogging (can that really be so?) before Friday night I had barely met another blogger and then suddenly, incredibly I was surrounded by hundreds of them. Faces I knew well that belonged to people I’d never met. It’s a very strange sensation.
I spent a long time thinking “this event is something else hiding under the banner of blogging” but I couldn’t quite work what it was. Women reinventing their careers? Freelancing for creatives? Female empowerment? There’s a movement here which I can’t put my finger on.
Though I enjoyed the photo walk, it was in fact the session on videography with Xanthe Berkerley which had me hooked. I’ve skirted around film making for many years, dabbling in it for work and toying in it for play, but I need to do more and I have ideas I want to follow up.
On Saturday night I crawled back to Sussex laden down with goodie bags and with my ears ringing and my mind spinning, craving my own bed and the stillness of the countryside but all the while ready to book again next year.
Will you be joining us too?
Some of the images in this post have been kindly provided by Mollie Makes