I Am Going To BritMums Live….No, Really!

Jess McGlynnJune 4, 2014

I write this with a large degree of trepidation as BritMums Live 2014 will be my first major blogging event.  I did buy a ticket to go last year but family events combined with nerves and a general degree of shyness meant that I bowed out at the last minute.

This year however, I feel marginally more confident.  I have made a lot more friends in the blogging sphere and will actually be staying with the lovely Claire from Clarina’s Contemplations which eliminates the fear of heading into a room full of people on my own!

I am what I like to think of as an extroverted-introvert.  I am perfectly happy by myself, in my own company, and can find the act of talking to lots of people quite tiring.  I’m also not great at being in large groups, and will often not say anything at all.  However, in a small group (and usually with the assistance of a glass of wine or two…) I can be very chatty and outgoing.  So, you might see me hiding behind my phone pretending to look very interested in it but please do come and say hello, I am very friendly!

So, enough waffling.  BritMums have created a set of questions to help everyone who is going to get to know one another.  So here are my answers:-

Name: Jess

Blog: Catch A Single Thought

Twitter ID: @jjmcglynn

Height: 5ft 4

Hair: Blonde(ish)

Eyes: Green

Is this your first blogging conference?

No, I attended a Tots Blog Camp in 2012, and I did go to a smaller BritMums event at Christmas.  This is my first conference though. 

Are you attending both days?


What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?

I have gotten to know some amazing bloggers through Twitter and reading their blogs and I can’t wait to meet them and also to catch up with some familiar faces.

What are you wearing?

Well, this is the golden question!  I was planning on wearing a dress for the Friday night but after much consideration I am going with comfort over anything else.  I’m already going to be fretting about the social element, I didn’t think it would help to fret over how much of my legs were on show too!  So, I think skinny jeans and a pretty top.

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?

I’m really looking forward to learning more about how to take Catch A Single Thought to the next level.  With Eli starting nursery in September *sob* I’m going to have a lot more time on my hands and I’d really like to see the blog develop and grow.

Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before?

I’m afraid not as I am in the same boat!  I will be scouring other blogs for the tips myself in the next two weeks…


  • Rachael

    June 4, 2014 at 11:42

    This is my first year too. I am also very shy at first, but find my confidence as I get to know people. Hope to see you there! x

  • Lucie1979

    June 4, 2014 at 11:43

    Look forward to meeting you! 🙂


  • Misty Bird

    June 4, 2014 at 20:42

    So, so, so jealous! Would have been a blast to see you again. Have a glass of wine for me! And enjoy yourself lovely x

  • Clarina85

    June 4, 2014 at 23:26

    So looking forward to having you to stay! And also glad not to be entering alone! Eeek! Not long to go!

  • Holly Nelson

    June 4, 2014 at 23:34

    Oh, you are the second person I have seen is going, the second is Elizabeth from elizabethskitchendiary.co.uk – have a blast!

  • Louise Fairweather

    June 5, 2014 at 11:26

    I actually found I spoke to more people when I went for a wander by myself as I dry up in a large group. I'll hunt you down though – in a nice non stalker ish way xx

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