In my last post – you can find here – I mentioned how ‘routine’ life has been of late. Not that it was, or is a bad thing, there are just times when you need to break the monotony of it all; don’t you think? Anyway, my chance to shake things up a little came last weekend when I was able to wave see-you-later to the family and head off to the ‘big smoke’ of Melbourne to attend the launch of Kidspot Voices of 2015 Masterclass. The whole trip I was excited, but a little nervous, so I cranked up the music and ‘Journey‘d’ my way down the highway – refusing to Stop Believing I was in for anything other than a great day – (if you are a teen of the 80’s or a fan of Scrubs, this reference should not be lost on you. If not, then do yourself a favour and click the link. Go on now, I can wait).
My in car warm up held true and I did indeed have a great day, I might even venture towards fantastic to be truly accurate. While I was a little pensive at first, wondering how many and who would be there, as crowds are not really my thing, my concerns soon melted away, as I started to see lots of familiar and friendly faces, all just as nervous and excited as me. It was like going to a work conference, except, well, I actually wanted to be there and you know, learn stuff!
As well as catching up with and meeting new bloggy friends, there were a lot of valuable take homes from the Masterclass – the main ones for me being – be authentic, be engaged and be consistent as a blogger. I need to work on my consistency, my approach to blogging has been conflicted at times, just like my good self, but I can and am working on that a little each day.
The extremely amazing Michelle from An Organised Life has written the most incredible wrap up of the event here if you want all the deets. So impressed Michelle!
What I loved most about the day was being among so many like minded folks, who are all so invested and passionate about what they do, working hard to achieve whatever goals they have set and enjoying the journey (boom-tish) along the way. The atmosphere was inspiring and has given me more tangible thoughts and ideas on what I can do to find that consistency I want from myself and my blog. A great day well spent indeed!
As for the naming of the Top 100 – wow, what a task it must have been for the Kidspot team – so much creative talent to choose from! I am in awe of those named as finalists and congratulate them all on their achievement as part of this event!
From left to right: Bec from The Plumbette and Styled by Bec and I. Soapbox bloggers giving us their insights. Em from Have a laugh on me, Amanda from Cooker and a Looker and oh look, that’s me. Lucy from Bake Play Smile and, ahhh me, again. Lunch – gluten free & delicious – and not me for a change!
Now … let’s talk sweet bread!