Meet (Some Of) The Bloggers (On Video) From The 2nd Annual Bloggers Bash

If you haven’t heard about The Annual Bloggers Bash yet, then where have you been?

Bloggers Bash 2016 Logo

I’d like to thank everyone who came along to the event and for making it the huge success it was. Last year, just over 20 of you attended. This year it was just over 50, and boy, what a great day it was. I only wish I could have magically got everyone there who wanted to come so they could have shared the magic of the day. New friendships were formed, lots of hugs were in evidence and everybody met up with online blogging friends they’ve been wanting to meet for a long time.

There have been lots of posts all over WordPress about the event and I’ve been busy reading, tweeting and sharing them across social media. Where possible, I’ve added all the posts to my Bloggers Bash Pinterest board.

When Sacha Black first came up with the idea of a Bloggers Bash and I was asked by her to become a Bloggers Bash committee member (along with Geoff Le Pard and Ali Isaac ) I was extremely proud that she had considered me. These three bloggers have become a big part of my life and, although it’s been hard work putting on the two events that have so far happened, I have loved every single second.

Geoff Le Pard, Sacha Black, and Ali Isaac.
From the top: Geoff Le Pard, Sacha Black, and Ali Isaac.

From what I have read, this year’s event was an even bigger success than the first Bloggers Bash held in 2015. That’s all down, not only to Sacha and the committee, but to all those that came along.

We are already planning The 3rd Annual Bloggers Bash which is being held on Saturday 10th June 2017, so put it in the diary now and make sure you come along. Of course, we’ll be letting you know details as soon as they become available.

If I had one regret about the day it was that I did not get around to filming everyone that attended. My fault really as I should have let everyone know when announcing the awards, so my sincere apologies to those I never got around to filming. Next year, I promise, we’ll have a better plan in place to capture you all. I put it down to being overwhelmed with all the hugs I was getting.

Now on to the video I’ve put together of those I did manage to capture. You’ll have to excuse the odd moment when I seemed to be aiming the camera at the floor rather than the blogger, but thank you to everyone for allowing me to film them.

That’s not quite it from me. There’s more film of the event which I’ll publish in another post at the weekend when I’ll also be mentioning some of the Bloggers that I did manage to have a chat with.

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  1. Hey Hugh! I just recently found out about these awards. Looks like a blast! Loved the video and meeting your friends. Maybe I’ll have to make the trip from Colorado next year.

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    1. Hi Susie. It was a fantastic day. I have heard that some Bloggers in your part of the world may organise something. You’d be very welcome to join us in London for next year’s Bloggers Bash. We’re already planning it.

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  2. I really enjoyed watching that video. Everybody looks very hyperactive with excitement. A few familiar faces. …Sherri, I think I’d hide behind someone if a video camera was pointed in my direction. Any chance of the Bloggers Bash happening in Brighton rather than London one year?

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    1. It was a wonderful day, Sarah. The event was really successful and we’ve had so much praise for organising it. I think next year’s event will also be held in London because it’s such an easy place to get to for most people, especially those who fly in for the event. Some Bloggers from the USA and Canada are also planning on attending next year.

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  3. No doubt about it, you got the best job at this blast. Great video. Everyone’s having such a wonderful time, it’s almost–but not quite–like being there. Sherri looks lovely. Thank you Lucy. Love your wonderful accents. 🙂

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  4. Thanks for sharing the video footage, Hugh. I feel quite disappointed that I couldn’t be there. Unfortunately, I’d need to rob a bank to get over to the UK from Australia at this point of time, which betrays some of my less salubrious convict roots. I’ve been thinking we need to have an Ozbloggers Bash but that we’d need to find a location with a really interesting Aboriginal place name to give it a real air of obscurity about it. I had high tea at Mudgeeraba recently and I grew up in Turramurra. Mind you, I’m very fond of Byron Bay and have family there. I’d really like to meet up with some of the people I blog with.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. You’re most welcome, Rowena.
      I’ve already heard today that some Bloggers in the USA are trying to get a committee together so they can have their own Bloggers Bash. Maybe it can also be done in Austrailia? The two we have held in London have been wonderful days, and we’re already planning number three.
      Have a great weekend.
      Hugh

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      1. It would be great to meet up but then you also wonder whether the magic will be broken. From Geoffle’s accounts of your event, it’s only been good…or even great!

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      2. I email Geoffle and have read his books and I certainly consider him a close friend. I’m often sharing snippets of his posts with the family and then I flashed this purple bearded bloke to my husband last night and he was a bit “What the?” I am determined to get to London and experience one of his walking tours…and hopefully the Bloggers Bash!
        I will get something going down under. Do you have talks or workshops or is it just a catch up?

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      3. Last year’s Bloggers Bash was more of just a meetup, but this year we hired our own room and also had a guest speaker who spoke about Social Media and how it works with Blogging. He gave a very interesting talk and it went down very well with everyone. So much so that it overran because of all the questions he was getting on the subject. Sacha is going to post his speech on her Blog, so keep a look out for it.

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  5. Wow! What an exciting time! I really enjoyed the video. Hugh, you, Sacha, Geoff, and Ali have done a marvelous job putting this event together. I’d love to make it out there next year, lets see what happens. I will try my best. ❤ xx

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    1. That would be wonderful, Vashti. I’ve also been reading that some Bloggers the other side of the pond are trying to arrange one for you guys. 😃 However, you are very welcome to join us in London on June 10th 2017.

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