Speakers

Find out about the different speakers joining us at BlogOn Toys this year. We have a mixture of industry professionals and experienced bloggers sharing their knowledge.

Emma Conway

How To Remain Authentic Online

Emma is the creator of the award winning blog and YouTube channel brummymummyof2. With over 200K followers, Emma charts the both the highs and lows of being a Mum to two children. She also sells her own #brummymummymugs which helps raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and organises bi monthly #brummymummymeetups for lonely local Mums. As well as working with some of the countries top brands and dancing around with her take away, Emma loves to discuss mental health issues and is an advocate for body confidence.

Aby Moore

How to connect with your audience for more views, leads and sales through live broadcasts

Aby Moore is a brand strategist, blogger and online course creator. Aby's blog You Baby Me Mummy, is a top UK Family lifestyle blog, which specialises in blogging advice. She offers coaching, courses and has a thriving membership community. Aby helps mamas tap into their brilliance, demystifying strategies to build audiences and businesses they love.

Grace Hall

Overhead video

Grace has been blogging at Eats Amazing since 2012.  After training as a musician, and then as an accountant, she finally found her passion in the subject of children’s food – her blog is all about creating healthy, nutritious food with a fun twist.  Whilst it started as a fun hobby, blogging, photography and social media soon took over her life and now Grace works around the clock juggling Eats Amazing and the Eats Amazing Shop with full time parenting – life is rather crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Grace lives in Hampshire with her husband, 2 boys and a very large pile of lunch boxes!

CERYS PARKER

SEO

Cerys is the founder of the award-winning parenting blog Rainy Day Mum and of The Blog Surgery. She is a former digital media and computer science teacher and marine biologist and has turned her "silly little hobby" blog (as it was called a number of times) into a full-time job. Although loving the pretty pictures of Pinterest and Instagram and the community connections through Facebook and Twitter she is a geek at heart and loves to dig into stats and build a strong SEO foundation which continues to grow and grow

Sara-Jayne Jones

Live Editing in Photoshop

Sara-Jayne is a reformed insolvency lawyer turned photographer, who creates pretty pictures for a living [@keepupwiththejonesfamily]. Obsessed with Disney, she likes to rock a 1950’s frock and play board games at home, but at BlogOn she enjoys helping people learn how to create magical memories with their camera - and a few waves of her magic photoshop wand.

If you scroll through Instagram feeling inadequate, pop along to her session - instead of speaking about editing, Sara-Jayne will be live editing in Photoshop, showing that it doesn’t need to be scary and that a few minutes here and there can make the world of difference to your blog and Instagram photography.

Mel Knibb

Improve your phone photography right now!

If you’re looking for Mel, she’ll be the one with food in one hand and her camera in the other. Oh, and she’s French, but don’t ever tell her she sounds foreign! She started writing a blog when one of her daughters was diagnosed with a gazillion food allergies, and she quickly found a brilliant community online.
Le Coin de Mel is all about food, photography, family life, allergies, crafts, days out and pretty much everything she gets up to with her family. When Mel isn’t drooling over food on Pinterest or Instagram, she develops recipes, photographs anything and everything, bakes with her children, plans meals, has a giggle, thinks about her next sweet treat or shares recipes with friends.

Tim Nash

WordPress - Don't get hacked

Tim is the WordPress Platform Lead at BlogOn sponsor 34SP.com. He is an author and speaker probably best known for his work with WordPress, though he has a eclectic background covering a broad range of subjects including charity donation systems and how to rob a bank.

Kayleigh Thorpe

WordPress - Revisiting the basics

Kayleigh is a WordPress Support Specialist at BlogOn sponsor 34SP.com.  When not helping her customers get the most from their WordPress websites, she can be found writing for her own blog, illustrating for fun and friends, creating for her Etsy shop or kicking back with the latest TV.

Cora Harrison

YouTube Keywords - create content to get found

Cora is known for buying a lot of raffle tickets at the conferences and usually gets lucky.  When she isn’t competing as a professional comper she is the co-writer at ‘The Harrison Household’, and has a successful YouTube channel with over 12k subscribers and over a million views.

Alex Wing

Creative YouTube - Thumbnails, Intros, Music & More

Alex is a 30 something year old Visual Designer by day. Some of you may know him as the other half of Hannah from What Hannah Did Next. He is a Dad to 3 kids and he loves to take photos and document his life through videos.

His main passion is YouTube where you can find his channel here, https://www.youtube.com/whatalexdid . This year he wanted to start taking his channel more seriously, so now he uses his channel to document his life as best he can through cinematic style videos. At the same time gives back to his subscribers by showing how he edits his videos along with tips and tricks he has learnt along the way to help his subscribers edit better too.

Jessica Sheppard

Building brand relationships

Jessica is a director of PR agency Bleat PR. Over the last 10 years she has worked with businesses of all sizes – from family run firms to large international companies. She has had the pleasure of working with the majority of her clients since she first started in PR – testimony that she has the approach her clients like. Over the years she has worked with a bit of everything – from tripods, speakers and laptop bags to children’s cutlery, fold up luggage and action cameras!

Ellie Bates

Blog post guidelines - how to keep both clients AND readers happy with your content

Ellie is an account manager at Evolution PR and a fellow blogger over at @EllieskitchenUK. Having working simultaneously on both for a few years now she knows just what it takes to produce content that brand will love but also an engaging and authentic blog posts for your readers to enjoy - she take a “no sugarcoating” approach to everything she does so you know her session will be honest and educational

Bex Spiller

Freelance writing workshop

Bex became a freelancer over 7 years ago, due to an illness that meant she couldn't leave the house. Fast forward to today and she owns an international content agency, hiring nearly a dozen staff and freelancers, that was built from the ground up. Literally... It started in a basement.

Codie Wright

Freelance writing workshop

Codie is a blogger, freelance writer, new mum, and chronic over-sharer. She has built a writing career from cafes, beaches, trains and most recently, sat in bed, with her son sleeping in the cot next to her. Glamorous? Not really. A great way to pay the bills and keep her in wine? Absolutely! 

Emma Vanstone

Should you get published and how to get published

Maggy Woodley

Should you get published and how to get published

Karin Joyce

Imperfectly Happy- Celebrating the Good in Every Day by starting a Gratitude Practice.

Karin Joyce is a blogger from the “olden days” when “mummy bloggers” were just beginning. After a handful of years trialing new pushchairs and attending press events, Karin ventured into social media management. Following the birth of her second child, a year or so of PND and witnessing several heartbreaking tragedies in the blogging community, Karin realised that she needed to do something with her life to let the sunshine back in. Karin now runs Imperfectly Happy which focuses on helping women to celebrate the good in every day through courses, workshops and social media challenges. You can follow Karin at www.imperfectlyhappy.co.uk and on Facebook at Imperfectly Happy.

Rachel Palmer

Blogging vision boards

Rachel has been blogging since 2011 and has taken her readers on a journey with extreme highs and lows.  From winning multiple awards and featuring on the telly, to dealing with infertility, a house fire and depression.