Speakers

Find out about the different speakers joining us online at BlogOn Virtual, with more to be announced.

Emma Conway

Emma Conway is the award winning creator of the blog and YouTube channel brummymummyof2. With over 250,000 followers, Emma recently released her first book of poetry entitled ‘Will I Ever Pee Alone Again?’ with Little, Brown Books. As well as working with some of the world biggest brands, Emma organises free bi monthly #brummymummymeetups for local Mums. She uses her platform to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and last year featured in the Alzheimers UK ‘Share The Orange’ Campaign. She can often be found talking about motherhood, Disney and dancing around in giant pants.

Cerys Parker

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

Tom Marriott

Digital Marketing Punk is a full-time digital marketer and director at an agency in Wigan called Ina4. After working at numerous digital agencies over the span of his career and working on hundreds of clients' digital marketing campaigns. More recently, he has been a digital activist against the bad practice, which is rife in the digital industry. Starting his own podcast called the Digital Marketing Punkcast, aimed at making digital marketing simple and clear whilst cutting through all the technical and ill-informed noise.

Kayleigh Thorpe

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.

As well as hosting a session, Kayleigh will also be found along with other members of the 34SP.com team helping attendees to take the stress out of WordPress in the break out area.

Natalie Trice

Natalie Trice is a PR Director based in Devon who has worked with CEOs of international TV channels, finance directors of IT companies, entrepreneurs and more. Today, Natalie teaches women the fundamentals of PR and gives them the skills and confidence to go out and talk to the press via courses, coaching and workshops as well as a free Facebook community. With her ideas, contacts and cheerleading approach, her clients secure the column inches and airwaves that will help them to stand out from the crowd, and shine. See her books here - Cast Life – A Parent’s Guide to DDH PR School: Your Time to Shine

Mel Knibb

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.

Sarah Anguish

Sarah Anguish is a northerner at heart who now lives in Norfolk with her husband and three children. A former NHS administrator she now works from home on her award-winning family lifestyle blog Boo Roo and Tigger Too around the needs of family life. Join her for family fun, home decor, travel and everything in between over on her blog or catch up with her over on Instagram at @littleboo_21

Alex Wing

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 

Joanne Brady

Joanne has been blogging since 2011 under a couple of guises most notably at Kids Days Out Reviews, which won the Travel Blog award at the MADS in 2014. Since then, she has grown a business selling her social media marketing skills to UK based SMEs and she now employs two part-time assistants. She also runs an 8-week course to help bloggers to make the move into self-employment as a social media manager. ⁠

Emma Dowey

Emma is a marketing manager by day and a blogger and virtual assistant by night. As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, she⁠ manages the Pinterest accounts for bloggers and business owners. This involves profile optimisation,⁠ regular pinning, graphic creation and group board management. Her clients see a fast increase in⁠ their Pinterest reach, resulting in traffic back to their website and she will be sharing her knowledge with you all.⁠

Helen Harrison

Helen is a co-founder of The Harrison Household along with her wife. She is also the creative mind behind Crafty Sewing Sew. Helen has been interested in crafts, sewing and DIY since a young age and now has become an expert fabric hoarder.

Sara-Jayne Jones

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.

Abi Hugo

Abi Hugo is an Instagram Coach who helps entrepreneurs and content creators, grow their following and engagement on Instagram whilst teaching them how to monetise their audience through the methods she has used to grow her own account and business @thewhitethistle.
As a Content Creator and Blogger she has worked with many small independent brands and huge retail brands such as M&S, Primark, Huawei and The National Lottery to name a few.
Abi is passionate about unveiling the misconceptions and secrecy behind the blogging and influencer industry, and aims to help others to make the industry a fairer and more collaborative place to work.

Stuart Nelson

Stuart Nelson is the lead front-end engineer at Studee and responsible for ensuring that its web products look and function great for anyone who wants to study abroad. Stuart is very passionate about developing and advocating for accessible web products. He’s also a coach at Codebar Bristol and mentors at Develop Me code Bootcamp. Offline Stuart loves cricket, his cat Babs and trying to make things out of wood. A Yorkshireman who's often seen moving around, Stuart is currently settled just outside Bath. 

Tim Liew

Tim is a member of the rare species daddus bloggerus. A father of three and master of none, he is forever stuck somewhere in the mid-1980s, probably a Thursday. A social media manager by day, when Tim isn’t spending time with his family he’s writing about them on his blog Slouching towards Thatcham

Denise Gray

Denise from @hello.denise is a speaker, fitness trainer and wellness coach. She is passionate about seeing others reach their full potential whether that’s in health, fitness, relationships or fulfilling their dreams.

Matt Allum O'Reilly

If you’re looking for Matt, he is the one sat at his desk with a notebook coming up with a new recipe. He works full time and blogs when he can, how does he manage to do it? He started blogging a long time ago, but only in the last 2 years took it seriously and made it into more than just a hobby.
Matt’s Cafe is all about food and in the kitchen, from gadgets and gizmos to chocolate cake and even diet cola chicken.
When Matt isn’t focused solely on work, he comes up with new recipes and even makes recipes healthier and affordable, without all the weird or expensive ingredients.

Becky Goddard-Hill

Becky Goddard-Hill has been blogging forever! She has 8 blogs but her 2 current favourites are  A Beautiful Space and Family Budgeting  She also writes books on emotional wellbeing for kids and her latest book Create Your own Calm has just been released.

Becky is a former social worker,  a postgraduate qualified psychotherapist and certified life coach.