I’m going to Blog On #BlogOnMOSI

by on July 18, 2013

Blogs Up North Blog On 2013This weekend I’m heading off to another blogging conference (and I can just see several of you rolling your eyes and saying “not ANOTHER blogging conference”, but bear with me). This one is different because it’s the first conference organised by Blogs Up North, who are dedicated to organising blogging events in the North of England, rather than London which seems to be where most stuff happens. Hoorah! Given that the train fare for me to get to London can be as much as £200, not to mention the two and a half hours travelling time each way, I’d love to see more stuff happening in the North for bloggers.

It’s traditional with conferences like this to write a little blog post to introduce yourself to all the new bloggers you’re going to meet, so if you want to know a little bit more about the geek behind this blog read on…

Well, I’m Ruth. I also answer to Rufus, Artoo and, of course, geekmummy. I’m a mother (my daughter is 5, my son 3), wife (my husband is a photographer, videographer and runs a ticket printing business) and geek (love my iOS devices, don’t get enough time to play World of Warcraft these days). I’ve been blogging for about 7 years on various platforms, although this blog has only been in existence for 3 years. I’m also an established podcaster, having produced an infertility podcast with my husband whilst we were going through the IVF treatment that led to our two kids. Last year we launched our new podcast which is basically an excuse for us to sit down every few weeks and chat about parenting and technology. I also produce an audio version of this blog. I enjoy trying to make technology easier for everyone to understand, so if you have any burning questions about blogging, podcasting or video production please come and have a chat with me at Blog On and I’ll try to help :)

Despite appearances I’m actually pretty shy, especially when meeting new people. I also have a dreadful memory for names and faces and frequently fail to recognise people I’ve met before, or call them by the wrong name. Apologies in advance if I get myself all in a muddle at Blog On.

This is me, I’m usually pretty easy to spot due to my curly ginger hair:

Ruth - the geekmummy

There’s more about me on my “About” page too!

I’m looking forward to meeting up with old friends, and making new ones, at Blog On at Manchester’s fabulous Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Sunday! Will I see you there?

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Mammasaurus July 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

See you there *honk honk!*
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geekmummy July 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Honk indeed!


Mummy of Two July 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
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Red Rose Mummy July 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Looking forward to seeing you again on Sunday.
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geekmummy July 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Thanks :)


Mère Blabla July 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I won’t be there this Sunday but I’m certainly eager to see you on next Friday!


geekmummy July 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Absolutely! :)


Jen @mymummyspennies July 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I remember seeing you at blogcamp last year, but not sure if we actually met, we be lovely to see you on Sunday anyway x
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geekmummy July 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I don’t remember if we met or not either I’m afraid! Hopefully we’ll meet on Sunday


Inside the Wendy House July 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

See you there :)
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geekmummy July 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Oh great, I didn’t realise you were going Wendy! See you there :)


Blogs Up North July 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I am so looking forward to Sunday in a terrified type of way, I know your hubby will make me proud and thank you so much for lending him to me ;)


geekmummy July 19, 2013 at 10:36 pm

It will all be fine, just remember if anything goes wrong you are likely to be the only person who notices, and the rest of us will just be having a lovely time :)


Jenny @ The Brick Castle July 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm

You will indeed see me there (all things being well)….looking forward to meeting you :)
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Nadine Hill, Juggle Mum July 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Ahh- I really wanted to go to Blog On but I had already committed to doing the 10k Race for Life that day.
I hope you had a great time- no doubt I’ll see you soon!
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