BritMums Live 2015: How successful bloggers do it

This year at BritMums Live, we’re introducing a new type of session, one that allows us to get up close and personal with some of the bloggers who are grabbing headlines, hitting the airwaves and otherwise catching our eye.

BritMums in conversation with…

“BritMums in conversation with…” is a chat with 3 bloggers who are going to tell us how they started fronting a national advertising campaign, modelled for a luxury company, became Alan Titchmarsh’s wine expert, and more.

See who you’re going to meet in our inaugural “BritMums in conversation with…”:

About the panelists:

Becky Wiggins English Mum at BritMums LiveBecky Wiggins is a writer and the editor of food, travel and parenting blog English Mum. Attracting an average of 50,000 visitors every month, plus 12.6k Twitter followers, the blog is one of the longest established parenting blogs (live since 1996), and is listed in Morrison’s top blogs, Good to Know’s top food bloggers and the top 10 Wikio travel blogs. Becky writes extensively in print and online for publications such as Cruise International, The Guardian, Tesco Magazine, Nat Geo Traveller and Royal Caribbean’s blog. She was shortlisted in Red Magazine’s Red’s Hot Women Awards and won Best Cruise Blogger in the 2014 Cruise Awards. Becky is currently teaming up with Sainsbury’s for their Love Your Freezer campaign. Becky lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, two teenage sons, neurotic whippet and a Maine Coon kitten called Tails. @EnglishMum


Helen McGinnHelen McGinn is the author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, an award-winning wine blog and best-selling wine book. She has a weekly wine column in The Daily Mail and has been the resident wine expert on The Alan Titchmarsh Show for the last few years. Awards for her blog include BritMums Outstanding Award in 2013, Fortnum & Mason’s Online Drink Writer of the Year and Red Magazine’s Award for Best Blogger. Helen is an ex-supermarket wine buyer. She spent almost a decade sourcing wines around the world, then spent the next half decade pregnant. She’s married with three children. Her desert island wine would be a bottle of 1988 vintage champagne. Her desert island dish would not be leftover fish fingers.

Vicki-honestmum (1) (1)Vicki Psarias is a professional blogger at Honest Mum and Mummy’s Got Style, a multi-award winning filmmaker and former magazine editor. Vicki has starred in a campaign film for bareMinerals and has appeared on camera for Selfridges, Yahoo, BBC2 and SKY among others. She writes for Grazia Daily and Time Out Leeds and has blogged for Mamas and Papas and Seraphine’s sites, as well as having a host of international clients from high street to luxe brands.  Vicki was selected to model worldwide for luxury designer bag company Nova Harley appearing in British Vogue, Grazia Daily, catalogues and in luxury department stores worldwide. She is also the face and ambassador of baby and maternity brand The Essential One.  As a director, Vicki has won the 30 Under 30 Square Mile London Talent Award, The Channel 4 4Talent Award for Best Filmmaker among many ‘Best Director’ film festival awards from LA to India.  Vicki features in the Guardian’s Courvoisier Future 500 and was highly commended at the Red Magazine Red Hot Women Awards for her writing and directing work.  @HonestMummy

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