It's nearly Blogstock time! This is the 2nd ever year of the festival, and I was lucky enough to be invited to speak last year, and asked to return to speak again this year. Eeek!
Blogstock has a festival atmosphere, and is largely focused on the Saturday - a full day of sessions, workshops, and seminars about blogging. It offers something to the hobby blogger as well as the bloggers wanting to use their blogs professionally.
If you're not able to go this year, you may want to keep an eye out online for the hashtags - I'm presuming #blogstock and #blogstock2015 would be a good start!
I love public speaking, but of course I get super nervous, as I imagine anyone would! I used to be a primary teacher, and it taps into the old teacher in my soul I think! I also enjoy the challenge of it; it's rewarding to do something that is a little bit scary!