Blogging Events: Too far from London ?

I have been Blogging now for around 8 months. I’m still fairly new but have in this short time tried out many exciting things and been a few places.
However I have been getting a fair few invites lately to a fair few blogger events. I read with excitement thinking yes this looks great and then I get to the location and always “London”. Now I’m no good with miles or distance but am thinking London is probably 200-300 miles away from myself in Bolton. I don’t drive and have 3 kids. Two children in school and a one year old. I can get someone to watch them if need be, but to get to London for say 9am I’d have to leave at a daft time during the night.
Then there’s the issue of cost. It’s probably around the Β£50 mark for a return ticket to the capital if not more. Add to that a taxi to and from each station and back again and more like Β£80 or more. Then whatever refreshments whilst there.
I don’t mean to moan but I would love more than anything to attend some events and maybe meet a few more bloggers. Sadly it just isn’t possible. I’m hoping a few more big events will come up this way. Perhaps Manchester or maybe even Bolton one day.
Little rant over x


  1. February 6, 2014 / 18:09

    I feel the same as you….I’m even further away way up in the Northumberland in the North East!! I invited to a couple of events in Newcastle which is about 30 miles from me….I don’t drive so would rely on buses one was at 1pm….I wouldn’t be back for the school run and the other at 8pm at night and don’t fancy getting the bus at night especially not from Newcastle!….
    Why is everything in London? lol

    • February 6, 2014 / 18:33

      It’s a pain isn’t it. I know some companies and prs offer to pay for you to get there but it’s so difficult when they start in morning or are a 2 day thing. London hotels ain’t cheap

  2. February 6, 2014 / 18:19

    hi im the same live in county durham, (waves) and would love to attend some event bu the cost is just far to much i drive but wouldnt drive in london, maybe if there is enough of us we could arrange something for north east bloggers, just a thought how many others are there im happy to get involved in trying to arrange with help from any pr companies.

    • February 6, 2014 / 18:31

      Good to know others feel same. I’m in the north west so Newcastle and north east prob just as far. Would be good if they did a few events across different regions etc rather than majority in London

  3. February 6, 2014 / 18:35

    I am the same on this as a blogger myself I am getting a little bit fed up of them all been in London I mean why all the time its so not fair on others , it would take me over 4 hours to get to London .x

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