On Saturday 12th May 2012, central London was alive as 300 of the most influential bloggers and speakers from all corners of the blogosphere attended Cybher, the first all-inclusive female blogger event of its kind in the UK.
Speakers included Zoe Margolis (Girl with a one track mind), Mario
Cacciottolo (Someone Once Told Me), Poppy Dinsey (What I wore today),
Liz Scarff (Blogladesh, World Vision), Natalie Lue (Baggage Reclaim) and
our youngest speaker, Siân’s daughter the 10 year old Biba
The event caused a monumental ground swell on social media channels with the #Cybher tag trending on Twitter a full three hours before the event kicked off. Throughout the day there were upwards of 4,500 tweets with a reach of
around 5 million people.
400 Instagram photos were posted and 85 post conference blog posts have already been logged!
Cybher offered a vast range of workshops and sessions that people
genuinely enjoyed. These social savvy women are hungry for knowledge and
ways to develop the core content of their blogs.
Organiser Siân To said: “I have been absolutely blown away by the effect Cybher
has had on the UK blogging community. We came together as a group of
women and we went away enlightened, inspired and full of ideas. It’s
amazing that we 300 women have such a powerful voice. The day was an
From the attendees…
@BigFashionista (Kellie Hill) tweeted: This week is ALL about moving my blog on to the next level. #Cybher has inspired me.
@Fiestytapas (Maria) tweeted: My timeline is still full of #Cybher. The conference that still has the blogger world buzzing.
@liveotherwise (Jax Blunt) tweeted: Blogging conferences have come of age. This has been stunning. #cybher
@SamRSparrow (Samantha Sparrow) tweeted: So I’m actually crying on the
tube home. A bit overwhelmed to be honest. May sound like an eejit, but
it’s been a huge step for us. #Cybher
@kateagreen (Kate Green) #Cybher was fantastic yesterday, feeling all
geared up & inspired by SO many things! @Geekisnewchic thank you!
Cybher is the brainchild of award winning blogger Siân To who after 15
years of PR experience went social when she started blogging in 2009. In
January 2010 she founded CyberMummy and in August that year she
embarked on a life changing journey as an ambassador for Save the
Children, that took her from the slums of Bangladesh to the UN summit in
New York and tea at Downing Street.
On Sunday Siân will be flying off to Niger as an ambassador for Cybher
sponsors, World Vision. Through her trip Siân will be raising awareness
of the pre-famine emergency that is currently crippling that part of
Africa. You can follow the trip on Twitter using the #ShareNiger tag.
Siân’s blogs are also in the running for a few national blogger awards.
In the MAD (Mum & Dad) Awards, Mummy-Tips.com is shortlisted for
most helpful blogger and Geekisnewchic.com is shortlisted for Best
In the Bibs (Brilliance in Blogging) Awards, Geekisnewchic.com is shortlisted for best Style blog.