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How do you follow blogs?

Do you follow a lot of blogs? I do. I have to say that blog reading often takes over time I previously would have devoted to magazines, newspapers or books. I go to bed with my iPad, reading late at night without disturbing my husband with the turning on of any bedside lamp to read.

Styling You in 24 hours featuring the BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Z10

Sponsored by BlackBerry Let’s talk first up about the elephant-shaped gadget in the room now. Yes, this self-confessed orchard owner is about to talk about a phone other than one starting with i. When I was asked if I was up for this challenge – to trial the new BlackBerry Z10*, my inner geek won

Styling You heads to MBFWA for Maybelline NY

How not to sit front row at fashion week

Sponsored by Maybelline New York Australia I was at a kids’ birthday party a couple of weeks ago and got chatting to a friend of mine about what I had coming up for work over the next month. And then she pinched me. I had to think … was it the first of the month?

When is a blog post a sponsored post?

When is a blog post a sponsored post?

Hello. I’m keen to talk about sponsored posts and sponsored blog content. But before I do I have a little announcement. It’s been two years since I started these Saturday blogging tips posts and it’s been fun rocking up here each weekend to share nuggets of information I’ve learned as I’ve stumbled my way through

I’m a Dettol Mission for Health ambassador

Dettol Mission for Health

A little while ago I headed to Sydney for work. There was a little bit of Instagram action on the day but for this particular event, it was all about meeting up with my fellow Dettol Mission for Health Ambassadors – four Australian mum bloggers (and one brave dad – hi Matt!). Dettol brought us

Australian blogging will be even bigger in 2013

Styling You blogging highlights 2012

Pinch and a punch, bloggers. It’s December 1. This year has been huge for blogging in Australia – and for me as a blogger, personally {and I’m extremely grateful for that}. I started the year turning my business model on its head, working as a full-time blogger for the first time since leaving journalism in

How to develop good blog news sense

5 keys to good blog news sense

In journalism there is a concept known as “news sense”. This is something you are taught about at uni and then expected to hone and develop when on the job. In a nutshell, good news sense is behind what makes the news. It’s behind what makes a good story. As a journalist, determining this, sifting

My blogging tip of the week

5 ways bloggers can give back

Life has been HUGE this week. HUGE. {You can read why here} So, I’m keeping this week’s blogging post brief. Sometimes that’s a good thing anyway. Saying less really says so much more. This is something I picked up this week from the messages delivered during all the occasions that marked the end of school

7 things I learned this week in Blog Land

In Spaces Between: brands, PRs and making money | words by Styling You | design: Fresh by Sian

I think one of the reasons that I’ve fallen head over heels for this crazy game called blogging is that there is always something new to learn. If you’re a regular here then you’ll have heard me utter those words before. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming … all the information. Out there, circulating day in

Guest post: Take your blog to the speaking circuit

Carly Findlay, right, with Layne Beachley at the Aim for the Stars ball in 2012

When I started my blog, Tune into Radio Carly, in December 2009, I never imagined where it would take me. I created it to develop and distribute my writing and to connect with new people. Three years on, my blog has helped create a very successful side career (I already have a day job in the

How to deal with Facebook News Feed changes

How to deal with Facebook News Feed Changes

I would pull on my cranky pants right now but I think I would be only wasting valuable energy. And in a week when that energy has been in short supply, it’s best I don’t. For all concerned. Why the cranky pants thoughts? In a word: Facebook. It’s just not what it used to be.

Powerful stuff will happen in Australian blogging over the next 12 months #pbevent

A Manifesto for Bloggers | Kelly Exeter | OzBlog Hosting

I don’t want to play favourites – but I will In almost three years of attending blogging conferences in Australia and one in the US, the Problogger 2012 event felt like coming home. It could have been the two-day program (that breathing space took away the intensity that comes with a one-day event). It could

How to get brands knocking on your blog door #pbevent

#pbevent Nikki Parkinson, Styling You; Eden Riley, Edenland; Lorraine Murphy, The Remarkables; Mrs Woog, Woogsworld

Hello from Melbourne. I do get a buzz out of attending blogging conferences. And this year’s Problogger Training Event is the biggest in Australia to date. Having two days to not only take in some pretty amazing and engaging information but to also network with some of the best bloggers in Australia makes this blogger

Guest post: The most powerful blog success tips

The most powerful blog success tips

You’ve just launched your blog’s brand new custom design, you post content daily because you know content is king, you engage and interact with your community, you seem to be checking off all the boxes you have been told will give you blog success, but it is not really coming to you. The opportunities seem

How to create a blog posting schedule

How to create a blog posting schedule

How’s your blogging week been? A little bit chaotic if you’re doing the school holiday juggle like me? It’s times like during holidays that I really do rely on the organised part of my brain to get me through to the other side … while still attempting to publish good, consistent content on my blog.

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