Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

Tell me about yourself

The Styling You community is a growing one. I’m so grateful to all the beautiful women who come and visit my blog every day. Thank-you. I think I have a handle on who you are and what makes you tick but I’m a curious person and would love you to tell me about yourself. I haven’t

Unlock Your Style launches in one week

This is like a Christmas and birthday countdown rolled into one. The anticipation and excitement at the moment is mixed with a whole lot of crazy time pressures but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Unlock Your Style will be available at Big W, Kmart, Target and all good book retailers from next Tuesday. I’m

How to get the most out of your iPhone camera

I’m a geek girl at heart. Always have been, always will be. If it’s new and it’s techy and it’s going to help me in my personal or professional life then I’m on it. I’ve also always had a thing for photography. Not a professional thing. Just a hankering thing. It’s a hankering that goes

Styling You’s 2013 highlights

I’ve been getting a bit reflective – as I’m wont to do at this time of year. Reflections are good, don’t you think? For me, it’s a chance to stop and actually take stock and be grateful for everything that’s happened in 2013 – personally and professionally. And it’s been a big year on both

An update on the Styling You book

It’s four months since I signed the Styling You book deal with Hachette Australia. Can’t quite believe it really as so much has been jammed into that four months. I’ve been reflecting on that a bit this week and thought I’d share with you here what’s been involved to date and where I’m at in

There’s always something new to learn

I haven’t blogged about blogging here for the good part of 2013. For those who are new here, I blogged every Saturday for a couple of years about blogging … completely off topic from the first world fashion and beauty problems of Monday to Friday. There’s a whole archive of posts here but many will

Styling You’s new blog design + WIN $500 Freedom voucher

Oh, HI there. Yes, if you’ve landed on this here page, you will have noticed I’ve given the blog a pre-spring makeover. Well, not me, the wonderful team at Swish Design has been working on SY’s new look for a couple of months behind the scenes. It’s the fourth makeover for this blog. I know,

The Styling You book deal

When I was in high school, my father was the head of English. We lived walking distance from school and one afternoon on our walk back home across the oval, we got chatting about my latest English results. The results were ok but it wasn’t my best effort. The reason? The exam involved writing a

How do you follow Styling You?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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