I had Lunch with Seth Godin and This is What he Taught Me

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Seth Godin is an entrepreneur and marketing guru. He encourages people to think outside the box. To eschew the restraints of society and authority, and be creative in your endeavours. As we all know, I'm not particularly creative. I also rarely think outside the box. Not because I don't want to, but because it doesn't come naturally to me. So … [Read more...]

Your First Blog Post

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I am seeing a lot of anguish on the interwebs lately from people who are hemming and hawing over their first blog post - they want to get it just right. They want to get it so perfect that they're not even starting. I've heard of people writing and re-writing... I even talked to a gal at PBEVENT who has held off for a whole year because she's just … [Read more...]

Highlights from the ProBlogger Training Event Conference

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1. Actually being part of the conference team It was so much fun. I met so many more people this year as I worked at the registration desk and around various other things. I apparently also talked so much I lost my voice. The other good thing about being part of the team was watching everyone learn how to use Facebook stickers in our Team Facebook … [Read more...]

Headed to The ProBlogger Event? Here’s a Heads-Up…

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While this is only my second ProBlogger event, I learned so much last year that I thought it pertinent to share this time around. I'm heading there today (see you at the Registration Desk from 3.30!) and will try and remember all this myself... 1. DON'T BE SHY! For real. You will regret it. Just say hi. I've only ever had one blogger be rude to … [Read more...]

Tell Me Everything // Win a $150 Booktopia Voucher

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Veggie Mama the blog has been in existence for four and a half years. Older than both those brats up there. And it's time for me to stop yabbering about my damn self for a second, and find out more about you. I have a wee survey (wee = little, not wee = wee) that I'd love for you to fill out if you have five minutes to spare. There's a $150 … [Read more...]

Check Yo Self, Internet

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  I have this friend. She's a blogger. She's super-nice, and she puts up with way more shit every single day than I could deal with in a lifetime. She barely speaks a word about it, but it would have to be like being pecked to death by hens - every day, every time she does her work, someone, somewhere is bitching at her. She posted a … [Read more...]

Your Blogging Questions Answered

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So recently I did a little expert Q&A with the peeps at Digital Parents. They have very graciously allowed me to repost here in case you missed it. I hope you find it useful - please feel free to add any questions you might have in the comments. Party on, Wayne. Stacey has been blogging at The Veggie Mama since 2010 with a focus on "unfreaky … [Read more...]

People you need to follow on Twitter

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In October 2008, I created a Twitter account. In January 2010, I created another one, for my blog. Sometime in late 2012 I mostly abandoned it in favour of Instagram. So many people had joined Instagram by then, and I had plenty of things to look at. Given I'd just had two children 18 months apart, I had very little brain capacity over and above … [Read more...]