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...]

The one blog post the whole internet needs to read

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It was about this time last year when I read a post that changed my life. And I think everyone should read it. It's called "Quit Pointing Your Avocado at Me", and I recommend it to everybody any chance I get. It's very easy to see things that aren't there in the words other people write, the things that they say, and the avocados they feed … [Read more...]

Why I write

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Oh look! It's my turn to answer some questions about what drives my writing. I follow in the footsteps of the divine Tessa from Down That Little Lane... Creativity. I don't even know what my genre is? Is there a "sassmouth on the internet" genre? I don't know. I think it's just because it's what automatically happens in my body. I … [Read more...]

Somebody pinch me.

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A few years ago, I had a moment about two days into my new job. I had just started my third year of university, and had taken on a contract at the newspaper for a couple of months, working full time as a news journalist. I was writing a not particularly interesting story, when I stopped what I was doing and realised: I am playing with words and … [Read more...]

How do you read blogs?

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I've been reading blogs for five years now, and I've gone through such phases! From typing in the URL of those I loved, to moving to Google Reader (and getting mightily overwhelmed), then to Feedly, and finally to Bloglovin. Even the types of blogs I read have changed. I first started with The Pioneer Woman, scrolling through Tumblr, and reading … [Read more...]

An April Retrospective

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I have a calendar on my wall that is made up of pictures of our travels to New Zealand last year. I have been looking at it lately, remembering it was Easter Sunday the day after we arrived and we barely registered it. I did eat a chocolate egg though, never fear. I looked back over my posts from that week, and found the one I wrote on this day … [Read more...]

And the verdict is…

And not a single fuck was given about niches that day.

Um! I still don't know. So I'm going back to the land where niches don't matter and I'mma keep doing my thing. For the record, we came up with: food: 2 mummyblogger: 8 life or lifestyle: 9 second-grader with atrocious grammar (and they were being "kind"): 1 personal: 2 who gives a shit about niches?: 13 … [Read more...]

A trip through my blog statistics – from beginner to now.

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I think we all go through a phase when we realise blogging can be so much more than you talking to yourself on the internet. Some might want to turn it into a bit of income to help out the family while staying at home, some might want to go the whole ProBlogger hog and rule the web. Some might want it to springboard into a freelance writing career … [Read more...]