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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...]

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...]