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


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


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


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...]