On being a travel blogger and how I write

I'm part of a "blog hop" about how I write, thanks to the lovely Leyla at Women on the Road. Since I always explain that my route into blogging and social media all came about because I wanted to be a writer, I thought this was an interesting one to take part in! If you've heard me talk about … [Read more...]

Spreading my love of blogging around Perth

On the weekend I was lucky enough to spend a day with a bunch of Perth bloggers, as I ran a course on Advanced Blogging for UWA Extension. It's almost a year since I first ran a beginner blogging course for them, and I've done several more of those since, but I have to say, this advanced course was … [Read more...]

Reflections on blogging: 2005 to 2011

The second-last post in my series of celebratory posts (yes! Not A Ballerina is turning six tomorrow!), and on the suggestion of a reader I've decided to get a bit reflective and think about how blogging has changed over the past six years. Obviously, six years ago, hardly anyone had even heard of … [Read more...]

Perth people can learn blogging from me. Me!

You know you're out there. Nearly every time I explain my occupation - that I write blog posts and get paid for it - you're the one scratching your head and wondering what the heck a blogger really is. And at the same time you're intrigued and wonder if you, too, could be a blogger. If this is … [Read more...]

Pro-blogging: Where to find jobs

Blogging has really taken off as not only a freelance job but even a profession in the last couple of years. The other day I even saw the Dow Jones advertising for a full-time Law Blogger, so I'm feeling in quite good company. I've found my blogging jobs in various ways, including leads from … [Read more...]

Pro-blogging: Becoming a blogger

Last post I defined pro-blogging, or at least as it relates to me. Lots of people ask me how they could get started in paid blogging, and the advice I usually give sounds something like this:Start your own blog. Focus it on something interesting to you (for example, this Not A Ballerina blog of mine … [Read more...]

Pro-blogging: What on earth is that?

Since blogging began providing around half of my income, more and more people I meet want to know how to do the same thing. Instead of reeling off the same spiel every week, I've decided to put together a series of posts that will answer most of the questions I'm usually asked.When people ask me … [Read more...]