On blogging: My blog inspires me every single day

Fellow Aussies of around my age might remember these posters pinned up in high school classrooms back in the day. In a centre circle it said "Do you enjoy, or are you good at ...?" followed by a subject name. The maths poster then listed all kinds of jobs around the circle which you might be able to … [Read more...]

Introducing The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 0

It's here! My podcast, that is. The Thoughtful Travel Podcast now has its own place on iTunes and come Friday there'll even be several episodes there ready to download - and then it'll be a weekly show with new episodes coming out on Tuesdays. Yippee! Show Notes for Episode 0 - Preview … [Read more...]

Happy 10th birthday to Not A Ballerina! It’s my blog anniversary!

Well, here we are: the blog is turning ten. I've been blogging here for a whole decade! In past years I've celebrated my blog's birthday with cake (and quite often, by forgetting to celebrate the blog anniversary entirely). This year, my blog's birthday - 28th June - falls somewhat awkwardly on a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]