Why I like to read a sponsored post


I’ve been thinking about this post for a while… but I wasn’t sure how it would come out, but here goes… I like to read a sponsored post. I really do. There is a good reason why I like to read a sponsored post written by another blogger. I know that from a blogger’s perspective […]

5 tips to make your blog look pretty & new!


1. Use a white background Creating as much white space as possible helps to showcase what really matters – your writing/photos! You want your readers to focus on your content. A white background presents your blog as fresh, clean and sophisticated. Busy backgrounds will hurt your blog (not to mention your eyes). Also, a patterned […]

How to get traffic to your blog using Instagram


Photos are very popular on social networks. They tend to drive the most engagement on popular websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. However, Instagram is not like Facebook or Twitter where you can add a link to your comments to ask people to click to visit your website/blog, so you need to be a little […]

New blog/website designs


Here are some new blogs/websites I’ve been working over on the last couple of weeks… Affordable Style Files. … Life Path Financial Planning (I didn’t do the artwork, just the layout/template hosted on WordPress). … The Builder’s Wife (still under maintenance, but almost ready to go, so stay tuned). … Mrs D plus 3. … […]

Security online + a giveaway


A few months ago Trend Mirco contacted me and asked if I’d like to review their security product and coincidentally my current provider was about to expire. The Universe works in strange ways! The timing couldn’t have been better… I spend a lot of time online – surprise, surprise! I need to make sure my […]

I filmed a webinar yesterday


I was lucky enough to head to News Limited in Sydney yesterday to film a webinar for Kidspot’s Voices of 2014. You might remember that I won this title in 2012 (when it was called Kidspot’s Top Blogger). Anyway, the competition has grown so much and now they are producing fancy per-recorded webinars in the […]