Two Important Blogging Tips

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Hello ZigaZagers, It's nearly the weekend (Yay!) and it's Bloggie Friday again, and because I've had a busy week giving writing and blogging workshops, I haven't had time to write a bloggie post … [Read more...]

Eleven Point Plan for Successful Blogging

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I can't believe it's Bloggie Friday again. How fast the weeks fly by. I've been working on this post for a while after an inspiring chat with my hubby, He Himself, and finally, in the nick of time … [Read more...]

7 expert blog tips from Darren Rowse

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Hello ZigaZagers! It's bloggie Friday, so if you're not into blogging and blog tips then please look away. But just for you here's a dreamy read today ... how about popping over to Australia's Golden … [Read more...]

Niche Blogs or Blogs for all Seasons and Reasons?

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I received an email the other day that read: “I'm in a dilemma and I would love your advice. Should I have one blog or two?" It was from a fellow West Australian blogger, Agnes Lim, who writes a … [Read more...]

Portable Careers. Why Blogging is a Perfect Fit.

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Yay! It's Bloggie Friday on ZigaZag Looking for a portable careers, but don't know where to turn? Have you thought about blogging? It really can be the perfect portable career, and as I was … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Turn Freelance Writing Into a Career

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Many people love to write, but very few take it farther than the occasional journal entry, personal poetry collection, or a half-finished novel. The lack of dedication usually doesn’t come from a lack … [Read more...]

What to do when your site gets Hacked. The horrible truth about malware.

I've been hacked. Ugh! It sounds like an intrusion, a rape, a violation and that's what it is. Someone has metaphorically 'broken into your house'. Has your site ever been hacked? Mine was … [Read more...]

How do I create an effective system to drive traffic to my blog?

How do I drive traffic to my blog?

Serious about blogging? Then I bet you’ve Googled, “How do I make money from my blog?” or “How do I drive traffic to my blog?” In between those two questions are hundreds of permutations all asking … [Read more...]

5 Western Australian Authors you just Have To Read

Western Australian Authors, a post by Jo Castro at ZigaZag

Love a good book? I know I do. There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch, or in this weather, under a sun brolley and having a lazy hour or two with your favourite author. Western … [Read more...]

How to get the most out of a Writers Festival and a glimpse of a Perth weekend.

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Getting the most from a writers festival. Study the programe and book in advance for the sessions that you really want to attend, because on the day the most popular ones are likely to have sold … [Read more...]

What makes a successful blog? Blogging Tips with thanks to Chris Guillebeau, Part Three.

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Top blogs are built on passion and usefulness. A lot of people ask me about how to start a blog, and then they say they have a great title or an idea but they're not sure what they are going to write … [Read more...]

You Are Not Alone. Chris Guillebeau & Notes on Blogging Part Two of Three.

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Hey! It's Bloggie Friday at Zigazag! And today it's Part 2 of Notes on Blogging by Chris Guillebeau. Chris is one of those people who inspires you to be the best you can. He lives an … [Read more...]

Chris Guillebeau and Notes on Blogging. Part One of Three.

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"Emotional connections are much stronger than educational connections and emotional needs are more important than educational needs," Said Chris Guillebeau at the Problogger Event in … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Social Media Strategising.

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Social Media, Strategising, Self Promotion, Sharing and Branding Today, I’ve just come back from a bloggie 'kitchen table workshop' run by Amanda Kendle in Perth. It was all about social media and … [Read more...]

7 smart ways to write a Blog Post introduction

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Hello Zigazagers, If it's Friday then it's Blogday on Zigazag. So if you're a blogger and you want to keep on improving your blog, read on for some easy to apply tips today on making your … [Read more...]

Writing Workshops in Western Australia and my brand new Online eCourse: Writing for Publication.

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I love facilitating writing workshops and recently I've been lucky enough to be helping other writers and running a series of 'Writing for Publication'  workshops at the very lovely Lyndendale Gallery … [Read more...]

9 Inspirational Quotes about Blogging from the Problogger Event in Melbourne

Inspirational quotes about blogging. Problogger Event Melbourne

Inspirational quotes about blogging. It was my second Problogger Training Event, and I wasn't expecting it to be better than the first one. You know, first things always seem to be that bit more … [Read more...]

How to become a successful Blogger or Freelance Writer without a degree in journalism

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10 inspirational tips on how to achieve success as a writer or blogger without a degree in journalism Having a degree in journalism or creative writing is not always a passport to writing success, … [Read more...]

What to expect at Blogging Conferences and Training Events

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Have you booked for the Problogger Training Event, or have you ever thought about attending a bloggie conference or get together and not known what to expect? I know lots of people look at me … [Read more...]

What are the Chances of Getting a Book Published? Travel Writers Take Note.

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Today, author, scriptwriter, ghost writer and mentor John Harman, has kindly taken the time to write a fabulous guest post about the chances of getting a book published, and the steps to follow. … [Read more...]