Even Julie Rafter is now running a blog

There I used to be on Tuesday night time, minding my very own running a blog enterprise within the nook of the lounge room I name Styling You HQ … I used to be speculated to be writing a weblog publish however probably was Pinning a photograph or six … once I heard a male voice ask if I used to be switching off the pc and coming to mattress quickly.

I believed … grasp on a minute, Mr Styling You … you’re in your laptop working, why are you having a dig at me?

And then it dawned on me that no, that was not the husband as soon as once more passing a wee remark about my laptop useage.

No, it was Dave Rafter. On the telly. In Packed to The Rafters. Telling his spouse Julie that she shouldn’t keep up late running a blog.

Coming to mattress, Jules? … Just want to complete this publish, Dave

Well, that was sufficient for me to step away from the pc and take my cup of tea to the sofa for nearer consideration … and ship out a couple of Tweets asking for ideas on this from Twitterverse.

So Julie is now a Mummy Blogger. Personally I nonetheless want the label, Mum Who Blogs however I’ll take no matter labels are being dished up if these scriptwriters are main the way in which by together with running a blog in a mainstream TV present.

To put you within the image, Julie has began a weblog – Vintage Mum. She’s a mum of grown-up youngsters and a child and he or she’s most likely round my age.

Julie Rafter - the Vintage Mum blogger Julie Rafter – the Vintage Mum blogger

The running a blog story line was launched the week earlier than however as extra of an apart. In one episode she went from running a blog about bathroom coaching to the loss of life of her pal. Not not like most private bloggers. She’s been paid out by her dad for having B.A.D (Blogging Addiction Disorder), can’t assist however cease what she’s doing to test in on her feedback and he or she’s by no means removed from her keyboard.

(You can meet up with this week’s episode right here. And you may learn Julie’s Vintage Mum weblog posts right here – sure, there are ACTUAL posts)

Well performed, scriptwriters.

You solely must spend a little bit of time on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere across the interwebs to understand simply how many individuals are taking over running a blog.

The Sydney Writers’ Centre acquired greater than 1000 entries on this 12 months’s Best Australian Blog competitors – 1000 plus entries. Wow. Lucky I received in and gained final 12 months 😉

Blogging is quick justifying its place in not solely the digital media panorama but additionally the media panorama as a complete.

Women specifically have embraced this new media with the identical gusto that earlier generations of ladies might have devoted their time to bridge nights and Tupperware events.

With such embracing comes a complete new talent set that girls are growing … expertise that companies of all sizes are crying out for ….

Mums have emerged because the social media stars of as we speak, says POMO Creative’s Lisa Harrison.

“In today’s employment landscape, social media smarts are highly marketable, and can often translate into increased earnings and heightened promotability. What many mothers may not realise is that their blogging, tweeting or posting talents can potentially be monetised,” says Lisa, who provides a brand new, absolutely government-accredited course, Secrets to Social Media Mastery Certificate IV in Business. The 10-course sequence is designed for individuals who’ve mastered social media fundamentals and are prepared for superior studying.

My tackle it?

I used to be interviewed for a podcast for letuspresent.com within the US yesterday morning (will probably be revealed early subsequent week and I’ll come again right here and hyperlink up) and in that I talked to the presenters about the truth that running a blog – and social media basically – is nearly just like the counter-balance to only how huge this world has turn into.

At the core of what most individuals are craving for is a need to attach and construct relationships with others.

That’s by no means modified.

Just HOW we join has.

Where as soon as it was over the again fence. Now it’s on any variety of social media channels. And while you write a weblog and invite readers into your world, you’re sharing part of you – and that’s what retains them coming again.

Far from dropping that as world’s inhabitants expands, by social media we’re truly getting nearer to others.

Not so way back, when you instructed somebody that you simply had made associates with somebody on-line, they could have checked out you surprisingly and made minimal well mannered dialog till they might “step away from the geek freak”.

So to have certainly one of Australia’s performing sweethearts, Rebecca Gibney, taking part in a personality who blogs, it would little doubt make answering the query, “so what is it exactly that you do?” slightly simpler.

Infinitely higher than the awkward silence that normally ensues.

Back to Tuesday night time’s response from the Twitterverse …

I needed to snigger.

Digital Parents‘ Brenda Gaddi has now started a campaign to get Rebecca Gibney speaking at next year’s Digital Parents Conference.

And @emmasbrain … she had slightly message for the scriptwriters with this Tweet:

… when Julie rafter joins Digital mother and father or she threatens to close her weblog down & whinges about PR pitches I’ll imagine it.

Bahhaaa Emma.

Julie Rafter: the blogger Julie Rafter: what’s going to she weblog subsequent?

What do you consider a blogger being scripted right into a mainstream TV present? Good for the Blogosphere? What do it’s essential see within the script to know that Julie’s a “real” running a blog mum?



I straddle a couple of totally different running a blog niches and am kicking myself that I can’t make it right down to Fashionopolis on Saturday, May 11, however when you’re already running a blog about style – or fascinated with it – and need to be taught from a few of Australia’s finest in addition to community with different style bloggers you must beg, borrow or steal your method to Melbourne for the occasion.

I couldn’t have grown my weblog with out assembly with – and studying from – different bloggers. I’ve blogged earlier than about why I’ll by no means cease doing that. And why there’s all the time a lot to be taught.

Each running a blog area of interest additionally has its personal points and challenges. It helps extremely to grasp how your area of interest works and how one can set your self aside from others running a blog in that area of interest.

Tickets are simply $49 and you may discover out extra right here.


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