Category Archives: Blogging Tips n Tricks

Blogging tips about how to promote your blog which I’ve learned through my own experiences of blogging. I also share tips I’ve gleaned from other successful bloggers.   Blogging is such a huge and diverse area and there are always new ways to do things more effectively.  Social media is an additional tool but do we use it fully?  This page also includes sub-categories for #OvertheMoon Link Party which I co-host and link parties I regularly link up to.

Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party

Grow your Facebook followers

Welcome to the party! Grow Your Facebook Followers Starts Thursday, April 13 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Saturday, April 15 at 11:55 pm This party is hosted by: Grammy Dee from Grammy’s Grid Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 Teresa from Aging Like a Fine Wine Clearissa from Clearissa Coward’s Command Center Lori from Love My Big Happy… Read more »

So excited! I’ve made the Top 20 list for Mature Aussie Bloggers

Top 20 list for Mature Aussie Bloggers Worth Following

    I’m so, so excited and had to share my news!  Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond has made the list for the Top 20 Mature Aussie Bloggers worth following. Top 20 list Mature Aussie Bloggers worth following I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email advising that Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond had been listed in the Top… Read more »

Happy 1st Birthday to my Sizzling Towards 60 Blog!

Sizzling Towards 60 First Birthday

Well I made it AND I nearly missed it!  My blog Sizzling Towards 60 is celebrating it’s first birthday!  Although I think the term is ‘Blogiversary’ in blogging terms. I can’t believe I have been blogging for one year and like most bloggers probably felt like it has been 10 years!!!! LOL:) Celebrate with me as I look back at… Read more »

How to Avoid the Top Stressors that Push Bloggers’ Buttons

How to Avoid the Top Stressors that push Bloggers' Buttons

Blogging should be fun and creative, a way to share our stories, perhaps encourage and motivate others.  Well that is what the text books would have us believe and that is what Bloggers are trying to convince themselves that this is what they are doing.  I think we are all fooling ourselves! The more I read blogger comments in various… Read more »

8 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Blogging

Now I am probably considered new to blogging as I started 8 months ago.  However my best advice would be to GO FOR IT!  I had the idea in my mind for quite a while and just didn’t have the confidence, then one day I just organized the hosting, built a website and posted my first blog! It was exhilarating… Read more »

Blogger Recognition Award – I was nominated!

I was pleasantly surprised when Michelle from Grammie Time nominated me for The Blogger Recognition Award. I appreciate Michelle for following and reading my blog.  Michelle always leaves a meaningful comment and it is like hearing from an old friend.  I am grateful to you Michelle for nominating me for this award.  Receiving recognition like this is a great boost… Read more »

Want to Increase Your Blog Reach By Just Pressing Publish?

One of the most frequent problems bloggers have is TIME!  It is not enough just to write the blog post, you then have to get it out into cyberspace and promote it through social media and other avenues like link ups and blog parties.  This all takes time especially if you have to comment on other posts in linkups etc…. Read more »

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Pinterest


I confess, I’m a bit of a ‘Pin & Run’ type of person when it comes to Pinterest.  You know the type, you see a post that you like and think ‘Okay, I’ll pin that and read it later’. You go into a Pinning frenzy with this Pin & run & read later attiude. Unfortunately ‘later’ rarely comes. The result… Read more »

Why You Need To Be Selective With Link Ups & Blog Parties

Be Selective with link ups and blog parties

I’m sitting here on the weekend looking at various Link Ups and Blog Party reminders and I realize that I have started to reduce the number of Link Ups, so I thought I would write something about the reason why I’m cutting back. I know, I know, I hear you saying “Link Ups and Blog Parties” increase your exposure.  I agree! … Read more »

News Flash – You Are Not a Bad Blogger If You Don’t Post Every Day

“I’m going to start a blog!” You make the announcement and full of enthusiasm and sit down at your computer ready to make your mark on the world.  A few weeks into it and you are feeling trapped and under pressure.  I recently read a post from a blogger who said they were ‘a Bad Blogger’ because they had been so… Read more »

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sometimes people ask me why I started a blog and I tell them – for me.  I don’t think they quite appreciate the satisfaction I get in writing posts and hearing that I have encouraged others to live life to the full. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a nomination for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award from Debbie… Read more »