Aug 26 2010

on the grapevine

An idea popped into my head today. I wouldn’t call it a light bulb moment. It was a spilt second where an unexpected thought crossed my mind. It left me thinking this afternoon. I’ve come to the conclusion that I think it’s actually a good idea. It’s an idea I plan to test, to experiment and play with at write to tell.

Let me explain further. I turn my laptop on everyday! Yes there is rarely a day I don’t turn my laptop on. On the rare, very rare occasion I don’t turn my laptop on, I turn to my iPhone or iPad for my daily internet fix of news and social media. Am I addicted? Well,  if you call my need to absorb social media and news on a daily basis, then I guess I am.

 But in self defence I’d like to explain my passion is for news and keeping abreast of events and happenings around my city, my country, and the world. Yes some may find this interest of mine intense, peculiar, strange or a little odd. That’s ok, it’s what I like, it’s what I enjoy, it’s what I do almost everyday. It’s me.  I’m fascinated by news and snippets of information.

So my idea…to share at write to tell the news stories, the photographs, the snippets of information, the random thoughts, I stumble across whilst online throughout my day. I’ll share pieces that catch my eye, pieces that make me think,  pieces that stand out, pieces I feel are worth sharing.

I’ll be filing these posts under the category of on the grapevine.

Without any further a do my first on the grapevine entry.

23 kg Tumour Removed

Surgeons at the Gandulfo Hospital in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, have removed a 23 kg tumour from the womb of a 54 year-old-woman.

23 kg tumour removed

Source: AFP Published

Snow falls in Victoria

Around 47 centimetres of fresh snow fell last night at Mt Hotham.  Mt Hotham’s biggest fall since 2003.

See the car windscreen wipers poking through the snow in the pic below.

Source: Mt Hotham Resorts


Aug 24 2010

the calm space

I write for the day spa of online magazines, it’s called The Calm Space.

The Calm Space is published weekly with a monthly theme. The Calm Space is the go to online magazine for information, hints, tips and inspiration. 

Have you seen, read or maybe even indulged yourself and your senses in it? If you answered no, please do take a wee peep. It’s a beautiful place, an inspiring place.

Do forgive me if I appear a little biased. I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine, I only write for magazines I absolutely love, the ones I have great passion for, the ones I feel at home with, the ones I would have liked to have dreamed and created myself. The Calm Space is one of those magazines.

During the month of August, The Calm Space  focused on the theme of action.

This month I wrote a piece ‘the biggest step in your journey’. I hope the piece leaves you feeling inspired to take action.

 http://thecalmspace.com/2010/08/the-biggest-step-in-your-journey/


Aug 23 2010

simply picturesque

Yesterday the sun shone. The wind was light. Sunday in Melbourne town was gorgeous. After days, weeks, even months of bitter Wintery weather the sun came out to play. It was the almost  perfect day. What an unexpected surprise.

Then this morning I woke to sunshine streaming through the bedroom windows. It made me feel good. It put a spring in my step and energised me. Today was the perfect day to stroll along the banks of the meandering Yarra River. I enjoyed sunshine and warm rays, amongst the peace and silence of nature.

I eagerly await the new season that comes, her name is Spring.


Aug 16 2010

maeve magazine

 

Last week Issue 2, the Spring Issue, of online magazine Maeve, hit the world wide web.

Maeve is a super gorgeous magazine. The magazine’s target audience is mums but I’m certain and very confident any young woman will find the magazine fantastic! Over flowing with great articles to read. The articles are inspiring. Maeve is full of creativeness.

I had the opportunity to contribute two articles to this mighty fine magazine. The Chicktastic story on page 24 – an interview with the ladies behind the Polka Designer Kids Wear range. And on page 105 – an interview Jenna Park  of Whimsy & Spice. A Brooklyn, New York, confectionery business.

Grab yourself a coffee or whatever else it is that relaxes you and read, read, and read some more . Enjoy yourself. I’m sure you will!

Take a look at Maeve here http://www.maevemagazine.com/home.asp


Jul 28 2010

published work

Image by Free-StockPhotos.com

As an aspiring freelance writer I’m embracing and am grateful for the opportunity to write for a variety of online magazines. Thank you to the editors who are providing me with the opportunity to develop, to learn and to grow as a writer.

Each of the online magazines I write for is quite different in terms of its readership. I’m a big fan of each of them!  Each is creating uniqueness in its publication.

You’ll find online magazines rapidly popping up all over the world wide web.  The world wide web is certainly an ocean of information. Information is so readily available to today’s tech savvy population.

Write to tell will be a place where I share my published work with you.

Televisions to soon outnumber people published at www.desktopmag.com.au


Jul 27 2010

what will write to tell offer readers?

I have enjoyed the time spent brainstorming, planning and cementing in my mind how write to tell will evolve. What will write to tell actually be about I have pondered at length? What will write to tell offer its readers?

Now is an exciting time for me, creating something new from scratch, building from the foundations. There are many unknowns for me at this time, lessons to be learnt, mistakes I’ll no doubt make and success and celebrations in the distant  future.

Having a very clear picture of what write to tell will be about is essential. I know this clear picture will help me develop each and every aspect of this site. From writing content, to finding readers to networking, the big picture needs to be crystal clear in my mind. And it is.

I’ve read a lot around the belief that developing a blog needs to be centred on fulfilling a need or solving a problem that people have. My vision for write to tell is a place that tells or rather shares with its readers thoughts, opinions, news and information. My vision doesn’t embrace the solving of a problem but it does fulfil a need in creating a place or a resource readers can go to for news, information and opinion.

Write to tell will be written from a number of different perspectives. As a mother, who is faced with daily joys and challenges.  As a social media and news enthusiast and as an aspiring freelance writer who is embarking upon unchartered waters pursuing a passion to write. I wear a number of different hats throughout my day, write to tell will reflect the various hats I wear.

I do hope there is a readership for write to tell,  particularly amongst the millions of  blog sites that one can google on the world wide web. Blogging has certainly become a very popular online activity for so many across the globe.


Jul 22 2010

starting to blog!

Well here I am, in my late thirties, starting to blog!

This idea has long  floated around in my head. This idea has stayed with me. So on this cold Winter’s day in Melbourne I begin this new and somewhat exciting  journey. I have no expectations. What counts for me today is I’m getting started. As they say at Nike. Just do it!

These are unchartered waters for me. The map I’m holding isn’t showing me a destination. I’m simply stepping out cautiously at first to discover what so many have found before me. In some respects I’m a late starter. But that’s ok with me.

I love to write. Writing is my passion. Am I a good writer? That’s for you to decide.

Write to Tell will be a place for me as a social media and news enthusiast  to share my thoughts, my opinions, my words  and my experiences. And anything else I find of interest along the way.

Welcome! I look forward to sharing with you at Write to Tell.