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Blogging for Beginners

Got something to say, but not sure how to go about it? Blogging connects you with a global audience, and we'll show you how to make the most of it.

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How to Get More Blog Readers

Go from zero (comments) to hero with our techniques to increase your blog readership. Attract an active audience to your digital soapbox today!

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Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.


The Business of Freelancing

If you're keen to get started as a freelance writer, but you're not sure about the nuts and bolts of it all, this course is for you!

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Best Australian Blogs: Finalists 2014

2014 Finalists

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists of the Best Australian Blogs Competition 2014. The competition was dominated by talented bloggers who inspired us with their stories, ideas and, most of all, their writing.

Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to the finalists!

Scroll down to check out these talented folk, and if you’re feeling inspired to create your own blog (but aren’t sure where to begin), our popular online course Blogging for Beginners is just what you need!

Lifestyle/Hobby finalists

The Plant HunterThe Planthunter
Georgina Reid, NSW

Hiking FiascoHiking Fiasco
Mr Hiking Fiasco, VIC

bab14-centralstationCentral Station
Steph Coombes, WA

bab14-styleshespokeStyle She Spoke
Style She Spoke, VIC

bab14-timetravelturtleTime Travel Turtle
Michael Turtle, NSW

Commentary finalists

The flying phdThe Flying PhD
Andrew Weatherall, NSW

Titus oreilyTitus O’Reily
Titus O’Reily, VIC

The shovelThe Shovel
The Shovel, VIC

The koori womanThe Koori Woman
The Koori Woman, NSW

TV TonightTV Tonight
David Knox, VIC

Food finalists

Hungry AustralianThe Hungry Australian
Christina Soong, SA

Tucker, VIC

120 dollars food challengeThe $120 Food Challenge
Sandra Reynolds, VIC

Ell, QLD

ChewtownChew Town
Amanda Michetti, NSW

Personal and Parenting finalists

Anna Spargo RyanAnna Spargo-Ryan
Anna Spargo-Ryan, VIC

Big words blogbigwords
Bianca Wordley, SA

that space in betweenthat space in between
Sarah Wayland, NSW

Kirsty Rice online4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle
Kirsty Rice, SA

Carly FindlayCarly Findlay
Carly Findlay, VIC

Business finalists

SwishdesignSwish Design Blog
Kelly Exeter, WA

CopywritemattersThe Copy Detective
The Copy Detective, VIC

Socially SortedSocially Sorted
Donna Moritz, QLD

Michael HansonMichael Hanson
Michael Hanson, QLD

Blue wire mediaBluewire Media
Adam Franklin, NSW

Rebekah CampbellThe tech startup
Rebekah Campbell, NSW

Words and Writing finalists

bab14-fictionersFictioner’s Net
Nick Hudson, NSW

Denise MooneyOn Writing, Publishing & Freelancing
Denise Mooney, VIC

Book to the futureBook to the Future
Michelle McLaren, NSW

Lee KofmanThe Writing Life
Lee Kofman, VIC

Andrew Hutchinsontwenty six
Andrew Hutchinson, VIC

Feeling inspired to create your own blog? Check out our popular online course Blogging for Beginners!