Why People Share Your Posts


This blog post by CoSchedule is a real gem.

Every blogger should read it to understand the psychology behind why people share your social media posts.

Check it out.

Why People Share: The Psychology of Social Sharing

why people share


Three ways to attract more traffic to your blog


“How do I get more traffic to my blog?”

This is a common question bloggers ask.


Should bloggers disclose their sponsored posts?

Louis Vuitton

A Louis Vuitton ‘editorial’ post by blogger Nicole Warne has sparked controversy.


Online journalism

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Elaine Ford from ABC Online spoke to QUT Online Journalism students about online news.


Is the hit worth the cost?

By Elise Eyears and Simona Varga


Dancing Bean Espresso barista Meg has today increased coffee prices to be on par with campus competition.

Dancing Bean

Dancing Bean Espresso at QUT Kelvin Grove Campus.


5 tips for blogging like a pro

Do you want to blog like a pro?

Well listen up because you don’t become a pro by instinct. It takes time, research and some well-thought-out decisions.

Here’s my top 5 tips that’ll have you on the path to blogging like a pro.


Ariana Grande: the ‘diva’ with a ‘healthy ego’

A comparison of two online articles by Fairfax (Ariana Grande’s surreal life in the spotlight) and News Corp (Ariana Grande cancels Australian media photo shoots after issuing long list of demands) (more…)

1 reason why killer stats aren’t everything

Let me start by saying, seeing great stats from your content is great. Most people post on their blog because they want others to read, ‘tweet’, ‘share’ and ‘like’ their work. So of course, it is important to blog with your audience in mind.


But may I suggest that even above this, you should write for yourself.  

Write about your interests and write using your voice.

If you want your content to standout from the sea of sameness, be your unique self. By being consistent to who you are, your followers will get to know you and they will respect you too.

Of course it’s important to know who your followers are, what they like and what they will read. But by keeping your posts true to who you are, people will follow you for your unique content and they will keep coming back for more. So, you don’t have to be chained to the stats. The ball is in your court.


What do you think is now important when blogging?

Read my related post ‘How often should you blog?’.


Live blogging

In today’s lecture Brisbane Times Reporter Natalie Bocheski (@girlclumsy) spoke to QUT students about how to live blog.

Here is a recap with some of the top tweets.

4 reasons you should use social media to study

I would like to propose a new way to study.

As I was sitting in my Online Journalism lecture today and tweeting using the hashtag #qutoj1, I thought to myself… why am I taking lecture notes in my laptop or on paper? The information is recorded in front of me in real time!

A great way to compliment this is to revise and record my notes in a blog post.


1. It’s fun and easy to use.

2. I can access my notes online from anywhere

3. I can signpost relevant tweets and thoughts from my peers and lecturers.

4. It’s interactive and creates conversation; I can share my posts and learn from other people too.

What do you think about this? Do you tweet or blog your lecture notes?

Keep a watch out for my next blog post, where I will use this study blogging technique!