Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Why social media sucks for bloggers and content producers

Social media can seriously suck if you're a blogger or content producer. Why? Because it's not fun anymore.

Why social media sucks

When you're a blogger or content producer of any kind, social media can really suck. It's work and it's seriously unfun. It's supposed to be fun right? I think it was at one point, before it became a chore. I assume it's fun for the rest of humanity that don't spend their time creating content and curating on social media. Was it ever fun? I'm going to say yes, otherwise why would everyone use it so much? 

Why social media sucks for bloggers and content producers and what to do about it via www.KirstyGirl.com



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015


MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my online friends!

I had so many planned posts coming your way this holiday season but with so much work to do before the big day I'm afraid all my big plans for this little ol' blog have fallen through. But the good news is photos have been taken, projects have been completed and others are on their way to being completed so I will have a full Santa sack of new DIY projects and posts coming your way in the New Year.

So for now, I wish all a very happy holiday!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

How to Organise Your Bookshelf When You're a Decorator and Bibliophile

How to Organise Your Bookshelf When You're a Decorator and Bibliophile: save precious bookshelf space by arranging your books by colour

After ordering far too many new books recently and swapping the bedrooms in the house around, it was time to organise and arrange my books. There were a couple of problems with this. 

Bibliophile & Decorator Problems:

1. I have too many books to fit on the shelf
2. I actually want it to look pretty

Question: 

So how do you organise a bookshelf when you're a decorator and a bibliophile?

Answer: 

Organise by colour!


Group Books together and organise in colour to save on precious shelf space when you're a decorator and bibliophile


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

9 Reasons You Might be a Marketer

Everyone's a Marketer. 9 Reasons You're a Marketer and Writer. You Might be a Digital Marketer if...

Everyone's a Marketer. I'm a Marketer and you're a Marketer. At the start of the year I wrote a post on the top 25 Social Media Marketing Books to Read in 2015, among the list was Ann Handley's Everybody Writes. I interviewed Ann on How to Create Ridiculously Good Content, but the topic of the book got me thinking about what else we all do, namely marketing. As a Digital Marketer and Writer myself, I don't believe there's any job that has more direct competition, especially since a lot of that competition is happy to work for free!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Top 10 Ways to Make Money at Home Through Online Surveys

It's been a long time since I've had to supplement my income through participating in online surveys thankfully but if you're in a position where you have some free time and want to earn a little something then online survey's are a great way to make a quick buck and earn rewards in either cash or gift card form.

Top 10 Ways to Make Money at Home Through Online Surveys via Kirsty Girl


Here are my top 10 sites that will allow you to earn by participating in online marketing surveys and research. The sites you like most will be different depending on what you're looking to get out of it, whether you're after Coles, Woolworths or other grocery store gift cards to help pay for food week to week or gift cards to treat yourself at your favourite clothes shops or of course a little extra cash to help pay the bills. On many of the sites you can also choose to donate your points to charities. I also know many people that use the gift cards they earn at Christmas time to give as presents. Clever!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

10 Things to Take on a Kombi Holiday

A few years ago now Andi bought us a completely awesome Kombi bus which we occasionally use as a daily driver (we have a Volvo and motorcycle too) but mostly it's our getaway van. Not a Bonnie & Clyde style getaway van of course but a "let's leave the world behind" kind of holiday van. Oh I should also probably tell you that she isn't just called Kombi or van or anything, her name is Wanda, because you can wander around in her.



If you're a Kombi lover like us or are thinking about getting a camper of some sort then this list should help you decide what to take on your trip. There will be a whole bunch of generic 'what to take on your holiday' type articles out there and while this list will cover some of the basics, when you're planning a driving holiday in the middle of the Australian bush you need to cover more than just the basics.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Art of Social Media - Interview with Guy Kawasaki

I've just finished up an interview on The Art of Social Media with legendary former Chief Evangelist for Apple, Guy Kawasaki. We talk all things social media, content creation and marketing.

I hope you'll go and have a read. Be sure to tell me what you learnt!

-Kirsty