ANZ LitLovers LitBlog wins ‘words’ category in 2012 Best Australian Blogs comp

The winners of the 2012 Sydney Writers' Centre Best Australian Blogs competition have been announced. Once again this year I was the judge of the 'words' category. I also helped to choose the overall winner. The winner of the 'words' category is, happily, Lisa Hill's ANZ LitLovers LitBlog. If you've been reading Australian lit blogs for a … Continue reading ANZ LitLovers LitBlog wins ‘words’ category in 2012 Best Australian Blogs comp

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition: enter now

I was very happy to be asked to be the judge of the Words and Writing Category again this year in The Sydney Writers' Centre's Best Australian Blogs Comp. The category winner last year was Bothersome Words. You can check out the other 2011 shortlisted* blogs (from the Word category) in this post. The other categories for … Continue reading Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition: enter now

Embracing the medium: what makes a successful cultural blog?

The following article is a slightly amended version of the speech I gave during the Emerging Writers' Festival panel The Revolution Will Be Downloaded, May 2009. In my reading of cultural blogs (particularly literary blogs), and through a growing audience for LiteraryMinded, I have found that some recurring elements exist in blogs which could be deemed successful. My measure of … Continue reading Embracing the medium: what makes a successful cultural blog?