My First Year As A Blogger

I Made It!

My first post to “My Other Blog” was on 30 May 2013. It was about a month after I wrote my first post for Dolls, Dolls, Dolls. I’d decided that I wanted my doll blog to be exclusively about dolls but I was feeling the urge to write about other stuff so “My Other Blog” was born.

200 Likes April 2014
1 Year of My Other Blog May 2014
100 Posts,March 2014

It’s undergone a few changes in twelve months as I’ve experimented with different themes and I recently decided that although I will write about whatever I feel like writing about I will focus more on featuring photos and articles about Tasmania. I love living here, I think it is a beautiful state and I enjoy sharing photos of places I’ve been. It’s not quite a travel blog but when I visit a gallery, museum or event I try to give the practical details of what there is to do as well as my personal opinion.

This blog is still a place where I can sound off about the things that annoy me and as I get older there seem to be more of them so I guess I’m becoming a grumpy old lady! It’s also become a place where I can sometimes reminisce about things I’ve done and talk about my daily life, my home, family and pets.

Sometimes I have lots of ideas for posts, some of them don’t make it past draft stage because I get hung up with checking the facts or because I just can’t get the words to flow the way I want them to.  Other times I go a week without really writing anything at all. That’s something that I have to work on.

I’m not always sure if anyone has read what I have written but I know some people do so to those people thank you for taking the time. I hope I’ve entertained you for a few minutes. Here is a sample of some of the things I’ve posted about in the past year.

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. Glad to see that you are reaching milestones!
    Many people who start blogs post once or twice and that’s it .You seem to have cottoned on to the most important thing about our craft and that is to post regularly and often.


      • That is a good goal I have slipped a bit on doing that myself but I do seem to manage two or three times a week. I will say that you are already onto the right formula of having light and shade in your postings.Its very easy when you write about politics (no matter which way you swing) to just rant post after post and that soon becomes dull That is why its nice to have the lighter pieces, the human interest, the “why I live where I live ” stuff as well.


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