Identity Crisis: What Is A Blogger?

"And this is Tara, she’s...A BLOGGER.” My introduction within our small group came as a bit of a shock. I’ve been described as many things in my time but these days I usually go by “freelance journalist” and while I am obviously a blogger (it says so in my Twitter profile) am I A BLOGGER? … Continue reading Identity Crisis: What Is A Blogger?

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How I deal with writer’s block – five tips for bloggers.

It always seems to arrive at the worst time - usually when I'm on deadline and really need to just Get.It.Done. Whether it's caused by stress, an unfamiliar topic or lack of inspiration, writer's block rears its head every once in a while but after nearly 20 years of working for various newspapers, I have a … Continue reading How I deal with writer’s block – five tips for bloggers.

Farewell to a “legend” of the newsroom.

"Alright sexy?" probably isn't the way most employers would greet their (male and female) employees but then Paul Durrant, Duzza, wasn't what you might call a typical boss. Even though we knew it was coming, his death on Wednesday, aged 63, sent a shockwave far and wide. The same sentiments - "legend", "one of a kind", "exceptional journalist" … Continue reading Farewell to a “legend” of the newsroom.