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With thanks to Twentieth Century Fox, Nuffnang is hosting an exclusive advanced screening in Melbourne of the animated comedy THE BOOK OF LIFE. This film is sure to be a favourite for audiences of all ages and we can’t wait to share it with you. Keep reading to find out how to claim your tickets!

Book of Life Movie Nuffnang screening

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears in order to be reunited with his lifelong love, Maria. Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, THE BOOK OF LIFE is a vibrant, engaging comedy that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Watch the movie trailer:

THE BOOK OF LIFE will be in cinemas from 30 March, but as a Nuffnang blogger you and your family are invited to come see it first! Nuffnang’s advanced 3D screening will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 21 March.

To secure tickets for you and up to three guests, please register your interest via the form below no later than 9pm AEDT Monday 16 March. We’ll be in touch on the 17th to let you know if you’ve got tickets coming your way.

>> More details and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/NNBookofLife

Note: If for any reason you have trouble opening the RSVP page via the link above, please copy-paste the URL into your browser.

We look forward to seeing you there! #NNBookofLife

Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

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Reflecting back on blogging “way back when”, a lot has changed!  It’s 2015 now, and blogging is bigger than ever in Australia. To help you take your blogging game to the next level, we’re giving away eight Better Blogging Essentials Packs – worth over $1,200 each! Keep reading to find out how you can win for your blog.

Nuffnang has just turned 8 years old, and it wouldn’t be a celebration without all of you! With over 8,000 bloggers in our Australian community, a million bloggers worldwide, and an infinite number of stories, we raise our glasses to you, the blogger. Please join us in celebrating the long-lasting bond of the blogging community! Hear hear

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While we could have had you all ’round to our office for a toast, an online celebration in the space that we all work and play in seemed better suited. So to all the Aussie bloggers out there, we want to hear about your journey as a blogger. Not every blog kicks off at expert level! And some “first ever” posts may be a little embarrassing if you’ve grown a lot since then. Would you believe even Nuffnang got its start from a Pussycat Dolls concert in the UK where our co-founders first met? (True story!)

This year, we’ve got Better Blogging Essentials Packs — worth over $1,200 each! — for eight lucky bloggers.

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Included in the Better Blogging Essentials Pack are:

FBInfluence: FBInfluence is the #1 Facebook marketing training program. Over 20,000 people trust FBInfluence as their go-to source for FB Marketing training. With step-by-step video modules and an interactive forum for all your questions, FBInfluence is the ultimate resource for any blogger wanting to leverage Facebook to drive targeted traffic to their blogs. You’ll win a training membership, valued at $137, granting you online training course and forum access.

Canva: Canva makes it simple to create beautiful blog graphics, social media materials and marketing materials to promote your blog. You’ll win $100 Canva credit to purchase stunning stock photography, layouts and graphics to use in your designs.

oDesk: Get the expert help you’ve always wanted for your blog! Anything you can do on a computer—from graphic design to software development—can be done on oDesk. You’ll win a $50 credit to be used toward any oDesk job posting. Whether you need a writer to help write the perfect bio or a full-fledged software development team to rebuild your blog, oDesk’s tools and talent can accommodate.

Authority Content: This DIY program by Melbourne SEO & Video is a 3 step system that you can follow to increase your conversions, traffic & authority positioning – using the present, product, promote framework.

Gleam: Gleam is a user friendly competitions platform loved by over over 30,000 brands and bloggers around the world. Get an exclusive 1 year full Pro subscription worth $390 with access to email provider sync, beautiful templates, custom landing pages, access to user data plus the ability to run photo contests with Gleam’s new Gallery app.

Video Traffic Academy: Start taking advantage of the power of video content! You’ll win one course membership enabling you to learn easy and effective ways of creating videos, leveraging all parts of a video to boost your Google rankings, and drive massive traffic to your blog.

To enter to win one of the Better Blogging Essentials Packs, leave a comment below with the following:

1) A link to your very first blog post (don’t be shy!)
2) What’s one thing you’ve learned as a blogger since that first post?

Eight lucky winners will be chosen based on their answers. You’ve got until 5pm AEDT Tuesday, 10 March to enter.

Know someone who might like to win a Better Blogging Essentials Pack? Share this post and tag #Nuffnang8irthday

Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

Quick Poll: What device are you using to read this post?

If you’re like many Australians, you’re likely using a smartphone or tablet! As Aussies are spending more and more time using the web via handheld devices, how they share their content is changing too. In addition to our blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, Nuffnang AU is now also on Dayre!

Dayre (pronounced Day-ree) is a new social media platform for blogging on the go.

NuffnangAU on Dayre

Dayre is an app that allows you to blog from your mobile phone or tablet. Dayre is for busy people with more to say than 140 characters, or that a filtered photo will allow. It’s the perfect window behind-the-scenes for updates on the go, and now Nuffnang AU is sharing updates there too!

You have the option of 5 different types of content to mix and match into your posts: Text, Photo (with filter options!), Video, Stickers, or Location.

 

Chronicled day-by-day, Dayre is the next big thing in social and the easiest way to blog on the go. Be sure to follow @Nuffnangau on Dayre to see behind-the-scenes of blogger events and campaigns, as well as our usual team antics of course!

All the staff from Team Nuffnang have been having heaps of fun with Dayre already, so be sure to follow along! Leave a comment below with your Dayre handle so we can follow you too!

Don’t forget to subscribe and be in the know of our latest news at FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, Instagram and… now DAYRE!

Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

This post is part of the Student Blog Series, a feature by Nuffnang interns
Author: Leigh Boag Swinburne University

With Movember underway at the moment it’s a great time to bring awareness to the often ignored issues of men’s health. I thought it would be great opportunity to also bring attention to some of our Aussie Men who are getting it done in the blogosphere. So, in no particular order here is my Top 5 Aussie Male Bloggers.

1. Man of Many

Frank Arthur and Scott Purcell Co-Founders of manofmany.com

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To think just after a single night and a few beers later they have created a blog that caters for so many men in a showcase of content. Man of Many cover all the bases from exciting and unique brands in fashion and all the current trends in design and tech. Personal favourite blogs are in the Entertainment Category, covering some cool content from awesome coffee book collections to everything cars. These boys are getting it done in the blogosphere, and gaining the credit they deserve. The guys were fortunate with a big win in the pedestrian.tv Blogster Awards, taking home the prize for best blogger in the Tech, Media & Design category. We can expect they will be gaining a lot of traffic their way.

2. I Dig Your Sole Man

Lester Jones Creator and Owner at idigyoursoleman.com

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If you love your kicks or just have a massive shoe fetish, I Dig Your Sole Man has got it covered. IDYSM is a blog filled with interesting articles and photography on all things street and sneaker culture. If you love your shoe culture, the ‘In Their Shoes’ blog category is a personal favourite showcasing a written word interview series with interesting, influential and intriguing influencers from around the world.  From sneaker events to the latest releases on all things shoes, Lester is your man bringing it to the ever growing Australian sneakerhead community.

3. Mr Volpato

Marco Volpato Founder & Editor In Chief at mrvolpato.com

MrVolpato

Mr Volpato is the blog that is all things sheer sophistication for the modern man. Marco writes a witty and light hearted site that is filled with a great variety of content.  From all things style and grooming, to life’s little pleasures and the ladies, there is something that will keep you coming back for more. The ‘Life’ content category is a great read, showcasing some awesome new tunes to the positive posts telling you to chase you dreams. Mr Volpato is a blog full of positivity and pure class.

4. Wayward Son

Gian Reyes Managing Editor at waywardson.com.au

WaywardSon

Gian Only Launched waywardson.com in August this year but is already seeing a huge amount of interest from its readers and it’s not hard to see why. This lifestyle blog is jam-packed full of content ranging from fashion, bars, restaurants, health, travel to entertainment and the ladies. Gian’s Health blog is one that is both practical and insightful along with his very handy travel tips for the common man. Wayward Son has experienced huge exposure and in such a short period of time, Gian deserves a pat on the back for his efforts.

5. SMF (Sydney Me­­­­n’s Fashion)

Elias El-Indari Founder and Editor at (Sydney Men’s Fashion) smf-blog.com

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Elias originated in Sydney but his talents have taken him all over the globe, where he still blogs the current trends whilst always being impeccably dressed.  Amongst his style blogs he contributes greatly to travel and luxury wheels, where you will become envious of his current lifestyle.  His blog also contributes to the latest in tech news and addresses something for the ladies too. If you are inspired by all things high-end and you want to be in the know then smf-blog.com is the site for you.

 

So what are your thoughts? What Aussie Male Bloggers do you think deserve a mention?

 

Intern
Nuffnang Community Team

Dubai is the land of dreams: the tallest buildings, the best shopping, the perfect playground for adventure. With hundreds of world-class restaurants and stylish bars and clubs to choose from, Dubai is a city where gastronomy and nightlife thrive. It’s a city of rich in culture, home to over 200 nationalities with prided Arabian roots.

Nuffnang Bloggerati are heading to the Middle East this December in partnership with Dubai Tourism on Australia’s largest international social tourism campaign, and you could be coming along! Now you have the chance to win the trip of your dreams with Nuffnang bloggers and Dubai Tourism! Keep reading to find out how.

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Share your Dubai Dreams and you could win the ultimate trip for two to Dubai this December! The prize package includes return airfare from your nearest capital city, luxurious hotel accommodation, and activities to experience Dubai like none other. You and a travel companion will join Nuffnang Bloggerati on the trip of your dreams!

To win, simply answer the question: “What do you dream of in Dubai?” via a social media post with the hashtags #NNDubaiDreams and #MyDubai.  Your answer can be text, photo, video… Get creative! The best post as determined by our panel of judges wins.

* Social media posts must be publicly visible and include both #NNDubaiDreams and #mydubai hashtags to be eligible
* Entry is open to residents of Australia with a valid passport
* Winner must be available to travel December 3 – 12, 2014

Get inspired with Dubai Tourism and start sharing your Dubai Dreams to win!

 

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Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

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TOP AUSSIE BLOGGER TALENT JETSET TO DUBAI

Australia’s top talent bloggers will this week embark on Australia’s largest international social tourism campaign, partnering with the Dubai Tourism Australia & New Zealand Office to capture the excitement and diversity of Dubai.

Australia’s largest blogging community Nuffnang is partnering with Dubai Tourism to send its talent core, Bloggerati of 21 bloggers with seven staff to experience first-hand the rich culture Dubai has to offer.

The campaign forms a significant part of Dubai Tourism Australia & New Zealand Office’s Digital Strategy where 21 bloggers, two blog readers and Nuffnang staff will fly to Dubai in early December, in return receiving a reach close to 8 million.

Nuffnang’s Managing Director Felicity Grey says the idea to send Bloggerati talent to Dubai arrived when she first witnessed the diverse talent of the Nuffnang group upon accepting the role of Managing Director earlier this year.

“Bloggerati is the most diverse blogging talent group in the country covering a variety of categories from food, travel fashion and lifestyle and interiors to health and fitness, parenting and craft. Nuffnang’s Bloggerati is the only blogger talent group to cover it all, so Dubai with its kaleidoscope of attractions makes perfect sense for our group to showcase the breadth of activities available,” said Ms Grey.

“Dubai Tourism is delighted to partner with Nuffnang on their annual Bloggerati Getaway, to showcase Dubai’s diverse attractions and experiences to the various audiences that their top bloggers attract. The bloggers will be visiting Dubai’s iconic attractions as well as uncovering some of the unexpected experiences Dubai offers to our region,” said Director, Dubai Tourism – Australia and New Zealand, Julie King.

“The Dubai Blogger Getaway will be supported by our partners The Address Hotels & Resorts – Palace Downtown Dubai, The Address Downtown Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall, and Vida Downtown Dubai, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai and Shangri-La Hotel Dubai.”

The bloggers and social media influencers will be leveraging the #MyDubai initiative, created by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, with a request for residents and visitors to join him in sharing photos, videos and stories on social media and show their experiences of Dubai.

The intention is to celebrate the everyday lives of the people and communities of the Emirate and show the city that is beneath the landmarks, headlines and superlatives. The Australia #MyDubai initiative will provide the opportunity to showcase and uncover some of Dubai’s hidden gems and lesser-known highlights to the Australian market.

“This is the first time Australia has seen an international tourism board commit to an impressive Blogger Getaway of this size. Nuffnang is proud to be part of this industry-first and our bloggers are ecstatic to be working with Dubai,” said Ms Grey.

The 21 talent bloggers making the journey to Dubai include:

Food Porn, www.fdprn.com

Learning 4 Kids, www.learning4kids.net

Learn With Play At Home, www.learnwithplayathome.com

Inside Out Style Blog, www.insideoutstyleblog.com

My Poppet, www.mypoppet.com.au

Sharon the Make Up Artist, www.sharonthemakeupartist.com

Interiors Addict, www.theinteriorsaddict.com

Be A Fun Mum, www.beafunmum.com

Couturing, www.couturing.com

School Mum, www.schoolmum.net

Sesame Ellis, www.sesameellis.com

One Crafty Mumma, www.onecraftymumma.com

Life, Love and Hiccups, www.lifeloveandhiccups.blogspot.com

The House That AM Built, www.thehousethata-mbuilt.com

Move Fuel Love, www.movefuellove.com

Chloe’s Addiction, www.chloeting.com

Vintage Current, www.vintagecurrent.com.au

Melbourne Girl, www.melbournegirl.com.au

Esme & The Laneway, www.esmeandthelaneway.com

The Home Journal, www.thehome-journal.com

The Life Creative, www.thelifecreativeblog.com

One lucky blog reader and a friend also have the chance to share the Dubai experience with their favourite blogger, by entering to win a trip to Dubai with the blogging contingent. Details will be released via the travelling bloggers in the coming week.

Felicity Grey
Nuffnang Community Team

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