ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Waiting for the Broken Hill report

Line of Lode with Miner's Memorial (L) and Broken Earth Complex (R)
I mentioned in my last post of 18 April that I had some friends - Jane and Richard - heading up to Broken Hill. Their red dust covered vehicle has been spotted once again back in Melbourne.

So now I wait to bombard them with questions about what their impressions were of the Hill. A text suggested the trip was going really well.

I had hoped to report today on some of their favourite things from their road trip, but my life's been hectic so there's been no chance to catch Jane or Richard ... yet.

So stay tuned. I'm super keen to hear their stories. It will be fascinating, at least for me, and hopefully for you too dear readers, to hear a different perspective about Broken Hill.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Saturday 18 April 2015

Some Melbourne friends are visiting Broken Hill this week!

Kintore Mine Headframe, Broken Hill
Some of my Hawthorn/Melbourne friends are visiting Broken Hill in the next week, so if you happen to meet J and R, I'm sure you'll make them very welcome.

At my recommendation, they're staying at The Palace Hotel.

I've also made lots of recommendations of things to do, so I hope they'll be able to fit everything in. I still haven't been able to do all of the big tourist attractions. Next time perhaps?

They're travelling via Mildura and Mungo National Park, although I hear recent rains could make that leg of their trip a bit tricky? I hope not. Anyhow, they have a four wheel drive. R remarked that if they road was closed, they might end up spending more time in #BrokenHill.

Wishing you a fantastic trip J and R.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Lessons I've learned from ilovebrokenhill.com

It's the 8th of April today which means it's time for me to write a blog post on www.ilovebrokenhill.com .

What do I mean by that? When I began my blog www.ilovebrokenhill.com blog on 8 December 2011, I made a mental note that I would publish on the 8th, 18th and 28th day of each month, plus one other day, so I would average roughly one post per week.

So today, rather than write about Broken Hill itself, I'll give a tip for would be bloggers.

For me, having this self imposed 'schedule' has helped me keep my commitment to post on the days of the month I just mentioned, ever since I began the blog.

There has been only one day I've missed the date, I posted an hour and a thirteen minutes after 18 November 2012, i.e. 1.13am on the 19th instead. In that instance, I was working on a submission for some work in Broken Hill which had a deadline of the 18th at 11.59 pm, so as I was focused on that, I missed my arbitrary deadline. I still posted, just a little late, in the early hours of the following morning. (Scheduling posts in advance is another handy tip, especially if you know you'll be busy etc... on a nominated/designated publishing date).

Me at my desk in blogging mode
So I think it has simply been a matter of pride that I've wanted to stick to the commitment I made to myself from the very beginning of www.ilovebrokenhill.com.

Therefore, if you're a blogger and are having writer's block etc..., maybe make an agreement with yourself like I did. It might just help.

Oh, and my other tip today is, be passionate about your subject. I think that's the other, and equally important reason I have been able to keep writing about Broken Hill.

And, given Broken Hill's recent National Heritage City listing, which was announced on 20 January 2015, when #BrokenHill became Australia's first city to have such an honour, I'm obviously not the only person who loves Broken Hill.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Sunday 5 April 2015

Happy Easter 2015 Broken Hill!

Wishing everyone in Broken Hill, Melbourne and everywhere else in the world -

happiness and peace on this
Easter Sunday 5 April 2015.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Saturday 4 April 2015

Chag Pesach Sameach - Happy Passover Holiday 2015

Passover (Pesach) 2015 runs from -

sunset Friday 3 April until sunset Saturday 11 April

So in the midst of the first day of Passover, I wish all readers of the Jewish faith, whether they be in Broken Hill, Israel or anywhere else in the world -

Chag Pesach Sameach (Happy Passover Holiday) #chagsameach

Cheers, Jane Deany