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.

Sunday 8 June 2014

www.ilovebrokenhill.com is two and a half today. Is it break time for Jane Deany?

Two and a half years ago on 8 December 2011, I began my first blog. It was important that it would be about something I was passionate about. It didn't take long for me to decide to write about Broken Hill.

Famous Broken Hill sculpture and me.
Another of my favourite photos.
What a journey it has been over that time. This is my 236'th post and there have been well over 60,000 visits to www.ilovebrokenhill.com in that time.

I've created matching social media accounts, and the blog has become more like a website, and has changed quite a bit in appearance.

Word spreads
I've been telling friends that I want to take a break from the blog, so as to sit back and decide whether or not I would continue posting, or not.

two and a half year anniversary

It's amazing that quite a few friends are surprised and are saying, "no, don't stop. It's part of you". That type of thing. That's making it even more difficult than it already is to be able to decide whether to continue with it or not.

I already have another art story to run for an important Broken Hill event later this month (Lifeline's annual art exhibition). So this (probably) won't actually be the last post, but it will be a time where I stop and take stock. I won't get the local paper Barrier Daily Truth (on-line digital subscription) anymore.

It's funny that one of my newer friends has already sent me two articles in the last week, which he felt I might be able to use as a basis for more stories.

As I found from the start, I never seem to have any trouble finding story ideas when the subject is Broken Hill.

Stay tuned.

Cheers, Jane Deany


  1. I love this website, and I love reading your thoughts about The Hill. Please continue posting in some way. Maybe monthly, maybe every few weeks or maybe just when you feel like it or see something of particular interest about the area.


  2. Hi Campbell,

    Thanks for your encouragement to continue. The more encouragement I get, the more likely I am to continue doing it.

    That's a good suggestion that you make re items. Strangely it seems hard to stop posting!

    I'm actually just listening to the ABC Broken Hill Outback Outlook show (they record & place on their website, the first half our i.e. 8.30-9am of the show each weekday). So you see, I'm not actually taking a proper break from it yet! ;-)

    Thanks again,

    Cheers, Jane