I started this blog in 2011 when I was at home with two toddlers desperately seeking some inspiration. In the absence of finding anything local, Miss Rosanna was born.
Since then, I’ve developed a loyal following of readers interested in arts, culture, local events and people. I’ve found work, created an online community and become real-life friends with people I first met in the virtual world – things which I never expected when I created Miss Rosanna all those years ago.
In the intervening years, I started freelancing as a marketing consultant and copywriter for small businesses including Avant Card, The Light Factory Gallery (now Second Home Eltham) and Wendy’s Music. I am still friends with my clients today (and still work for some of them!).
I’ve also had the opportunity to write for The Weekly Review and speak at local events as well as work in a voluntary capacity with arts and culture organisations including the Banyule Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
Life has been rewarding and last year I started contracting part-time at La Trobe University handling the Bold Thinking Series of public lectures in their inaugural year – something which will continue this year in 2017 as the University celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
To this end, I thought that I would re-launch the Miss Rosanna blog to celebrate the new year, and a new journey ahead for me and for you, as my readers. I hope we can share lots of adventures together, which is one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place. There’s not a lot of point knowing things if those around you don’t benefit as well. I wish you love and light in 2017 – here’s to a new year and a new start for all of us.