Introduce Yourself Here To Other Bloggers And Grow Your Audience!

So I’d been thinking since I began 11 months ago about how I could help other bloggers grow their audience as quickly as I did. Y’all know how passionate I am about making a proper living from blogging already.

I started doing Blogging Tips and then I wanted to offer online events that could help boost folks’ audiences. I had quite a few in mind but a busy schedule and some tough periods put paid to getting them up and running last year. But now…here is the first! Feel free to use this post to say hi and introduce yourself to other bloggers. Add links to your books, your poems, your enterprises.

Promote Yourself!

Tell folks who you are and what you blog about so people will want to check you out. Also go say hi to others. It is all key to growing your audience.

Frankly I got tired of seeing talented, warm folk like Deborah (go check her out, she’s cool people – tell her I sent you!) trying to get their first audience members to trickle in (or seeing really good bloggers even just give up! 8-O )  And then I saw a good online friend OM was already doing something similar. Great stuff! You can never have enough busy platforms to leave your calling card and those multi-connections are how the internet helps build your reputation and drive traffic.


Have at it!   If you have a social network, share this post as each share shares YOUR story one more time!

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The Whitney Phenomenon

profile box pics pass 2I have seen The Whitney Phenomenon in so many cases. It was even my own story for about a millisecond before I snuffed that foolishness out.

Folks, allow me to plot out the scenario:

Successful woman meets unsuccessful or less successful man. She loves him regardless and he drags her down to his impotent level and destroys her because of his insecurities about being a man that is less successful than his partner…allegedly!

Let’s make this clear. I wasn’t in the bedroom with the aforementioned, but one could see an unmistakeable downward slide in the glamorous singer following her marriage. A definite dulling of that multi-platinum superstar shine as she tried to compensate for her partner by diminishing herself. It would be hard to believe that a little squashed partner ego wasn’t part of her issues as it would be almost inhuman for Houston’s phenomenal success not to impact those around her.

Oprah: “Was he jealous?

Pause…Looooong pause…Even longer pause.

Whitney: ‘He’s not gonna like this …but yes.’


A Star Is Born

In my case my friend/partner even admitted in an unedited outburst that this was what he was doing. He was actively sabotaging my career. ‘Everybody wants YOU right now! What about MEEEE?!!’ were the exact words raged at me one time.

It is the oft repeated story of a ‘A Star Is Born’ where we can see that just sometimes the man actually loves his lady, but he just can’t kick his underlying jealousy enough to act graciously and humbly step back into the shadows as her silent, stoic support, (you know, the role women play most of the time) and instead precipitates her downfall.

It was so strikingly obvious, even captured horribly ‘live’ as it was happening on a reality show that I named this circumstance ‘The Whitney Phenomenon.’

Has The Whitney Phenomenon happened to you, or (cough!) someone you know? You don’t have to be in showbiz to have a partner, male or female, stifle your dreams, freedom and potential from sheer jealousy.

Have you found yourself beaten into a shadow of your former energetic, brilliant self by someone who subtly undermines you at every turn? ‘Oh you’re wearing THAT today?…What’s wrong with it?….Oh, nothing.’

Like I say, I jettison this kind of nonsense behaviour pronto like it was a bomb on a row boat, but what say you?


Is The Whitney Phenomenon real or imaginary? Justified, unjustified?

If you saw this happening to your son, daughter or friend, what could you say to them that would make them listen?

Houston was her own woman and her downfall was ultimately her own doing, but there were many people in the Houston camp and in the ‘biz’ whose jaws swung wide open on hearing that she was marrying Brown in the first place, presumably because of the reputation he had studiously built for himself. The negativity only strengthened her determination to stay with him as seems to always be the case in these relationships.

What magic words could you offer to someone…or even yourself, to get a grip and move on, or is it in fact the brutal truth that actually there are none?

Meet Another Doodle Bug


Suraj Sirohi adds doodles to everyday pics just for shizz and giggles. Quite fun. Faves? I’m going for dog getting shaved, hypnotised dog having bone stolen and little piglets buffing tomatoes as that is indeed the reality of what happens to your tomatoes. Fact.

Update: Actually every time I look again I have a new favourite! The pineapple taking selfies, or the pencil being mutilated…sigh, can’t decide!

What are YOUR favorites?!

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Babies Who Look Like Their Dolls!

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This is more Smile Therapy than Laughter Therapy and these cuties and their dolls are at once both cute and scarey!3

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This lady was just strolling through supermarket when she found her daughter’s doppelganger on a shelf!


The hair! The cheeks! Cute.7 8 9 10 11 12

Wait…which one is the doll?!13

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Help! They literally are EVERYWHERE! I don’t catch their show but of course as a user of the internet and the receiver of an unexpected new TV at xmas they are hard to miss!

Imagine the scene! (Cue danger music!) It was Kim and I (her mother had clearly negotiated this arrangement and no other family members were present!) and we were running, (glamorously obviously) from something veeery scarey! – I’ve forgotten who or what it was – all I know is that whilst running the heck for our lives she kept changing her clothes! Can you believe this woman! She was wardrobe changing on the run!

Then something fell in the room and I woke up.

Clearly it was dream night and the second dream offering was the pooch stretching the old legs whilst purposely peeing generously all over the room, repeatedly!

Can you remember one of your weirdest or most unexpected dreams and do you have any explanation for them? Let us know, down below! <– Hey! I have new catchphrase! (But please cuss me from north to south if I EVER use it again.)

What say you??!!



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There was once a guy on a radio talk show who said that it was a tacit agreement between a man and a woman that if all you bring to the relationship is your blond hair, your giggle and your boobs, when those boobs start to go south of the border, the man is entitled to find someone else who matches his initial expectation.

In other words, if you offered nothing but your looks and boobage, whilst he offers a nice lifestyle via his earnings, when you let those looks go it’s fair game. You must accept imminent dumping to make way for a younger model. The contract is null and void as he is still providing the lifestyle that you are not willing to work for for yourself and yet you are not providing him with the same aesthetic he was attracted to in the first place.

The thinking being that if you are a woman with your own income, interests, hobbies, general independent standing and built-up experience and you bring all this to the table surely you have nothing to fear.

Also the thought process is, if you look for a life partner rather than a bank you also have nothing to fear…maybe.


What say you??!!

1. Misogynist pig!

2. Hey! Fella has a point!

Why Other People Are Getting Paid To Blog And You Are Not

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This five minute report, lays it out clearly why you could write about your interests to muted silence and someone else writes similarly but gets applause, feedback and a chunk of change.

Furthermore, great blogging is not just about earning. Over time with us you’ll get:

  • over 100 blog topic suggestions,
  • blog writing tips and how-to’s,
  • traffic building motivation
  • You’ll get hand holding through the ‘How To Do Its’ that you opt for
  • tutorials tailored around your individual weak spots.

You’ll get to acquire a deeper understanding of blogging and what you can achieve just by writing about what you do or love and it will all be connected here via The Journal the same as it is now….except of course, we’ll be holding back the Prime Beef  for those who have read this free mini report first to get them started on the right foot.

So let’s do this already!!

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Did You Know?

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It’s likely you have not seen giraffes like this because you won’t often catch giraffes sleeping. (Aside from me! :) ) giraffes have the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal, needing around 30 minutes a day. Until about the 1950’s researchers thought that they never slept at all.

Because of it’s slowness in lying down and getting up the giraffe as a prey animal has evolved to protect itself by reducing it’s need for catching zzzz’s. Beautiful, exotic and amazing huh?

Do we have any other ‘giraffes’ amongst us, or are you the full-bodied 8 hours type?

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