Introduce Yourself Here To Other Bloggers And Grow Your Audience!

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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.


This Post Is Yours!

Have at it!   If you have a social network, share this post as now you are on the list, each share spreads YOUR reach even further!

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The Best Selfies Ever!!!


I CANNOT be the only one who loves this. This is the only type of selfie I am prepared so far not to look on with withering contempt!:)

Allan Dixon has a habit of coaxing animals into a posing for selfies with him all around the world. Unlike the abysmal morons who have killed swans and dolphins trying to take pictures with them, Mr Dixon will wait however long it takes to gain their trust, from minutes to ass-numbing hours, sitting there waiting for them to come up to him!

Do you have any faves?

Mine keep changing!funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-10 funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-11

‘Wait..can we do another one? I had my eyes closed.’funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-12


Is this the happiest animal on the planet?funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-16

‘Laters!’funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-18 funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-19


Is THIS the happiest animal on the planet?funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-23

‘Hey! This is MY thing!’funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-261

You snooze, you lose Pal.selfie-master-dr-dolittle-28

‘Stop that nonsense and give your ole Auntie a kiss!’selfie-master-dr-dolittle-29

‘Nessun Dorma! Nessun Dorma!’


The dog’s face though!😀quokka

You rang sir?kangaroo

Okay, THIS must be the happiest animal on the planet, no?funny-animal-selfies-allan-dixon-10 barman

‘And…and I says to the barman, that’s no lady sir…that’s my wife! Ha ha ha he he!’quockatine

‘I know I’m cute.’

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Is Having Children Or Not Having Children Selfish?

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You must have seen the online arguments amongst the ‘breeders’ versus the non breeders.

Always somewhere in the debate a ‘breeder’ – let’s use ‘parent’ – will pipe up with ‘how selfish not to have children. You people just think of yourselves and no one else!’

Fair enough. But is there meant to be something wrong with that? If you know yourself to be committed to other things – even if that IS your own ego, why give birth to a child that is not wanted? Surely…surely THAT would be selfish? Or am I missing the point?

I think it’s part of that dubious argument about humans dying out if everyone chooses to be ‘selfish’ and not to have children, even though humans are clearly not all choosing to be child free suddenly and simultaneously.

Then we have a planet teeming with abused and unwanted children – (a winning argument for non parents surely?) One could argue that adding yet more children to the world is egotistical rather than shepherding one of those lost lambs into your loving home instead. If we are thinking about the world and the planet and the suffering of millions of innocent children in need of care, could adding (lots) more be described as the more insular and selfish act?

Perhaps indeed no one is selfish and the variety of choice is all a beautiful thing, but that word SELFISH comes up EVERY time in these debates and I’ve always wanted to understand why it’s the go-to word predominantly used by those with children.



I’m an idiot.

Is having children or choosing not to have children the more selfish act?