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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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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I am the enthused editor of the lifestyle, culture, art and interiors magazine The Home Style Directory. This journal is a smorgasbord of things that fascinate my tiny brain! Home, life, culture, business, blogging, art, people. I was enlightened about the sexiness of wp by Michael a fellow staff member. So now I come to conquer!!…Or indeed play conkers, whichever is most viable.


I’m a stickler. I usually get there!


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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!

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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Striking Design

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It always amazes me that when you think that they have probably done all they can with design in certain areas, someone always flips the script and says, ‘Hey! What if we…?’

Ellinor Ericsson an upcoming designer hailing from Sweden has done that with seating and her tactile giant cross stitch furniture. It’s conversation piece furniture for sure. Cool huh?

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News Just In!

Lenny Kravitz...Oh my! 8-O


If you haven’t heard, (or seen!)  Lenny Kravitz’ audience got a little more than it said on the ticket when his leather pants split in Stockholm.


Quick-Fire Quizz:

If this happened to you and pics of your vitals were being passed around like prohibition oxygen pellets on the moon, how would you recover with style and panache – or would you just run and hide for the rest of the year?

Can’t help thinking Lenny should have let us source 4 him! #penisgate   http://bit.ly/1Ip4DXY

D’You Get It Now?

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A year on from the very high profile death of Robin Williams do folks get that depression isn’t sadness yet?

Do they get that it doesn’t happen because you broke up with the boyfriend and feel like an evening crying over rom coms and eating ice-cream?

Do they get that it is a period of such numbness, self loathing and hatred that if people could read your mind they would have you committed?

Do they get that for the depressed it’s almost a tangible pain that you can feel and yet you can’t grab it and put it in the bin?

Do they get that it’s not selfish… It’s depression?

Do they get that it can affect you whether you are on TV, have lots of money, lots of friends, a nice home or you are broke and homeless?

Do they get that telling jokes won’t get rid of it?

Do they get yet that when you say ‘Just leave me alone for a bit,’  depressed folks mean it?

Do they get it that not everybody who has depression behaves exactly the same as everyone else?

Do they get that saying ‘I don’t understand why he / she did it. They looked fine yesterday,’  is meaningless. It’s not about how you look. Most depressives are fine actors.

Do they get that just because in the 1950’s folks just ‘rolled up their sleeves and got on with it’ doesn’t mean depression did not exist and people did not suffer undiagnosed and in silence?

Do those same folks get that whilst it’s their prerogative, it’s quite ignorant to comment on something they do not understand and have never experienced? And that they might equally consider commenting sagely about what it is like to live on Jupiter?

Do doctors get that when you are being treated for depression, sometimes you are going to miss sessions because…and I’ll say this slowly, well, um…YOU…HAVE…DEPRESSION?

Do people get that it can be triggered by something serious, something irrelevant or absolutely nothing at all?

Do they get that the brain / mind is just another organ and that even if you can’t see it it can still malfunction just like an arm, or tonsils and need treatment? In fact why do we accept that a hidden organ like the heart can malfunction but people still get antsy and weird if the brain does?

Do partners, relatives and friends with a depressive in their midst get that it’s not about them, it’s not against them and they should stop adding their own attention seeking drama to the mix yet?

Do governments intend to keep sending mental illness patients to the back of the queue, shoving pills down their throats as a cure-all remedy and pretending by and large that they don’t exist?


One year on, what has been YOUR experience? Anything changed?