Carly Jacobs and Smaggle

Where Did Smaggle Come From? You Need to Know This!

Podcast Episode 24 – Interview featuring Carly Jacobs – Life Hacker!


Aussie Bloggers Podcast Carly Jacobs

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird.

She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. She’s the co-founder of of blog school Little Blog Big and co-host of podcasts Straight & Curly (for life improvement junkies) and Sweet Teen Club (for those of us who can’t leave the 90s behind).

Hoop earrings are totally her thing, Benedict Cumberbatch is her Beyonce and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.

So if you’re wanting to be a blogging sensation like Carly, head over to the Aussie Bloggers Podcast show and listen to our interview with her and find out all her saucy secrets on how to make it as a blogger today!

In this episode, you learn:

  • What made Carly begin blogging 9 years ago
  • How to make a living blogging
  • Why you should begin with an Agency to build your brand and Monetise
  • Carly’s next big step
  • How Carly became ‘Blog Wife Besties’ with Christina Butcher
  • How to work with a partner in the blogging world
  • Where the name “Smaggle” came from


Subscribe and listen to this episode for free in iTunes today.

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Daddies Can Blog Too! Just Ask the Dadinator!

From Tree Changer to the Dadinator: Daddy Blogger Extraordinaire – And How You Can Do it Too!

Podcast Episode 14 – Interview featuring Seamus Curtain-Magee – The Dadinator

Seamus works as a relief teacher in rural Victoria, Australia. He was born and bred in Melbourne Australia and last year a job came up for him to go teaching in a town called Maryborough. He and his wife and family moved to a nearby town called Castlemaine, where they now live.

This is how Seamus describes himself:

“I don’t know how to parent or be a father. So far I have made it up as I bumbled along and I seem to haveDadinator Aussie Bloggers Podcast survived. So has The Lad (my son) and The Lass (my daughter), so I’ve got some fundamentals right it would seem. I do know that I love them both and that I love being their dad. Hopefully that’s a couple of steps in the right direction.

We also have 2 cats, four chickens a peach tree and an olive tree. We hope to get more of all these things one day with dreams of a fruit orchard, veggie patches and a degree of self-sufficiency you don’t get in the city.

We also try to treat the earth right. We are into solar power, composting, recycling, cloth nappies and energy saving everything.

I am a geek of many varieties. I’m an ancient history geek, with a background in Latin and Ancient Greek. Those subjects got me far in the world, let me tell you… I am also a Star Trek tragic, what can I say?”

Want to hear more from Seamus and his world of Dadinating? Head over to the Aussie Bloggers Podcast show and listen to our interview with Seamus, the famous Daddy Blogger determined to Dadinate the world!

In this episode, you find out:

  • Why daddy bloggers should not only write but read as well
  • How he became a tree changer and eventually the Dadinator
  • What inspired him to become a daddy blogger
  • The Daddy stories that make him so popular
  • Why people can relate to him as a Daddy Blogger
  • Why you should be a father before a blogger
  • Why being master of the house can be unhealthy
  • The importance of men to share their blogs, emotions and thoughts
  • How the use of Blab can be a powerful medium for men to share
  • Where the Dadinator shares his own stories and messages on DAS (Depression, Anxiety and Stress)
  • What it means to be a chaotic writer
  • Why it’s okay not to schedule your writing
  • How the Dedicator found the 1950’s man in himself

Subscribe and listen to this episode for free in iTunes today.

FINAL WORDS FROM SEAMUS and his 3 Key Takeaways From This Episode:

  1. Dads and their Stories – Why it’s important for Dad’s to tell them. In particular, I’m thinking of the generation of modern dads who put fatherhood and actively caring for their kids up on their list of life priorities. Some fathers, like me, had a dad who was all about working hard and providing. Today I think there are a lot of men who want to do it differently.
  2. Men, feelings and mental health – Men are more likely to suffer a mental illness, more likely to commit suicide and more likely to die sooner than women. Part of this is because men are traditionally emotionally closed off, afraid of being, or being seen to be “Weak”. I try hard to put my emmotions out there, both in my blogging and in my parenting.
  3. How I Write – Which is in a chaotic way.  And that’s okay! 🙂


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Linda Reed-Enever shares her Blogging and Business insights

Linda Reed-Enever and her Insightful Interview

Linda Reed-Enever talks with Tan and Amanda about how something so simple, resonated so well, and received over 100 views in the first hour… (Listen for free to the interview via iTunes)

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Podcast Episode Interview Featuring Linda Reed-Enever 

Linda is a PR Marketing coach and calls herselfThe Go to Girl .

In our Interview with Linda Reed-Enever she shares :

  • A brief history of how she flipped from becoming a teacher to PR
  • How Family Capers became a reality
  • Advise about blogging – Just do it! If you don’t write, no one will read it.
  • Write about topics your audience wants to hear
  • Popular post on Business, Business, Business was around saying “No”
  • As a boss or blogger, saying no goes with the responsibility and success
  • Why planning your blog or business is really important for success
  • As a blogger, never think that you are not good enough
  • Linda Reed-Enever and her process with writing her blogs involves wine and travelling
  • Why being authentic and just being “YOU” is extremely important as a blogger
  • Profitability when starting out in business or blogging is always tough just persist
  • Family Capers taught her about coding, writing, freelancers and much more
  • Asking the right questions and getting the right support is important as a blogger
  • If a business takes 3 years, a blog will take 12 months or more before becoming successful
  • At 3 months you are only just discovering yourself as a blogger and what you like to write about
  • Treat your blog like you would a job, just keep doing it and persist
  • 2016 plans to expand Business, Business, Business; create courses and much more …..

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