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11th October 2018

I meant to post yesterday, but the internet got the better of me. So this is maybe two posts in one.

But first, last week’s writing prompt round up.

If you’re new around here, I’ve been posting weekly writing prompts for a few weeks now, and every week I link to other people’s posts on the prompt.

Last week the prompt was Puzzle, and we’ve had some thinkers!

There’s Ritu on the importance of reading and puzzles with kids.

Deb’s list of 10 puzzling things.

Anindya’s mysteries of the human brain.

Carol’s short story Unsolved

Susanne’s thoughts on team building exercises.

My response to the prompt was actually sparked last night, after an incident involving an emoticon and the internet kept me awake. Really. My words will be included in a longer post next week, or maybe sooner then that.

I’m um, further inspired by an article I read this morning to write even more, and do more with my words and this blog.

And yesterday kind of brought me to this week’s prompt which is: crossed wires.

If you have words on crossed wires, the roundup will happen on Thursday, October 18th. 

Family road trip to Edinburgh before that. We like those.

Moving on.

Now, the rest of this post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase through them, I’ll make a commission, at no extra cost to you. My disclaimer can be found here.

I mentioned before I couldn’t sleep last night.

One of the good things about being awake all night was I was able to continue to binge on this year’s Genius Blogger’s Toolkit.

If you hang out in my Facebook group or my email list, or anyone else’s lately, you might have heard about it.

I’m sensing some confusion from people. My Dad even visited this morning to ask about it.

ALL that for THAT price? he asked.

Well, yeah.

The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit Is:

41 eCourses,

15 eBooks,

9 printable packs & workbooks,

5 templates, 5 stock photo packs,


2 membership sites for the actually ridiculous price of $97.

The bargain price doesn’t mean the products are cheap, put together these 77 blogging gems are worth $5,867.88.

But did I mention it’s actually on sale for $97?

And there’s bonuses.

The GBTK happens once a year, like Christmas.

I bought my first one last year, but this year is brand new.

I had a blogging friend ask me what my favorite resources are this year, and I came up with this non-exhaustive list. Honestly, these are just a few.

Blogger to Author: Turn Your Content into a Book by Beth Brombosz 

Blogger to Author: Turn Your Content into a Book teaches bloggers and other content creators how to turn their content into a self-published book, walking them through planning, writing, promoting, and publishing their books.

No More Frantic: Time Management for Creative Peeps by Stephanie Capps Dyke 

In this e-book, you will learn some tried-and-true time management techniques that have set the most disorganized creative types on the track to organization and freedom from chaos.

How to Organise Your Blog Content by Elizabeth Harrin 

Feel like an organised blogging rockstar with templates, worksheets and processes to help you manage your blog content.

Conquer Your Business Analytics: A course for Creatives and Non-Techies by Jenn Zellers 

If you’re tired of missing out on opportunities for business growth, then you need the Conquer Your Business Analytics course!

Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers: Everything You’re Missing by Carly Campbell 

This affiliate marketing course focuses on creating conversions – in blog post AND in email. It’s one thing to put a bunch of links out there, and a while ‘nother thing to make money from ’em.

How To SMASH Affiliate Marketing as a UK Blogger by Emma Drew 

Success with affiliate marketing is more than just popping links into your blog post, or using advertiser banners; throughout this course I will teach you exactly what you need to do so that you can be successful with affiliate marketing.

Master Pinterest Keywords Tracking Spreadsheet & Training by Lena Gott 

When you use the Master Pinterest Keywords Tracking Template to monitor your Pinterest activity, you can build a massive Pinterest presence without spending a ton of time pinning! It includes a training video to help you get started.

Pinterest Hashtag Database and Printable Guide to Hashtags by Kimi Kinsey 

Instant Access to over 700 carefully researched Pinterest specific hashtags that will help your pins get seen and gain traction with the algorithm.

How To Work With Brands (& Make Money) by Jessica Festa 

In this 11-module e-course, you’ll learn step-by-step how to profitably work with brands while being your authentic self.

Irresistible Email: The Art of Attracting, Captivating, and Nurturing Your Tribe of Raving Fans by Ruth Soukup  

The Irresistible Email Course shows you how to use content marketing to both grow and nurture an email list in order to create a tribe of raving fans.

Exclusive ProBlogger Event Keynotes: The Best of 2011-2017 

The best keynotes from 7 years of ProBlogger Event featuring Jadah Sellner, Pat Flynn, Heather Armstrong, Brian Fanzo and Ruth Soukup amongst many others!

I could go on…there’s more.

There’s actually something for everyone, whether you’re just starting, or starting again.

Plus free bonuses which will help you put all of the knowledge from the bundle into practice.

But I don’t want you to get blogging overwhelm.

There’s something for that, too.

You can get cheat sheets for all 77 resources in the bundle, to put some speed on your learning and get to doing.

If you want to fly solo with The Genius Bloggers Toolkit it’s $97

With the cheat sheets it’s $147.

The toolkit is available til Monday, Oct. 10th.

Learn about the entire bundle, and get yours here.


EDIT: Happy 2019!

While the GBTK from Ultimate Bundles may be unavailable now, my groovy web hosts, Lyrical Host are offering a free January Go Getter Bundle to anyone buying a hosting plan.

Offer available til January 31st, and the January Go Getter Bundle includes:

17 exclusive commercial-use no attribution required stock photos (JPGs)

A digital & printable wordsearch with motivational words to take you

through the year

A five page “Big Goals, Small Goals” PDF worksheet set

A Google Sheets spreadsheet template for tracking collaborations

A single-page PDF of “Collaboration Ideas”

A single-page PDF called “15 Things To Do in 2019”

A beautiful hand lettered set of transparent calligraphy words. The

words are all mix and match and are as follows: Hello, Hey there, So

long, Farewell, January, February, March, April, May, June (the other

months will be released later in the year). They’re ideal for adding to

images or plain backgrounds for Instagram, creating banners, blog

post headers, or anything you like (other than sharing or selling as-

is). Supplied as both individual PNGs and a PSD.


The January Go Getter Bundle from Lyrical Host is free with any hosting plan until January 31st, and you can also use the code GIN10 at checkout for a discount on your hosting plan purchase.

I’m a Lyrical Host costumer as well as an affiliate, and you can read more about them here and also my first full year of blogging success with Lyrical Host over here.

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  • Reply johnrieber 11th October 2018 at 5:28 pm

    A bunch of great stuff here!

    • Reply Lorna 11th October 2018 at 5:32 pm

      That’s really not all, on all counts.

  • Reply CarolCooks2 11th October 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Bookmarked to read later some great stugff thanks for putting it all together, Lorna 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 11th October 2018 at 6:06 pm

      You’re welcome, Carol. Hope you find something you enjoy.

      • Reply CarolCooks2 12th October 2018 at 4:27 am

        I am sure I will, Lorna 🙂 xx

  • Reply josypheen 11th October 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Goodness that is a lot of things bundled in! I hope you make a mint! 😀

    • Reply Lorna 11th October 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Didn’t have room on the screen for all 77!

  • Reply englishwithkirsty 11th October 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I’m not going to be the last one, rushing around to get my post done this week! Here’s what came to mind – looking forward to reading the others:

  • Reply Kelsey @ There's Something About KM 12th October 2018 at 1:22 am

    Such a great compilation! Thank you!

  • Reply Sheryl Chan 12th October 2018 at 4:25 am

    Thanks for the roundup of useful stuff! One day I need to participate in your writing prompts – it seems hugely popular and interesting! x

    • Reply Lorna 12th October 2018 at 10:48 am

      Hugely popular I don’t know, interesting, I hope so. Thank you Sheryl, I’ve been thinking thoughts on your linkups as well! xox

  • Reply Ritu 12th October 2018 at 6:41 am

    Great entries, as always Lorna!
    Here’s mine, a bit stream of consciousness-like!

    And I made a little image for your prompt this week!

  • Reply Anindya 12th October 2018 at 6:27 pm

    It was lovely to complete two of your writing prompts Lorna…..will now have to think of something for the third one for me :)…..hope to come up with something soon…:)

  • Reply Debbie Harris 16th October 2018 at 2:52 am

    I’ve written mine here Lorna. I love reading how others respond!

  • Reply Anindya 17th October 2018 at 10:08 am

    And ultimately I could have come up with something for this prompt, courtesy of my present state of mind and personal experiences this week..:)… here’s…..

  • Reply observationsinretail 1st November 2018 at 12:37 am

    Oh wow! Such awesome stuff here! Thanks for putting it all together!

    • Reply Lorna 1st November 2018 at 9:54 am

      Needs updated, though.

  • Reply Ellen @ If It Brings You Joy 1st November 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Love your writing prompts, keeps it interesting. This bundle has some good stuff! Sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the good educational material available, so I try to be choosy.

  • Reply Sheryl Chan 9th November 2018 at 10:28 am

    Some interesting resources here. I bookmarked to check out later!

    • Reply Lorna 9th November 2018 at 11:21 am

      Bundle sale is over, but I could update this, ha!

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