Happy International Celebrate Being Single Day! #ICBSD 5 Reasons To Love Being Single – check this out!


5 Reasons To Love Being Single, with Lewis Howes and Relationship Expert and International Speaker Matthew Hussey. This is an awesome video about 5 Reasons to love being single.

If you are interested in buying Lewis’s book, The School Of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Lasting Legacy! Here is the link https://amzn.to/2TicOCd And if you are interested in Matthew Hussey’s book, Matthew Hussey: Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve (Hardcover) here is the link, https://amzn.to/2Sipj3K 

In this video, one thing Lewis Howes talks about is self-dating. As you know, I am the Queen of self-dating, I have been doing that for years! I often take myself to the cinema, and out for a meals too, when I have the money. Every February 14th, I celebrate being single on International Celebrate Being Single Day (that’s today), by going out on a self-date, this year however, I am going with a friend to Plymouth Aquarium and out for a meal, so it will be a very different day for me to not be doing that on my own, but it will be great to have some company and celebrate being single together!

How are you celebrating being single today? When was the last time you had a self-date? Please write in the comments below, I love to read you!

Until next time, Happy International Celebrate Being Single Day, lots of love and write soon,

Sandra xx

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International Celebrate Being Single Day is on Feb 14th #ICBSD | 12 Top Tips To Stay Happy Being Single


International Celebrate Being Single Day is on Feb 14th, #ICBSD, and this year, for a change, I am celebrating being single, and self-love, with an asexual guy friend. It will be a really different experience for me this year. As always, I go out and celebrate being single on International Celebrate Being Single Day (Feb 14th), and this year is no exception. I am going to go to the aquarium in Plymouth, then for a meal in Nandos, and invited a friend along who is also single and loves going to aquariums and for food in Nandos too. Yes, it is ironic we are both romantic asexuals, celebrating being single together, but just because you are single and celebrating that fact, does not mean you have to do that alone each year, you can hang out with friends and celebrate it together.

I want to empower more people to enjoy being single, so here is a very powerful video with 12 reasons why being single is awesome, it’s called 12 Top Tips To Be Happy Being Single, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I have been happy being single for the majority of over 7 years now, and I agree with every one of these 12 Top Tips To Stay Happy Being Single. Do you agree with them? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments below!

What are you up to for International Celebrate Being Single Day on Feb 14th? Or if you celebrate Valentine’s Day that day, what have you got planned?

As always, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xx

P.S. If you didn’t already know, I am the founder of International Celebrate Being Single Day, on Feb 14th, 2015. That is the day I announced it on this blog! This blog was launched by me over 8 years ago and I still adore it so very much; it’s my home, my lounge, my comfy chair on the internet. A business person once asked me why don’t I migrate it to my website, and I said because I don’t want to, it is usually on the first page of Google and has great SEO because it has been around so long. Plus, it is the community here that I have built up and love so very much and I am going to stay where I feel amazing! I love you all so very much.Thanks for being on my journey of life with me, I appreciate it so very much and I love you to bits  xx

Writing, Fibromyalgia, and Entrepreneurship | My Life Changing Story – How It Changed In An Instant By Author Sandra Bellamy


This video is the story of how my life changed in an instant and I never looked back!

Happy watching and let me know your thoughts!

As always, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xx

P.S. Yes, my Fibro book will finally be published this year! Exciting times xx

 

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You may be wondering how I manage to get so many followers and eye-balls on this blog! SocialBee is my secret weapon! It’s a powerhouse that pumps out all your social media posts, blog posts, and YouTube videos on evergreen autopilot. Now I have a steady stream of eyeballs on my blog posts with daily visitors. I only started to using this valuable tool part way through last year (2018) and I have to say it’s turned my business life upside down for the better, forever. I was struggling to get daily visitors to my sites and to post daily individual social media posts to my 14 pages Facebook, 13 Twitter accounts, and to LinkedIn and to be quite frank, it was energy draining, time-consuming, and all posting and not doing much producing new stuff that mattered!  Now I use SocialBee to automate all my blog posts, social media posts, and YouTube videos on evergreen! I learnt in my writing and entrepreneurial journey, that the way people at the top make a lot of money online is they have a product or service to sell, with a bunch of others, or they sell other people’s and earn something called an affiliate commission from it, and they automate as much of the process as possible so they make money while they sleep! Like the Amazon affiliate cheque you saw in a previous post. Yes, It has taken me a long time to get that, but thanks to SocialBee I got it quicker, as I am able to posts my affiliate links in social media posts, on evergreen, which means they automatically post over and over again, without me individually posting them like I did before unless I want to!

This was the state of my planner last year, before I got SocialBee to automate my social media posting for me. You can see I was having to schedule and post stuff manually, that would often only be posted once, and now I don’t need to, unless I want to! I bought a tool before SocialBee, but still had to schedule everything manually – no evergreen feature, and no posting to groups! It drove nuts! I was no further forward than scheduling a blog post on WordPress!

I spent months and months looking for a Social Media Autoposting tool that would post to all my Facebook pages, my 5 Facebook groups – as those were particularly hard to keep engaged on a daily basis without being in them constantly, and to post to all my Twitter pages and LinkedIn. I felt so relieved to find SocialBee and at a fraction of the cost that some other Autoposting tools cost, many of which don’t post to Facebook groups! Groups are particularly important in creating an engaged amount of people who will get to know you, like you, and trust you, and a proportion of those will want to buy from you! But you have to be seen in them daily, to nourish your members with valuable content.

This is one video in a playlist of how to use SocialBee, that I created on my newer Quirky Academy channel for entrepreneurs, start-ups and creatives, which gives you a behind-the-scenes look on how I use this essential tool! Watch it and subscribe for more help with online social media marketing!

If you want to try SocialBee for yourself you can get a free trial here https://socialbee.grsm.io/SandraBellamy and yes, I am an affiliate for them, because I use them and believe in them, which means that if after your free trial you do decide you want to continue to use it, I may received a small commission for referring them to you. It does not cost you any more money to get their service this way, it just means they are happy to pay me a bit of money for bringing a new customer their way. Very similar to those sales assistants who work in a shop and earn commission if the customer buys something, (I used to be one of those), just in this case it’s a real life virtual service, as opposed to a bricks and mortar shop you just walk into and buy! Most of the products and services we buy online now, so this is how the real world and the virtual world combine to become the real ‘one’ world!

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Until next time, stay quirky you, keep going for your dreams, and write soon

Sandra xx

P.S. If you need still need help setting up SocialBee after you have watched all of the videos on my channel, it is a service I offer, as does SocialBee, I am also offering complete Social Media management as a premium service to a few select clients. If you are interested in either of these, you can visit my https://quirkyacademy.com site and hit me up in the chat bubble in the bottom right corner to ask for more details.

My First Amazon Affiliate Cheque | How To Make Money With Amazon – ideal for bloggers! #makemoneyonline


Amazon affiliates is a great way of making a bit of extra money online and it’s free! However, it’s not easy to make a lot of money, it’s taken me since 2015 to get this $100 cheque, but boy was I thrilled to receive it. To make a lot of money with Amazon Affiliates (known also as Amazon Associates), you have to have a highly targeted niche and lots of people visiting your blog or author site and clicking on your affiliate links, and buying stuff that is high in price within 24 hours. In this video I show you my first ever Amazon affiliate check and tell you more about how to make money with Amazon affiliates.

Another way you can earn some money, is if you have a YouTube show that is small in numbers and you can no longer add advertising to your channel, you can create a PayPal Donate button, like I have done here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=J8VDKRRMMLQY8&source=url So if people enjoy watching your show, find the content useful, helpful, or insightful in any way, and they want you to keep producing videos, you can ask them for a donation in some of your videos. Saying, “Every Penny Helps”, which it does, is a great way of letting people know that it does not matter how small the amount is that they donate, it really helps you out! At the moment I am saving for a new commercial printer, as mine is broken and doesn’t work, and I need another ‘commercial’ one due to all the volume of the thousands of pages I print when doing multiple edits to my books before publishing. I know the printer I want, and even though I have this check which will go towards to cost of it, I still have to raise another £159 for it, so if you like my show, that is an extension of this blog and gives you #lifehacks, for how live your best life, be your best self, and live your purpose, please consider a donation, even if it’s just a £1, as every penny helps. 😍

Don’t give up trying to make money online, just don’t bank your whole life on it. Try to create multiple income streams and love your life in the moment as it.

Stay blessed and keep embracing your quirky, no matter what.

Lots of love and write soon

Sandra xx

What Are The 2 Most Important Things To Do If You Want To Be A Writer?


Quote for writers abut 2 important things

So to quote Stephen King, he said that if you want to be a writer you must do these 2 things above all others:

  1. Read a lot!
  2. Write a lot!

Do you agree?

I have to say that as a reader who still reads slow in comparison to many – I cannot say I love the process of reading that much. In fact I didn’t even used to like reading for quite a long time. I am a writer, who doesn’t, or didn’t, like to read! The concept of reading a book to me is hard, but this is truer more of fiction than non-fiction, which is one of the reasons why I don’t as a general rule, read fiction. Unless it is a Children’s picture book! (I like writing those too but not had one published yet.) So I only tend to read what I like to write, which is predominantly non-fiction, and then the process of reading is not so hard for me and it is great if I am learning something!

THE most important thing for a writer to do is to practise their craft and write, and this should always be your number 1, not your number 2 priority as a writer! Your creative imagination does not need to read hundreds or thousands of other creative works, to be a writer, but it can help to improve your writing if you read and also it can help you with that all important research you may need to do, to help you with your own written piece.

Do you prefer to read or to write? Comment below because I love to read what you think!

As always, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xx

Less SAID the better! Don’t you think? Remember these 3 Cs of Writing!


Writing dialogue help

When you are busy writing, it is easy to fall into the trap of writing the word “said” a lot, he said, she said, they said, you said, I said, we said, and so on. But what are some other words you could use instead?

Of course whether you can actually use these words for the article, poem, short story, novel, non-fiction book, or other, will largely depend on the three Cs; circumstances, context and overall content of what you are writing! And when you first put pen to paper, and you are drafting your initial thoughts, do not worry about always writing the word “said”. The most important thing for a writer to do, is to practise the art of writing and if you are too worried about being a perfectionist in those initial stages of writing whatever it is that you are working on, you won’t make much progress. In fact, you will stunt your own writing growth and that is the WORSE thing you want to do as a writer. You just want to get all the thoughts out of your head, the ideas, the dreams and visions, and not be held back by perfection. Finer details can be written as they are thought of, or can be elaborated on in the future, whatever you do, just remembering drafting is your friend and so is your writing, so don’t be too hard on it. And if “said” is the best word to use, or you are stuck for another word, just use it.

Many people want to write a book, or get a piece of writing published but they don’t. Why? Because they are worried about what people say, about being judged. I have to admit, it is scary when people can pick your work apart, having had no input into the amount of hard graft and slog you have had to go through, and life you have had to breathe into it, just for your writing to come to life and make it on the digital or paperback or hardback book shelf. But don’t let that stop you, yes, no one likes to see spelling mistakes and incorrect grammar and punctuation, but guess what? Even some of that is subjective! You heard me right! A single comma can go into a sentence in 3 different positions, for example, and still make sense, just where it is positioned can alter the way the reader thinks because of the emphasis it may or may not give to certain parts of the sentence. Then you have the American English spelling and the British English spelling, both of which are used and widely accepted, although you aren’t meant to mix the 2 in the same book, but is that going to be detrimental to getting your message across, not necessarily. Of course if you have a British character and American character and you use the American spelling of the words for the British and vice versa, it may have some impact, and if you keep chopping and changing spelling it may be annoying to the reader if they are not used to it, or it is highly noticeable to them, but if that is going to hold you back, just get your work out there and stop worrying. In my Asexual Perspectives 47 Asexual Stories book, I kept it raw and real by purposefully having both British English and American English spelling and different dialects in the same book, this way the reader knows I am not making their stories up – these are real life stories and I wanted to keep them that way, as raw and real as they come.

Now let me ask you a question. How many of those who are judging a writer’s work, have got a book published and can have the authority on what is the correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, to always use? If they are not published themselves they don’t have that authority! It took me 2.5 years to get my first ever book out, it’s about redundancy, don’t make the mistake of never getting your piece out there. I have read books with lots of spelling and grammar mistakes but some of those sell better than others than are almost word perfect in the eyes of many – but those people are living their dreams, and leaving a lasting legacy! Don’t leave your legacy behind because those people who are judging you will be unlikely to care about you when you’re gone, but your writing will live on and help someone! Take action and write what you have always wanted to write, what you have always dreamed of writing, and what you were afraid to, and you can leave a comment below with the book you wrote and published AFTER the date of this post if it inspired you some way!

In the meantime, what other words do you like to use instead of the word “said”? Please write in the comments below as I love to read you!

As always, stay quirky and write soon,

Sandra xx

What an Angel!


As you know from previous posts, I just have one furry kid daughter guinea pig now, called Angel. Whom I had the blessing of spending a lot of time with when I was at my parents during Christmas and at new year. I did a live stream video of her eating one of her treats on Boxing Day and so here it is, especially for you! Enjoy it!

I apologies in advance if the sound if off – it was recorded live!

As always, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xxxxxxxx