Huffington Post: Our News!!

Huffington Post Blogger: It has been something I have often dreamed off.

I spend far too much time on the site reading articles and I have always dreamed of being featured there.

Writing to the Huffington Post

A few weeks ago I read a couple of blog posts by writers who had been successful in their bid to write for the Huffington Post.  They detailed how they managed to achieve that success and I wondered….

I wondered what would happen if I were to try.

Then I thought; the worst that could happen is to get no response.  I reasoned surely that was better than not trying at all?

I had heard that sending articles through their normal submission process was probably not the best way to go.  I had also heard that Arianna Huffington, was happy to receive submissions directly.

One Saturday morning, as I drank my coffee and updated my blog, I thought “Why not!?!”

I had just submitted a post to my blog that I thought fitted with the Huffington Post style, so I sent the link directly to Arianna.  I kept my email short and sweet.  I explained who I was, the premise of my post and said I would love to be considered.

I sent the email and waited.

Then 2 weeks ago, I was sat at home with a poorly child and an email came through.  I had to do a double take when I saw who it was from…. Arianna Huffington.  My heart skipped a beat as I opened the email.  I was thrilled when I saw an email saying she would love to feature my voice on HuffPost.

I was so excited, I just couldn’t believe it!!

It took a little while to get my log in details through, but a few weeks later I was greeted with the much awaited email.

An invitation from Huffington Post!!

I decided not to wait a second more and set up my profile.  This took me ages as I checked and double checked what I had written.  Then I got my hubby to check just to be sure.  Check out my bio here.

Once this was done, I uploaded my post.  I checked, double checked and got my hubby to proof read it.  Then set it to publish.

That was the scariest thing, hitting the publish button. I was so excited when I realised it had gone live straight away.

Check it out my post here:

Huffington Post: Potty Training

I am so excited about this, I feel like it is such a milestone for my writing and my blog.

I can now officially say I am a contributor to the Huffington Post and I still cannot quite believe it.  It was only six months ago that I started Double the Monkey Business and I can’t believe all the great things that have happened since.

I really feel that I need to say a special thank you to my friend Joe.  Without his pep talk at the beginning of the year, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to start my blog and put myself out there! I think I owe him a beer (or two, or three) when we are back in the UK!

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34 Comments

  1. 30th June 2016 / 1:23 am

    Congratulations! That’s a huge accomplishment in such a short amount of time. I sometimes wonder myself about trying to seek avenues with my blog but just haven’t had the time to hardly write lately. Thanks so much for linking with #momsterslink and I apologize for the delay in commenting as I’ve been on a 2 week glamping vacation with my fam bam. Hope to see you tomorrow!!!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      3rd July 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Thanks hun I really appreciate it! Hope you have enjoyed glamping 🙂 x

  2. 25th June 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Wow! That’s fantastic news and so well deserves! I also dream of writing for Huffs Post but I just don’t have the time. Perhaps one day… when I have the time. Thank you so much for linking up with is on #FabFridayPost & Congratulations again! 🙂 xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you! I am still very excited about it 🙂 x

  3. 22nd June 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Well done on getting a blog post published on the Huffington Post, that is one of every blogger’s dreams! I’ve also heard that she is the go-to person at the Huff Post, and it’s great that you can go direct to her. It all sounds so simple, I really need to give this Huff Post a whirl. Thanks so much for joining us this week at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Oh you definitely need to try it! Good luck and let me know how you get on x

  4. 20th June 2016 / 1:27 pm

    You rock! Fantastic, but deserved, news!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  5. 20th June 2016 / 10:51 am

    Mazel Tov and Kudos to you! We should all be so lucky and talented and daring! It’s a goal for me as well. Oy! <3

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you x

  6. 19th June 2016 / 4:05 am

    Yay!!!!!!!!
    Over the moon for you Yvonne.
    Totally deserving and good things happen to good people. You’re one of them.
    All the best with it, we are very proud of you.xx
    Gem.x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you and to you my lovely x

  7. 18th June 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Oh wow!! Absolutely amazing – congratulations!! A dream come true. I’m off to read your article now! 🙂 x #Momsterslink

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you x

  8. 18th June 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Oh wow! Congratulations that’s amazing, well done you and well done for having the guts to go direct. I’m not sure I would! Thank you so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUk hope to see you again next week xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks hun x

  9. 18th June 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Congratulations!! Amazing news and well deserved. I also got accepted as a writer for them this week, I still can’t actually believe it!! See you over there!! #fabfridaypost

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Oh I cannot wait to read your post! xxx

  10. 18th June 2016 / 3:13 pm

    That’s great news! Congratulations!! x #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:17 pm

      thanks x

  11. 18th June 2016 / 8:18 am

    Congratulations on getting on HuffPo! It’s so exciting! I sent an email a couple of days ago and I’m still waiting to hear. I do wonder if I got it wrong by not contacting Arianna. #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Oh you should definitely try her directly if you dont hear back, good luck! x

  12. Leah Miller
    17th June 2016 / 7:05 pm

    I am so so happy for you! It is so well deserved, I totally love every aspect of your blog! Xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:18 pm

      thanks hun xxx

  13. 17th June 2016 / 10:33 am

    Wow fab news lovely congrats and enjoy your new HuffPost status! Thanks for linking up with #coolmumclub x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:27 pm

      thank you x

  14. 16th June 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Congratulations Yvonne – I’m really pleased for you, and your article is great xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      27th June 2016 / 7:21 pm

      thank you x

  15. Geraldine
    16th June 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Oh fantastic well done! When I hear stories like this it makes me have belief in myself also. My aim is write elsewhere other than my blog (which I only started 3 weeks sgo) and hearing these stories keeps me motivated,. Thanks for sharing, #coolmumclub

    • Double the Monkey Business
      16th June 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Oh wow, three weeks ago. Congrats on your new blog!!! Yes definitely keep going, the blogging world has so much to offer – more than I ever imagined 🙂 xxx

  16. 15th June 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Congratulations what an achievement! And go you for putting yourself out there! #bloggerclubuk

    • Double the Monkey Business
      16th June 2016 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you! I was really chuffed 🙂 x

  17. 15th June 2016 / 6:56 pm

    That is beyond exciting – well done you! This is such a big dream of mine so I know just how you must feel #BloggerClubUK

    • Double the Monkey Business
      16th June 2016 / 7:50 pm

      You should try it, you never know what will happen!!! Good luck xx

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