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!





  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

    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

    • 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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