Slowly, slowly catchee Monkey!

Ha Ha….Back in the days when a large proportion of far eastern countries were  colonised and under British Rule, in their spare time soldiers tried and mostly without much success to catch monkeys as pets.



The natives showed the soldiers how to catch the monkeys by putting a cage with narrow bars and fruit in it close to the monkeys habitat. They then watched and waited while the inquisitive monkeys tried to get the fruit out through the bars. Once they had the fruit there was no way they were going to let it go but it now made them easy to catch as they couldn’t get their arm out without releasing the fruit….

As most natives only spoke what we term as ” Pidgin English” that was where this originated from….Slowly, slowly catchee monkee….

Well..this phrase now is used to descibe a slow, patient approach to something and demonstrates that careful thought is often better than rushing in head first.


My question is :

  1. Do I buy my custom domain from WP? and then can I monetise my blog without purchasing anything else?
  2.   Do I upgrade to monetise my blog?( the cost) of which is higher.bUT WILL IT PROVE THE BETTER OPTION?

Which is my best cost effective option????

I have looked AND looked but am still not sure and most of you ….It’s my age …lol…are so much better at this than me …so I would be grateful as I have sat on the perverbial fence for far too long …….



14 thoughts on “Slowly, slowly catchee Monkey!

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      1. blondieaka Post author

        Well, yes I suppose but not to the extent that you have to trawl through a post to find it because there are so many ads and links …just things connected with my recipes.


  2. alexingham

    It really does depend on what you want to do with your blog. I don’t like free WordPress blogs because I can’t monetize at all. I always get my own domain name and hosting and then install WordPress that way. But I have multiple blogs on one hosting package. It’s a few bucks a month and worth it for me because I make that and more through various methods. I’ve never tried upgrading a free WP site to my own domain one, so can’t help with that.

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      1. blondieaka Post author

        It’s when you have a link to another site…so for example if I was posting a recipe for ice cream and used an ice cream maker I could have link for the ice cream maker when if ckicked would take you through to whoever sells it i.e Amazon and if you bought it by clicking my link I would be paid commission. Hope that helps 🙂

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