Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: Feel the difference

Hello muffins. Quick update. I’ve been nominated as a Kidspot and Ford Top 50 Blogger for 2012. Mental right? Two weeks ago I was flown to Sydney for the fancy launch party where the mummy bloggers nearly killed me with cocktails and champagne. It was rad.

In order for me to win a trip to New York for the BlogHer conference in August, I have to publish a post outlining my blogging journey and talking about all the things that set me apart from other bloggers. Awk-WARD!  I decided to go all vlog on this project. Enjoy, but be warned. This video contains a jelly snake and some serious tongue action.

Thanks for watching my video and don’t forget to vote for me here.  My travel commentary has proven to be quite popular in the past and I promise to deliver even more weird American tidbits if I win. There’s also copious amounts of Diet Snapple and Tasti-D-Lite to be consumed.

You can also comment on my mad tonguing skills on twitter and facebook if you like.

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Chantelle Ellem 4 years ago

    This is seriously cool. SERIOUSLY!

    Just watching this I still can’t believe that I met you. I’ve been in awe of you and I have read your blog for so long.

    It’s just hit me how surreal it is/was. x

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Oh my goodness I’m having a serious blush fest over here! I feel the same when I met you! 

      We MUST have a proper catch up when we are next in each other’s citys. 


  2. Nikki Parkinson 4 years ago

    Oh Lady Smaggle, you need your own TV show. Fricken HILARIOUS!

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Ha ha! Maybe St Murphy can arrange that for me? From Blogger to Billionaire? 

  3. Miss J Citizen 4 years ago

    I think I love you. Just sayin’. That’s not creepy, right?

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Hells no. You’ve been reading my blog for freakin’ years. We’re practically married. 

  4. Kristie 4 years ago

    This is awesome. Weekly vlog anyone?

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I’m very slowly learning to edit vids myself. When I master it (or can affford to hire a full time editor!) I’ll make it a weekly thing. 🙂

  5. Love it love it love it!

  6. This is why I love you x

  7. Mrs Woog 4 years ago

    You rock! xx

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  9. Louise C 4 years ago

    Tying a jelly snake with your tongue? Awesome. How do you do that?

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I was in a productive of Streetcar Named Desire when I was 16, with very thin stage walls and it was the only activity that the cast could do in absolute silence and darkness. We all became masters after the three week run. 🙂

  10. Lauren 4 years ago

    Um, crab walking = awesome!  I had to rewind that a few times it was so hilarious!!

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      It’s exhausting! It’s my secret weird party trick and I do it about once every two years and it’s starting to get really hard. I’m old!

  11. Hannah 4 years ago

    Loved hearing this! I’ve been reading your blog for years – commenting occasionally. It is really inspiring to hear the stories and also to see that others share my talent for tying jelly snakes in knots with their tongues. I thought I was the only one! 

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      It’s a very unique skill and one that takes way longer than any one thinks to master! 🙂

      • Hannah 4 years ago

        And only people who are super cool can do it, clearly. I personally learned to do it whilst procrastinating doing an assignment in year ten. Time well wasted, I think! 

  12. Easy Peasy Kids 4 years ago

    Thanks for making my day, and I choked with laughter on my coke, my keyboard is now sticky, x

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      That’s my favourite thing ever. When people comedy spray. x

  13. Michelle 4 years ago

    You are awesome!! and look so beautiful in that vid.  I’m off to vote 😀 x

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Thank you so much! I think my face is weird and squishy so you totally made my day. 🙂

  14. Bipolarmadam 4 years ago

    Love you. xxx

  15. ClaireyHewitt 4 years ago

    Wow, they are some serious skills you’ve got going on. The snake! Love it.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      That took so long to learn but it’s seriously like riding a bike. 

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  17. Viv 4 years ago

    Love love love!

  18. Katrina 4 years ago

    Love! And people are impressed that I can turn my tongue upside down. Got nothing on that!

    I think I want to smaggle you after watching that.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I’m totally up for random Smaggling! 

  19. Nessbow 4 years ago

    I can’t stop laughing at the self-satisfied “EHHY!” noise you make when you’re done with that jelly snake.  You’re awesome.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I was so proud that I remembered how to do it! That was actually the first take. Hence the delight. 

  20. Trish 4 years ago

    Awesome !

  21. Anonymous 4 years ago

    OH MY GOD.

    You are seriously the best blogger in the Universe. Wow. That was BRILLIANT.


    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Haha! The best in the Universe? Love it. Ms Blogger of the Universe 2012. I just need a sash now. 

  22. Natasja Balfour 4 years ago

    You Are Amazing. SO many talents!!! My talent is stating the obvious, my boy calls me Captain Obvious.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      OMG. Me too. All the time. 

  23. Allison 4 years ago

    That. was. epic.

    Totally belly laughing over here. Some vlogs by my favourite bloggers are to be endured, yours m’dear was SAVOURED.

    (and replayed complete with anticipatory lolz).

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Thank you! I’m the same that’s why I edit the shit out of them. Anything longer than about 3 minutes and I’m like yeah…? Nah.

  24. BabyMacBeth 4 years ago

    Yes PLEASE! You know I have always been into a little smaggle myself. I just never knew the word for it. I ALWAYS want to push little cute kids over. Including my own. That’s smaggle right? RIGHT?!

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      That is exactly smaggle. It’s not mean spirited it’s just uncontrollable smashy violence. 

  25. Madia 4 years ago

    What total awesomeness!  Love you!

  26. Anonymous 4 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHA you cracked me up with that vlog. Hot damn on the jelly snake! 

  27. Mrs Rattle ya Bones 4 years ago

    Haha so impressive!  Had to watch it a couple of times. A friend recently introduced me to smaggle I have become addicted to reading your blog. Thank-you for making the daily grind brighter and more inspiring. 

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Thank you so much. That’s exactly why I do it. 🙂

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