Through my podcast, I’ve been able to connect with successful influencers with online followings into the hundreds of thousands.

In a world where almost everyone wants to be an influencer, competition is fierce. We’ve all heard the typical advice for gaining more followers. Normally tips centre on beating the unpopular algorithm through hashtags, posting times, and engaging. Surprisingly though, the influencers I spoke to didn’t even mention the algorithm.

I asked them what they do differently. Here’s what they told me:

Content is your currency

That’s advice from Remy Park, better known by her online persona, veggiekins, who garners 172,000, 150,000, and 200,000 followers…

Last year I turned thirty. Looking back, there are so many things I would tell my younger self: don’t worry about what others think; you can do, be, or have anything you want; you create your own reality, and no matter how many dreams you achieve––happiness is an inside job.

There is a bigger piece of advice though, one that trumps everything else.

It was only a matter of time. Copycatting in the tech world is nothing new. And the newbie app, Clubhouse, was bound to face copycats and clones. A recent report found 33 social audio apps now exist with social giants like Slack, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, and LinkedIn entering the audio race. With lesser-known apps like Sonar, Fireside Chat, Chalk, and Discord hoping for a slice of the audio pie.

In a competitive landscape, only the best social networks survive. Will Clubhouse outlast them?

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But first what is Clubhouse…

Unless you’ve been living outside the audio bubble, you’ll know Clubhouse is a (currently) invite-only, audio social…

Society is filled with lies and I’m here to break them down. But let me explain. I’m not here to talk conspiracy theories, nor imply that the government is anyway rigged against us. I’m also not here to argue against any enshrined laws––for the most part, it’s not laws nor the government that holds us back.

The dreaded commute. Unsplash by Raymond Francisco

Society lies in much more subtle ways. It lies when it says: ‘You can’t make any money that way.’ ‘You’re not talented enough.’ ‘They don’t need more singers.’ ‘You’ll never make it.’

You see, society is fine in the sense that it’s developed and…

There’s a big misconception when it comes to the vegan and plant-based world. Many believe that switching to a vegan diet is an expensive privilege. To me, the reverse is true. In fact, going vegan has actually cut my shopping bill, reduced my reliance on supplements, and stopped me from having massages every week for muscle soreness.

The shopping bill

When my husband and I shifted to a plant-based diet our shopping bill immediately went down. Why? Because meat products are incredibly expensive.

If you don’t believe me, let’s take a look at a comparison. At my local grocery store…

Having watched countless interviews, and studied the world’s most successful authors for years, it’s become clear that just one thing separates good writers from average ones.

Write right.

This one thing is the first and most important step for any would-be writer and almost every well-known author on the planet recommends it. Following this advice will improve your writing as it did mine. It’s the reason I run my own copywriting business and presumably the reason for my viral Medium story. For others, it might mean becoming published authors.

The most important piece of the puzzle has nothing to do with writing…

I’m the last person you’d expect to give up meat and animal products. I grew up on a sheep farm in New Zealand — a country who’s economy relies on animal agriculture. It’s no surprise then, that eating plenty of meat, and drinking a lot of milk are common place.

I lost weight and gained a tonne of energy

For me it was no different. My favourite foods were derived from animals. That means plenty of steak, lamb, seafood, eggs, and dairy milk. I was a ‘healthy’ omnivore however. I ate vegetables, fruits, and whole-grains. I also exercised, drank water, had smoothies for breakfast, and avoided processed food. Trouble…

It’s easier than you think

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In late 2020 I had a dream. I wanted to interview the incredible people who had inspired one of my biggest life changes. These people appeared on documentaries, had social media followings in the hundreds of thousands, and they were so unlikely to speak to me: someone with no following at all.

Yet, they did.

In just a few months I interviewed well-known physician Dr. Esselstyn, who featured on documentaries Forks over Knives, What the Health, and, more recently, The Game Changers. Another Game Changer from Cowspiracy, and What the Health, Dr. Klaper also said yes to an interview.


Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest, Hungary, Holocaust memorial.

The global pandemic has caused widespread illness, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Almost every person, in every country in the world, has experienced some kind of discomfort due to COVID-19, with many suffering in profound ways. Take those who have lost loved ones, are suffering from the illness, or have lost income, and certainty about their future. Then there are those who have missed out on funerals, and been separated from loved ones by strict borders. Further still there are most of us who have missed weddings, overseas holidays, and birthday parties. …

A decision I made in January 2019 would impact me in ways I could never have imagined. A simple switch from a standard western diet to a predominantly plant-based has been one of the biggest life-changes I’ve ever made. Bigger than the time I moved to New York, or London, or Hong Kong. Maybe even as big as getting married to the love of my life.

Going plant-based (and subsequently vegan) is a change that has affected almost every part of my life.

I lost 11 kilograms (24 pounds) after switching to a plant-based diet

The beautiful truth, I discovered is that (after two years of skeptical research and fact-finding) was that…

Chloé Garnham

Podcaster. Plant-Based. Writer. Pilot. Traveller. Instagram: @plantypodie

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