Big News… I’ve Written an E-Book!

Launch a Successful Lifestyle Blog

So here’s the big news I’ve been desperate to share for months… I’ve written an e-book!

I wanted to do something special to celebrate CTP’s 10 year anniversary (yep, I’ve reached double digits!), so I’ve created an easy-to-follow guide to blogging success, based on everything I’ve learnt over the last decade. The e-book is focused specifically on fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogging, but the rules can be applied to any theme or genre.

It’s been a HUGE undertaking, and such a fun challenge. I started work on the book in February, and it’s kept me chained to my desk for most of the summer.

The e-book will be released later this month, so keep an eye on the blog for updates and announcements. But, until then, here are all the need-to-know details…


Long title alert… 10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging: How to Avoid Common Mistakes and Launch a Successful Lifestyle Blog


I’ve made a lot of mistakes with Coco’s Tea Party over the years, and this book is here to help you avoid the same pitfalls. It covers everything from finding your niche and creating a strong visual identity, through to content creation, the best SEO practices and monetization tips. It’s basically everything I wish I knew when I set up a Blogger account in September 2006 and started writing Coco’s Tea Party. I learnt everything the hard way so you don’t have to!


10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging is the ideal guidebook for you if…

– You’re completely new to blogging and don’t know where to begin.
– You’re a hobby blogger with big ambitions and want to take your site to the next level.
– You feel like you’ve hit a roadblock with your blog – whether that’s down to a plateau in traffic or a lack of inspiration – and need a change of strategy.


The 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging e-book will be available to download later this month, for $9.99. It’s a 54-page guidebook divided into 10 steps, and the PDF format is easy to view on desktops, tablets and smartphones (so you don’t need to own a Kindle).

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I can’t wait to share this with you and hope you’re as excited as I am!

  • Oh this is so exciting Ella! I can’t wait to get it when it comes out; I’m sure it’ll be brilliant. And many congratulations on the 10 year anniversary – that’s so impressive! xxx

    • cocos_tea_party

      Thanks Miranda xxx

  • LOVE this, I wish you’d written it ten years ago! lol XX

    • cocos_tea_party

      Haha! I wish I’d known it ten years ago xx

  • Congratulations Ella, what an achievement. Looking forward to reading it!

    • cocos_tea_party

      Thanks. Hope everyone enjoys reading it!

  • Congrats Ella, super exciting

    Mel x

    • cocos_tea_party

      Thanks Mel!

  • Congratulations!! so so exciting, i am reminiscing the past 7 years (that’s how long i’ve been reading you!!) that is so crazy!! xxx

    • cocos_tea_party

      Wow that is such a long time! You must be one of CTP’s most committed readers – I love that! xxxx

      • I remember the “we’d rather go naked than dress badly” and it was pasted over a naked madonna! x

  • That’s great, Ella- congratulations! And well done on ten years xx