I'm not going to give a life history about myself. The posts in this blog tell you enough but the following article could be describing me:


In 2016 I experimented with seeing if I could get any income from this blog. I did not want to spoil the blog nor discourage myself from posting to it.

After some research I decided to use a couple of affiliate schemes that pay out should someone purchase having followed a link. To that end some of the links on this site are of that type.

I am a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates

I am a participant in the ebay Partner Network, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to any of the ebay sites.

The result was very disappointing and required too much work for zero gain. It was no longer fun to post articles. I therefore no longer bother with the affiliate links.

My conclusion is that making money from advertising on a blog is really only going to work on one subject, ideally niche, blogs which deliberately create articles to encourage people to follow the links or have sponsorship and where that is the main purpose of the blog. I will leave that to others.


The rest of this page contains an odd assortment of links and notes about the sites and things I also have an input in to:

My Blogs:
This one: http://blog.discoverthat.co.uk/ and the cover page: http://www.discoverthat.co.uk/
An Xbox game I am creating myself: http://blog.diabolicalgame.co.uk/
A support site for my game: http://support.mistymanor.co.uk/
CCTV stills of swallows in their nest and other pictures of birds: http://birds.discoverthat.co.uk/

My 3D Prints
Published on YouMagine.com: https://www.youmagine.com/users/thatjcb

Shelley's, my wife, blogs and social media:
Day to day: https://instagram.com/tomandhenry
About her horses: http://tomandhenry.blogspot.com/
A guide for cyclists and horse riders: http://horseandcycle.blogspot.com/

Shelley's gardening services business:

Books and Indie Games: http://www.MistyManor.co.uk
Diabolical: The Shooter. A SciFi first person shooter: http://www.DiabolicalGame.co.uk
PEARCED. A Classic Tale Of 'Boy Meets Designer' by Mrs H Ryder: http://PearcedBooks.blogspot.co.uk

Where I write my shopping lists: http://listigator.com

Icons and Images
Gravatar: A globally recognised avatar: http://en.gravatar.com/
My own: http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/9bf7d44d3c016e80f7d6bfb284156fae?s=200
Or: http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/9bf7d44d3c016e80f7d6bfb284156fae?s=150

Shelley's: http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/145e603f73b7d5392cc6c3372dc6c5e1?s=150

Pay Me
If you are feeling generous and want to send me some money, please feel free to use my PayPal page:

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My signature photo strips used on various forums:
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