About me – Welsh Blogging at its Very Best

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Me taken 28/12/2013

Hello, that is me! (The best-looking nerd in the UK) and I have been working as an article writer and general SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – PPC(Pay Per Click) – SME(Social media Expert) for quite a while, but this blog is for myself and us blog lovers. After not reading any good top 10 list blogs I decided to make my own, that way I can make sure what goes into it will want to be read. And that is all I can do. I will write blog posts that I love myself and hope that other people find them amusing as well.

Please note that this is MY OWN BLOG!!! Not related to those awesome top 10 books like “Top 10 of Everything” By Caroline Ash they are official top 10′s not the random ramblings of my brain. What you will see and read about in this blog is in no way official, in no way influenced by money (sadly) and more importantly not linked or related to ANY OTHER WEBSITE, BOOK OR ORGANISATION! 

I just like to make people smile that is all. If one person smiles at each post I publish it has been worthwhile writing it. 

If you need a little bit of help please do check out my “Tips For Bloggers” as that will tell you most of what you might need to know or ever wondered about growing our humble blogs.

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  7. It’s been a while, but thanks for following my blog, Fitly Spoken, at blessingmonday.wordpress.com I love your humor; it’s refreshing 🙂

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  9. Thanks for following KeithKreates. I am sure I shall much to interest, amuse and inform me on your site.

  10. Thanks for following our blog AddAltMode. You have some truly great top 10s on your site and – as a pretty new blogger – I’m sure your tips will be invaluable! Cheers.

  11. Thanks for the follow, “the best looking nerd in the UK” this novice blogger is looking forward to learning much from your website!

  12. You’re such a handsome and amazing person. We need more people like you in the world who’s paying it forward with motivation rather than money. Stay true, thank YOU! 🙂

  13. Hey, Russell. Thanks so much for the follow. Much appreciated.

    And, you’ve got a mighty fine blog here. Loving some of your posts that I’ve gone through so far.

  14. Hi from down under. Thanks for following my new blog site. I am a keen amateur photographer and I intend to only post my best images on the site. We visited Cardiff and other parts of Wales in May this year and really loved the country and its people.

  15. Hi Russell and thanks for following my blog! Just been perusing some of your Top 10s, which are like no other Top 10s I’ve ever seen – the rabbit-hole just goes deeper and deeper. I think I’ve gone far enough down for one day! Will definitely be returning. Cheers! Alex 🙂

  16. Hey Russell,
    You were one of my first followers and I followed you back, but through no button push of my own I lost you! How do I follow you again when you have no follow button?? I don’t have facebook etc….I miss the guffaws!!

  17. Most brilliant blog I have ever read. Inspired. When I am on a proper computer & not an annoyingly small phone & can figure out how to, I shall follow immediately. Good work. Thanks for your follow.

  18. Thank you for reading my Blog, that I thought would only be a personal rant, and that no-one else would see!

    Poor cats :@( I’m surprised the owners are not wearing huge gauntlets. There is no way I would attempt to pick up a wet cat, especially one that I had subjected to being bathed, that had the slightest remote look on its face as in most of those photos!

  19. Thank you for following my blog.Every single followers counts because I dont publish on social media. Thats because I feel I have to improve on my writing.

    You have a wonderful blog, how can i follow it. I did not notice option also I like to make my blog better.

  20. Wanted to thank you for visiting and following The Vision of Poets, but couldn’t help checking out every top 10 list you have here. What a unique idea and exceptionally fun to way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for introducing me to it…..

    Michael

  21. What a splendid idea for a blog. Who wouldn’t love top ten of anything! Have a wondrous weekend as you seek top tens 🙂
    AnnMarie
    Oh yes, tftf 🙂 (thanks for the follow)

  22. Thank you for following my blog! Many kind blessings to you! Glad to have a Welsh follower — one of my great memories was visiting the beach at Prestatyn!

  23. Thanking for following my blog and finding interest in it. Somewhere in my beginning posts I mentioned I love food… and I just so happened to find that you have a special page “Friday Food.” By the looks of it, I’ll be stopping by quite often! Thanks for reading, please feel free to journey through my blog as I complete my 30 Day Blog Challenge.

  24. Thanks for following my blog and leading me here to yours. I like your idea of making lists – makes for some fun reading and very different from most blogs I follow. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  25. thank you for following my blog! I am glad that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have! for sure will be back here 🙂

  26. Hi, thanks for following my blog, Every Little Thought. I’m going to check yours out. I like lists. Some are humorous, inspirational, a guilty pleasure, etc. Sort of a mini vacation for the mind 🙂

  27. Hi, i am writing from a newspaper in India…….was wondering if we could occasionally reprint some pictures and text from your site with a credit line saying: Source — theverybesttop10.com. (Or anything else that you might want us to say).
    Do let me know if that is possible.

  28. Thanks for following our blog. You have a very interesting site and would love to see your future posts.

  29. Hi there best looking nerd in the UK! thanks for choosing to follow my humble blog – I hope it’s because something there caught your eye that was enjoyable :).

    I love your goal to make people smile, I try to do that too, which is why I don’t post my most ranting blogs, although there are some in my draft folder 1) how did your admin become a status symbol? among others

    Look forward to reading your top tens cheers Poli

  30. Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following. I am honored and humbled being that you say that you only follow blogs that you feel are really good! I appreciate the compliment. I am now following you also and look forward to getting better acquainted with your work! Have an awesome day! 🙂

  31. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to follow my humble musings. I am relatively new at the whole blogging thing but have always loved to expressed myself creatively with the written word. I will be browsing through your site and graciously following your tips … Thank you again Russel, and stay hungry !! 🙂

  32. To “the best looking nerd in the UK”, I’d like to thank you for stopping by my blog and for the follow, it’s highly appreciated! 🙂

  33. Best in Wales eh? Quite a claim to fame, but you certainly seem to have the most comments and followers.

  34. Hey Russell,

    I enjoyed visiting your site and enjoyed my time there.

    Thanks for visiting mine too!

    Drop me a line anytime.

    Take care,
    Rusi

  35. I have indeed, and you have the right stuff I promise. What will help is to add a link to your wordpress.com profile, so that when people like me click on your image it will goto your blog. (you do this in the gravar.com site if I remember right)

  36. I would love to reach more people. You have read my blog and commented on occasion. Do you think I have the right stuff?

  37. You are doing a great job i think, and you are so right. SEO means more readers, and more readers means more money. It is not easy making blogging a job, but it is possible.

  38. Yeah I have turned the comments off, and I am only allowing Facebook comments for now. But I appreciate you popping by and I will definitely pop by yours as well.

  39. Hi Russ! I’ve been trying to “like” and comment on your Top 10 and for some reason it’s not letting me. Anyway, I wanted you to know that your latest post, “Cats in Trees”, is in sync with what I’ve been putting together for my blog today! So, naturally, I love your post! Maybe if you get a chance later today, you can check out my picture of my cat, Charlie, in his favorite spot!

    Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  40. Hi Russell, saw you just followed my blog. Thanks! If you’ve got the time would really appreciate some feedback on my first post. Even if you don’t necessarily agree with the content. Would be very helpful.

  41. Ok. Just let me know when you’ve published the post and we’ll be able to give you a score.

    Thanks,
    Tom

  42. That’s great. Can you leave a comment on our page on the challenge with a link to your post on it when you’ve published it?

    Thanks again,
    Tom

  43. Hi Russell. Just wondering where you’ll be posting your answers for The Computing Challenge.

    Thanks,
    Tom

  44. That’s great, thanks. We appreciate your support.

    Our aim is to get the WordPress community talking about this so is it ok if you nominate a few people for the challenge who you think would like to take part?

    Thanks,
    Tom

  45. Your blog is a wealth of interesting information, thank you!
    Thank you for stopping by to read and follow my blog. I look forward to seeing your happy smile around the blogshpere!

  46. Hey Tom, sorry to be a pain, can I push you back a week to next Sunday? I have had a guest post that someone needs to be published this week. I will keep next week open for you I promise, and you will get more traffic because it is the Easter week.

  47. Hi Russell! I’m just here to ask if everything’s still ok for our guest post here on Sunday???

    Thanks for your support,
    Tom

  48. Hello Russell 🙂 I have nominated you with the Sunshine Award for your beautiful blog. If you like to accept my nomination and the award, please check my Awards Page . Congratulations

  49. Oh fair play, I was just thinking of engagement for you.

    I have booked it in anyway for this Sunday with or without images.

    Good luck with it.

  50. I’ve added another image to the post. Is that ok?

    I can’t really use the app logos because they’re all trademarked and copyrighted etc…

    Thanks,
    Tom

  51. I’ll try and find some but I can’t really find many images for the post that are under a Creative Commons licence.

  52. Hi Russell! Do you still publish guest posts on Sundays? If so, do you have a guest post scheduled for this Sunday?

    Thanks,
    Tom

  53. Hey Russell, thank you for dropping by and joining fellow kooky followers. You have an interesting blog. Look forward to going through your top 10 food list and other lists as well.

  54. Hello Russell,

    For whatever reason, the Top 10 blog has become so complex I cannot open it. I had to wade through so many things just to get here. I miss the old days. Sorry to not be responding, but just have so much trouble opening posts…I miss the kitties. Christine

  55. Thank you so much! If it made you smile it has been worth posting it. I loved your blog as well and I am sure I will find some motivation reading it.

  56. Wow that took a long time to scroll down! But thanks for stopping by and following my blog! Looked through yours too and I’m liking what I seeing in general (too much to list here, seeing the verbose girl I am), so I’ve just followed back 🙂 Do expect many likes and comments on your posts from here on 😉

  57. Russell — Thanks for stopping by my blog and deciding to follow it! I thoroughly enjoyed your top 10 cats. Great humor. I also enjoyed your food list. I’m sure I will be checking that out again. So glad to have discovered your page. Blessings!

  58. Dearest Russell, so excited to welcome you, yet another follower to 50Figment. I have been a follower of yours for some time and greatly enjoy the Top Ten ideas derived from the far-flung reaches of both the interweb and your brain. So much fun! I hope I can can keep you equally interested. Cheers!

  59. Hi Russell, I wanted to thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
    Keep up the good work.
    Anna

  60. Hello! Thanks for following A Journey of Wonders, one of the best sources for travel and inspiration. Here’s the index in order to better help you navigate my site: .

    Enjoy and safe travels!

  61. Thank you so much! I have to say this is rather an hour for me to have you visit mine. So thank you, it is fantastic to hear you enjoyed my posts as well.

  62. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and follow my blog! I am already intrigued by your blog as your the first article I read was on installation art (as I have a BFA I can’t resist any art articles!). Can’t wait to read more:)

  63. Thank you for following my blog “Thoughts on Socks.” I’m new to blogging and WordPress, so it’s always fun to get a new follow. I like your site. It did indeed make me smile.

  64. This blog is not to be taken seriously, it is just to make myself and others smile that is all, I track none of them and make sure none of them are accurate. As for your site I found it very insightful and full of great facts.

  65. Thanks for checking out my blog and following me band liking my post. But How do you get to keep track of the top ten of everything? Hmmm…maybe my question will find a place in the top ten questions you have been asked in the last week of the year 2013. lol.

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  67. I love the theme of your blog – the animal photos hooked me!
    Thanks for following my blog; I’m gonna have to do the same to you 🙂
    I look forward to many, many Top 10’s from you!

  68. Hi there, I’m feeling very cheery and chirpy tonight and I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for another Blog of the Year 2013 One Star for your Award. My post will be published this evening at around 7.00pm Australian Time. Congratulations to you for a creating a truly Wonderful Blog. Kidazzleink

  69. Nothing will get you Freshly Pressed because it is just random. Just keep blogging and it might or might not happen. And loads of comments needs loads of engagement. Take the time to read and comment on 10 peoples blogs each and everyday like I do and you will soon get some returns.

  70. Hi Julian. Thanks for following my blog. I’m kinda new to blogging so I didn’t know how to reach out to my followers. But here I am…yay!!! Hope you have fun

  71. So Russell, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

  72. First off, thanks for the follow… I really appreciate it. It’s quite inspiring to know that you’ve accomplished so much through dedication and time spent learning and researching about this. It motivates me to do the same. If I ever get stuck, I’ll probably come to you for help but for now I want to see if I am able to do it all myself. It’s quite the learning experience. I always wanted to blog but never really got around to doing so. Also, love the fact that you address yourself as a GEEK!

  73. Awesome. Pure and simple! Thanks for the follow and I look forward to reading more… (who ever knew that the humble pinecone could be so intriguing!). xLaura

  74. thanks so much for following my blog! i appreciate your checking it out, and i’m sure you noticed i’m a novice lol…i’m looking forward to checking out yours as well…so far i peeked lol…and like what i see…i’ll be back i’m sure 🙂 thanks again!

  75. I think that if this is your stuff then it’s a great way to express yourself with continuity. I am busy person with a busy mind, not by choice sometimes, and I’ve been working on the a “top 10 things to do when your bored). I’ve never got further than listing one activity because I go off and do it… I would be interested in a top 10 things to do when you’re bored from you. If you do I’ll collect 10 ideas from the many unfinished multitasked projects from world 🙂 If you are up for the challenge ! phdbutadhd

  76. I have nominated your blog as the most influential blog. If you wish to accept it (and I understand if you cannot), here is what you do:

    1. Display the Award on your Blog.
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    4. Inform those who you nominate via Comment in their Blog. The Comment should contain a link back to your blog so they know who nominated them.

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  77. Hi Russell,
    Many thanks for stopping by my infant blog and pressing the magical ‘Follow’ button. Hope you find it occasionally readable!
    You have a very nice collection of collections here. I’ll make time to trawl through – I’m a sucker for a good top ten list.
    All the best!

  78. Hi Russell. Thanks for following . This blog is seriously cool. I even used one of the ideas from the “10 Things to Do with Pumpkins…” post. Lol! Btw, I’ve had fun with paper bags many times.

  79. Nice picture Russel, it seems like you’ve taken the pic by yourself…
    Thanks for following my post, like your posts, keep it up! Good Luck!

  80. After visiting your great site, I wonder why you liked mine? I’m stumbling and hiccuping along the path to blogging with an intention to get an agent (or get published) but half the time I’ve no idea if I’m doing right or wrong. Will check out your tips. Thank you for visiting my site and I’m blown away that you followed my blog.

  81. I love it when people pull together unusual and everyday items. I am a Pac Man lover. Spent many a quarter at the arcade playing that game. Thanks for the like of my post “Mum Petals Up Close”.

  82. Thanks for following FIGHTER FAITH. I look forward to exchanging posts! If you would like to receive future posts via e-mail, come on back and join my e-mail subscriber list to receive a free gift.

  83. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for the follow! Weird coincidence that I’ve just found yours, because earlier this week I did my first ever “top 10” post (on words that ought to be used more often). Love these kinds of lists – I’ll be back!

  84. Hi Russell, thank you for visiting my blog and following, I love what you are doing, it’s so cool!! Definitely I’ll keep reading it!

  85. Hi Russell!
    Thanks for the follow, I will certainly look at your blog whenever I need a break!

  86. Hey Russel, I didn’t forget. I made a Top Ten post with you in mind.

    Top Ten Duelling Proverbs.

    Would you be interested?

    I had fun making it.
    I can understand how you must feel when making your posts.
    I took a break from my usual trend and found it very therapeutic.
    I’m glad you found me: I’m glad I found your spot on the internet.

    Should I go ahead and post it, or send it via email to you?

    Sona

  87. Good morning. Thank you for your reply. I’m in the U.K for the next 2 weeks (Maidstone) , I hope I’ll find the time to have a good look in your tips.Whereabouts are you in the U.K ?I know I need some professional help for my blog . Besides , there is no “blogging stress” visible.

  88. Well you blog is simply amazing! Full of great images, facts, history and amazing writing, I am just a hobby blogger and you my good sir are the real thing, well done and I look forward to seeing more from you.

  89. Russell you have changed so much in the last month it’s unreal lol but seriously blogging is stressful at times 🙂

  90. Russell,

    This place is an oasis in the world of blogging. What a great fun-loving concept you bring to your blog. I spent several hours enjoying the variety and just plain relaxing fun you provide for your readers. I love the pine cone top ten–amazing!

    I’m not exactly sure how my own blogging efforts got your attention, but I am grateful for your willingness to extend yourself to visit with me, and hopefully, if nothing else, you will at least enjoy another unique view to consider when you visit.

    I will be stopping by again and keeping up as time permits.

    Regards…..John H.

  91. Yeah I like to update my photo every few months. just so people can see the stress of blogging on my face. *LOL* But seriously I do like people to know what I look.
    And you may indeed contact me about them again.

  92. I noticed the new photo of you , a good one. I love your blog . I like what you say about changing your life. This was my primary thought of starting the blog . One day I ‘m going to write more in the blog about it as well . I’mgoing to check your tips about blogging as well. Can I contact you about it again? Have a nice day .

  93. Ok, so when I saw you are now following my blog (Cordelia’s Mom, Still), I, of course, checked out yours. At 9:00 am on a weekday work morning, I get treated to photos of the Top Ten KitKat Cakes? Yummmmm! Want to go home RIGHT NOW and make one. Can’t wait ’til I have the time to read all the rest of your top 10 lists – wish I would’ve thought of it first.

  94. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. What a fun blog you have, and informative as well. I’ll be back!

  95. Hey there, I just wanted to inform you that I have nominated you for the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. 🙂 check iut the pist on my blog and it will tell you what it is and what you have to do. Congrats!

  96. Thanks for visiting my page, following and liking what you saw. By doing so, it gives me the opportunity to visit your site and many others. I’m new to blogging and am finding I like this inter-action very much. Thanks for your support and I look forward to following you and our inter-action. Love your ideas, I like your helpful advice on building…I will definitely need advise. I’m old school…paper, pencil, eraser… Just a little overwhelmed at the moment. I only wanted an outlet of like minded people and have found an ocean. I did mention in my Gravatar profile…I can’t swim:)

  97. Well, if that’s the case, the ching-ching is on my face: one big happy smile (with a lot of audio as well:)

  98. It’s a rude thing to force someone into this level of excitement first thing in the morning. I have scoured your site to hunt down the “Like” button…and to communicate to you that I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! I WANT YOU TO MAKE MONEY!!!!! I WANT YOU TO KEEP DOING THIS.
    There. Now I’ve said what needed saying. I’m done. I am going to LIVE on your blog:)

  99. Hi Russell, thanks for liking my blog & post. You certainly deserve all your blog awards for unusual and brilliant work you’re doing here! Looking at the world through your eyes is ‘joy rising’!

  100. Hey Russell,
    Waving from over here in West Texas, I just want to Thank You from the bottom of my Texas heart for taking the time to stop by and follow my blog. It was a little bit of encouragement I needed today. <3 Kim

  101. Thanks for following my blog, having only just started it I’m flattered to have such an experienced follower. Hopefully you will enjoy it and make some comments in the future.

  102. Hi Russell!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is showing me the most strange things!!!!
    I am glad you can have fun with a paper bag…That is something!!!! 🙂
    Hope to keep in touch!

  103. Hey, thanks so much for visiting and liking my blog, yours is absolutely amusing and I admit, it’s absolutely worth reading. Your top 10s are remarkable. I will enjoy my stay here also!

  104. Your blog brings so much joy. I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award . I am not sure if you take awards but I just wanted you and others to know that your blog totally deserves it!

  105. How can I send you a picture? I have an animal licking picture that I think would have made your top 10. We have a facebook page dedicated to our two rescued kittens.

  106. Hi Russell. Thanks for following my blog. I’ve had a look through yours and it’s made me chuckle quite a lot. I shall be recommending it to some others who I’m sure will enjoy it too!

  107. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

  108. What a fabulous idea! Looking at some of these top 10’s, you’ve started my morning off with a smile! Thanks & thanks for the follow! 😛

  109. Greetings Russell, Thank you for following. I especially enjoy the creativity of your Top10s. Would love your thoughts on 50figment’s: This Level of Insanity, 50 Years Revisited One Year at a Time. Cheers!

  110. I absolutely love your blog. I’m not sure what that says about me, other than I’m pretty weird also. The pool made out of tarps… I’ll have one up by the end of this weekend…

  111. Hello Russell: Just wanted to stop by and thank you for liking my blog…really enjoy your Top 10’s! Best, Rose

  112. Hey There!
    Thank you for following my blog a few mths ago! I just wanna share with you that I have recently changed host (nearly died along the way 🙂 ) and if you like, please come again to my blog and you can type in your email address as with the change in host from wordpress, new posts will not get delivered to your email address like the last time. So if you like posts to get delivered to your email address like the past, you have to type in your email again. It only appears in your reader now, so if that works for you, then it is ok.

    Great blog you have by the way —i spent a lot of time on your blog reading all the top 10 stuff…

    Thank you and have a great wk!
    Michelle

  113. Thanks for the recipes for the Cream Cheese pizza and the Oreo one. Many of the others I would have copied but I don’t have my laptop with me. Your recipes are gorgeous.

  114. Hey coolest craziest top ten blog ever!! I stopped by to tell you that I’ve nominated you foe an award, please check out my blog to see the nomination!
    have a great daaaaaaay!!! 😀

  115. Russell, thanks for the follow on my blog. I absolutely L.O.V.E your Top Ten blog and have followed you. I’ve explored some of your past posts, and I’m sad that I have to stop because I’ve run out of time! 🙁 Looking forward to your future posts!

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  117. Hi Russell, Thanks for following my blog. I had a quick look at yours – amazing! I am following you right back! Cheers, Mom of Dragon Boy

  118. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, Russell. Will follow you too and look forward to digging deeper…

  119. Hi Russell, thanks for following! You’re my first follower – I haven’t been posting regularly or promoting the blog but am starting that now. I love the concept of yours too. I think people love lists. I especially love that Kit Kat cake top 10! Cheers.

  120. You’re most welcome. Funny story: I just woke up from a dream in which, as in real life, I had nominated you for an award. Thing was, your most recent post that day ended up being Top 10 Images of “Flipping Someone Off” (USA: middle finger, UK: 2 fingers), so everyone who went to your blog on my recommendation was met by this rather rude post (plus, the hands pictured were really ugly), and I kept trying to figure out how to distance myself from the post itself without “unrecommending” your blog. Then I woke up. 🙂

  121. Hi! Thank you for coming by my blog, and for the fascinating posts I am seeing here. I have never been a fan of top 10s of any kind, but the topics you choose, and your comments, at least on the posts I have seen are quirky and interesting. I’m wanted to stop and say hi, but am going to go back and read more now!

  122. I mostly start with a single image that I like the look of and try and find 10 more of them. I have well over 50 posts that I might never finish. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

  123. Thank you for stopping by my blog and deciding to follow it — because of that I discovered your own great website. You’ve got some excellent posts that really make me smile AND they’re “family friendly” (as you say) so I’ve been sharing them with my granddaughter. I look forward to your future postings.

  124. You may post and take whatever you like, I just post these top 10’s to make people smile that is all. And I find it on Pinterest, I kind of reverse the images that are popular, so I even before I post them I know people will like them because the people on Pinterest love them. I just jump on the bandwagon or so to speak.

  125. First of all…GREAT site! I really enjoy reading your list of “Top 10’s”. Two questions….where do you find all this stuff? and secondly, could I have your permission to post some of these on one of my other blog pages on BrooWaHa.com?
    Thank you so much for your time.
    Please let me know what you think.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Coach Muller

  126. First off, thanks for liking my blog. As you noticed, I’ve just started so to have someone like you give me a “thumbs up” is a mighty HUGE compliment. Next – never would have mistaken you for a nerd & love to see what you can do with a paper bag. Can’t wait to read more your blog & learn… got A LOT to do in that area. Carmen Aida

  127. Well I guess I succeeded in trying to make it different then. You have a lovely weekend too!

  128. Hello Russell. Thank you for dropping in and following my blog; I hope it won’t bore you to death. You have a very interesting blog yourself and I’ll be dropping in often! Have a lovely weekend ahead!

  129. I am from Wales so I loved the post you did about it, and I contact the web masters of the sites and ask them if it is OK to post it, takes time, but worth it to make sure they get credit for the image and I am blogging safely.

  130. Thanks for liking my post and following my blog. I found your blog amazing for the sheer variety of content you have posted here. Very funny and very interesting. I am also curious to know, how you collect the content and images?

  131. Hummmm – wonder who got so much attention to my owl? Etsy does not feature me on the front page since I had a problem with another vendor infringing on my copyright and I made them take the listing down. But sometimes treasuries bring me lots of attention. I need sales – no just looks.
    Thanks so much for promoting my posts! Your site gets alot of attention. I think selling painted rocks in this economy is a stretch. It always was a stretch but now it is way over the top! The price of fuel and food take precedent over art.

  132. Not your owl, but I have been promoting the older posts. I always do rotate them so you will always get new people to visit your page from here as long as I keep going.

  133. I used to do ebay until I found etsy and did much better on etsy and not so expensive. Thinking about making my own website but I am not good about social networking and advertising myself. Kind of preoccupied right now with upcoming hip replacement surgery. Yuck. Maybe if I just painted some new items but hard to focus right now.
    Did you post my owl on your blog today? It is sure getting the views today. I need sales.
    Does artfire sell items well? I have looking into it but never built a site on there.
    Love your blog. Read it all the time.

  134. That sucks about EBAY! And it is a shame you have not been doing so well, the problem with ETSY is they don’t promote their site, they just think the World will know about it which sadly it doesn’t. (which is a shame because it is a great site) Have you thought about ARTFIRE or maybe Amazon?

  135. Not sure I understand what you mean – change what I put on the rock? Do you mean pick a theme ie. “Grumpy Cat” is a theme? I have my best luck with miniatures as no one paints as small as I do on rock that I have seen. Raise my prices maybe? Etsy always dies in the summer but this is the worst is has ever been for me. I used to get lots of orders for personal pets on rocks but no one ordering them anymore much. Not even on jewelry. Maybe find another vent for my creative side?
    Ebay is so unpredictable and expensive. They hold the vendors money for 3 weeks and now take part of the shipping fee as a fee for themselves. I stay away from ebay.

  136. I read your blog all the time. Sure would be fun if you could do a collection of rock art and put one of my pieces in your collection. It would be fun to see how much attention it may draw to a dying website. This summer has been particularly difficult so far.

  137. Now I don’t know about that. Dogs can make people smile and warm their hearts like no other. They are more helpful than cats too. I have 2 and they work as mobility service and assistive dogs for me. The more I know about people, the more I love my dogs.

  138. Thanks for liking my post about my new header, labels and bag holder. Loved your post about the kit kat cakes!

  139. Thank you very much for visiting my blog. I am relatively new to blogging and I find it very interesting. I am reading your tips right now and I find them very helpful. Thank you.

  140. Hello Russell, I am Ritu from the blog ‘Beyond Beauty Tips’. I saw that we were connected through my blog (and I just started following you). I announced my new domain but I haven’t seen you there yet.
    Please show some love to my new blog ‘Things To Rave About’ (http://toraveabout.com) which is just BBT at a new address.
    Hoping to see you there. Thanks!
    I need SEO tips so I started following you and it wouldn’t change whether you decide to follow the link above or not.

  141. My bragging rights are my way of saying that I always see the very best in anyone and anything. And I love you blog and it seems many other people do as well.

  142. I love this! Shows how important it is that we do what we love. Thanks so much for posting tips on growing blogs. Once I have some time to dedicate to this beyond writing I am going to be looking to grow my followers so will be back to check out your tips then.

  143. Love your “bragging rights!” 🙂 Too funny.
    Thank you for stopping by Lessons by Heart and following. I appreciate your visit.

    I picked up some great tips on blogging here and added one of my own. I’ll be back. Thanks for defining SEO. I had no idea what it was {giggle}, but see it mentioned a lot in Blogville!

    Have a wonder-full week-end!

    Tami
    o/
    Praise Jesus

  144. Thanks so much for following my blog. I am new to this but decided to try my hand at two different ones. And I am totally hooked! Have had a quick look at yours and am hooked on that too. Lots of interesting and fun blogs, will have to block out some time to look at them all! Keep ’em coming 🙂

  145. Hi, I have nominated you for a couple of awards as I think you have a cool place here, Enjoy!!

    Steven

  146. Hi Russell – nice to meet you and kudos on your amazing blog. Just want to say thank you for your visit and follow at art rat cafe – I’m honoured….

  147. This is one of the most interesting blogs I’ve “found” this year, excellent work, Russell. I’ve a feeling I’ve picked up a customised magazine and can’t let go of it. You’re doing the right thing, I want to learn more from you. You’re my role model and I’m your new follower. 🙂
    Greetings from the Far North
    Dina

  148. Wow! I came here to thank you for following my blog and to see what yours is all about. And boy am I impressed! I love the concept and your selections!
    I am very picky about who I follow, and you won me over with right away. I look forward to diving deeper into your posts.
    And thank you for the follow — I appreciate it! 🙂

  149. Hi thanks for dropping by my blog and deciding to follow it. Yours is very fun. I like the quirky top ten categories top ten pics of rainbow cats, climbing goats etc… 🙂

  150. Great blog! I love that you post the top 10 of whatever… it’s a great idea! Thanks for following! What a time to have met you… we are currently working on a website for my hubby’s business and perhaps you might be of help in the near future!

  151. Hi Russel, thanks for liking my blogpost. I’m really honored an SEO specialist like you saw that. I will read all of your blog to get a better blogger pretty soon! Thanks again,
    Sander

  152. Thanks for the follow! I’ve followed you back as I love the idea of a blog built around top ten lists. The upside down cats swung it!

  153. Thanks for following One-Click Wonders! I love how your posts show the most ordinary things being transformed to extraordinary!

    – XO Wonders

  154. No problem it was my pleasure, and one day maybe I really will have a top 10 of anything and everything, but for now it is some things and a few things. 🙂

  155. Thank you for following my blog! I like your idea of top ten of anything and everything!

  156. I love the idea of “Top 10 of anything and everything”. Very interesting. I decide to follow to see what next? Cheers and have a good day!

  157. Greetings and thank you for appearing on my blog and deciding to follow. I appreciate this very much. I am a freelance blogger, in addition to doing artwork, and I have a hunch your blog will prove to be a great resource for sharing! Slainte!

  158. Stopped by to investigate who most recently began following my blog. Thanks so much for that, by the way. Enjoy your lists!

  159. Thank you for following my blog, looking foward to seeing more of your posts..

  160. wow, I’m speechless. what a great blog. haha, anyway, thanks for following my blog and liking my post! and one last thing, thanks for sharing your “Tips For Bloggers” too!

  161. Thank you for following my blog! I had quite a good laugh over some of your posts, especially the laughing horse list. I’ll definitely be coming back for more! 🙂

  162. The paper bag thing is just my way of saying that I can see the best in everything no matter how bad it might seem. and it was my pleasure to have found your blog.

  163. Hi Russell! You started following my blog so I wanted to check out your blog and say, “Hi!” I just read your “Tips for Bloggers”. What a great post! By the way, I’m curious about how you have fun with a paper bag. Celeste:)

  164. Thanks for the follow, I am so glad you did, and in turn introduced me to your site. I love what I see so far and your site is going to make my journeys on the train seem much quicker 🙂