Category Archives: Blog love

The queen’s sun deck

Picture of the Moment

Yesterday was the first day since May 24 that I was able to visit blogs, do a little reading, and leave a few LIKEs and comments.

On any given day, I normally visit a minimum of 100 blogs. I visited 13 yesterday, so I’m not back in the blogosphere at full strength yet. I’m heading that way.

If you’re one of the 137 people who have visited my blog since May 24 and either liked one of my posts, commented on one of my posts, or possibly even followed me, AND I don’t know you, rest assured that I will be getting by your blog soon to see who you are and what you’re about, leave a few LIKEs, maybe some comments, and perhaps even follow you. I can tell you, though, that if your blog is 100% religious or 100% pornography, I won’t be LIKEing, commenting, or following. That’s just the way it is.

Of course, everything is dependent on how much quality time Zoey the Cool Cat demands. She’s patiently waiting for me out on the balcony after having requested that we rename the “balcony” to “The Queen’s Sun Deck.”

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Blog Love (7-20-14)

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Unknown flowersI haven’t done a Blog Love post since June 22 because I’ve been so busy creating the infrastructure for Photographic Art. It’s been hectic since Julian was in Texas from June 19 to July 8. Now that he’s back, of course, I have to keep him busy, too. When oh when does the busyness end? Wait! I love busyness. Nevermind….

Up until four days ago, my visits to blog friends had suffered. However, visits to my blog friends has not, so today I want to recognize those people who continue to pop by and visit me here at my blog.

The following are just a few of those bloggers. Click on the links to go visit them, and be sure to tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way!

  1. Unknown flowersABC of Spirit Talk
  2. allaboutlemon-All Around, In, and Out Of My Own Universe
  3. Animalcouriers
  4. Artifotoblog
  5. Container Chronicles
  6. Crazy Life
  7. draliman on life
  8. Hands on Bowie
  9. Jayden Miller Photography
  10. Krishna’s Pictures and Notes
  11. laurie27wsmith—The Adventure of Writing
  12. Lens and Pens by Sally
  13. LScott Poetry
  14. Petals Unfolding – The Embrace of Love
  15. Reading With Rhythm – book reviews from Rhythm the Library Dog
  16. Texan Tales & Hieroglyphics
  17. The Mirror Obscura
  18. Through My Lens
  19. Trópico de cancer
  20. Writing Between the Lines

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Blog Love (6-22-14)

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Really tall treeIf you missed my initial post about Blog Love, you can read it here. If you get mentioned in my Blog Love series, it’s a sure bet that I’m following YOU!

During these past two weeks, I had to slow down my blog camping since so many people don’t publish daily posts like I do. It’s difficult to camp out in someone’s blog when they have published only a couple of blog posts since last time I camped out. In some cases, people hadn’t published anything!

I left 2,200 LIKEs and 415 comments since June 4. The blogs where I left a total of at least ten LIKEs/comments are listed below.

Those bloggers who post pictures with very little text to read get the most LIKEs and comments, so it’s not unusual to find pet blogs and photography blogs high on the Blog Love list each week.

Click on the link to go visit them, and be sure to tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way!

  1. Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds – 64
  2. kanzen sakura – 60
  3. Violet’s veg*n e-comics – 59
  4. Sand Spring Chesapeakes – 45
  5. Vit Peyr – 39
  6. FlowerEnchanted Seashells – 34
  7. Adventures and musings of an arch druidess – 31
    Realistic Cooking Ideas for Busy People – 31
  8. retireediary – 29
    Chronic Conditions and Life Lessons – 29
  9. Free View – 24
  10. rubicorno – 23
  11. Zoey the Cool Cat bookShaking the tree – 21
  12. RABIRIUS – 19
    Penlateral – 19
  13. Loving food, fashion, and life – 17
  14. wordsfromanneli – 16
  15. West Virginia Mountain Mama – 15
  16. Not just sassy on the inside – 13
  17. Friendly Fairy Tales – 12
  18. Pride in Photos Photography – 10

 

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Blog Love (6-8-14)

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AzaleaIf you missed my initial post about Blog Love, you can read it here. If you get mentioned in my Blog Love series, it’s a sure bet that I’m following YOU!

During these past two weeks, I visited 1266 blogs, an average of 90 per day. I’m caught up with my blog visits after my Internet Explorer/WordPress problems of January, February, and March 2014, and I’m pleased to say that I only found 11 blogs that had been deleted, were inactive, or had gone private! They were deleted from my Excel spreadsheet.

Purple RoseI left 1,766 LIKEs and 313 comments, both totals down from recent blog love posts because every blog  that I visited these past two weeks are blogs that I had last visited sometime after March 27 when my blog camping problems were resolved.

The blogs where I left at least ten LIKEs and/or comments are listed below. Those bloggers who post pictures with very little text to read get the most LIKEs and comments, so it’s not unusual to find pet blogs and photography blogs high on the Blog Love list each week.

Canna and agapanthusClick on the link to go visit them, and be sure to tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way!

  1. Peace, Love, and Great Country Music – 56
  2. K’ Clips – 49 (Google翻訳のおかげ!)
  3. Old Books, Old Artists, and Other Interesting People – 40
    Fictional Machines – 40
  4. imaginecontinua – 39
  5. NJ Corporate Photographer – 38
  6. Paula Acton – 34
  7. The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface – 31
    Hello World – 31
    It’s Sew Anny – 31
  8. The Phoblography – 23
  9. Random Rose’s Blog – 22
    buffalotompeabody’s Blog – 22
  10. Lily of the NileBucket List Publications – 18
    Drawing Room Days – 18
  11. The Reading Bud – 17
    Adventures in Cheeseland – 17
  12. Nature and Travel Photography – 14
    Dean Whitehorn – 14
    Marsha Lee – 14
    Thoughts from an American Woman – 14
  13. Kev’s Blog – 13
  14. Gaston Bessette, Photographie – 12
  15. The Wine Wankers – 11
    ABIRDINTHEBANKSIA – 11
  16. The Paws N Reflect Blog – 10

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Blog love (5-25-14)

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Zoey the Cool Cat waiting for Santa ClausMy on my, where do the days go? Christmas is just seven months away!

If you missed my initial post about Blog Love, you can read it here. If you get mentioned in my Blog Love series, it’s a sure bet that I’m following YOU!

During these past two weeks, I visited 1148 blogs, an average of 82 per day. I’m almost caught up since I’m visiting people today who first visited me on April 1, 2014. As the time lag decreases, more and more of the blogs I’m visiting are active; only 142 were deleted or inactive. That’s good, because I really don’t like to visit blogs that have been deleted, only to get a Google or WordPress message telling me the blog has been deleted. That’s just a waste of time, and each day only provides me with 24 hours, or 1,440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds….

StrawflowerOut of the remaining 1,006 blogs, I left 2,734 LIKEs and 438 comments. The blogs where I left at least ten LIKEs and/or comments are listed below. Those bloggers who post pictures with very little text to read get the most LIKEs and comments, so it’s not unusual to find pet blogs and photography blogs high on the Blog Love list each week.

Orange twinsClick on the link to go visit them, and be sure to tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way!

  1. Cool San Diego Sights – 95 (Pretty obvious why I spent so much time here, right?)
  2. laurie27wsmith (The adventure of writing) – 83
  3. The Bonny Blog – 40
  4. Lily of the NileLife in the foothills – 33
  5. I didn’t have my glasses on – 31
  6. Noir – 29
  7. Googsy Photography – 26
  8. Easy Blog – 24
  9. Denisa Aricescu – 23
  10. Kira Moore’s Closet – 17
  11. The Essence can only be seen with the heart – 16
    Antilandscaper – 16
    Jet Eliot – 16
  12. CollTales – 14
  13. Love poems French & English – 11
    My success is your success – 11
    Emandyves – 11

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Blog Love (5-11-14)

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Blue hibiscusHappy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere!

If you missed my initial post about Blog Love, you can read it here. If you get mentioned in my Blog Love series, it’s a sure bet that I’m following YOU!

During these past two weeks, I visited 976 blogs, an average of 69 per day, down from my usual average because I was at the Cat House on the Kings fundraiser last Friday and Saturday, and I have had nothing but computer problems this past week…. computer problems are ongoing. Sadly, 301 of those were no longer active (defined as no more than two blog posts for all of 2014), were now marked private, or were so religious or so political that I couldn’t read more than a paragraph in the most recent post without needing a margarita. Those 301 blogs, then, have been summarily deleted from my Excel spreadsheet.

AnemoneOut of the remaining 675 blogs, I left 2,517 LIKEs and 321 comments. The blogs where I left at least ten LIKEs and/or comments are listed below. Those bloggers who post pictures with very little text to read get the most LIKEs and comments, so it’s not unusual to find pet blogs and photography blogs high on the Blog Love list each week.

Click on the link to go visit them, and be sure to tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way!

  1. Lily of the Nileavian101photography – 106
  2. avian101 – 40
  3. esther – 38
  4. jmgoyder – 30
  5. darrell steele – 27
  6. simon682 – 21
  7. evan falls – 19
  8. sixpuns – 15
    ivonprefontaine – 15
  9. scrapydo – 13
    ferrer joey palomar fesico – 13
  10. lindalitebeing – 12
  11. forget the viagra…pass me a carrot! – 10
    talent flush – 10

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Blog Love (4-27-14)

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I forgot about my new Blog Love series last week, so today’s Blog Love will cover the past two weeks. If you missed my initial post about Blog Love, you can read it here. If you get mentioned in my Blog Love series, it’s a sure bet that I’m following YOU!

SunflowerDuring these past two weeks, I visited 1,208 blogs, an average of 86 per day. Sadly, 559 of those were no longer active (defined as no more than two blog posts for all of 2014), were now marked private, or were so religious or so political that I couldn’t read more than a paragraph in the most recent post without needing a margarita. Those 559 blogs, then, have been summarily deleted from my Excel spreadsheet.

Unknown flower in La Mesa, California, on January 23, 2012Out of the remaining 649 blogs, I left 2,373 LIKEs and 384 comments. The blogs where I left at least ten LIKEs and/or comments are listed below. Those bloggers who post pictures with very little text to read get the most LIKEs and comments, so it’s not unusual to find pet blogs and photography blogs high on the Blog Love list each week.

Friday Flower FiestaClick on the link to go visit them, and be sure to tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way!

  1. gallivanta – 57
  2. narhvalur – 29
  3. Unknown flowerrumpydog – 14
    chess – 14
    wolke205 – 14
  4. petrel41 – 11
    sparkonit – 11
    juliacastorp – 11
  5. coreen – 10

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Blog love 2 (4-13-14)

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If you missed my initial post about blog love, you can read it here.

Friday Flower Fiesta 4-5-13If you travel the blogosphere as much as I do (I visit an average of 85 blogs a day), you might have seen that some themes have an area for “Blogs I follow” or “Blog Roll.” I don’t know if the free WordPress theme I use has such an area, but since I’m currently following 3,732 blogs, my Blog Roll would be a wee bit long. Thus, “Blog Love” each Sunday. If you get mentioned in my Blog Love series, it’s a sure bet that I’m following YOU!

Friday Flower Fiesta 4-5-13So following are the Blog Love honorees for this past week.

Numbers are how many LIKEs and comments I left during my camping trip to the blog, and the following are simply the blogs that got ten or more total.

You’ll notice that those bloggers who post quite a few pictures with very little text to read get the most LIKEs and comments, so it’s not unusual to find pet blogs and photography blogs high on the Blog Love list each week.

Friday Flower Fiesta 4-5-13Click on the link to go visit them, and be sure to tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way!

  1. rommel – 28
  2. slpmartin – 20
  3. doru – 16
  4. munchow – 12
    herman – 12

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Blog love

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The end of my WordPress problems on March 29 have provided me with the daily pleasure/privilege of going blog camping again.

Morning glory, my wise old grandmother's favorite flowerMany of you who have not heard or seen me in several months have been seeing me camping out in your blogs again, even though they have been mini-campouts, defined as any combination of LIKEs and comments adding up to three.

Those of you who have been visiting here regularly, even daily, have been getting National Park-like campouts, defined as any combination of LIKES and comments adding up to four or more. My Excel spreadsheet tells me the winners for last week, defined as the recipients of the most LIKEs and comments from yours truly, Russel Ray Photos:

  1. Unknown flowerjeteliot, 26 total

What’s my purpose in providing that list? Notice that those blogs are linked? I get excellent Google juice here on my blog, so when Google, Yahoo, and Bing come by here a couple of minutes after I publish this post, their spiders will see my links to those blogs and will see the love, giving a little extra weight to them!

Unknown flower in La Mesa, California, on January 23, 2012When my WordPress problems ended, I was about four months behind in visiting the blogs of those I follow. I’m pleased to say that as of last night, I was exactly 30 days behind. If you’ve seen me in your blog this past week leaving likes and comments, that’s an excellent indication that I follow your blog and have you in my Excel spreadsheet!

Flower and rain dropsWhat all of that really means is that I have more time to do things in my blog rather than waiting on WordPress to load LIKE buttons, or load the comment box, or post the comment so I can move on. Click on my menu items and look at the submenu items. Those are the various series that I enjoy doing, and now I can get back to doing them. I re-started yesterday with my San Diego Historical Landmarks post. It had been ten months between posts in that series; I promise the next post will be in days rather than months.

Another series that I really like is my History Through Philately series. I’ll have a post in that series up later today.

Yellow Flower 4Lastly, I liked doing this Blog Love post and think I will make it a regular Sunday series. I’m even putting a Blog Love submenu item under SNIPPETS to make all of these Blog Love posts easy to find.

The cool thing here is that the top love recipients for next week will be completely different than this weeks. Once you make it into a Blog Love post, you’re ineligible until everyone has had a chance. With 3,787 followers, it will take me about 30 days to get to everyone, so those getting blog love today will have to wait about 30 days for their next chance. However, you can leave lots of blog love here because my Excel spreadsheet loves blog love!

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