‘James Proclaims’ Needs You!

James Proclaims (6)

Hello dear readers!

There has been talk of late about the tagline of this blog. Most of this talk has come from me. It’s of little interest to the vast majority of people.

Nonetheless, the ‘catchiness’ of the tagline has been brought into question. The current tagline is:

The irreverent and irrelevant ramblings
of a man who hasn’t really got anything to say,
but is going to say it anyway…’

It could be argued that it is a little on the ‘wordy’ side. Also the word ‘irreverent’ seems to be causing difficulties and some people seem to think I’ve just said ‘irrelevant’ twice.Β On reflection I can see how that is an issue in a sentence that is supposed to be catchy and memorable…

On the other hand some people love it. For some people it’s entirely the best thing about the blog. Frankly it’s the only reason they come back. They certainly aren’t coming back for the poetry…

Anyway, in order to maintain the illusion that this is some kind of democracy I’ve created a poll so that you – the readers of ‘James Proclaims’ – can have your say.

I’ve come up with two viable alternatives, but if you love the incumbent phrase you can also vote for that.

If you hate all of them, but think you can come up with something better, then why not write that in the box which says ‘other’?

I’m aware that this is a decision that is going to be quite emotional for some of you, but it’s important that we get this right.

The future of the human race may just depend on this

So vote now!

Or don’t if you don’t want to…

  37 comments for “‘James Proclaims’ Needs You!

  1. August 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Nah, I like the current one just fine.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

      I like it too – it’ll always have a place on the blog regardless of the vote, it just may no longer be ‘official’ tagline. Thanks for following!

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 5, 2015 at 9:08 am

        That’s good!
        Btw, if your boring poem speaks the truth, then I must be a really boring person. Excuse me while I go cry in a corner haha.

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      • August 5, 2015 at 9:13 am

        I seriously doubt you have anything to worry about πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 5, 2015 at 9:20 am

        Ha, thanks πŸ˜€

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  2. weebluebirdie
    August 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Hmm, well, as a fan of the succinctly meaningful; I think a shorter tagline is a good idea. Is the poll somewhere else? I can’t see an obvious thingy to click on, but then I’m only on my first coffee.

    Liked by 3 people

    • August 5, 2015 at 9:13 am

      It should be at the bottom of the page. If it’s worked anyway…


      • weebluebirdie
        August 5, 2015 at 10:50 am

        Ah, it just wasn’t there in the other format I looked at. I’ve voted. I see the voting is very close *bites nails*

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  3. August 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Can we lobby to sway votes? C makes the best sense. Everyone loves humor. The first one is too long, and the middle one doesn’t make sense. The third one is perfect.

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  4. Thrifty Weaver
    August 5, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Morning 101 classmate & wife. Sticking with C, comes across as the catchiest tag line. Following you as part of today’s task too…. hello neighbour!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Hello! Thanks for your continued support for the ‘c’ campaign! Also glad I could help with the homework!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. August 5, 2015 at 10:09 am

    There for a minute I thought you had made one of those online polls that gives you a graph at the end, I was beginning to be quite envious. As you admit to being rambling and are obviously not a great rule follower, I think your tagline should stay as it is. I wonder if the length affects the seo though?

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2015 at 10:40 am

      I suspect it does though I know little of SEOs. Thanks for commenting!


      • August 5, 2015 at 10:45 am

        To be honest, I’m not certain that anybody knows any more!

        Liked by 1 person

  6. weebluebirdie
    August 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Can I vote twice? I’ve changed my mind…. Or will that rig the votes??

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

      I’ll leave it to your conscience to decide…


  7. August 5, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Assignment for 101 eh? All the best and I’ve voted! πŸ˜‰

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  8. August 5, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Love the idea behind your post blog! Looking to reading more about your absence of wit and wisdom!

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks, and congratulations you are my 100th WordPress follower. Sadly there’s no prize for this but you have my gratitude!


  9. August 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Personally, I feel that your current tagline is fine. It is what it is!–Kind of like why I love Gustave Courbet’s painting ‘The Origin of the World”–because it is what it is! If you are going to change it at all (I couldn’t find where to vote, so maybe you actually have what I’m going to write as an option. I would just take out the irrerverant and irrelevant. Ramblings are ramblings. Trust me. I ramble on and on and on so……remember–keep what makes you feel comfortable! Best!

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    • August 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      That may still be an option, but I’ll let the democratic process run it’s course before ultimately doing what I want to do…

      Liked by 1 person

  10. August 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    This has inspired me to do my own poll. I’ll have to learn how first. Thanks for tagging me. I certainly wanted my vote counted!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. August 5, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I came over to vote for the original, but I love the alternatives, also. You are funny. Any one of them would bring me to your site.

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Good to know! Thanks πŸ™‚


  12. August 5, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Okay, here’s my thought. I like your style, you make me smile, and the current tagline is fine “in my book.” So go with your gut instinct. You are also a part of my assignment today and it’s a pleasure to say “Howdy.” I look forward to seeing more of your writing.

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    • August 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks, no longer sure what my gut instinct is but this has been great fun today!


  13. August 6, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Which tag line won?

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 6, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Poll is still open. I’m going to take it to the Community Pool on Monday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. August 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Isn’t there someway you can use all three of them????

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Probably, I just need to be more creative in my thinking…

      Liked by 1 person

  15. August 8, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I agree with dawnlizjones, all three are great! Maybe there is a way to set them to rotate on different days of the week? Or you can just change it quarterly? Looking forward to reading more from you! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 8, 2015 at 9:24 am

      I like all three too, so I’ll find a way to incorporate them…
      Thanks for following and for the lovely comments! πŸ™‚


  16. August 12, 2015 at 6:45 am

    I’ve nominated you for an award, have a look if you wanna be part of it πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

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