About James Proclaims


Welcome to ‘James Proclaims’!

I’ve called this blog ‘James Proclaims’ because my name is James and ‘Proclaims’ rhymes with James. It’s a clever name for a blog when you think about it. Long ago I used to write a column for my university newsletter. I called it ‘James Explains’. But ‘Explains’ doesn’t rhyme with James, so it wasn’t really as good as ‘James Proclaims’. Personally I think that’s real evidence of growth on my part.

The main point of ‘James Proclaims’ is…

…well I don’t really know the point is. I hope one day to take over the world, but I’m not sure how this blog will help me to achieve that. It can’t hurt though…

I think it’s probably wise not to take anything you read here too seriously. Except the taking over the world thing. I’m definitely going to do that.

If you’re a first time visitor, you might need a little help finding your way around, so I’ve created this handy guide to help.

Every Sunday I will be complaining about

Every Tuesday I will write something

Friday’s ‘Story Time’ is my weekly attempt

Every Sunday I will be complaining about (1)

Every Sunday I will be complaining about (2)



You can’t label everything, but I have difficulty

Hope that’s all clear enough!


  66 comments for “About James Proclaims

  1. July 28, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Clear as mud James!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. August 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    🙂 So far, I’m digging your “About ‘James Proclaims'” page. I also like your story about your university column and how this name is so much better — because it is! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks – I’m glad you agree on the name!


  3. August 4, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Very organized! I am hoping to gleam some wisdom here…even though you are mostly kidding…I think it’s great!

    Liked by 3 people

    • August 4, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Thanks for the lovely comment! Not sure how much wisdom you will find here though…


  4. August 4, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Hi James, your writing is humourous and fun to read.
    I like your reviews on just about any product, even the dictionary!
    I started off my blog too focusing on reviews because I want to be helpful by providing more information.

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 4, 2015 at 6:53 am

      Thanks – don’t know how helpful my reviews are but glad you like them!

      Liked by 1 person

      • June 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

        Possibly the funniest introduction to a blog I’ve ever read! 😂

        Liked by 1 person

      • June 1, 2020 at 9:55 pm

        You are too kind but also very discerning 🙂


  5. August 5, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Love your sense of humor… And your overly long tag line… Despite what they say. After all… Rules were meant to be bent. I know I will enjoy following your ramblings.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. August 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm


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  7. August 10, 2015 at 4:44 am

    James, I am delighted to have you follow my blog as opposed to following me—which by the way would leave you totally lost as I have been told I never leave loaves, much less crumbs to follow. And your desire to not be taken seriously, suggest that your decision to follow my blog was probably no more than a momentary lapse in your normally good judgement. Therefore, I shall resist any temptation to write dramatic material in the near future, as I could use every follower I can get. Thank you very much for following, James. :@)

    Liked by 3 people

    • August 10, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Thank you for the thank you. Exemplary manners and fully endorsing my decision to follow your blog, which as I understand it, is a serious news blog?

      Liked by 1 person

  8. August 10, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I love the humor and the structure. You’ve earned yourself another follower, and I suspect many more will come!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. August 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Your blog is awesomeeeeee

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      It’s almost as if someone told you to say that… 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        Like a voice whispering in my ears and I thought it was appropriate 😂.

        Liked by 2 people

  10. August 11, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Got here through community pool. I think I already visited few of your blog through other links and I liked them. I was having idea that I am “following” you. Correcting myself now 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Glad to count you as one of my readers and thanks for liking my stuff 🙂


  11. August 12, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Hopping over from L on Skill Up Skillet. Congratulations on your nomination!

    Explains to Proclaims definitely shows a world of growth. Your writing is so good it makes someone like me (who believes exercise is Lucifer’s way of giving us a taste of Hell) want to run out and buy a 16kg kettle ball. It is portable after all.

    Proclaim away James!

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 12, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Thanks for hopping over! Don’t do anything you’ll regret on my account though. Kettle bells make lovely ornaments but shouldn’t be used for anything else in my opinion…

      Liked by 1 person

  12. August 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I love rhyming words, James! Good job on that. Plus, your daily/weekly posts are just awesome with those sunny faces that are really cute!!!!! I really like your blog! 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks – that’s so nice to hear (or read…). Thanks for taking the time to comment – it means a lot 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  13. August 15, 2015 at 5:33 am

    James, I hope you don’t mind what I just did but I nominated you for a Liebster. I hope it brings you loyal followers. https://goldencougarwolf.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/liebster-award/

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 15, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Thanks – always nice to be nominated 🙂


  14. Belinda T
    August 17, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Found you through Prei, and yup, you seem like you’re funny, idk. You made me laugh, so here you go, you’re getting one step closer to world domination.

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 17, 2015 at 11:20 am

      I thank you and in time the world will thank you too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. August 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Can’t wait to read more!

    Liked by 2 people

  16. August 23, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Hi, James! I nominated you for The Liebster Award. You can check out the details here. http://thisbritishamericanlife.com/2015/08/23/the-liebster-award/

    Liked by 1 person

  17. August 26, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award. Check out the rules and your questions on my post here:
    Let me know after you’ve written your post so I can read it! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  18. November 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you for following my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. May 22, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I find you cool already 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 22, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thanks – that’s pretty awesome coming from someone who has a blog called “Gigantic Thought Bubble”, which is literally the best name ever for a blog!

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

        Really? Lol Thanks James. 😄

        Liked by 2 people

  20. May 22, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Crystal clear and I very much hope that you will take over the world – and laughter will be the one and only killer disease 😀 Off to read what James likes to Complain about

    Liked by 2 people

  21. September 5, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Your categories are funny. I don’t really know what constitutes poetry either but I give it a try most days. Your healthy lifestyle sounds like my own.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 6, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Healthy is overrated anyway! I’ll check out your poetry and compare notes – between us we might actually have written a real poem!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. February 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I might like it here or hear I might like it; either way, and there are either or ways clearly I’ll give things a whirl. And you followed me first (which should be as creepy as all hell but is apparently a thing; and I suppose you have to be allowed to acknowledge your own bloguality in a post truth world, or a truth post world) so, now I’m here… you’re it! And thanks but I prefer my personal space

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      You had me at ‘here’ and possibly lost me again at ‘hear’ but bloguality is a word I might steal so welcome, make yourself at home and take as much space as you need.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. February 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    The goals and aims of James Proclaims are obvious to me
    I haven’t read a post yet so just how can that be
    I think I’m going to like your blog but only time will tell
    Can I join in to rule the world and give ol’ Trumpy hell?

    With poetry, I must agree, it’s difficult I think
    Some verses worse, and some are yuk, and others simply stink
    I wish to thank you for the like, invite you to read more
    and now I’ll stop, before I start to soon become a bore!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. February 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Here is the definitive answer to what is poetry?


    Liked by 2 people

    • February 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks – I can’t disagree with it. Also thanks for following in such poetic style 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  25. March 13, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Hey, nominated you for an award Check it out here— https://eclipsestories.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/blogger-recognition-award/#more-433

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 13, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Thanks hugely. I don’t tend to do awards but I always appreciate a nomination 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 13, 2017 at 10:08 am

        Aww.. It’s okay. I just nominate you to show appreciation to your craft. Best of luck! -Sun

        Liked by 2 people

      • March 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

        And I really do appreciate it – thanks 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm


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  26. May 7, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Happy to find your blog, James and I’m looking forward to your proclamations!

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Glad you found me. I see to be procrastinating at the moment but hoping inspiration hits me again soon!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. April 2, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Hello James.
    I believe there is a definite lack of proclaiming in my life and will now follow you in a feeble attempt to rectify that wrong.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 2, 2020 at 4:11 pm

      I will try not to let you down. I inevitably will let you down, but I will be trying not to…

      Liked by 1 person

  28. April 9, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for dropping by https://wdfyfe.net/ From the looks of things you’re my kinda guy. Which way are we going? I guess I’ll just follow you and find out. cheers

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 10, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      Couldn’t say where we’re going. Meandering aimlessly I’d say. But glad to have you along for the journey…

      Liked by 1 person

  29. April 12, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Welcome James, and I am the sames – Beth

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 12, 2020 at 10:15 am

      Thanks Beth and…er… I’m struggling to come up with clever rhyme…

      Liked by 1 person

      • April 12, 2020 at 11:28 am

        most are not the most positive- death, meth…

        Liked by 1 person

      • April 12, 2020 at 11:28 am

        Yeah, I didn’t think they were appropriate 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  30. June 1, 2020 at 9:55 am

    I love how you have explained and have different sections to this blog – there’s definitely something for everyone here and I’m grateful for that! Really well designed blog site too mate! 😃🙏💛

    Liked by 1 person

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