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

There are a lot of posts on here now, because the blog has been going for quite a while. If you want an easy way to find my older posts then you can visit The Trove Of Proclamations, where you can find everything I have ever posted on this site in chronological order.

If you just want to read the good posts, then you might be better off going to Vintage Proclamations! where I have curated a selection of some of my favourite posts.

It’s up to you, it’s your blog. I mean it’s not actually your blog. It’s definitely my blog. But you are welcome to read anything or nothing as you see fit.

  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. Hayli
    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 2 people

    • 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 2 people

    • 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 2 people

    • 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 2 people

      • 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 2 people

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