Hello, I’m James and this is my blog, ‘James Proclaims’.
I like coffee. I drink quite a lot of it and I’m something of a
But in all honesty I doubt I know ten facts about coffee that aren’t already common knowledge. It would be ludicrous to claim otherwise.
Regular readers will no doubt have spotted that this is, once again, my (now apparently regular) Wednesday ‘click-bait’ post. I’ve been doing it for a few weeks now and if I’m honest the experiment has rather run its course. I don’t really know why I’m still doing it.
Perhaps it’s because, when all is said and done, disingenuous, low-quality content is still content and given that most media outlets, even publicly-funded institutions like the BBC, allow some pretty low-brow and worthless content on their websites, I don’t see why I should rise above it.
I should probably provide a link to something trite on the BBC website to prove my point, but these days my understanding is that you don’t need evidence to back up the claims you make and also quality is subjective, so it’s really just my opinion rather than an actual fact.
Believe it or not, some people will really like this post and consider it the height of satire.
And who’s to say they’re wrong?
Although I tend to mock the whole idea of New Year’s Resolutions, January 2017 seems to have coincided with me ‘upping my game’ in blogging terms. I’ve been posting pretty regularly, a minimum of three times a week and on occasion four. Furthermore, although many of my blog posts have been in the form of bad poetry or bad art, Mondays have tended to be for a more considered, longer piece of writing.
That, people of the blogosphere, takes planning and effort.
It might not seem like it but those meandering Monday posts, with questionable grammar and no particular point, do actually take me a bit of time to produce. I generally take the whole weekend to ‘craft’ them. Continue reading James Complains About Quite A Lot Of Things
I’ve been thinking of how I can make this blog more popular because that kind of thing really matters to me.
Am I being sarcastic or do I really mean that?
I genuinely have no idea.
Anyway I’ve heard that lists are popular and we all like those lists that remind us about all the cool stuff that was around when we were younger. But not everyone was a child at the same time, so I’ve made a DIY list to suit everyone who ever lived and will ever live. Continue reading You can tell you were a child of the…
Day 2 of Writing 101 and today’s assignment is to write a list.
I was going to come up with a list of my favourite lists, but it turns out there aren’t that many lists in my life of importance. My weekly shopping list helps to keep Mrs Proclaims and I well stocked with household goods but makes less than exciting reading.
But I don’t want to miss an assignment, so a list is required. Continue reading This post is essentially just a list of stuff that I like