The SkinnyDogs; Most Popular in 2012

Mischa and Honey Skinny Dog are little Miss Popular. Who knew? The WordPress helper-monkeys that’s who. According to their annual number crunching stats report my post The Skinny Dogs Sketched and Tattooed received the most views of the year. I haven’t told them, it would just go to their heads. But it just goes to show, dogs trump elves in the blog world.

The top search term to find me was skinny dog, Nick Sharratt, Nick Sharratt drawings, illustrations for Jaqueline Wilson (they are by Nick Sharratt) and My Sister Jodie (illustrated by Nick Sharratt). Probably because I wrote this piece about my admiration for….Nick Sharratt. So if I draw the skinny dogs Nick Sharratt style I wonder what will happen. Hmmmmm…..I feel a blog post coming on.

All the best to everyone in 2013 and especially all those who have taken the time to view, like, or pass comment on the quite frankly ridiculous blog posts here at Ziggy Shortcrust. I leave you with the very popular Skinny Dogs.

 

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Hey Honey, prick up your ears. We were the most popular thing on Ziggy’s blog.

 

 

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Whoop! I could just jump for joy.

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Stop jumping and head for the sofa to pose.
Ok, just as soon as I’ve unstuck my tongue from my nose.

 

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Hello! Anybody out there admiring me?

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I laugh in the face of elves. Hahahaha!

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Campervan Skinny Dogs

Are Skinny Dogs more popular than elves? You decide.

Feeling the WordPress Love

I expect the reason that people feel the need to blog must be as numerous and varied as the blogs themselves. I enjoyed reading them as a form of entertainment and inspiration, much like picking up a magazine, but held back from joining in. Then exactly eleven weeks ago I took the plunge and created ZiggyShortcrust; Scribbles, Doodles and Campervan Tootles. In its short life my blog has evolved into a series of quirky elf portraits interspersed with musings about my VDub campervan and a smattering of creative writing. Neither earth shattering nor newsworthy. And yet fellow bloggers have sought mine out, liked posts, taken the time to make comments and most amazingly chose to follow me. I had no idea what a delightful experience blogging would be. People from countries as far apart as North America, India, Hawaiian Islands, Latvia, Iceland, Germany and dear old Blighty have paused for a quick comment; kind, uplifting and inspirational comments. For the past eleven weeks I have felt all warm and fuzzy inside.

So on this Valentines Day I would like to say thank you to WordPress for a simple to follow, aesthetically pleasing blogging platform for me to spring from. And an even bigger thank you to my fellow bloggers for stopping by to have a peek, chat and follow along for the ride.

To paraphrase the large lady who appeared at the end of The Morecambe & Wise shows;

“I’d like to thank you for stopping by my little blog here today. If you’ve enjoyed it then it’s all been worthwhile. So until we meet again, goodbye, and I love you all!”

Valentine Elf