Things that annoy….5

Iโ€™ve got 5 on it…….

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High 5. ๐Ÿ‘‹

C’mon bro, High 5 me ๐Ÿ‘‹

Don’t leave me hanging. High 5 ๐Ÿ‘‹

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Result………

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It not like I DON’T do them myself, I do.

It’s more around WHEN they’re done.

Scored a goal? Achieved something? Now. Now is the time to do it.

Not when your good news is someone liking your status on Facebook.

The overuse and, in my opinion, incorrect use of the High 5 devalues it. It lessens it’s impact and importance as a unifying gesture.

Give it some respect โœŠ

George and Social (Network) climbing.

Making and meeting friends.

I've written about social media before, I think. This is why I number posts – to keep track of where I am with everything.

Now, George is a very loving dog and loves lots of things.

I would go so far as to say that George loves everything apart from noisy vehicles approaching from behind him.

And tunnels. He doesn't like the reverberations in tunnels.

Other than that? Loves it all.

George is a social chap. Not only is he on this blog, he is on Twitter:

He's on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/george_collie/

He's also on Facebook as George Rees but a bit harder to find.

Anyway, social media profiles are becoming a bit of a hobby. It's harder gaining followers on some than others but, overall, gaining any new followers is nice and it's lovely getting nice comments about how lovely George is.

I could say that 'One of my favourite things is about Social Media is the way is connects people all over the world' but it wouldn't be completely true. I find one of the nicest things about Social Media is actually meeting people that you've only previous known via Social applications.

I don't think it undermines the point of the Media, I think meeting people in real life, having a physical connection, adds to it all.

George has 500 followers on Twitter and 100 or so on Instagram and these numbers creep up all the time. Would I like more? Honestly? Yes. It's nice.

The followers to this blog are the hardest to come by and feel more like accomplishments when I do pick up a new reader.

Overall, interaction with people is what makes social media – wether is it in comment conversations or actually meeting in person. Shared interests met in people coming together.

George will keep on sharing.

George the Collie reviews – National Trust Moseley Old Hall

A local National Trust site, small but friendly.


Situated just outside Wolverhampton, Moseley Old Hall is somewhere I have been past many times but never got around to visiting.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moseley_Old_Hall

Described as ‘An atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King’ I did a bit of digging before visiting finding that it had been used as a hiding place for the retreating King at the end of the English Civil War and includes a ‘Priest Hole’ actually used by the King to avoid his pursuers.

Being a dog, I’m not allowed in the house itself so have to be content with the outside and what an outside to enjoy! 

The (recreated) 17th century gardens are quite small but in keeping with the house itself, extending around three sides to include a seating area for picnics.

There are facilities on site, a souvenir ship, second hand book shop, plant sale area and a little tea room (which boasts the best scones in the world), but we just brought our own little picnic and coffee.

As you wander around the grounds there is a ‘Kings Walk’ through the tree to a tree house and pond.


It is a lot smaller than some better know. National Trust sites but this is reflected in entry price for non-members being smaller.

All in all, a nice little venue which is easy to visit just off J2 M54 (it can be noisy in parts as it is next door)

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/moseley-old-hall/

George the Collie Vs. Social Media.

George on Social Media. The good, the bad and where do you stand?

So I do a bit on social media. It’s like a hobby. 

I am on Facebook, I’m on Instagram and I’m on Twitter. I enjoy the social sharing side and the engaging with people.

It can be a lot of fun and then it can be a bit rubbish.

I know some people make a living of this sort of thing but I believe you’d have to work full time at something like that but, my mom & dad have jobs and responsibilities. It’s never going to be their everything.

I also understand that, for some people, it’s also not a job but it’s IS their everything. That’s fine. For some, it might be their only way of connecting with the outside world and, again, that’s fine.

Social Media can change the world. It can change countries as well as individuals and is a fantastic ways of connecting people.

Unfortunately, like most good things in life, there can be a downside to it with people being deliberately hurtful to each other. I haven’t not had much of this but I do still get affected by others imposing their rules or beliefs on me.

If you push against them they hit back harder. I can take it but there are others that don’t and, if you see individuals being targeted, the right thing to do is to fight it.

It is well documented how abuse on Social Media has led some people to and beyond the limit – with fatal outcomes.

It shouldn’t be about this and we should take a stand. 

If you see and you allow it to happen, you should take a look at yourself and who your are as a person.

Where do you stand?

George the Collie asks: Blogs, Blogging & How to Blog…..a cry (whimper?) for help.

So, yeah. Blogs.

I’d heard about them even read a few about subjects i was interested in, balls, bones, walks, treats (quite a limited field….) but never really done one before this started.

I find social media interesting and, personally, see blogging as part of that field to a certain extent.

You have an idea, you articulate that idea to others. In this case by writing about it and posting it for all to see – how hard can it be?

I am complete novice at this but it still hurts. You put a post on and……………nothing really.

It’s cruel.

I mean, i am not writing highbrow, compelling fiction here but, still, its nice to have some feedback.

I think this level of expectation is driven by other forms of social media where you receive almost instant feedback from friends and i understand, a little, how this media world but still…..it’s hard to take.

I have read quite a few items about improving your views etc but they don’t really seem to translate into actual views in reality. When i see things like the post below, it couldn’t draw a bigger ‘NO!” from me.

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via Are you a blogging expert? #AtoZChallenge โ€” broken blue bubbles

Now, i also understand it is about content and many will not be interested by my ramblings but when i think of how many users WordPress has, it still surprises me how little engagement you get with people.

I don’t get down about this sort of thing, i find it interesting, i like a challenge and it is still nice writing about things going through your head, even if no one is reading!

So, i thought i would ask for a little help. Some tips to improve. The content will still largely be dog related but there will be some bits a little different over time.

As i said, i’m no expert but i would be open to help and advice from anyone who feels they are or who has some experience of these things.

This isn’t my life, this isn’t a commercial enterprise or source of income for me, just fun, but i would always like to be better at what i do and, hopefully, i will hear from some of you soon.

Love you all.

#GeorgetheCollie

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