Month: April 2017

Chew this Collectibulldogs guest post

Guest post something to chew on

From something to chew on, writer Lori Wade, writer and blogger, lives in Los Angeles with her two rescue dogs, Xuma, a Pitbull mix, and Orson, a Labrador. She shares her passion for dogs on her blog at SomethingtoChewOn.dog. The blog includes tips and information about the care and training of dogs, humane education, and book reviews. Besides writing and cuddling with Xuma and Orson, Lori enjoys bicycling, hiking, and chocolate.

Something to chew on

Chew

Lori with her Xuma

When asked to write a guest blog, I debated about a topic! Collectibulldogs has a wonderful collection of bulldog artworks,ceramics,glass,and books,  Wiggles the CEO is a handsome bulldog and would serve well as a model for any new art.

Sinse this is about bulldogs writing about their history came to mind, but they were once bred to participate in a cruel sport that I would rather forget, bulldogs are these lovable,loyal,stocky, muscular creatures with a wrinkled face that is impossible to ignore and easy to adore.

Chew

Lori and her dogs from something to chew on

Chewing away

As I ponder my own bulldog experience I realise it is limited, at the dog park our Xuma became overly interested in a bulldog I believe Xuma mistook the raspy breathing as ominous rather than the result of the breeds short nose.

A non bulldog lover friend of mine (yes we are still friends)fell in love with Diesel a bulldogin her neighborhood.He was a handsome and sweet dog who made friends on his daily walks.Why did my non bulldog lover friend make an exception for Diesel?Why do we favour a certain breed over another ?Do we choose dogs similar to ourselves or are we attracted to a certain dog because she is different?

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Xuma and Orson

According to a November,2015 article on the BBC website we tend to pick dogs that mirror ourselves.When photos of dogs and their owners were taken at a dog park,people were often able to pair the dog with the owner.The results were not as reliable when the eyes were covered or when mixed breeds were involved.

However this seems to indicate that people pick dogs that resemble themselves.I am partial to black Labs.I love their size,warmth,intelligence and constant quest for food.When I met Brooke,our black Lab,she was huddled in a corner,an introvert seeking solace from the other dogs vying for attention.Shy,myself,in that moment I felt a kindred spirit and asked the shelter worker to meet her.

Still chewing

According to an article in the Huffington Post in September 2014,a study by Sadahiko Nakajima,a Japanese psychologist,has an 80 per cent success rate when people’s were asked to match photos of dogs and photos of their owners when both the dog and human eyes are visible.Otherwise the percentage of correct matches decreases rapidly.Nakajima theorised that people surround themselves with what is familiar. What that explains visual similarities,what about personality similarities.

Bulldogs have a reputation for being stubborn and lovers of tummy rubs.Are stubborn people who love to cuddle drawn to that breed?Are lazy people partial to Labs since they are easier to train?A veterinarian told me that she believes dogs take on their owners behaviours.She cited an example of clients screaming at one another in the exam room-it was no wonder that their dog was aggressive.A nervous owner may have a nervous dog.She said,your dog will tell me about your home life.However,sometimes a dogs behaviour or misbehaving has nothing to do with his humans.

Lastly

we may never know why owners look like their dogs or have a similar personality my non – dog lover friend is in her 60s has a few wrinkles, she is petite yet solid so she may of fallen in love with Dissel because he is familiar to her, when describing Diesel she just said that he was ” great” perhaps it’s because bulldogs are irresistible.

Relatable guest blog

Our ebooks are doing good want one and start yourself?

English Bulldog Collectibles, ebook surprise

English bulldog collectibles, ebook surprise

Hi readers I hope your all safe and well I was wondering if there has been an increase at all collecting English bulldog collectibles the reason why I ask is that there has been a good taking (In my eyes) of the ebooks claimed.

English Bulldog collectibles

English Bulldog collectibles

Since we launched the ebook there has been over 100 takers so far so does this mean a rise in English bulldog collectibles or have most of the takers just claimed one as a point of reference? Either way it’s a start and a good surprise for me whom was pessimistic about ten being claimed.

Im genuinely stoked as to the fact over a hundred books have been taken and that’s just so far, thank you to those that believe in me any my experience/ knowledge and I promise if you can get the tenacity part down and not afraid to make contacts you will prevail and very well find pieces I’ve never seen before myself but anyways I wish you every success if your going for it.

Exhibition

My English bulldog collectibles for father’s day

BULLDOG COLLECTIBLES

It would be great if at least one person gets the ebook and has started with their English bulldog collectibles venture, I’m a little envious if so it takes me back to when I first started the ups the downs and all the contacts I made along the way, if you are an ebook taker and started we would love to hear from you.

English Bulldog collectibles

You may be wondering why I’m using specific words in the blog! Collectibulldogs had an SEO (search engine optimisation) audit made and was given what’s called ranking keywords and these are supposed to help me gain favour on google.

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English Bulldog Collectibles from Royal Doulton

I’m yet to understand SEO myself and just learned that more than one keyword is classed as tail ended or something like that but that’s as far as it goes, it’s going to take me a while to get used to how best use this and not just fill blogs with wording like English bulldog collectibles.

When you folks use search engines people pay to be at the top of the server page so you see their websites first and apparently the mind instinctively goes for the first to forth choice, I had tested my own keywords when I started out and realised I was so new and niche that I was at the top of many pages anyway.

English bulldog collectibles, making an impact

Putting the SEO to one side I’m happy to announce Collectibulldogs has its SSL Certificate this may not mean much to your good selfs but it adds an extra layer of protection to the website and makes us more trusting to servers like google and bing etc.

I’m not sure about what’s making us grow on twitter is it wiggles and her cuteness or the concept of English bulldog collectibles and the art of collecting well more of a passion than an art but you get me.

The profiles on twitter that have started following Collectibulldogs is getting higher, first it was wrestlers and other minor celebs of sorts and then Justin Bieber and now a few others have added us some I do not know as I do not follow American rap but the sentiment and support is appreciated and I really hope this string of good luck continues.

English Bulldog collectibles

Gaining high profile followers

Theres news in them views

Let’s be Honest from the start off I cannot stand google analytics on the iPad I don’t know if it’s misleading or slow because it’s an app but it’s numbers do not reflect the true views on Collectibulldogs yet I fall for it all the time and put myself through the ringer.

The good news here is the increase overall on our views from 2016-2017, Lee my web designer shows me the graphs and I get sent reports but all I understand is either good or bad and good is great for me, if I want more views I do need to get back to proper blogging about (yep you guessed it) English bulldog collectibles lol.

English Bulldog Collectibles

English Bulldog collectibles lots of them

There’s many a subject to cover, that isn’t or hasn’t been a problem the first part of 2017 has either had me stretched to the limit and in pain due to an illness but I can feel myself getting better, I will get back to blogging about pieces in general after the display this year.

Curating my English bulldog collectibles

I asked the museum if there was a vacancy open for volunteers and ended up with the job of curating my own display lol, I thought this was going to be easy but as the pieces are there my mind draws a blank every time I go to remember a date or name, I think I will go and spend a few hours at Brighton museum next week and help the curators directly and then just curate the rest as I take them in.

English Bulldog collectibles

Use the ebook with tanasity and you can own the best

The display is set for the end of May and will run into June I’m hoping I can talk my mentor into leaving them out a little longer but I’m not sure that will be permitted but it’s worth a try, there’s 33 of the 50 or so English bulldog collectibles already at the museum I’m waiting on permission to take the rest down which are mostly ceramics now.

Once I’ve had a meeting with the museum mentors manager next week about guidance publicity and few other topics I’m going to muster the courage to go around my city and invite different demographics to the display, antiques dealers , dog owners, pet businesses, even gallery owners and doggie orgs like bulldog rescue dogs trust and the RSPCA ( Royal society prevention cruelty to animals), I think asking personally or sending an invite would work better than just say a paper advert but as they say all publicity is good publicity.

English Bulldog Collectibles

A piece being curated for display

Lastly folks

If I leave a list of the key words do you think you could have a play around for five minutes using your computers on different servers across the world, if you type in any of the keywords and I’m not at the top scroll until found and then click on me this will create a click for that key word and help us rank better, well that’s the idea.

Before I go I’ve just guested for mullards antiques and looking to guest for others, why not let me come blog for you or vice versa, also if anyone’s prepared to create a backlink with me or add me as a link on your site or blog that would be brilliant, as you can imagine this just means even more work frustration and misunderstandings until I finally understand and get it right. Till next time folks happy collecting and to any new collectors good luck and enjoy most of all.

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Bulldog collectibles

Justin Bieber, follower or bulldog lover

JUSTIN BIEBER FANTASTIC FOLLOWER OR BULLDOG LOVER

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber gave wiggles a follow

Good day readers I hope you are all safe and well, I expect Collectibulldogs is the envy of many a teenager ATM with the resent twitter follow of mr Justin Bieber, I was very surprised to see mr Justin Biebers name come up and stoked we have our first celeb.

My goal is to try and get mr Justin Bieber to give Collectibulldogs.com a shout out in the hope we gain some views, the premise of the website is to inspire so if he sees wiggles and my posts he may go ahead and help us out.

I wonder if Justin Bieber followed us because he loves bulldogs he has a following of 93 million and follows back three hundred and three thousand so the odds were stacked against us but it’s amazing to have such a high profile icon as a follower, I’m going to inbox this in the hope he gets to read it.

On behalf of Collectibulldogs Hi Justin Bieber

If you are reading this Justin Collectibulldogs is a free website for collectors I created the little empire I have now and as we do not sell anything promotion is key and we are yet to get a celeb shout out, I thought this may come after this Mays display but if you could be a gent then that would be great.

If you have any questions please get in touch a short message from a star could work wonders for a small start up like ours with one aim and that’s to inspire, the pessimistic side is telling me there will be no shout out or message but you never know and I’m not going to use my illness as a ploy let’s see what happens, anyways thank you to Justin Bieber for our first big celeb follow.

we would love to hear what you think of bulldogs or the ethos of the website 👍

In return it’s only fair that I share justins website just incase the younger demographic and cougars are reading this lol, Justin Bieber we wish you every success and any probs with my article please contact me ask@collectibulldogs.com

Justin Bieber website for fans Justin Bieber website Fan website

GMTV WHOM WOULD OF KNOWN

So I’m sitting here the other morning enjoying a cup of tea when our national morning tv show started @GMB or Good morning Britain, the feature was on a small / young ladies collection of dr who figurines, I was amazed and even remember her amount it was 6641 pieces.

As per every segment the presenters in this case Eamonn Holmes and he’s co anchor ask the public to send in pictures of their collections, so that’s what I did I found the web address and started emailing not thinking anything of it.

The segment about collecting

When the segment came on the outside broadcast was at the home of the young lady, could you imagine getting all that to the GMTV studios, after the segment finished they showed the pictures sent in and we made it, there it was my bulldogs in front of me, it was really cool to see.

I believe Eamonn Holmes (from sky news too and this morning) saw more than one of my pictures due to the comment he makes I hope it’s audible but it seems both presenters were attracted to the picture, these are all little steps and most maybe thinking so what but to go from nearly giving in to this kind of promoting has to be a sign to carry on.

The TV station has my details if any more collections come up or if they do any other things on their programmes, I hope to get a spot on TV one day, England has lots of antiques shows so hopefully one day the right person might just see Collectibulldogs and see there’s a story, fingers crossed but that’s the future and I’m just happy how this week has turned out.

Lastly keep em coming

We still need views to continue I don’t have a sponcer and I do not mind but it would be great if the website was seen more and I don’t have the umpth to get the name out by myself, saying that I should give myself credit for making it this far alone.

Whats needed is a few high profile accounts to notice and share my posts and someone that thinks it has the wow factor and whom is listened to by the public a bit like endorsing but I could never find that kind of money, a week ago I wouldn’t of dreamt of any Stars following us and now I feel there’s hope even if I have to be patient.

the trouble promoting bulldogs

Guest post by author Susan day

News! Collectibulldogs general catch up

Collectibulldogs news in general

News

News on wiggles. She’s doing great

Hi there readers I hope all are safe and well, I thought I’d brief everybody as to what’s been happening lately or news from Collectibulldogs as the title suggests, it’s been hard for myself these past few weeks but let’s talk about better things first

News on twitter

Twitter has been amazing since I started using it and wiggles seems to be a little twitter star, folks are slowly getting the concept and the automated DM has only had a few dislikes so far, we are up to 51.5k followers so far and I’m hoping the museum will let me use my social media influence as part of my display.

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News on twitter

I find I’m spending more time on twitter than I usually do but I do bounce from media to media and try and keep a balance, speaking of media I’d like to thank those from twitter whom were/ are kind enough to give my Facebook page a like it’s given it a slow but steady increase which is great stuff.

New about the website

it’s been pointed out to me that if I want to rank better and gain more views I need an SEO audit I know you can do it yourself but I wouldn’t want to go messing up all of lees good work, I will just have to wait till I can afford for this to be done and been advised just to keep on blogging about my collection until then.

News

News on the website

Lee still needs to shorten the galleries but due to he’s own private circumstances hasn’t been able to yet, please feel free to pin or save any pictures from the galleries I wouldn’t advise doing this on funny pics and I believe lee has locked them.

News about myself

Im the first to admit this venture I have created has spawned two heads for me and one of those heads isn’t so nice, I understand that most of what I feel is down to my illness but still it’s not simple, trying to come up with interesting blogs, finding guest writers, social media presence on 15 or so formats, self promoting, getting folks to understand the concept, trying to increase my views.

I think I need to find some sort of partnership or go on a big fat holiday for a while and soak up some rays, I enjoy my blogging and reaching out and I enjoy the buzz I get when the numbers are good, it’s the horrible defeatist feeling I do not enjoy when views are low, I’m beginning to look past this problem and believe it’s either paid promotion or just sucking it up and wait for something good to come along.

I was going to pack Collectibulldogs in after the summer the idea has been on my mind ever since the numbers started falling, it’s been my life for so long now I don’t know anything else. After some thought I’ve decided to keep it running as I know it does have some interest I call them my ghost following they are there as the analytics suggest.

News about the display

I think I am at my most impatient ATM regarding any news about the museum display we are a third way into April and the doors open near the end of May, I’m working with two rather calm curators at the museum so maybe I should take a step back as they do not seem to be panicking about the time frame.

News

A piece for the display Collectibulldogs first piece

I started taking pieces down at my own risk but was asked to stop until the museum can cover each piece going into their care, firstly I’m not worried they are in place that guarded 24/7 and the pieces I’ve taken so far have mostly been silver / metal so they should be A-Ok 👍

My plan has been drawn up and the themes renegotiated to include more materials in the display I’ve added a couple of funnies in there for youngsters and I believe the museum would like to use my own art work to tie me in with the overall display.

Blogging news

Firstly I apologise for the lack of bulldog collectibles articles my heads been so full of other factors ATM I’ve not had time to pick out a piece or two and send out some knowledge about it, in my defence I have created what could be the worlds first ebook to get you folks started and in a world full of free online books I’m quite pleased how people have taken one so far.

News

We’ll get there in the end dad

If your on social media you might see some old blogs coming back around if you have read it before no worries but a press on the link would be fantastic, since the making of the new website all blogs have new urls i.e. New web addresses and the more I can get them out and about the better.

Random blogs like this

blog like this  etc etc….

Did you enjoy the blog by Susan day whom is actually an author and agony aunt type character for grandparents and how best to grow relationships with grand kids so it was really nice of her to put her wit together and come up with a blog relatable for Collectibulldogs. Susan’s article and link to second

There are a few reasons for finding guest artists I’m joking when I say it’s to give me a break I’ve blogged over 130 times I think to date it just gives the archives more variety, gives you folk something fresh to read and creates a link between two websites, we love guest posts and would love more to come along.

Lastly for now

I think things will pick up just slower than I want and the automated response has been a success so far, fingers crossed I get more likes and folks wanting to guest post as more folks hear about Collectibulldogs, it’s a new concept on twitter to have an antiques style website that isn’t there to sell wares and just like Facebook it will take a while to get excepted.

In the meantime I need to finish up picturing my pieces so a visual plan on the display can be made, there’s a two week break so I’ll just have to grin and bare it till they re open and thank you again to Susan for her article it was lovely to meet rocky, until next time folks stay safe and happy collecting.

If you wish to continue on here’s a link to our galleries and if your used to the website the keyword finder really helps on such a large website

Life without dogs? I don’t think so

Life with Out dogs?I don’t think so! Dogs from a collector’s point of view

Life without dogs? I don’t think so! This is one of my favourite sayings. Dogs have been a huge part of my life since I got my first pup at four years old. They have shared my journey through every step, and continue to provide such a positive influence I couldn’t imagine a life without dogs.

Dogs

Sue and Rocky

There is something about dogs which reminds us of the important qualities we all have. They give so much and ask for so little in return. They teach us about patience, gentleness and forgiveness. They don’t care about personal possessions orfabulous lifestyles. They simply, and yet powerfully, care aboutbeing with us.

Filling your home with puppy love

One thing that always comes to mind when I see dog art or sculpture, or any kind of giftware with a dog on it, is how easy it is to buy for a dog person. It’s true, isn’t it? We dog people love dogs so much, there isn’t a household item which isn’t shaped like a dog or have a dog image on it.

I have paw prints on my doormats, coffee mugs with images of dogs, and even a pair of doggie bookends holding up the children’s books I wrote about, you guessed it, dogs!

Dogs

Pieces we collect as they smaller reminders of love from mans best friend

Ornaments help us connect with our dogs

Whether your dog is still with you or has gone ahead of you over the rainbow bridge, the ornaments and knickknacks in your home are a reminder of your beloved hound. They do a lot more than collect dust, that’s for sure.

Cleverly crafted dogs acting out what dogs do best remind us of the warmth and companionship our dogs provide to us. They speak to something we hold deep within our hearts, and strengthen that connection with our canine friends which we hold so dear.
There are over 400 different breeds of dogs, and it is not hard to find each one represented in some way, shape or form in someone’s home.

Dogs make us whole

Another favourite saying of mine goes like this, “Dogs are not your whole life, but they make your life whole.”
Dogs add that special something to our day to day existence. They love us regardless of how poor we are, whether we have had a bad hair day, or when no one knows our name or who we are. Our dogs know us, and they make us feel wanted and special.

Dogs

like the home of Collectibulldogs for example

Filling our home with dog mementos is a great way for those of us who are lucky enough to have had our lives blessed by a dog, to surround ourselves with the awesome love those happy canines bring.

I think deep down inside all dog lovers are collectors of dog memorabilia in some way – we just can’t help it!

About the author – Susan Day

Susan Day is a children’s author and writer. Her blog, Astro’s Adventures Book Club, is full of ideas and tips for grandparents, parents and teachers to support them in helping children become better readers. As well, Susan has created a guide to help grandparents build a more meaningful relationship with their grandchildren through their love and passion for books.

Dogs

The author of the dogs article SUSAN DAY

Susan lives in country Australia with four dogs, three boss cats, three rescue guinea pigs, and an errant kangaroo. And, apart from blogging, writing and reading; she loves coffee, painting and learning to box.

Thank you from Collectibulldogs 

Thank you very much I think and feel honoured that this is the first author to publish an article on Collectibulldogs and I hope it’s an omen for more people to come and guest blog with us. An extra article from Susan enjoy

Blog post

The galleries

 

Call to action folks are you with me?

Call to action campaign are you with me?

Call to action world wide support needed 

Action

Rolling,Camera,Action. Laurel and Hardy with their bulldog

Hi there readers regular and new I hope your all well and good where ever you maybe and yes I say it a lot but I really do hope all is well with everyone, I came up with this idea to pitch a page of blog urls and I’m hoping that you kind readers will help me and follow my call to Action.

The blogs that I’ve written go back to 2015 but do not forget a lot of my viewers are new and it gets boring for some going through the pages so I’m going to bring these pages to you, I’ve compiled a wedge of my best content and I’m hoping you will help.

New links urls

There’s a two pronged approach to this idea, firstly you folks get to read/ bookmark

Action

Stunning pieces in blogs some may not of seen yet

blogs many haven’t seen or read yet and the call to action part is that you good folks share these out to all the formats you maybe on, this is just a trail I’ll start with ten blog articles and see what happens.

I’ve taken an hour or so going over my content and I’m actually quite happy with most of the content I have published, the main idea is because so many are missing out on amazing pictures that might not be in galleries or read certain blog posts yet.

Action

How many Rocking Bulldogs do you get to see

Please Take action

If your on any of the formats attached to the website and find a category that a blog will fit please do, if you think a certain blog might interest your twitter feed I’m urging you to share, same with Facebook and all the other formats you will see that I’m on in the picture, I cannot pay for paid promotion until this time next year so I’m hoping even if my following is silent that you would still want to help.

Action

You get to see other people’s collections

Here’s a mixture of raw urls leading to blogs old and new, I will put out ten and let’s see what that does to the analytics, I would love nothing better than to teach myself SEO and write super blogs as my buffering tool states I have the opportunity to reach half a million readers, could you imagine having that much interest it would be amazing.

In a perfect world I would be able to afford paid promotion but that’s just not the case ATM and I’ve come to the conclusion that Collectibulldogs isn’t for everyone but to those it means something too your reaching out could create organic interest in far off places that haven’t heard of us yet.

Publicity for the display

I think the museum have the publicity side down when it comes to this years soon to be display, this campaign is basically to get my blogs/ pages out further and in a passive way to see if anybody does help, I’ve never been good at campaigns let’s see what happens to this one, if you take part. Share like reblog etc then I wish to thank

Action

Stunning antique postcards

you for your help.

Have a great week collectors

A sweet blog about Father’s Day with a small part from my daughter

Proof that we allow many topics this guest post is about the History of cats

My first failed attempt at reaching out

How would you characterise your collection

I was so happy when Brighton Museum gave me a link it validated all my work

Check out my prowess and creativity

One of our gallery segments is all about metal pieces

Sometimes things go well and sometimes they bite you in the behind

10 General news and chit chat

 

Action

Royal Doulton

the action begins

There it is folks ten links to blogs that all have sharing capabilities and the more that get liked, shared, commented on the better, if I’m honest I do not quite know how to market myself and I’m so niche it’s hard to fit in anywhere, shame really as I feel the collection should be recognised.

Action

Pieces made by skilled friends

As far as things are now thank you to all the Facebook group moderators that have excepted me, I’m not well liked in some groups I think it’s a language barrier or the concept of collecting isn’t in their mind set, thank you to my twitter followers past and present I’ve worked hard to grow my following organically and hoping for 50k by the time the display starts.

When my display is open to the public there will be two tech exhibits one will be slides of various pictures from bulldog anotomy to famous

Action

A good friend of Collectibulldogs mr N Davis 2xs World Judge

paintings, and my other exhibit is going to be this ” Collectibulldogs ” , I’m hoping for a decent following on all my formats to show just how hard I’ve worked by myself to promote the website.

Lastly background image action

When I was bought my I book by my wife I started looking at the website from a desktop view and the Union Jack started putting me off, it had images of pieces as well to break it up but I still felt it somewhat aimed at the uk in general.  This should not be the case my website is your website and until there’s a one world (all countries flag) the background will remain neutral, please note the image used now is a temporary token from lee whom is busy ATM but assures me he’s graphics colleague is on the case, well here goes folks I press publish and fingers crossed.

Action

A beautiful rare Rosel piece Spain

Please note the pictures being used in this blog are and can be found in the others with 100s maybe 1000s in all to see, until next time happy collecting folks and stay safe.

 

 

 

 

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