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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

Read my hands!

Who better to showcase hands than a mime?  This street performer entertained us in Florence, Italy, just off the Piazza della Signoria.



  1. Another winner, Robin! Congratulations:)

  2. Perfect choice!!

  3. This is sooooo cool 😀
    That is the only word for it!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Gina

    perfect example of hands. photo challenges are fun.

    • Thanks, Gina! And, I am enjoying these photo challenges. 🙂

  5. Tolles Motiv für das Thema!

  6. That’s a great entry for the topic! Have you just started using ads on your site? I don’t remember seeing them before.

    • Thank you, Lorna! I was chuffed to find this one. 😉
      WordAds just informed me that I was “approved for WordAds Beta.” I guess I applied for ads many months ago when I first set up my blog. Now I’m not sure how to “unapply,” but in the meantime, I thought I’d see how it goes. I’m interested in feedback, too! What do you think of them? Too distracting? Or okay? Thanks!

      • I bet you were, it’s a real find! 🙂
        I didn’t realise you had to be ‘approved’ for ads. To be honest, when I visit a blog that has lots of ads it does tend to put me off, especially those blogs that seem to have more ads than content, and particularly the ads with a moving image that’s really distracting. Having said that, the ads on your page don’t bother me because they’re hardly taking up any space, and I already know I want to read your blog. Also, I think the fact that it’s just one box at the end of your post means I don’t even notice it until I’ve read what I came to read. So, to answer your questions, in my opinion, no, your ads are not too distracting and are fine by me!

        • Thanks for your comments, Lorna. Evidently, there are ads that WordPress publishes randomly on random posts going to NONwordpress bloggers (i.e. followers who haven’t signed up for WordPress), but you have to pay WordPress to stop those ads (and you don’t get paid for them, yourself). I did pay WordPress to eliminate those from my site, after getting complaints from my non-Wordpress followers.
          And now,this! So, I guess I’ll just ride with it for a while…

          • Oh no, how awful, I didn’t realise you had to pay to stop people from seeing ads. So maybe non-WP bloggers are seeing ads on my page too? That’s a bit much, having to opt out of ads and pay for it too. What a cheek!

            • I think that it was an upgrade when setting up the blog, to opt out of the ads. If I recall correctly, there is a section that explains that this is one way WordPress makes its money, since setting up a blog site is free. Ads don’t appear all the time or on all posts, but they appear sporadically, and there is no control over them. My mother started seeing some on her computer because she’s not a WP blogger (they did not appear on my screen) and she told me that she thought that some of them were not in very good taste. So, I navigated my way through the support pages and paid the $30.00 annual fee to stop them. If you have any followers you know who are not WP users, you might ask them if they’re getting ads, and what they’re seeing.
              At least I can see these ads!

              • Thanks Robin, strange I didn’t even notice this when I was setting up my blog. I’ll need to investigate and see if anyone has spotted ads on my page. I understand they need to make money and it’s great that they offer such nice looking blogs for free, but I assumed they made their money from the people who bought the professional themes you have to pay for, and those upgrading to lose the ‘wordpress’ name from the URL. Oh well, you live and learn, I’m grateful to you for explaining this to me, as I had no idea!

                • Right. And this is another form of moneymaking. I’m happy to explain it to you, Lorna! I would have had no idea that some of those ads were that bad if I had not been told!

  7. Hi Robin, I have a soft spot for mimes and simply love the art form! I wanted to show you a link to one of my favourite films Paris J’Taime, and my favourite skit ‘Son of a Mime,’ (I wasn’t sure if you were familiar with this one) excuse that it’s not in english, but as they’re mimes you’ll get the idea 🙂

    • What a thoughtful addition to this post, Girl! Thank you. 🙂

      • I just thought it might be something you enjoyed!!! 😉 you’re very welcome too!

  8. What a great example for the challenge! 🙂

    • Thank you, Cathy! I was pleased to come across this one. 😉


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