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This Blog about This Blog: 300,000 Times Interesting for People

10.000, 50.000, 100,000, now more than 300.000. Yes, the “PLAYING CARDS + ART = COLLECTING” blog has been interesting for people more than 300.000 times.

This post could have other name and date. I made notes of my 1st month, 3d month and half a year on WordPress. You could logically expect “One Year on WordPress” (February 03, 2014). Well, man proposes but God disposes. Unfortunately I had to stop my activity on this site for some period of time. We all have different challenges of life.  So, I don’t think that there is any sense to specify my own challenges here. This blog isn’t about them. Sorry that I have left you without new posts on my site for some time.

On the other hand it is pleasant to see that a lot of readers and followers on different social media resources haven’t lost their interest in this site and have kept their following. The blog got attention from new readers as there were no new posts but there were a lot of new visitors. There was no single day without visitors. I also noticed (due to the internal link statistics of the site) that this site is already used as some type of reference library in the field of playing card collecting. Nice. Thank you for your constant interest. It invigorates. I will go on with my site (blog) and its development no matter what. Step by step…

The whole menu of site was extended and improved. A lot of new (previously planned) sections have been added to it. Even “ABOUT ME” page has been rewritten and updated. Some sections are still “under construction”.

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Posted by on 01.02.2015 in This Blog about This Blog


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This Blog about This Blog: 100,000 Times Interesting for People

It is time to speak about this blog… 7,000 (the first month on WordPress), 10,000 (March, 2013), 29,000 (the third month on WordPress), 50,000 (June, 2013), 77,000 (half a year on WordPress)… and now 100,000. Yes, as of today the “Playing Cards + Art = Collecting” blog has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

What can I say? I guess…

But going back to the serious tone… ta-ta… ok, sorry. What I really want to do is to thank my readers for their attention and curiosity; artists featured on this blog for their talent and imagination; playing card producers for their sociability and efforts put into production of their decks. This blog couldn’t exist and doesn’t have any sense without all that. Thank you!

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This Blog about This Blog: Half a Year on WordPress

I am glad to state that “Playing Cards + Art = Collecting” blog celebrates half a year of its existence on WordPress. Time flies. I remember the first month of this blog on WordPress and its first 10,000 visits. That attention strengthened my desire to go on with this blog. Writing about its third month on WordPress, I had to admit a constant interest of people in it and their wide geography. As a result of such interest this blog got 50,000 visits by mid June, 2013. Now half a year… What has happened with the blog? What changes have been made? Yes, they have been made as this blog develops and tries to perfect itself. Let’s see…

First of all, suggestions of its readers were heard and this blog got a new decent address – Old one ( is also active. So now you can use both of them depending on your preferences. All old links will work automatically with new address as well as with old one.

I guess people are not indifferent about this blog as they propose to improve it. And I am pleased to see their growing interest in it – 10,000 visits by mid March, 2013; 50,000 visits by mid June, 2013… and as a result of six-monthly efforts – more than 77,000 visits. Yes, this blog has been interesting for people more than 77,000 times.

I try to post interesting (useful) information concerning decks of playing cards, playing card art (design) and art inspired by playing cards. And I see that people are really involved with my posts. Readers visit this blog each day. March 30, 2013 isn’t already the hottest day for this blog as it got 1,229 visits on July 17, 2013 (I have to think that at least one person didn’t have a working compass that day 😉 ).

This blog was visited 7,000 times during the first month of its existence on WordPress. 17,993 times it was visited during this July (this time seven persons happened to be without compasses 🙂 ). So it should mean 580 (average) views per day and the serious growth in popularity of this blog (more than twice).

Writing about the third month of this blog on WordPress, I expressed my hope to see new readers from around the globe. My hopes come true. This blog has found new friends from new places. And I once again hope that it will find new readers from different parts of the Earth. There are still some places unreached by this blog. This disappointing mistake should be fixed 🙂 .

At this moment this blog has been visited by readers from such places of the world (in alphabetical order):


*** Please note that I used flags and names as they are given by the internal statistics of WordPress. So I am sorry for any possible discrepancy with official flag or name. As I understand the statistics of WordPress operates only with places which have their own ccTLD. It does not operate with human settlements.

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Posted by on 04.08.2013 in This Blog about This Blog


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This Blog about This Blog:

Dear readers, some of you proposed me to make the address of my blog shorter. I considered your opinion and made the address shorter. Now you can find “Playing Cards + Art = Collecting” blog on:


All old links will work automatically with new address as well as with old one. But I am going to make some changes in names of several links on this blog. So do not worry if you can not use an old saved link – just use a search bar and the name of a post (article) to find it.


I will not change too much. But if you can not find some post (article) you can always ask me about it through comments on “About me” page. I will help you to find it.

Thank you for your attention.

Have a nice day… hey, I am not stingy – have a nice night as well 😉




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This Blog about This Blog: 50,000 Times Interesting for People

I want to say several words about new modest achievement of this blog. It did not take too long after the first month on WordPress to gain people’s attention 10,000 times.  And due to that I was pleased to see that my blog was really interesting for people. The third month on WordPress did not disappoint me as well – so many readers from so many places around the globe. It is so interesting. And now I can inform you that more than 50,000 times this blog was interesting for people. Not so bad result for the 4,5 months of its existence.

Main aims of this blog were described some time ago. I am glad that I was able (in different ways) to realize some of them. And I hope I will be able to continue with this.

As always this blog has been found interesting by new people from new places around the world since its third month on WordPress. It is so pleasant to see new readers from new countries (Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Estonia, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Slovenia, Uganda). At the same time the activity of the readers from different places varies. So I decided to share my Top 15 (according to the internal statistics of WordPress) with you. Maybe it will be interesting for you to find out that you are not the only one in your country who reads this blog.

Top 15
(based on the activity of the readers at this moment):


Dear readers, enjoy posts on this blog and do not forget about the system of special categories which has to help you to find interesting information on this blog as well as about “USEFUL INFORMATION” page (including its subpages). Thank you for your interest. I respect it. So I will go on with interesting information on the pages of this blog.

I hope you will actively share this blog on social networks, will comment posts on it or at least will rate playing card projects mentioned in them. 

You can like the blog on its Facebook page and follow it on other social media networks.

Thank you. I whish you happy moments of life.




Posted by on 18.06.2013 in This Blog about This Blog


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