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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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People about This Blog: Szerencsés Kártyajárást!

Piatnik_Logo_2Piatnik is one of the biggest manufacturers of playing cards in the world with its representative offices in Austria, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Czechia, Hungary and Latvia. This Austrian company was established in 1824 and is a recognised symbol of Vienna. Piatnik, Cartamundi and the United States Playing Card Company are the three largest, most famous and oldest playing card manufacturers still operating as independent playing card companies.

So it is pleasant that Szerencsés Kártyajárást! who are the Hungarian (Magyar) partners of this company share some interests in playing card art with this blog.

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Posted by on 19.09.2013 in People about This Blog

 

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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 – http://playingcardcollector.net. Old one (https://playingcardcollector.wordpress.com) 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):

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*** 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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DeviantART: Queens by Runshin

Queens designed by Runshin (nickname).

The Queen of Hearts

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2013 [week 28] – Upcoming Decks

  • Global Titans Playing Cards [available]
  • Bicycle Venexiana Playing Cards [on Kickstarter July 16, 2013 – 10 a.m. EST]

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Posted by on 15.07.2013 in Upcoming Decks

 

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Summer’s Travel Playing Cards by Atipus

Atipus (Barcelona) is the Spanish design studio founded in 1998. Since then they have been working across a variety of media and fields, ranging from brand identity to packaging or web services. 5ZAR8BHKW2B4

The studio created special playing cards in 2010. In order to celebrate summer vacations and as a gift for their clients and collaborators, they illustrated a poker pack of 52 cards (inspired by the 50’s). This card game is within a series of traditional games (Unplugged collection) that the studio delivers since 2009 to enliven the Augusts’ vacations without relying on technology and electricity.

Illustrators: Guadalupe González, Javier Suárez and Gerard Oró.

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Posted by on 14.07.2013 in Deck of Playing Cards

 

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Bēhance: The Two of Hearts by Chi Bui

The American artist Chi Bui used quite simple but elegant approach towards designing his playing card – The Two of Hearts. Roots and branches cloaked in love 🙂 © 2012 Chi Bui

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See other playing card projects on Bēhance (Category: “Bēhance”).

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