Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What in the World is Wordless Wednesday?

Per Wiki Answers:  On Wednesdays all over the Internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.

There are many groups of like minded people blogging about a particular subject, like we do with our RVing blogs, and some of them band together to form a Wordless Wednesday Group.  There are Wordless Wednesday Bloggers from Mom's groups, church groups, canine groups, etc.  I'm not sure what they do, but I think they all link together so each blogger' s readers can click on the links to find more blogs on that subject.  It's a win/win.

I've decided to start my own personal Wordless Wednesday.  Since I'm a bit of a loner, I'm doing it alone.  Of course.  :)  So you won't find links to other RVing blogs participating in my Wordless Wednesday.  Sometimes I have a photo I want to post, but I don't want to do an entire post around it, so this solves that problem nicely.  A few of the bloggers I follow have Wordless Wednesdays, and I've always liked the idea. 

Now, I'm not promising great photos, or interesting photos, or special photos, but I'll try.  Sometimes it will just be a photo I like.  There will also be times I might cheat a little and get a photo or few from the Internet (like today).  Or even, horrors, post more than one.  See?  And you all know how hard it is for me to be wordless, I'll try, but it might not be completely wordless.  That's the nice thing about doing something by yourself.  You get to set the rules.  :)

So, without further ado (except the following words):


What is Photobombing? 

1.  Typically, people/animals/things that appear unexpectedly in a photograph. 

2.  Photobombing is also the act of inserting oneself into the field of view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects.

3.  (verb) - to drop in a photo hop in a picture right before it is taken.

4.  An otherwise normal photo that has been ruined or spoiled by someone who was not supposed to be in the photograph. The most common photobomb is someone in the background making a face.

My youngest grandson photobombing a nice photo of my son and daughter-in-law.

The bird didn't plan this photobomb, I'm sure, but still...   I liked it. Internet photo.

Love the look on the photobomber's face on the right.  He's having FUN!  Internet Photo.

Here's an ostrich photobombing a nice family scene.  I laugh every time I look at this.  Internet photo.

From me and Katie, have a great Wednesday, everyone!  :)


  1. I think some bloggers just post a picture once in a while - no words - but I haven't seen any that do it on a regular basis. I like pictures, but have always loved words.

  2. Lordy... I guess I'm too mouthy! While a picture may be worth a thousand words I usually write a thousand words to explain the darned photo. And hey... that ostrich/emu is hilarious. Wish I'd taken that photo (but I'd probably write a thousand words explaining how it got there)... Good luck with your Wordless Wednesdays.... wait a minute... my husband is a man of few words... he'd probably love a Wednesday that he didn't have to speak... and one where I didn't.

  3. I like the dog bomber! Good luck with the wordless stuff. Wouldn't work for me. ;)

  4. The Odd Essay, your posts are PERFECT! Just like my usual posts. Ask me a question, and I'll write you a book! LOL.

    Kimbopolo - of course you can steal it - the whole idea is free, though. I think it's going to be fun, and will allow for those odd photos or ideas that don't fit anywhere else. Like Photobombing.

  5. I had never heard of Wordless Wednesday before - therefore learned something new today.

    When I drove my rig into a DITCH my first Blog post about it was just with the pics. I was too traumatized to write anything !

  6. Sassy - You have the idea, but better not to be traumatized. I remember that post - it was awful. I felt soooo bad. I could just imagine how you were feeling.

    Find something unusual or weird or funny. Much better for your overall happiness levels than going into a ditch, for sure! :)

  7. There are some days when I can't even come up with a picture let alone a post.

  8. Oh the Sibe, that one really made me laugh!!

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  10. Oh I just love the Photobombing sites. Great idea to have a wordless Wednesday. Sometime we just have nothing to blog about, so a solo photo is great :)

  11. I think it's a great can as many join in as want to? I love the dog bomber too! Made me laugh out loud!

  12. Don't forget the Banff photobomber from 2009!

    (not sure if the linky works; might have to paste into address window)

  13. I sure got a kick out of your post tonight - great pics.

  14. HAhaaa love the pictures ... I love emu's ... they just kill me. I haven't seen a photobomb picture yet that wasn't fun ...

    I couldn't and wouldn't and flat out wouldn't know how to be wordless. I don't have that filter installed in m'brain. hah... wordless

    but it's okay if you are ... I say! ... do what ever ... steams yer bean..

  15. Gay and Joe - anyone can do it - I'm just doing it by myself, but if you want to join a group, do some Googling and you'll find one, I'll bet.

    Ladybug - Yes - that one is hilarous, I saw that in my searching around. Loved it!

  16. I like Wordless Wednesday. However, Wordless Wednesday is already taken ... Speechless Sunday, Satisfied Saturday, Tongue Tied Thursday and the list goes on but that's up to you.

  17. What cute photos. I like the dog one the best. CUTE!!

  18. Good job. I've always like photo bombing. I'll look for more Wordless Wednesdays.

  19. I just saw your site meter. That is pretty neat. I'm going to look into it over the long weekend. Like your books on tape hook-up to Amazon too. Be careful, you are going to be totally computer literate soon.


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