A Bit of Bob Ross to Improve Your Mood

Why didn’t I find this YouTube channel before? You can find all of the episodes of The Joy of Painting from the first season until the fourteenth season, and they’re currently adding the fifteenth season.

I thought I’d show you the second episode from the first season. It looks kind of amateurish, but they had a very low budget. However, you still get to see his skill in painting. I like how simple his technique was, but the paintings turn out very well. I especially liked this one. Take a look.

Were you a fan of Bob Ross’? I used to watch his show when I was a kid. I’m happy to find his channel. Please leave a comment below.

Week in Review – June 12, 2016

It’s been a very interesting week. I’ve done plenty of work on my YouTube channel, and the results have been immediate. I’ll tell you all about it in his week’s update.


I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to set a time for me to read, and try do about 30 minutes a day at least. I’m still at 41% for Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds.


Until I have the office sorted, I can’t do much, unfortunately. Or I could move my computer to the kitchen sometimes, but I still don’t get much privacy there.


Nothing yet, and I don’t expect much this month. At least not until my YouTube channel gets more popular and I get some writing done.


I did a bit more of Esperanto. But I’m still a bit slow with that.


More swimming done. But the biggest thing is that many of the boxes we’ve been expecting have finally arrived! Woohoo!


This is the biggest news of the week, I think. I started Booktubing! And that single video has had so many more comments than any other video I’ve ever done, and in only a couple days. I’ve also gained seven new subscribers in only three days. I need to watch more videos of Booktubers. I might get some good book suggestions, discover new video ideas, and talk to a lot of people. Sounds fun! And so far, everyone has been very friendly. One thing about this is that most Booktubers are young women. Not so many men or older people. But I won’t let that deter me. Anyway, I posted four new videos with plenty more to come this week.

The Blog

Something I’ve noticed about stats this week is that June is slow! I’ve been posting as usual, but the views have dropped a fair amount. But summer tends to be a bit slow on the blogs. Coming this week (actually, probably later today) is an impression of the first episode of Sherlock. And also, I need to get three book reviews done. Need to catch up!


I’ve been a bad student. The online course I signed up for I haven’t even looked at. At least it’s free.

The Next Week’s Goals

As I said before, I hope to get some reviews done on the blog, as well as several videos. What you can expect for videos include one or two Japan-related videos and a couple book-related videos. Or maybe even more.

Although a bit unrelated, I need to make a blog post on Bob Ross.

How about you? How was your week? Let me know in the comments below.

Commentition Jocular June 2016

It’s that time again. The past month has been an interesting one for me, but I’ve been focusing a lot on social media and YouTube. I haven’t forgotten about the blog, and I certainly won’t. But with the summer months coming, I can see a slowdown in the views and comments. But we’ll see! This month’s top commenters are all people who have been on the list before. There’s been some shuffling in the ranks, though. So, how much did it change? Let’s look!

The top six commenters are based on the previous 1000 comments, nearly half of which are mine.  The rest go to all of you commenters.  462 were my comments, the rest went to others.  So here are the top six:

1. In first place, we have an old, but very frequent leader. Back in the top position is stomperdad with 77 comments! No change in the number, but the ranking has gone up. Check out his latest post, which is an experimental chain of stories of one hundred words each: The Perfect Spot.

2. In second place, we have the previous first place commenter, the person without any blog posts, my sister, leeannarcher. She has 71 comments. Check out her blog, which has nothing much to see yet.

3. Coming in third place is someone who went up one place. From down under, it’s Miriam with 41 comments! Her most recent blog post is about her Gratitude Diary. Please read Grateful for a Kind Life.

4. Down one place is our fourth place commenter, Gradmama2011 with 38 comments! In her latest post, she shares a poem about Cyprus that she read on another blog: Carpe Diem 974 Cyprus, a poem.

5. In fifth place, we have a returning commenter to the list. It’s only her second time in the ranking. Welcome back The Shameful Narcissist with 33 comments! Her most recent blog post is a review of a George R. R. Martin book. Check out Dreamsongs: Volume II (Dreamsongs #2).

6. Down from fifth, we have another regular. It’s Tracey Lynn Tobin with 31 comments! She’s been focusing a lot more on her YouTube channel, Tracey’s Basement. Her latest post is no different. Take a look at Pac Man Funko Pop Haul.

And that is this month’s ranking. Thanks to everyone who’s commented! I really enjoy reading your comments, and I always look forward to them. I wonder how next month’s ranking will look.