2013 in review! Cheers…


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many […]

Update From Ralphie’s Portal.


Ralphie´s Portal Home to the Zany and the Wacky Dodo! © [Ralphie A Burcke and Ralphiesportal], [2011] I just now published the three thousandth post on Ralphie’s portal and I thought this merited another blog post! Some numbers today, October 15th 2013: 3.000 posts published. 3.356 comments received and given. 88.803 views according to WordPress(, […]

Crossed the 100.000 Page View Mark!


According to the flag counter on Ralphie’s Portal, we have just crossed the 100.000 mark for page views. Why this does not correspond with our official site statistics from WordPress I do not know, but what the hey… I am happy as a pig who is wallowing in his own droppings! But definitely less smelly. […]

Dutch Poets Invade WordPress!


Two Dutch poet friends of mine have started a WordPress blog. If you speak Dutch and like poetry, check them out: http://www.reepken.wordpress.com http://www.adelaarwillem.wordpress.com Apparently a Dutch platform called weblog.nl is calling it quits and most of the users from there will be coming here. Prepare yourselves! Here are some more: http://pastuiven.wordpress.com/ http://jeaninehoedemakers.wordpress.com/

Let’s Get Up to 50.000 Visits!


Work with me, People! These are the WordPress stats for Ralphie’s Portal so far: 48,507 views all-time Totals, Followers & Shares Content 1,913 Posts 2,667 Comments Taxonomies 27 Categories 5,104 Tags Followers (includes Publicize) 274 Blog 33 Comments 23 Twitter 34 Facebook

Starting The Hug-Chain!


I’m thinking to myself: here goes nothing again(probably, but what the hey. If you don’t try, you’ll never succeed. I am hereby sending a cyber-hug to three people on WordPress and I would ask them to each pass on three hugs to other people they know(not necessarily on WordPress). They in turn to pass on three hugs […]

Wordads is “on” for Ralphie´s Portal!


Ladies and gentlemen, dear readers, This site has been running for a year now and I have and am still enjoying it immensely. I thank all the visitors for their interest and hope they shall continue to visit. Furthermore, I have met many interesting and lovely people here on WordPress and from elsewhere. However, I […]

Sunshine Award(twice) and Creative Chaos Award!


First of all, I want to apologise profusely  to dear Tania from the TANIAJESSICASMITH site and good ole Roly from the Sarchasm2 site for being so tardy in responding to their kindness in awarding us respectively the Creative Chaos Award and the Sunshine Award. Although my life has been very hectic indeed around here, that […]

Wonna Have Some Automated Speech Fun?


This was sent to me by a friend of mine. It’s cute to try the demo and should you wish, you can get a 15 day free trial to create your own automated messages with virtual characters to enhance your site! <Click here!> to use the demo, where you choose the language, the character(male or […]

Your Five Minutes of Fame?


Getting your blog read is about coöperation, is it not? What if, by working together, we could guarantee that your blog would be read on a given day in the future, by all those who decide to join in this endeavour? I propose that we solemnly promise to go visit each site that joins this […]

Second Liebster Blog Award.


For the second time since its august inception in the early sixteen hundreds, this blog has been lucky(or perhaps charmed) enough to be granted this award by one of our peers. I hear you mutter: “Sixteen hundreds????” Yes, dear readers, it is a proven fact that my ancestors were blogging on bog-paper long before the […]