Why not say it with a GIF?

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then a GIF speaks – well, probably a bit more than a thousand. A thousand and two, at least.

If you’re a Tumblr user (check out the Tots100’s guide to Tumblr for beginners if you’re not!) then you’ll be familiar with GIFs – animated images that are used to express a quick thought or capture a memorable moment. They’re ALL over the Internet. Approximately 50% of GIFs feature cats. Or people falling over. Like this one, which is never NOT funny to me:


I know from perusing Instagram that most of you spent this weekend in the great outdoors, doing lovely educational, life-affirming things with your children.


I spent most of the weekend in bed, messing about on the Internet and finding stuff that made me laugh. But you don’t need to worry that you missed out. Because as well as sharing with you the amazing discovery that is Mansions and Fine Art for Dogs*, I have decided to share with you my other discovery of the weekend – GIFs that remind me of parent blogging…


When someone leaves a mean comment on my blog


When someone famous Tweets me


Oh, you unfollowed me on Twitter accidentally?

bitch please

When I successfully make my own blog header


Of course I don’t mind when you blog about the same thing as me.


A PR just told me they really love my blog.


How I feel when there’s no WiFi at a blogging event.


When a PR invites me to an event that’s not in London. passout

You found a typo on my blog? Well done, you. sarcasticclap

When a PR sends a press release about chocolate… and no chocolate.



Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Troubles mum
    21st April 2013 / 9:37 pm

    Loving the slow hand clap.

  2. 22nd April 2013 / 8:45 am

    I do love a good gif. I’ve been following likecool for a while and they have some very clever gifs too.
    But your selection is brilliant 🙂
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  3. 22nd April 2013 / 10:01 am

    Love it 🙂 This post is going to be bookmarked so I come back every time I need a smile! Brilliant, will probably come back in about an hour!!!
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  4. Nikki
    22nd April 2013 / 11:35 am

    Loved it and made me chuckle – despite the negative PR’s refs. I genuinely do love your blog though!

  5. 22nd April 2013 / 1:11 pm

    Love it! I actually laughed out loud at some of those!

  6. Cherished By Me
    22nd April 2013 / 1:36 pm

    Hahahahaha…thanks for brightening up my day Sally!! X

  7. Nicki Cawood
    22nd April 2013 / 1:37 pm

    *Heads to Tumblr*
    Slow clap Dawson did it for me too.

  8. 24th April 2013 / 2:05 pm

    These are fantastic 🙂