Why not say it with a GIF?

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 MAD Blog Awards and the Tots100, a community of almost 5,000 UK parent blogs. She is also a busy single Mum to Flea, the world's coolest seven year old.


  1. This made me giggle – they should always send the chocolate!
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  2. Troubles mum says:

    Loving the slow hand clap.

  3. bwahahaha
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  4. This made be laugh so much and that despite having no voice at the moment!
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  5. They are fab, especially Dean…..
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  6. lol fabulous! x

  7. hahaha, brilliant!
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Absolutely brilliant, I’m fully lol-ing!
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  11. Girrrrl, you got this! http://static1.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/4092589+_201cf083c1bcfcc2a86a7590b9ae193f.gif (I want to put gifs in comments!)
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  12. Loved it and made me chuckle – despite the negative PR’s refs. I genuinely do love your blog though!

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

  15. Fantastic, you have just made me laugh…and that doesn’t happen very often these days! Well done Sally!
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  16. Ha Ha I love this and totally true.

  17. Ha ha ha best blog post I’ve seen in a LONG time!!!
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  18. Cherished By Me says:

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

  19. Nicki Cawood says:

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

  20. This is TOO good! Well done Sally. This had me giggling at my desk at work. haha
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  21. Love it! :D
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  22. These are fantastic :)