dalecooper57 may or may not necessarily be my real name, although I couldn’t swear to it.

An aging hippy living in Devon, I do all this stuff (and I do mean everything – blog, animation, music, photography, the lot) on my lovely smartphone because I started like that, and now I’m too stubborn to get a computer.
I don’t have a theme, because I don’t see why I’d want to talk about the same thing all the time, so why only write about one thing?
So if you like eclecticism, humour, nonsense, opinionated ranting, and occasionally educational stuff, you’ve come to the right place.

Any and all feedback is welcome, both positive and negative, on the content, style and overall look of the blog.
You keep following me, I’ll keep telling you stuff, ok?



Contact at

The two main icon images used on the blog are from an exhibition of Twin Peaks-inspired art, and are by Chris Buzelli and Frank Kozik
Details of the exhibition from which their work is taken can be found here.

If blogger info is your thing and you want to know more, check out the interview I did for BlogCatalog / Broowaha HERE.


72 responses to “About…

  1. JerseyLil

    January 9, 2013 at 22:32

    Hi there! Really like your blog, good writing and you’ve got a great, dry wit. Nice, clean blog design too. Love the blog name! Reminds me of my favorite poem by American poet, Emily Dickinson. The poem begins: “I’m Nobody, Who are you? Are you Nobody too? Then there’s a pair of us. Don’t tell, they’d banish us, you know!” So a blog with this name would definitely make me want to read it. Plus, after coming here, I find I really like it, which is even better. Cheers to you too!

    • dalecooper57

      January 9, 2013 at 22:52

      You’re very kind, that gives me great inspiration, thanks.

  2. maybrick2001

    January 22, 2013 at 22:48

    Thanks for the visit and the follow. 🙂

  3. icelandpenny

    May 13, 2013 at 14:47

    Hi Dale (as your name may or may not be…), and thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I was so happy to find yours, and (so far) read about the Circle of Life adventure, since I am also drawn to ancient rock, whether our own Canadian Shield, or the rocks and stone circles in Orkney, which I have visited. I also have what are now very fragmentary but still fond memories of being in Ilfracombe decades and decades ago, spotting a booklet in a shop window called “Ten Walks from Ilfracombe,” buying it, and doing one of the long walks. Couldn’t today tell you where I went, but it was magical.

    • dalecooper57

      May 13, 2013 at 15:19

      Hi there. It may have been valley of the rocks on the southwest coast path. Check out my Picture this…. posts.

  4. Gator Woman

    June 24, 2013 at 11:39

    Hello nobody, how lovely to meet you.
    from just another nobody~

  5. digitalhegemon

    July 13, 2013 at 18:08

    Gràcies per seguir el meu blog.

  6. Five Quick Minutes

    July 24, 2013 at 16:38

    Interesting blog…straightforward for sure! An interesting blog picture too. I thank you for your visit and comments. Stop back anytime.


    • dalecooper57

      July 24, 2013 at 16:42

      Cheers Christian, hope you find other stuff to interest you.

      • Five Quick Minutes

        July 24, 2013 at 20:29

        Life is interesting…you just never know what may come along!


  7. marmar thunder

    August 8, 2013 at 06:51

    Man your sense of humor is impressive.

    • dalecooper57

      August 8, 2013 at 07:09

      Thank you. I’m glad you approve.

      • marmar thunder

        August 8, 2013 at 07:46

        you’re contagious.

      • dalecooper57

        August 8, 2013 at 07:58

        Is that better or worse than being infectious?

      • marmar thunder

        August 8, 2013 at 07:59

        haha. I’d love to have coffee with you and talk all day.

      • dalecooper57

        August 8, 2013 at 08:01

        That would be cool. Maybe if I get rich and famous one day you, me, and Sud could get together.

      • marmar thunder

        August 8, 2013 at 08:02

        Remember me when you’re rich.

      • dalecooper57

        August 8, 2013 at 08:06

        Ha! Chance would be a fine thing.
        Am I right in thinking that you know Sud from college, or did I imagine that?…….

        …. yep, just checked, I imagined it.
        Ignore me, I’m an idiot.

      • marmar thunder

        August 9, 2013 at 06:17

        I agree to your last sentence. just kidding. I’m from the other side of the world. I’m Asian. I’m that guy who promised you on facebook that I would visit your blog.

      • dalecooper57

        August 9, 2013 at 06:54

        Oh I know you are? Thought you knew another of my distant Facebook friends, that’s all.

      • marmar thunder

        August 9, 2013 at 12:06

        well does that mean there will be no coffee when you’re rich?

      • dalecooper57

        August 9, 2013 at 13:00

        Hahahaha, no, coffee all round!

      • marmar thunder

        August 9, 2013 at 14:24

        it’s a sad choice.

  8. The Talking Violin

    September 22, 2013 at 21:02

    Marvelous blog! It is a place worth coming back…

  9. windhound

    October 17, 2013 at 08:50

    Really appreciate your following dragonshades and introducing me to your varied postings. Can’t help liking your dog too.

  10. michael ehrhardt

    November 20, 2013 at 09:13

    “Damn good coffee!”

  11. Renard Moreau

    December 26, 2013 at 17:40

    [ Smiles ] Hey, you’re somebody to me. The name of your blog: “Diary Of An Internet Nobody” is kind of harsh on yourself (That is just my perspective).

    And, you have contributed to the blogosphere in a positive manner.

    Also, thank you for your support and I will check out Swype; thank you for the recommendation.

    • dalecooper57

      December 26, 2013 at 19:07

      That’s very kind, thank you. I’ve just installed Swype on my new tablet and its just as good. Great app.

      • Renard Moreau

        December 26, 2013 at 19:16

        [ Smiles ] That is wonderful to know!

  12. Globe Runner

    July 13, 2014 at 16:21

    Hello and congratulations, I have nominated you “Very Inspiring Blog Award”, to accept the award, please visit here:

    • dalecooper57

      July 13, 2014 at 16:41

      Thank you, although I’m in the habit of not following any of the rules attached to these awards, so I’ll make something up instead.

  13. Margret

    July 22, 2015 at 17:49

    This is an awesome blog and I loved it.

    • dalecooper57

      July 22, 2015 at 17:55

      I’m exceedingly gratified that you found something to entertain you, please come back soon.

  14. LindaGHill

    July 26, 2015 at 23:03

    Hi Dale. 🙂 I just nominated you for the First Post Challenge. You can find the rules and stuff here: Have fun! 😀

  15. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

    September 8, 2015 at 20:34


    Thank you for finding my blog and liking a post, hope you drop back again soon

  16. celiasanctuary58

    September 9, 2015 at 19:07

    hi kindred spirit, like your writings and look forward to more of them 🙂

    • dalecooper57

      September 9, 2015 at 19:40

      Thank you, I’m glad you like them.

    • dalecooper57

      September 10, 2015 at 16:19

      Hi Celia, I’ve just noticed that we both commented on the same piece by the wonderful Lindsey Hilsum on her Channel 4 News blog. Maybe this was the reason behind your “kindred spirit” comment. If so, forgive me but I only just received notifications of any but one other comment on that thread.

    • dalecooper57

      September 10, 2015 at 16:34

      Sent a Fb request your way, should you wish to connect on there. I do have a Flickr account but currently have no room on my phone for the app and can’t remember my sign-in details to do it from the computer at work.

  17. Lorraine

    December 11, 2015 at 18:40

    Opinionated ranting is good for the soul!

    • dalecooper57

      December 11, 2015 at 18:41

      It doesn’t seem to be doing me any harm so far.

  18. Dr. Rex

    December 19, 2015 at 17:35

    ‘It Is What It Is” has been nominated for an award. We would like to pay it forward. There’s no obligation to accept. Just know that your work is admired and valued.
    This is my Christmas present to you! Thank you ….

    • dalecooper57

      December 19, 2015 at 18:27

      Well thank you, I shall do my usual twisted version of it in the new year sometime. ;~}

      • Dr. Rex

        December 19, 2015 at 18:51

        You are most welcome …. I do admire your work. Getting to know you is fun!! No rush … take your time! Tag me when done!! Hugs … 🙂

    • dalecooper57

      December 19, 2015 at 23:08

      Would it be too much trouble to ask you to change the credit to “dalecooper57” instead of “internetnobody” please?

      • Dr. Rex

        December 19, 2015 at 23:19

        To problem …. would you send me the link to “dalecooper57”?? Will gladly change it! 🙂

      • dalecooper57

        December 20, 2015 at 00:56

        Haha, no, I meant the writer credit appears as “internetnobody”.
        Diary of an Internet Nobody is the name of the blog, the writer credit should be dalecooper57 (that’s the Gravatar name too)

      • Dr. Rex

        December 20, 2015 at 02:10

        Hi! Just saw this now. Will get it done in a bit!!

      • Dr. Rex

        December 20, 2015 at 03:15

        Name corrected … check and see. Let me know it’s OK. Laters …. hugs!

  19. Casey

    February 11, 2016 at 18:03

    That’s hilarious. I’ll keep reading so you can keep telling me. 😉

    • dalecooper57

      February 11, 2016 at 18:15

      Welcome aboard and thank you for commenting, it means I noticed that my map no longer works, so you did me a favour. I’ve deleted it, thanks again.

      • Casey

        February 12, 2016 at 03:20

        I was actually wondering about it but I try not to nitpick on my first visit. 😉

  20. Robert Matthew Goldstein

    April 8, 2016 at 21:07

    as one aging hippie to another, good to meet you!

    • dalecooper57

      April 8, 2016 at 21:45

      And you too, we have to stick together, we’ll be fashionable again any minute, you watch.

  21. Dr. Rex

    June 5, 2016 at 20:23

    On another note …. Dear Kitty Some Blog has challenged It Is What It Is to 3 days of quote …. I challenge you today. It’s easy. If you want, feel free to do this at your own pace … Peace!!

    • dalecooper57

      June 5, 2016 at 20:33

      I’ll check it out later, thanks, Horty. ;~}

      • Dr. Rex

        June 5, 2016 at 20:45

        No worries … all at your pace. It’s not hard. Hugs … 🙂

  22. Eric Klingenberg

    June 19, 2016 at 09:55

    The link to the interview is broken/

    • dalecooper57

      June 19, 2016 at 09:57

      Hmmm, weird. Don’t know why that is, it was working not long ago. Thanks, I’ll check that out.

    • dalecooper57

      June 19, 2016 at 16:51

      Ok, fixed.
      Try it now.
      Thanks for spotting that, still don’t know why it wasn’t working.

      • Eric Klingenberg

        June 19, 2016 at 21:36

        Thanks just read it, a very interesting article.

      • dalecooper57

        June 19, 2016 at 21:54

        Thank you, it was an interesting experience. And it’s only got more interesting since…

  23. willowdot21

    October 17, 2016 at 23:34

    Hi Dale, thank you for the follow I am truly grateful always for a follow… I do not have a theme either, it is more fun that way isn’t it!


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