Clay Aiken with a Smile to Brighten the Day


Something new and something old.
Thanks to Robyn428 and lisajluvsclaya for the new wonderful photos from the FEC Awards of smiling Clay Aiken!
The old is a favourite video of Clay singing When I See You Smile by dlh7777.









When I See You Smile Pala 07
video by dlh7777
SRHP Clay Aiken Tour

Who or what are Clay, Angela and Quiana singing to? We catch a glimpse at the end of the video.
I found a picture in my archives to solve the mystery. Photobucket

Clay Aiken-When I See You Smile


The following is not for a smile, but as a reminder on the 'Troll" problem that's never ending on the internet.
Trolls are bullies looking for attention, they crawl web pages, blogs, and now Twitter. No matter where they turn up these tips help to discourage them.

Trolls post things for the sole purpose of getting people riled up. They might post something really obnoxious, maybe using profanity, or wild fabricated rumors, or something that will serve no purpose other than to offend or get people angry.
It be hard not to respond; but a response is what they are after. The only way to get them to go away is to completely ignore them.

A troll isn't someone stating an unpopular opinion in a reasonable tone. A troll is someone deliberately saying whatever they can to get people all upset. The goal of the troll is the upset, not to state an opinion.

What to look for:

- ridiculous statements about anything that are designed to get a rise out of people
- deliberately, really hurtful statements about a person.
- name calling
- swearing

Remember, you must completely ignore them...no faces, no words, no nothing.
Saying anything to them ensures they'll stay.
Don't read their post, and don't pass it on to others.


THANK YOU for your visits and comments! It's wonderful to see you here.

Have a great weekend!




PaulaBear said...

Wonder if Clay Aiken truly knows how wonderful we all feel when we see him smile!!! Thanks for another great blog and the reminder about the trolls.

SueReu said...

Thank you Ashes!! Gorgeous blends!! and I was at Pala - dang near peed my pants ;-) he was ON FIRE that night!!!!

Thanks for the reminder about the trolls :) sometimes they are difficult to ignore, but it really is the absolute best thing to do and the ONLY way to deal with them!!

Have a great weekend!!!

BTW - I miss that singing man, like lots

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great Clay Aiken blog!

Anonymous said...

Ashes, wonderful blog, as always. The blends are exquisite, particularly the first two. And you are SO right about the trolls. Thanks for helping to spread the info about those rotten apples.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes.
This is such a wonderful place! I love Clay and you capture him so beautifully. Sweetest man in the world.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog~!!, I too wonder if Clay can imagine how his smile makes a person appreciate , just fun ~he shows on that stage? Sure hope he does and gets on it again, and sings. Donna in Wi.

Carolina Clay said...


Great blog! We are so fortunate to have had fans present at the Family Equality Council gathering to capture all these wonderful photos. Kudos to them and you, the graphic artist!

Your info about Internet troll posts/tweets is pertinent and a reminder to CA fans that it's important to keep "the positive" out there.

Thnx again for your comments and retweets for the Carolina blog.

Have an awesome weekend!


Anonymous said...

I always love your pictures. You put so much work into them. I am so excited that Clay hasn't forgotten us. What a wonderful day for us Claymates. Finally something to crow about.

Hugs, Lois

musicfan said...

This is such a beautiful site. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this.

copingincalifornia said...

Love your blog! Thanks for a Clay Aiken fix!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blog and beautiful smile on that man! Clay Aiken is so easy to look at.

Anonymous said...

Great blog. Thanks!

Kim said...

Great blog Ashes!

You always put together a fab blog and with Clay Aiken as the subject, its no wonder!

Anonymous said...

What a great Clay Aiken blog!

Anonymous said...

Very nice blog, great pictures and information about trolls/bullies everyone should read.

PaulaBear said...

Clay Aiken made us all smile again last night with his charming interaction with the fans and his beautiful gift of Just You!

SueReu said...

Clay Aiken confirmed today, while answering questions from his fans, that it's best to ignore the bullies.

Thanks for putting up this timely blog!

Beanblossom said...

What a gift last night was. Just made me love that Clay Aiken guy a bit more.

jbc4clay said...

I love Clay's smile.....
Thanks for the great post about trolls/bullies.

T said...

Wonderful blog! That Clay smile brightens my day. Your graphics are beautiful with the FEC photos. Very creative. Interesting read about the trolls/bullies. That's right about just ignoring them.

Thanks so much & cheers!

mbm said...

Great Clay Aiken blog Ashes!!

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is such a joy!
Loved the gifted song "just you" from him.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the great pictures of the one and only Clay Aiken! I really do love him!

ImGranny said...

Thanks for the blog and wonderful pictures of Clay Aiken. He is one class act!!!

ImGranny said...

I thought I posted, but maybe it didnt go thru. I just wanted to thank you for the great blog and the wonderful pictures of Clay Aiken. He's a class act!!!!!!!!!!!

bonniecarmen said...

the birds on the tree limbs say it all. They bring a smile to our face, just as Clay does. Thanks again for the lovely messages! Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,
We are all a happy bunch now :) Teacher Clay has shared a lot with us. I totally agree with him on the inferiority complex that most bullies have. They are attention seekers. Thanks for another lovely and informative blog. You're marvelous.


Chardonnay said...

Beautiful blends Ashes! And thank you for the great reminder about the trolls. It's always so tempting to respond to them but it truly does no good. And I find it so sad that there are those who get such fulfillment creating such hot, wretched messes. haha

Barbara said...

Joan, I remember the performance of Clay and Quiana singing WISYS at Pala to the cardboard Clay. That's one of my favorite memories from the 2007 tour. Thanks for sharing it with us and for putting our smile on my face!

Love and Hugs,


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