Coffee is much too aggressive a drink!
Made this one for fellow admin on Rachel's Haven, Jeannie. She had fairly broad preferences, so it isn't too bard to whip up a caption that she'll appreciate. Its been so hectic lately, that I appreciate any time I get to kick back and relax, so the caption came from that need to just chill out and breathe. I really miss a good cup of tea and I am thinking about spoiling myself soon!
Jeannie talked about tea in her reply:
There's something about tea that makes it a great catalyst for magical changes. Maybe its the distant origins, maybe the fact that it comes from plants after drying and curing special leaves and then brewed. Just the smell of it makes me think things could happen.Its the little things that matter, and that is why I used the name of the cafe right in the caption, well, I added Haven to it because, duh! The Haven is a wonderful place to relax and kick off your heels. Plus, I haven't truly mentioned exactly what happened, so Jeanne could just be cross-dressing, totally transformed into a fully functioning female, or somewhere in between. Is magic at play, or perhaps a natural remedy for bland maleness within the herbal blend? Something else entirely? Is the tea addictive or taken totally of her free will? I love it when I can make a caption universal!
I am not really sure what to make out of the DIY Challenges. We ended up with quite a few entries, and I am glad that people enter, but then I look at the stats, and the views and comments on them are minimal to say the least. This latest one is probably the lowest viewed post in a few years, with only about 500 views and approaching 40 hours. To compare the last post without a comment, "Auntie Is Trying to Teach You a Lesson" while gathering no comments, reached 1k views in 17 hours.
As I've mentioned in the past, I'm not specifically complaining about lack of comments or views as much as I am curious as to why some things skew one way, and other things go a different way. I guess I truly am a stats geek, and I love to over analyze. Is it the "burner" caption I posted at the top that didn't draw people in, or is Saturday night at 10 PM a rotten time to schedule a new post? Unlike some other nights, it didn't seem to be buried in others blog lists, so I can't say it was repopulated out of people's views too quickly for notice. I'm probably leaning towards the first two thoughts right now, but will take other opinions. I am not getting rid of DIY Challenges because I love the interaction too much, but I have to figure out how to maximize their exposure so that everyone will see them.
Most "tea" songs I like are pretty depressing, so I had to go with this one. If you don't like Nirvana, you can have a spot of Sting (and the Police)!