Hailey Pixley gets her television debut .. LIVE and en femme!
Well, Hailey made an announcement that she's taking a break for personal reasons. You can read the actual blog posting HERE. I am sure I'm not the only one that hopes she'll be back soon enough, fully refreshed and overflowing with new ideas for captions.
I am not sure that non-creators realize how much effort can go into not only making captions, but then keeping up with the blog aspect too. We all get into ruts, and like most people, have real lives and tough days at work, or dealing with relationships and family members. Fairly typical stuff I know, but WE are the places that many people go to escape those same issues, and look to us to whip up some fantasies we can all share. Then throw in a defined topic, Hailey was mostly dealing with captions featuring tights / hosiery, and that can narrow down the creative process even more.
Hailey disappeared once before, and came back to us again. I hope we'll have the same thing happen this time as well. She was posting almost 5 times a week, and that is a tough schedule for a non-retired person to keep. I know this because I tend to do 4-5 a week here at DoG, and I had the benefit of going off into tangents of whatever topic I wish, running contests, and at one point, a pretty big backlog of captions. If/when she comes back, I hope she'll take a more laid back approach of maybe 2-3 per week, if that. If Britney/Steffi-Marie had even decided to do 1 per day, her blog could STILL be putting out daily captions now even if she quit back when she did the latest time. From a creative standpoint, there is definitely not instant gratification from feedback, but it is much easier to deal with any pressure of not being able to come up with something each and every day.
So Hailey, I hope you get some much deserved rest and relaxation, but that you also come by and keep up with our community now and again. You posted good stuff consistently, which is a mark of a great captioner, and I'll miss seeing my left column notifying me that there is something new on your blog. I've never failed to click when I see that you are near the top for recent posts. I also hope you enjoy this not exactly original tale I crafted for you, but that it does "tickle you pink!"
Yeah, I've definitely posted this song before, but it is one of my favorites from the 1980's. And since we are talking about a great soundtrack for this movie, why not send this one out to Hailey!
Like everyone else that wanders off the captioning reservation for awhile, you are welcome back anytime! We will leave the light on for you!