If you don't look good .. we don't look good!
Made this for one of the earlier editions of the Haven Quarterly. We really wanted it to look magazine quality, so we definitely had to have advertisements in there somewhere. We had a few pages of half captions, so these were put in to fill up the spaces.
Why were both ad for "Huts" ?? Well, it was mostly an inside joke amongst us, that no matter what you sold, it should be in a hut, like Pizza Hut or Yarn Hut. Nothing more, nothing less, but it is a funny word, and if I can't work "CREDENZA" into my work, then perhaps "HUT" will keep me giggling like a school girl on laughing gas.
Magazine advertisements are so ingrained into our life on the planet, we probably don't even process 80 percent of what is created, but its a rich mining ground for TG caption ideas though. At least I think so! We've covered them before, like HERE, and I have some more in the D'archives I'll be pulling out at some point I think.
SOME SHORT TAKES (not worthy of a full blog posting!)
Congratulations go out to Amanda's Reading Room for hitting one million page views! She always produces quality work that are too long to be captions, but not quite short enough to be captions either. That doesn't make my case too well so just head on over there and look at her PDF's!
Another thing I'd like to mention is the whole "traffic feed" thing that has been added to many blog sites. I am very uncomfortable with them, even if there is "no tracking" element to them. I am not too naive to think that there is no way someone could trace my IP and its point of origin back to me from one of these plug-ins. Therefore, nothing personal, but I'm not commenting on your site, especially since comments are also time stamped. I'll drop in, now and again, using a VPN, but sorry, no feedback for you.
I go out of my way here to keep people anonymous if they wish to be, and that includes the ability to post anonymously without CAPCHA on the last 7 days worth of posts, and anything after 7 days with confirmation that it isn't spam. Trust me, its not fun clearing out the SPAM folder every day, but until that becomes unbearable, commenting here should be as easy peasy as can be!
Its always interesting to see how people respond to captions here compared to Rachel's Haven. Some posted here get quite a few comments here and at the Haven as well, like Deal of a Lifetime which got 4 comments here and also 4 on the Haven. Usually though, one will have many more than the other. The caption from yesterday, I Don't Really See a Downside, huh Dave? got SEVEN comments on the Haven within 8 hours of posting which is truly a huge amount for a caption there, and somehow its coming up on 24 hours and nothing so far here on the blog. Perhaps its because I didn't really give much of anything resembling a discussion point. Its certainly gotten 7 "loved it!" votes and driven the site to over 9k page views today (HOLY SHIT!!) so I know its popular.
I want to preface this by saying I am not fishing for comments or "omigod I love your work!" I mention this because I really am a bit of a science wonk and I love to study things I don't understand. I've done some SEO (Search Engine Optimization) study in the past while working through some web design classes, and its fascinating to see what drives page hits, comments, etc .. There are so many variables at play, and sometimes it feels so ephemeral, especially when I try to predict what I thought was a trend, and it gets blown out of the water either way, as in WAY more popular, or DAMN, did this post actually go out over the internet? I'd like to think that there is more at play than just chaos theory and random chance. There must be some intelligent design that has carefully crafted everything you see here!
I should have DIY stuff posted in a day or two I think. Hopefully today made up for a lack of verbiage from me yesterday!