Captioning your selfies
I was asked to contribute a piece of advice on captioning selfies for another Coca Cola piece. This one didn’t get edited out (the one I’m writing about next week did). I’ve put my full quote below and you can see the article at 7 ways to get your selfie caption right.
Make the selfie a story. Even if it wasn’t when you took it. So mucking around with friends at lunchtime becomes a surprise… ‘look at who I bumped into today and I DIDN’T even KNOW!
If you want attention try not using too many words and let people imagine the rest – the more ambiguous your selfie is, the more people think they understand. Think Mona Lisa ‘well that was weird but here I am’. Let your friends ask what you mean. Alternately, if you want to show off your holiday shots avoid the plain ‘this us me by the river’, instead find that story.. ‘what do you think of this hat/my muscles/my hair’ or ‘see that bridge in the background? They say if you cross it you’ll get rich. I crossed it 40 times already and I’m still broke lol’