4. Use “deep captions”Studies have shown that image captions are consistently some of the most-read copy on a page. Try pairing a strong image with a “deep caption.”Deep captions are two to three sentences long. That’s long enough to intrigue your reader to dig into your whole article.Source: 8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content - Copyblogger - This was the most interesting point for me because I don't use any captions. But, I do read them on other sites, especially when I'm skim reading. Most people are skim reading. I know it's not just me any more. Ha! to those who laughed at me for admitting it back then. I was just an early adopter, yet again. Not that I promote skim reading as a good thing. There are times I've missed the relevant point due to skim reading. But, that is partially the fault of the writer. We should be writing for skim readers these days. We know most people are skimming, not reading your every word. Write for the skimmers and maybe they will become readers. Meanwhile... I'm going to think about writing captions. But, I'd have to add more images for that to work and I've been trying to skip the images unless they really have some relevance. As a skim reader and a web publisher, I'm really tired of images there for the sake of having an image with the post. I still think an image should be included in a post for a reason other than adding colour to your post. Otherwise you could just post a generic image with a link to your site.
Game site : Language Evolution Simulation You don't really do anything. Just watch it happen as one little dot island jumps and starts a new word evolving on another island. Found on Boing Boing: Watch language evolve as little sims wander around a grid of islands
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges “In the end, we all become stories.” – Margaret Atwood “All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.” – E.B. WhiteSource: Great Lakes Literary
Is bookbinding a dead profession? I hope not. At the very least I'd like to know there are still people who can repair and restore old books. But, I'd really like to see bookbinding become popular - taking ebooks to a new level. I almost never read any ebook I have downloaded. Maybe younger people will change their habits enough to include ebook computer time. I find I want a real book, paperback or hardcover, to take me away from the computer. I love reading in bed. I've always got a book in my purse to bring out while I have coffee somewhere, wait for a bus, or just find a time and place to read. If the ebooks were on paper I might read them. But, I don't really want more computer time when I am not working on computer/ Internet things. I'd read all those ebooks if they were converted into books. I wonder if something like that will come along some day?
Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts in Canada. This web site is dedicated to that effort. The book arts include bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing and typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Does it bother you to hear an adult man call his wife "Mother", "MaMa" or other words similar? How about people who call themselves their pet's "Mother", "Daddy", etc.? Names are our identity/ identification. Names are how other people view us. I do think it is a bit odd when people refer to another person by their role - especially when it isn't the role they have for the person who spoke. (Or that whole being your dog's Mother thing, that just annoys me, personally). My Dad used to refer to our Mom as "your Mother". I haven't thought of it for years. But, someone else I happened to mention it to found it very odd, they didn't like it. Other people don't like hearing a husband refer to his wife as "Mother". Does it help to think it is the short form for the Mother of his children? I'm sure that's how it is intended but it does always sound as if he is calling his wife his Mother. What does he call his real Mother? Maybe "Grandma"?
Today in the Arab world, there is a custom still in place to not speak a woman’s name in public after she becomes a mother. In her 2011 book Gender, Sexuality, and Meaning: Linguistic Practice and Politics, linguistics professor Sally McConnell-Ginet wrote about how in some historical periods in China, women were only referred to by “relational forms,” names like “oldest sister” or “Lee’s wife,” while men were more often referred to by their individual names. These might sound odd to our modern ear, but chances are most of us have witnessed something similar in our lifetime.Source: The Rise of ‘Mama’ : Longreads Blog I found this, part of a long post about the use of the word "Mama". However, the idea that a Mother loses her name was more interesting to me. When a woman marries she (still usually) changes her last name. She loses her family identity - or exchanges it for a new family identity. Then she has children and loses even her own personal identity as an individual. From then on she becomes a role, not an individual. Isn't that like a nun too? They are referred to as "Mother Someone", "Sister Someone". Without getting feminist about it, I wonder why or how our culture evolved to take away a woman's name? It's really interesting to think about. Not so much about laws, rights, fairness, equality, etc. But, just the fact of it.