Hi everyone. I've received many requests for help getting started with creating your own captions. I want you all to succeed and have audiences... it's fun! Here are my top 3 tips:
1. Reduce text
99% of the caption sites people send me include text so small I can barely read them. Write a draft, then cut the "fat" so that only the story remains. You might have to focus on just one small, detailed aspect of a story... or tease what comes next instead of explicitly writing it. That's okay. Fans of this sort of thing are all about imagination!
2. Use only the best images
I suggest collecting images that catch your eye in a big folder. I like Tumblr and Twitter for sources. Then when you have time to write a caption or two, choose only the best of the best from that folder. Whatever inspires you or turns you on in the moment. I tend to prefer "realistic," candid-looking photos most of the time to suspend disbelief.
3. Focus on character
There are plenty of Great Shift, Swap Class, Exchange Island and FOSE captions out there. What haven't we seen before? What's the most fucked up swap you can think of? Your biggest fantasy? The weirdest sexual tension? That's what makes these things interesting caption after caption after caption.
Some other things:
Software: I use Adobe Photoshop because I'm comfortable with it. But obviously I'm not doing anything technically difficult. You can do the same thing in free software like Gimp. It takes like 3 minutes to learn.
Getting traffic: If you post good stuff consistently and reach out to blogs with an audience, they're likely to add you to their blog list and send you lots of traffic. That's how I got "famous." Keep it up and it may spiral into something special. And feel free to send me your blog!
Great Shift: Most of the world's population permanently shifts into random bodies.
Exchange Island: A special vacation spot in which you spend the week in another visitor's body.
Swap Class: A controversial high school class many parents force their children to take; spend some time (usually 2 weeks) in a classmate's body of the opposite gender, and become a more "open-minded" person.
Long Distance Body Swapping: To save time, some companies have potential employees from far away swap bodies with one of their own (sometimes female) employees for an interview. Swap facilities book up quickly, so an overnight stay is often required.
The Fantasy Orgasm Swapping Event (FOSE): Thousands of people having an orgasm to a fantasy suddenly swap bodies with that person due to a strange cosmic radiation that passes through the Earth (MY IDEA! Feel free to use, of course).