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Caption Contest: Win the ProBlogger Library of eBooks!

Posted By Darren Rowse 9th of June 2011 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

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Okay, time for a little light-hearted fun. Caption Contest!

This morning on Twitter (follow me @Problogger) we were sharing our most embarrassing moments as bloggers and I shared the above picture which appeared in newspapers across Australia.

When the article came out five years ago, it was one of my first. I was excited about the mainstream media mention and looked forward to showing family and friends to legitimize this crazy blogging business I was running. But the photo became the focus of the piece, and generated quite a few laughs.

When I shared it earlier today on Twitter the captions for it started coming in thick and fast, so I thought perhaps it’d be fun to open it up. What would you caption that picture?

I’ll choose my favorite submitted caption in 48 hours’ time, and send the winner a copy of the three existing ProBlogger ebooks, plus a copy of our new one, which will be released next week.

Enter up to five times to increase your chances of winning! To enter simply leave your caption in comments below.

PS: There was another version of the article with a different picture, featuring the same chair here.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Whata these shrinks know? Just because I still have Mom’s kitchen chair, I have an “attachment disorder”?

  2. 1. “What do you mean I look like Moby?!”
    2. “Oh, coffee works even faster when you just scrub it into your scalp.”
    3. “I owe WHAT in taxes?!”
    4. Now presenting the most uncomfortable chair ever created for writers, being modeled in the most uncomfortable way to sit in it.
    5. Mind = blown.

  3. “And so I was supergluing my hat back together and 2 days later, here I am!”

  4. 1. Where did my hair go?
    2. This movie just doesn’t end.
    3. ~ listening to wife talking ~
    4. How do kids like this filthy rap music?

  5. 1. Even the best get stuck sometimes.

    2. Writers’ Block – it affects us all

    3. When the writing gets tough, the tough get thinking.

    4. Stuck? Take a moment to breathe.

    5. A stressful time doesn’t have to mean the end.

  6. 1 – Ok… Phase one, the backward chair, is complete… Now how on earth am I going to market it?
    2 – Maybe if I don’t look, it’ll just stay in the cupboard.
    3 – Kung Fu Blogger Staring Contest – GO! ………………………………………………………………………

  7. Couldn’t resist:

    Oh no, I lost the screw!

  8. Thanks for some fun today…

    1) “What did that Barber do to my hair!”
    2) “What should I do next? Blog? FB? Twitter? LinkedIn? Oh, my head!”
    3) “Maybe there’s a reason why blogger rhymes with Frogger… I feel like I’m dodging traffic today!”
    4) “I can’t believe I blogged about Valentine’s Day… but then forgot to get her a gift!”
    5) “#%@$ dog! What’d you do to my Smurf collection!”

    Strive On!

  9. See, I told you my head was shaped like an egg.

    Look Ma, an isosceles triangle!

  10. Angelica Costa says: 06/10/2011 at 6:00 am

    I lost all my hair to blogging argh!

  11. Oprah? Martha? Nate? Bueller? I NEED a proper Man Cave!

  12. 1. Super Glue… Fingers… Head… NOT a good idea!

    2. I could write about anything, but today I’ll write about… uh…

    3. Ok, I’m almost ready … Oh man!… I wasn’t even ready!

    4. Does my head look big to you? Seriously, does it?

    5. He has been like that ever since she told him the news.

  13. Help!! I can’t let go of my head or it will fall off!

  14. “Why did I think showing this article was a good idea again?”

  15. “I thought getting featured in a newspaper would be awesome… but I never actually read the crap in them before!”

  16. “How could I forget the ‘frame within a frame’! I teach photography for crying out loud!!!”

  17. Yep, all the screws are in tight.

  18. William says: 06/10/2011 at 6:41 am

    What!! No Twitter? I can’t wrap my head around that.

  19. Do these glasses make my head look fat?


    I knew I shouldn’t have eaten those left overs.

  20. Why do I keep watching Real Housewives of Atlanta?


    Wait a minute? Isn’t it time for Oprah?

  21. Caption #1: In the words of Anthony Weiner, “The picture was of me, and I sent it.”

  22. Caption #2 – I can’t believe people have no ideas on what to blog about. I have so many, my head is going to explode.

  23. “I love my brain.”

  24. Darren just couldn’t figure out the correct way to answer when asked, “does this make me look fat?”

  25. I Blogged to Baldness!

  26. Each post took a hair away!

  27. 1. I’m confused, I’m normally facing a door when I’m sitting here.
    2. Moments earlier, he was convinced he chose the right door.
    3. Using only his psychic abilities, he was certain a door was nearby.
    4. No one leaves this room until I get my hair back!
    5. I can’t believe I painted the others red!

  28. I cannot believe this cameraman thought I was Vin Diesel…..

  29. I could type so much faster if I only had ten fingers!

  30. And one day I just sat on the special blue chair, just like this, and the rest is blogging history.

  31. What was I thinking when I bought this shirt?
    What??? Kim Kardashian cheated on her fiance? The horror!
    What has been seen…cannot be unseen.
    Carnac the Magnificent says…the next person through that door will be…Jerry Springer!
    Oi! I knew that sushi didn’t smell quite right…

  32. Just how in the hell DID I manage to lock myself in this room again? Oh yeah, I was looking for my comb…

  33. Ok maybe if I focus hard enough I can transfer my thoughts to my laptop. Here we go…………. Oooooohhhhh ssssaaaaahhhhh

  34. 1) Can we change the chair or at least do something about the hair? Or head.

    2) Smile though your head is aching

    3) V, you know I love you…but this is not the thinking chair I had in mind

    4) In the kitchen, trying to move a spoon with my mind

    5) I’m going to blog about that shampoo

  35. This is the fifth position I learned in my Gestalt therapy for enhanced utilization of the brain

  36. I did not want to turn around to see the next person walking through the door; I had enough for the day

  37. Did she really dumped me?

  38. This is one of the massaging position my Aesthetician advised me for enhancing the regrowth of my hair

  39. How come I did not come up with the name Chocolates & Figs?

  40. 1) Let me finish getting my mask on so no one knows my true identity
    2) You will subscribe to me and buy my ebooks
    3) How many more ebooks will I have to write before they “get it”?
    4) Someone get the duct tape, all this information is going to make my head explode

    Too distracted by everything around me to come up with a #5. =)

  41. Maybe if I thing hard enough my head might actually explode.

    MMmmm a good scalp massage never hurt anyone…

    Wow, the skin on my head really is as smooth as a baby’s bottom!

    I think I found the correct points to press, so that little door in the back should open… now!

    Any moment… someones going to come through that door behind me… I can sense them coming…

  42. Crystal Allen says: 06/10/2011 at 3:06 pm

    Jedi mind trick activate!

  43. 1. “I’m a genius…I’M A FREAKIN’ GENIUS!”
    2. With his telepathic abilities he was able to sense bloggers from every corner of the world.
    3. “Man! This blogging stuff is killing me.”
    4. “Think. Now where did I see that sale on furniture?”
    5. “Twinkle, Twinkle little star, how I wonder WHAT you are…or is it WHERE you are?”

  44. Mom was right!

    Note to self: declaw the cat.

  45. That’s what happens when V becomes W.

  46. “Seriously, the door is closed for a reason”

  47. 1) Why did they have to call it blogging? Grokking would have sounded much cooler.
    2) I can’t stop wondering if secret woman business is secret or about business.
    3) Candy bar. Candy bar. Candy bar.
    4) “I’m not going to hit the photographer with this chair no matter how many more shots he takes”
    5) Om mani padme hum.

  48. 1. OMG, is that you?
    2. Who am I?

  49. This is just wrong!

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