Well, That's Just Great
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connoly
Oh my god oh my god I can't believe you're following me I love your blog when I figured out that you're following me I freaked out a bit. :D

Sincere Response: Ha! Thanks. Glad you like my stuff. And thanks for having a follow worthy tumblr. :-) 

Ag Style Response:

“Oh My God! Oh My God! I can’t believe you’re following me!”

Wow! High school flashback! 

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mrheywire:

mrheywire:

GPOY.

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Motherfucker.
Never in my life have I done anything that has received as wide recognition and acclaim as posting this motherfucking ‘Pictures For Sad Children’ comic accompanied by the acronym “GPOY”. I have toiled for months on novels and films, and agonised for entire days over songs and it has come to very little.
I’m sorry, I’m feeling kinda low tonight, and I get a bit bummed out whenever I see someone’s liked or reblogged this.
There’s no rationality in any of this, is there?

I’ve accepted that there are certain things that connect with people in this medium and they aren’t necessarily my “best work.”
My silly orange juice post made 42,000 people smile for a few seconds. I talk to my dog and fifty people a week click “like.” Adding a little happiness to the universe isn’t a terrible thing.
And maybe one day when I create something “great,” one percent of the people who thought the orange juice post was funny will give that piece of work a chance.
If tumblr does that, I will be forever grateful.
Ag

mrheywire:

mrheywire:

GPOY.

2,219 notes.

Motherfucker.

Never in my life have I done anything that has received as wide recognition and acclaim as posting this motherfucking ‘Pictures For Sad Children’ comic accompanied by the acronym “GPOY”. I have toiled for months on novels and films, and agonised for entire days over songs and it has come to very little.

I’m sorry, I’m feeling kinda low tonight, and I get a bit bummed out whenever I see someone’s liked or reblogged this.

There’s no rationality in any of this, is there?

I’ve accepted that there are certain things that connect with people in this medium and they aren’t necessarily my “best work.”

My silly orange juice post made 42,000 people smile for a few seconds. I talk to my dog and fifty people a week click “like.” Adding a little happiness to the universe isn’t a terrible thing.

And maybe one day when I create something “great,” one percent of the people who thought the orange juice post was funny will give that piece of work a chance.

If tumblr does that, I will be forever grateful.

Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:

Rewind Sunday

The first video I ever made. It’s a vent about tumblr and their old flawed “tumblarity” system. I created it two months into my time here. A fun blast from the past that still has some relevance.

Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:

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“What is Tumblarity?” by wellthatsjustgreat His first attempt at creating videos showing what has been on his mind for the last few months.

OMG I am laughing out loud! “Please don’t use your venture capital to sue me” BAG (Bust-A-Gut) Great job AG, I think you just became the official unofficial narrator for Tumblr. (I am reminded of the Disney narrator.) Awesome job, encore! encore!

Thanks! And I will be using your post as a reference when I finally try to get cast as a skipper on the Jungle Cruise!  Ag

Sincere Response: Aw, thanks. I know it sounds corny but I like the idea that fairly often I create something that 1 to 20,000 (thank you orange juice post!) people like, think is funny, or just think is worth their time. Thanks for being one of my loyal supporters, person I’ve never met!
Ag Style Response: I will appreciate your love even more when I can figure out how to monetize it.
Ag

Sincere Response: Aw, thanks. I know it sounds corny but I like the idea that fairly often I create something that 1 to 20,000 (thank you orange juice post!) people like, think is funny, or just think is worth their time. Thanks for being one of my loyal supporters, person I’ve never met!

Ag Style Response: I will appreciate your love even more when I can figure out how to monetize it.

Ag

Shocking Internet Discovery!

If I make a post that includes a picture of a cute, hipster rock girl and I tag it with her name and the name of her “very popular with the kids these days” band, I will get a large increase in traffic to my site and a large number of “likes” and reblogs.

Conversely, if I Photoshop a picture of David Warner onto a “Words With Friends” screenshot so I can make an obscure reference to “Tron,” no one will give a shit.

Ag

Rewind Sunday: The “&@#$ You! I Thought They Were Good!” Edition.

The first video I ever made. It’s a vent about tumblr and doesn’t reflect the current problems in the community, but it still the single most popular thing I’ve ever created on tumblr. I created it two months into my time here. Yup. I peaked two months into this and haven’t approached that since!

Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:

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“What is Tumblarity?” by wellthatsjustgreat His first attempt at creating videos showing what has been on his mind for the last few months.

OMG I am laughing out loud! “Please don’t use your venture capital to sue me” BAG (Bust-A-Gut) Great job AG, I think you just became the official unofficial narrator for Tumblr. (I am reminded of the Disney narrator.) Awesome job, encore! encore!

Thanks! And I will be using your post as a reference when I finally try to get cast as a skipper on the Jungle Cruise!  Ag

Well that’s just great…

iwannarocketship:

I always get really excited when wellthatsjustgreat likes one of my posts. I don’t really know why but I do.

Anyway the man is hilarious and his posts always put a smile on my face :) And his dog is really adorable so you should all follow him and his pup!

Aw! Thanks! I appreciate the kind words and really appreciate the promotion :-)

It’s been really hard to get new people to see my blog ever since the elimination of tumblarity and the end of the recommendation system. As flawed as those systems were, they allowed “under the radar” blogs to gain some visibility. Now the systems in place are distinctly non-populist and drive all the attention to the same sites over and over. And if you have an eclectic blog and reblog from others (the very things that make tumblr unique) you have hardly any chance of being recognized by the “top editors.”

Not that I’m bitter.

I’ve begun to accept that in the current environment I will continue to have difficulty expanding my audience (if I didn’t care about people seeing my work, the blog would be private). I’m thinking I may need to make a separate blog just for Ducky just to make something that is easier to categorize and therefore more likely to get recognized. A blog dedicated to Ducky might get recognized by the “animal” top editors in ways that WTJG can’t be.

So thanks to everyone who ever reblogs me, or links to a post of mine in their Facebook page, or is especially kind and suggests that people follow me. It sounds corny, but I really do want to use WTJG to make as many people happy as possible. And your support is the best way to make that happen.

Love my followers.

Ag

Sunday Ducky Sunday

Friends,

Ducky is far and away the most popular subject here at “Well That’s Just Great.” So I think he has earned a “Rewind Sunday” dedicated to him.

(He is currently advising me in selection of the featured pieces while resting on my piddies) 

Starting at midnight EDT we’ll begin reblogging some of our favorite Ducky based posts from the past few years (primarily in chronological order). For some of you it should be fun to see how his presence on the site grew. A brand new Ducky Post will go up at 8:00 PM EDT.

For my tumblr peeps, any and all reblogging is appreciated. Ducky is proud of his work and would love more people to see it. I think he believes internet popularity could lead to more Fruit Loops. 

It might. :-)

Ag

Rewind Sunday

"How Tumblarity Works"

Still the thing people on tumblr remember me for. Working on an updated one (for the post-tumblarity era) right now. Won’t be the same, but I’m fatter now so the new one should be thirty pounds funnier.

Ag