I created a forum signature, attempting to start one of those chain letter-ish memes that seem so clever to the people who participate in them, and so utterly not for everyone else.
I believe in Barack Obama as my personal savior. If you do too and aren't afraid to admit it, copy and paste this into your signature.
So what happened?
Apparently, nothing. No one got offended, and no one really got the joke or thought that it was all that funny or clever. It probably wasn't.
Well, one person copied it. But it didn't last long.
Time to try out a new signature! :)
How about this?
I believe that games will be as significant a new medium as the printed word ever was, and as powerful a force for change.
I am here to make that happen. Making life more fun
It's not a joke this time. It's sincere. Upon recommendation from books like Finding Your Own North Star and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I've been trying to come up with a way to phrase my life goals, in a way that is inspiring yet specific enough to help guide my moment-to-moment decisions.
Because I need a reason to get on the computer and work instead of reading self-help books and stuffing my face with corn chips.
I'm still working on it. But this is a start, something short enough to put into a forum signature. I've been thinking about this for a while now, and I expect to keep adjusting it. I might even try brainstorming a list of possible life goals, as suggested here.
We'll see. :)