What does a movement do when they’re winning?
Have some fun. Some low tech fun at that. While thinking about the interweb tubes, facebook, twitter, texting and all the other neato stuff out there, I stared at my rotary dial phone(yes it’s true, and there‘s a reason) and thought about a new way to connect ala old school.
I’d like to share my idea and I would hope that readers would help spread the word and add your own twist to it.
Starting today, I’m going to start writing memes on my paper money. At first I thought about how cool it would be if each blogger wrote down their blog address on the front and see how many new readers we could gather out of the sheer randomness of how far and wide our money travels. But, with my luck there’s probably some stupid law against using cash itself as an advertising medium so I’m going a little safer.
Right now I’ve got $83 in my pocket and I’m going to write something familiar to us all on each of the four $20 bills and the three $1 bills.
$20 #2...Sad Panda
$20 #3...Reasoned Discourse
$1 #2...Kiss my GritsJr
My hope is that if enough people start doing this, we could have a sort of contest to see who comes across them and how often. I encourage everyone to customize the concept to their liking yet keep it simple enough that most of us, when we see it, will recognize it immediately. Also, a certain percentage of people will be curious enough to google the term and find us.
I always smile when I see another car on the road with an NRA decal on the back window. I think I just might laugh out loud when I see a message from my Brothers in Arms on a greenback…and then I’ll sign it “kaveman found this” and head down to the coffee shop to spend it.
I’ll be looking at my change from Starbucks very closely from now on.