If you scroll back through my posts for 2013 and the second half of 2012, you will probably notice that I was already kind of losing interest in blogging for the sake of blogging. Truth is, sometimes, even someone as outspoken as me just doesn’t have anything really all that pertinent to write about on a blog like this one, and though the discipline to carry on writing “content” day after day anyway is admirable in many ways, I found the exercise pretty much mired in futility.
I love this piece by Olivier Blanchard. It wraps up a lot of what I’ve been feeling about blogging lately. If you’re not reading the Brand Builder, you should be.
I have always been a big proponent of following your heart and doing exactly what you want to do. It sounds so simple, right? But there are people who spend years—decades, even—trying to find a true sense of purpose for themselves. My advice? Just find the thing you enjoy doing more than anything else, your one true passion, and do it for the rest of your life on nights and weekends when you’re exhausted and cranky and just want to go to bed.
Apparently the Onion and I were on the exact same wavelength today.
Tweeria is a game with minimal user’s involvement. Everytime you tweet, your alter ego finds adventures, kills monsters or gets items. Every tweet you post can change his life. At the time you tweet “Good morning” your character finds a new sword.
I was thinking I would become immortal because my tweets about cats would live on forever. Instead, my tweets have made me into an undead mage battling celebrities across Twitter. Finally!
Stolen art assets aside, this is a really cool use of the Twitter API. Definitely a much cooler use of a social network as a game platform than Farmville.