Now for some yearbook-signing tips, Jazelyn style! Yes, I know. You don't really care at the moment cuz' everyone gets their yearbooks at the end of the year. . . But this kind of stuff is important to me. When you sign a yearbook, know that this may be the last time you talk to or see this person. So you gotta give this lasting impression, show your personality, remind this person about how you were friends.
Tip #1: Don't do the whole H.A.G.S. thing.
Yeah, "have a great summer" and whoop-dee-do, it spells the word "hags", haha. Well, that's totes lame. Don't write like it'll be one summer before you see them again, write like you'll never ever see them. Ever. Like, srsly, if all you put is "H.A.G.S.", that person will remember you as the person that couldn't come up with anything.
Tip #2: Don't talk about boring stuff.
Cuz' I totally care about how we had math class together. *sarcasm* Listen, you can talk about math or whatever, just don't talk about it because you have absolutely nothing to say. If you don't anything to say, SAY SO!!! Use humor! Be blunt! Acknowledge your empty mind! Say something different like, "Roses are red, violets are blue, I have no idea what to say to you." And see? I just made that right at the top of my head. It's better than "blah, blah, that one thing in math class".
Tip #3: Don't be cliche`.
You signed my crack. Ha, that's funny. But it's less funny if you COPIED IT FROM A WEIRD YEARBOOK-SIGNING POWERPOINT PRESENTATION. (Calm yourself, Jazelyn. . .) If you're gonna use a cliche`, make it not-so cliche`. Gonna use the "I signed your crack" cliche`? Make it as your own by adding your twist on it, like "I signed your crack. . . I hope you don't feel violated :)" or something!!!
Tip #4: Be courteous.
Perhaps you shouldn't write with a Sharpie or else it'll bleed through. Perhaps you shouldn't write so big so that others can't sign. It's called Yearbook Etiquette. They asked you if you could sign their yearbook, the least you could do is to keep it pretty.
Tip #5: Sign your name illegibly.
Have you ever read the things in your yearbook and was like, "Who wrote that? Whose phone number is that? WHAT?" Well, dude! Don't be that person! If you like signing your name in cursive but want them to actually know who you are, maybe put your name below the real one in parentheses in smaller handwriting and printed. I know I'll do that.
Tip #6: Be. Frikkin'. Different!
Wanna stand out? Wanna be the girl that people ask you to sign their yearbooks because you're THAT AWESOME? Well, be different! Sketch something! Have a one-of-a-kind signature! Use inside jokes! Sign guys and gals! Be witty! Think up a different thing to write each and every time you sign! JUST. BE. DIFFERENT.
Yersh, that is it! I hope this'll help you improve your yearbook skillz! Cuz' I'm just that passionate about signing yearbooks.