Believe it or not readers, Geeky Musings from a Nerdy Girl turned 1 today! But while I had absolutely no problem using it as an excuse to eat some Coldstone creamcakes with C (as evidenced above), it felt a bit odd to be celebrating an achievement I don’t feel I’ve quite earned.
Yes, GeekyNerdyGirl has existed as a domain name for a year, but I didn’t really start refining the look of the blog until November 3 – and there is still so much more that I want to do. On top of that, my first original post wasn’t until November 9 and I didn’t really get into a regular blogging routine until this year. So what’s a good anniversary date for my humble little site? I’m still not sure I know the answer to that question, but for now, I’m going to celebrate my unbirthday instead! For while Geeky Musings may not have had the most auspicious start, actually sitting down and creating the blog was a bit of a milestone in and of itself.
Like most people, I first started thinking about writing a blog because I needed/wanted a more creative outlet than what I was getting at work. I talked about it with friends, family members, even co-workers, but I never really did anything about it. Most of that was because I hadn’t really done any research into the various blogging platforms that are out there (I still have no idea how Reddit works), but I also wasn’t sure what I wanted to call it. I knew I wanted something catchy, that would be a good reflection of me and my interests, but also broad enough that I could write about a whole host of things.
Then, on February 13, 2013, on a snowy day at home – much like this one – it hit me like a bolt of lighting: Geeky Musings from a Nerdy Girl. After all, I am a pretty nerdy girl and C had exposed my latent geek-like tendencies. Plus, my musings could include reviews of books that I read, movies that I saw, foods that I attempted to make, really anything that was piquing my interest at the time. I also immediately saw it being shortened into a manageable domain name and Twitter handle. I probably should have waited a little bit before really launching anything, but I was suddenly griped with an intense panic that someone else would have the exact same idea. About five minutes later, the baby beginnings of this blog began.
So while this blog still has a ways to go until it matches what I have in my mind’s eye, for finally getting off my duff and making it a reality, I say a very merry unbirthday to me!