Friday, November 7, 2008

Celebrating Geekdom


Main Entry: geekdom
Pronunciation: \ˈgēk-dəm\
Function: noun
Etymology: I just made it up.
Date: 2008

1: the realm containing all things geeky

You think I can get Webster to add that to its dictionary?

Three weeks, 14 blog posts, and we're off and running. Now I just need readers :)

I started this blog with the idea that I have lots of ideas and not enough people to share them with. Oh don't get me wrong, I have friends, a husband, family, lots of people around me. But they don't want to listen to me talk all the time. And even if they did, I wouldn't want to do all the talking. I have great conversations with my friends, and that takes input from all sides.

What I find myself doing here though is a little bigger than I imagined. I find myself celebrating geekdom. See, the problem with being a geek is that we tend to exist in our own little worlds. (I suppose that's the problem with many groups of people, this is just one in which I have personal experience.) We tend to hang out with our geeky friends, sharing geeky ideas. When asked about our specialty, we may find ourselves sharing ideas with other people. In my case I also teach, so I share much of my geeky knowledge with my students. But we don't often come out and say to the world: I know way too much for my own good, and I have an opinion about everything! Probably in part because the world wouldn't care, but that's besides the point ;) (It also helps to be able to laugh at yourself if you're a geek :) )

As this blog develops and I continue to celebrate my own little geekdom, I invite all of my future readers to come in and say hi. Leave me a comment or seven. Pop in with your own geeky musings. And we'll build this geekdom into something to be reckoned with!