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A Warm Welcome Back

A Warm Welcome Back

Welcome back.  It’s been awhile.  I know I haven't really been keeping in touch, but I promise I have thought about you every day while I’ve been gone.  A lot has changed, as you can probably tell.  The site has had a facelift, for a number of reasons which I won’t bore you with but it's back, and I'm ready to jump into this blog-reader relationship with 110% commitment.  I know it’s been some radio silence on my end, but I promise it was for the best.  I’ve been thinking about how to grow this blog to what I want it to be, not just for me, but also for you.  I’ve been researching and planning, and I know I should have kept you up to date, but the truth is, I wasn’t sure if this was something I could keep going.  Not for lack of desire, but the inability to accept my own flaws.  There are a lot of things it takes to keep running this blog that I’m not great at (YET) but I'm investing in the tools and resources I think will help me get better because I genuinely believe in this community and space.  I feel that this is something all of us “alternative” labeled guys and gals out there could use.  


I was recently explaining this blog and purpose to someone who knows me on a very shallow level, and they were taken aback that I was so passionate and driven to work on this project. “But like, are you even into any of that stuff?”  And that right there is why I want to continue this.  I don't fit into a stereotype or a norm.  I love what I love, and I love fandoms and being a girly-girl while listening to riot grrrl music.  I don't want to be a gamer girl or a comic reader, and even more so, I don't want to be forced to choose which one best suits me.  To me, a geek is someone who loves what they love wholeheartedly and albeit, somewhat obsessively.  I do consider myself a cat, HP, art, mobile gaming, crocheting, crafting, comic-loving geek and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I love this world, the world of Harry Potter and crafting and cosplay and self-care and anime and, well, you get the gist.  It’s not that I love one more than another or favor one fandom over the next, but I genuinely love the idea and ability to be your most genuine self.  This blog is a manifestation of my most authentic self, and yes, I know I am not the only writer.  These are the people who inspire me to keep learning and being myself, so they are a colossal part of who I am because I learn from them, avidly.  There’s a reason you won’t see OOTD’s or celebrity gossip.  This blog is a place for all of us geeks to geek out and share what we love in the written, list, slideshow and picture form.  I want to learn from you all and share at the same time.  


As you can see from the last time you were here, there has been a major design overhaul.  This was important.  As more and more content was created it was becoming muddled and confusing to navigate.  I think we finally have a solution for readability and constant upkeep with the new design update.  In the next few months, I plan on bringing back the comic as it is near and dear to my heart as well as a store.  More like a marketplace (eventually) but baby steps.  At this point, I'm taking everything in stride and am very excited to reintroduce myself since it has been such a long time.  I’m Sophie.  I wanted to create a blog where people could write and share their passions, tips and tricks to being a nerd.  I wasn’t sure what it was going to turn out when I started.  I'm still unsure at this point but am excited in the direction it is going and eager to make it something that both you and I can turn to for the years to come.  And am even more excited about the chance to do so with you.  I want to invite you now to reach out if you have an idea for the blog you'd like to see or would like to become a contributor.  I am brainstorming every day ways to find and convince people to be a part of this community.  Don't be shy. I want to hear from you and welcome the chance to open the lines of communication so that this blog can be a place for us all.

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