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.