January 20, 2012

Introducing: Geek of the Week


Welcome to the first of two (for now ...) new C&CC features!

For a while I've been thinking about how best to introduce/feature other people on this blog. Something like guest posts or sponsorships or ... I struggled to find something that felt right for the place C&CC is at right now—still small, but with a loyal following. (I heart you for realsies, loyal followers!)

While pondering the options, I was reminded of last April when I took part in a Silly Question series on Wattlebird. I like how the questions Annie asks are random, but they allow for a lot of the answerer's personality to shine through. (Yes, I know that's not a word.) I then started thinking about how I know a lot of awesome people, many of them nerdy ... and then I started playing with variations on "nerd" ... and then I started messing with rhymes ... and et voila! Geek of the Week was born.

This feature will be an ongoing series of profiles on the geeks in my life. I'll be asking said geeks a few questions to really get at the heart of why they consider themselves geeks along with a couple of off-the-wall ones to make reading the answers more fun. I will then post these answers along with any photos and/or links to other sites the featured GotW would like to share.

Here's the part where I ask for help. Are you a geek? Do you want to share your love with the entire Internet thousands hundreds of people that read this blog? You don't have to been geeky for science fiction or pop culture; you could be a geek for photography, or fashion, or food, or something I've never heard of. You don't even have to have a blog/website/online presence that you want to share. I just want to celebrate what makes you you, and on a larger scale, celebrate the crazy awesome variety of geeks that inhabit our world.

Please leave a comment (with your email address) or email me (if you prefer to keep your email address anonymous) if you're interested in participating. I will reply (via email, in a timely manner) with my questionnaire and a very relaxed deadline by which I'd like the answers returned. (The questionnaire won't take you long ... unless you like being wordy.)

I'm excited to get to know you better and have you be a part of my nerdy world.

21 comments:

  1. Darn! I'm a bit of a cat geek. A bit of a language geek. A bit of a food geek. (Or maybe make that one 'snob'...) But I don't think I'm geeky enough in any area for this! I promise I will work on it! Cross my heart! Looking forward to the first feature!

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    1. Like I said on Twitter, you're silly! I'd love to have you take part. Is your @allthelivelongday.com email the proper one? (I've got it from comment replies.)

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  2. I'M A GEEK! :)
    I'm a Doctor Who geek (But, you know that). A movies & TV geek. An organization geek? A bit of a science/knowledge/learning geek. (I started watching Wonders of the Universe hosted by Brian Cox. Love it!) A bit of a computer geek, video game geek. A religion geek? (Can that be a thing? I'm not religious, but I like learning about them and I have a thing for religious paraphernalia. LOL)
    I have that general geek nature that means I'll "geek out" over anything I'm into. Ha ha.
    Love this idea, Mandy. Looking forward to getting to know some cool geeky people. :)

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    1. I'm very glad you want to take part! I've got your email, so expect a questionnaire soon!

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  3. This is a great idea - I'm somewhat of a geek (mainly a maths/physics/engineering geek with the obligatory Star Wars tendencies) and I'd love to get involved. I'm really looking forward to being introduced to more geeky-types through this feature (embrace the nerd!)

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    1. Awesome! Send me your email and I'll send you a questionnaire. :)

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  4. Dare I nominate my entire family? ;-)

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  5. What an awesome new feature! I love meeting new geeky friends on the interwebz! I look forward to it! Nerd on!!

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    1. I'll be sending you a questionnaire soon! So glad you're participating.

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  6. this is a fantastic idea. props to you and your giant brain for coming up with it and allowing other nerds to co-mingle. i'm totally down for this as my star wars/doctor who/video game geekiness knows no bounds.
    on a separate note- your christmas card just got here a couple of days ago, and it's awesome. it joined the others above my microwave. :)

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    1. Let's spread the nerd love like cooties! ;)

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  7. Can I be a nail polish geek? =)

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  8. awe dude i would LOVE to be in this! i mean, i chose comic artist as a career, how much geekery can you get?

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    1. Indeed! I will email you soon. :)

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  9. I would be happy to participate, but apparently my wife has already agreed to do it for me, so....

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    1. Good to know you would be interested regardless. :)

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    1. Of course! I've already received your email and will be sending you the form today.

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