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365 Challenge : Share the Love

So I said on Twitter that we have failed the challenge but we’ll still continue even though its been failed twice.

Today I need to tell you about another blogger who influenced my online journey….

So boringly I’ll have to tell you about Anna!

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News for the coming weeks

OK so I thought I’d leave a post as last night I got to speak to Amanda, Alexx and even Rick all briefly so can give a bit of a update.

EDIT : I didn’t finish a sentence. I will NOT be reviewing anything on Tumblr, see below with explanation to why.

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365 Challenge : All about you

The title of the blog was a joint decision.

How many times have we told the story of how we made this place up? I’m sure you are sick to the back teeth of hearing about it.

Basically Anna had run a Bruno Senna website, she’d given that up and started her own. She used to review everything on there from TV shows to wrestling, events she was going too and anime. Lots and lots of anime. She caught up from the beginning of Fairy Tail and wrote about it on there.

At the same time a load of us who had been part of the site she’d done before were finding it hard to keep in touch so we all together made our forum up. We didn’t have a clue what to call it and didn’t really care whether anyone actually ever joined as it really was just so we could have a easier place to talk. Anna’s personal blog at the time was called “Dark mind of a Geek” because at the time she was very depressed and she thought it was emo enough to get the point that she hated the world. So we were thinking about a interesting name and it just kind of popped out of nowhere “Geek Mind”.

Of course when we came to make this blog we did a few searches and found out that there was already plenty of websites with a variation of Geek Mind in them.

How “Believe in Geek” came about I can’t really remember but it was just us throwing ideas at the wall, googling them to see how many results came up with similar titles and then finding the one we thought was best. I think it might have been Rick that came up with it.

Even though Anna has been here from the beginning the decision to start the blog and her coming on board took months, we didn’t want to start without her so BelieveinGeek.wordpress.com was a lonely desolate place. Then we finally got her to join in and she basically abandoned her own blog and made this one her new home.

What does it mean to us?

It means the world.

We get to talk about the things we love and things we don’t love and keep up to date with each other. We’ve met some lovely people from different sites and from around the web. We had so much fun doing Doctor Who stuff for the anniversary year and even though there were plenty of projects we started and never finished it was just fun thinking them up! Its been such a positive experience for Anna and so nice to see everyone take it to heart.

We’d love for more people to join in and chat with us, from our comments you can tell that we’re all very chatty people! We love to talk, even if it gets heated its always in good nature and we just love being in the middle of a discussion. Even without you guys who view these posts and like them (or sharing them on other social media outlets) interacting with us we still get to see what each other are up to and hear some of the strangeness that lurks inside our heads. Specially Pete’s.

We’ve tackled one thing that we really wanted to do this year which was to be active every single day, its very rare for this blog to be the only blog up on any given day so its nice to see we’ve put our hearts into it. I feel like people who follow us can really start to believe in us now and that can only mean the beginning (even if its taken a few years!) of our blog rocketing off!

365 Challenge : Apply Yourself

The last thing that I attempted that didn’t come naturally to me? That’s a hard one really as nothing comes easy to me!

You know what as silly as it sounds training myself to do this every day is probably the last thing. I’m not a online person, my phone barely comes online and I still have problems figuring out Twitter. The second something changes on the one or two things I do use I get so confused for weeks on end.

I don’t mind writing short stories and I don’t mind writing reviews but coming online every day and having something different to talk about, things that sometimes I struggle to write much about, is both exciting and hard for me. I spend so much time trying to figure out what to write about these things that sometimes it makes me laugh at how long it takes me. I’m not naturally very good at opening up or talking about myself and I’m also not very good at writing anything that is engaging to other people. Reviews are easy because you just describe what you saw or read. Writing about myself or just random subjects is hard.

Once or twice I’ve written things and don’t feel like I’ve done the subject any kind of justice and then its hard to come back the next day and write something else. I feel like I let myself and the people who always come and read and like what I’ve written, down.

If you think writing comes naturally to me it really doesn’t.

Hell half the time the struggle is just remembering what my username and password are! I’m not technical at all and everything from trying to be interesting on here and bring more people to the blog through what I write, and interacting with people on Twitter is so unnatural to me. I know I do a terrible job of both and it won’t be from me that this blog prospers in the future. Anna and Pete do a much better job as does Lucius.

Every day though I try to get on here and do the challenge, every day I go on Twitter and try to drum up some extra traffic, I try to make new commentators welcome enough to come back… It isn’t something natural to me but I try.

I guess the important thing is to always try and that is what I’m doing.