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Diary #22 : Lets Talk About Wrestling Shall We?

I probably have in the past gone into depth about what Wrestling means to me but after following Mark Hainsworth on Twitter its made me think deeply once more about not only what wrestling means to me but what the community has done for me too.

Honestly would recommend a follow to Mark on Twitter as he, along with a few others, are trying to build a positive and welcoming wrestling community on Twitter.

@bcafcMark

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365 Challenge : Idyllic

What does your ideal community look like? How is it organised and how is community life structured? What values does the community share?

Ideal community?

Personally I think the question doesn’t really ask what a ideal COMMUNITY would look like but what you’d love to dictate to other people to make THEM perfect for YOU.

What does it look like?

Well I’m pretty much in some pretty ideal communities already. Or have been. The 2005-2009 Bebo F1 community was wonderful as was the community we made for ourselves after that. The Wrestling community on Tumblr have their moments. I think the one I love the most at the moment is the anime debating community brought together by Twitter User IcebergLuffy. Its the most active I’ve been in a community since about 2010/2011 and is a wonderful community even if I only really contribute to it during the debate on a Saturday (it tends to be posted early Saturday morning but in the US it starts Friday evenings.)

So yeah for a introvert recluse a online community is perfect for me.

I really would like to be more into the communities in general again like I used to be. The problem is with my paranoia when you get burnt once you think it’ll happen 100 times over. The way I left the F1 community I was part of and actually Digital Spy and the Strictly Come Dancing / F1 community on there too has left me feeling pretty down on opening myself up again. Its sad because the communities I’m kind of part of just seem so nice but I kind of clam up the second I look like I’m making a step forward.

Its why I tried and kind of still trying so hard to join a community on WoW which just seems impossible for me.

How is it structured and organised?

It doesn’t matter. Even a online community it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day people need to be left to live their life the way they want to live it. It would suck if people were forced to do things one way for any reason.

Sure we have structure in our life that we have to follow. We HAVE to go school and HAVE to in some way get a job in our adult life and follow the rules of both but we are still individuals that have a choice over certain parts of our life.

If you start trying to structure it for a whole community then it stops being ideal because its just brainwashing people into acting in your perfect way which even if you brainwash people to believe its the “best” way just won’t fit into some peoples way of being.

So no structure or organisation.

Of course if you are talking about smaller things its nice to be online when other people are. Its why I loved the #F1Chat stuff when it was big and being online at the same time to talk about F1, Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, World Cup matches and other things. Obviously if your gaming there needs to be organisation so you are online together at the right times.

The thing that makes me sad is not being online the same time as people to talk about F1. I think having to work Sunday’s started to kill my interest but by the time I stopped working Sunday’s the highlights meant I no longer got to always watch at the same time.

Pah.

What values do we share?

It depends what you mean by values.

If you mean the big ones you’d hope everyone you share this Earth with will live by good ones but I honestly think that people shouldn’t judge others because even if they on the outside seem to have terrible values you really need to talk to them before you truly make your mind up.

The sad thing is people are too busy to react strongly when they disagree that everyone becomes defensive and more often then not people lose the chance to actually get to know each other properly. There are lots of people that have really strange values or opinions that when you get to know them you learn that they aren’t actually as strong into their convictions as they first sounded or else are just nice with dodgy values.

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!