It wasn’t until about age 25 that I ever really considered myself a geek. Oh, I’d been engulfed in many geeky pursuits for many years prior to then, but I never lay claim to being a geek until I realized how much I was one already. The greater part of that acceptance came via the Internet, by meeting others online who were very much like me, and very much unlike me. Many hours were spent chatting with fellow geeks in countless AOL chat rooms, then in MMORPGs, and then in the world of social media, up to the current day. Being a geek about all the things I love to geek about, and sharing those things with other geeks, has been and continues to be a major part of my life.
Which brings me to Geekamory. In the time I’ve been entrenched within G+, I’ve met numerous other geeks that, to me at least, seem to be cut from a distinctly different cloth than those I’ve met in other social media. So it is here where I spend the day online, sharing geeky posts and commenting on the same, both due to my work, and in no small part due to burgeoning and firmly established friendships. Geekamory is my idea and creation for widening the scope and reach of those relationships in a more public setting, outside of my own Circles and Collections.
Here in the first new days and weeks of Geekamory, the main topics of conversation will be focused on video games, one of my best and favorite things to get geeky with. Click on the Collections tab to see the dozen categories already set up, and feel free to follow and subscribe to the ones that interest you. As (hopefully) the Geekamory community grows, we’ll be adding more geeky Collections as the want and need for them arises.
Geekamory aims to be more than a usual G+ Page or official Community; our goal is to be an improvement to those. To that aim, and in addition to normal geek conversation, Geekamory will publish and post video game news, original Youtube videos, and our own video game reviews. We also have multiple ideas being discussed in the staff room on how to use the full power of G+ to get and keep geeks talking, and also be interactive with the staff and the site.
The co-creator and official manager of Geekamory is none other than the outstanding Joanne Edison-Brown, aka Chiclet. In the short few weeks we’ve been connecting here in G+, she’s shown herself to be an avid and adept gamer, intelligent in a myriad of geeky fields, and quite the writer and conversationist. To say she’s merely helped me create Geekamory would be a dishonorable understatement. Make her your new friend. I think you’ll be glad for it. As long as you don’t insult Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Just don’t.
So, I bid you welcome to Geekamory! Kick your shoes off, pick out a comfortable fluffy pillow on the floor, grab your favorite beverage, and tell us about what you love. Let your geek flag fly!