Just about anyway! On March 30th, 2010, I posted our very first post Fangirls Don’t Wear Pink and got this whole whirlwind of the last year of my life started.
It has been an incredible year. Through this blog, we have met so many wonderful people, fabulous geeky women and men, and really explored, I think, the breadth of geekdom from a number of different angles. From a numerical standpoint, in a year we went from nothing to averaging 150 hits and 100 unique visitors a day. We have over 1500 of you following my rants and links on twitter. We have published 280 posts and 14 original Venn Diagrams. Whew!
#15: Sisters and geeks are an overlapping Venn Diagram on this blog!
Of course, one of the best parts of the last year has been being involved in the slow but persistent geek girl takeover of the world. Since I wrote my original rant, it has been great to see the creation of www.geekmom.com, a slew of new women’s Nintendo shirts (even decent pink ones!), and better cuts and designs for women’s Penny Arcade T-shirts (thanks Erica!). I just came back from PAX East with a woman keynote speaker and a woman in the final round of the Omegathon. We live in a world where Felicia Day is one of Time’s top celebrities to follow on Twitter. If that’s not inspiration for all aspiring geek girls out there, I don’t know what is!
So, to celebrate our birthday we are going to give you gifts! We feel so lucky to have each and every one of you as readers, we want to give four of you a chance to have some luck of your own with your very own Lucky Capacitors from our friends at Girl Geek Boutique.
Here’s how to earn some chances to win these beautiful little lucky charms:
For one entry: leave a comment here telling us what your favorite post on the blog was OR a new topic that you would like to see us tackle (or both, but only one entry!).
For a second entry: tweet about us! Make sure you have @girlsaregeeks and a link to the blog in your tweet so I’ll find it.
The contest ends Friday at midnight, and I’ll be in California that evening, so it can end at midnight Pacific time.
***UPDATE: CONTEST IS CLOSED, WINNERS ANNOUNCED MONDAY!
The purpose of this blog was for it to be a safe place to get together and geek out about whatever your passion may be, and I’d like to think we’ve done that. Thanks so much everyone, and here’s to the next great geeky year!