Not sure exactly where to start this post and I certainly don’t want to offend anyone. As a blogger I think it’s vital to support other bloggers in my niche. What niche is that you ask? The Geek Bloggers niche! Yes we exist!
Over the years my blog has changed and grown with me, been hacked, deleted by Blogger.com by mistake and I’ve had to start from scratch more than once. When I started blogging, there was no Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. MySpace and Geocities were the in thing and where I started sharing my thoughts online.
Fantastic Geek Bloggers and Where to Find Them
I love to find new Geek blogs to read, but they can be very difficult to find in the swirling mass that is the Lifestyle Bloggers niche. #LBloggers is one of the most popular hashtags on Twitter and it seems that everyone is using it. But what about #GeekBloggers? A quick look on there and there are only a handful of people using it, I will raise my hand and say I’m guilty of not using this hashtag as much as I should.
A simple Twitter search for the term ‘geek blogger’ shows quite a few accounts, who aren’t even writing about fandoms and nerdiness but are using the keyword ‘geek’, ‘nerd’ or ‘dork’ in usernames, it’s quite disappointing when you go to their blogs and see nothing of the nerdy nature. Nada! (That’s why I decided to compile this list….)
Please don’t feel like you have to have to include the latest Mac lipstick into your blog to fit in. Also don’t feel like you should know everything about Spiderman if you really don’t like the franchise. I should know, I’ve been there! I do like makeup, but I don’t find it exciting enough to write 10 consecutive posts about it. I don’t like most super hero films and hardly visit the cinema. Does that make me any less of a geek?
(psst, I still haven’t finished reading Harry Potter nor have I seen all of the films, I do have an adorable Harry Potter Funko Pop though!!!)
It does seem that certain types of bloggers are more likely to be given PR opportunities and invited to events, but I just think we need to make a bit more noise in the blogosphere. I did get to work with Dyson a couple of years ago which was amazing!
Just be you! (I know there are some awesome geek bloggers who do have the odd makeup items in their posts too but that is shortly followed by a post about Funko Pops, a video game review or geek fashion. They are being themselves! And hello can we just think about the geeky makeup that has been released in the last few years? Pokémon blusher FTW!)
I don’t want to get into the whole debate of ‘what makes a geek?’ I know there are different types and we can nerd out about all kinds of things as you will see in this epic list of Geek Bloggers that I can’t wait to share with you. (I will be adding to it over time but as it’s such a big post I needed to hit publish ASAP)
Pepi really digs down into the nitty gritty of geek anthropology as she shows her love for the nerd side. Her blog is filled with so many interesting geek articles including her very own Geek Origin Story! Her instagram feed is always a happy sight and filled with 2 of her favourite things, books and Funko Pop figures!
In her spare time, Pepi loves to fangirl about Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time and should win awards for her GIF selection on Twitter. 😀
Stacey’s blog Unicorn Fairy really encompasses the geek lifestyle. Not only is she a huge stationery nerd, but also enjoys collecting Funko Pops (which she takes super cute pics of), loves Disney and is also in the OUAT Hook fangirl club 😆
Her workspace makeovers have inspired me to sort out my own home office. She also puts together the most amazing monthly wishlists which include a mixture of cute and geeky things including journals, plush toys and all kinds of things that you didn’t know you needed but do!
Celeste from Pretty Geekery has one the loveliest Instagram feeds ever. On her blog you can find everything from tried and tested Harry Potter recipes to the most awesome unboxings.
She also curates the most adorable blog newsletters and I just love her recent illustrations of her cat Yuki. Pretty Geekery also has a online store where you can buy book nerd throw pillows, stickers and mugs.
Geek Blogger Facebook Groups
We shouldn’t have to join Facebook groups for blogs that we don’t really like or have intentions of reading just to get our blogs seen.
There are several Facebook groups specifically for Geek Bloggers, I’m sure I will add more to this list in the future.
Geek Girls Bloggers has 300+ members and growing. A positive place for Geek Girls to read and share the latest geek blog posts.
BuJo Gamer Girls is not strictly for bloggers but gamer girls who nerdily track their game play in bullet journals. It’s a lot of fun to see other people’s layouts and see new ways to track achievements.
I do think we need to use the hashtag #geekbloggers and really get on board instead of being swallowed up by the alien monster that is #lbloggers
I’m feeling like as a community we need to raise our voices a little more and let our geek flag fly. Don’t settle into the other niches because you feel like you have to.
We should also encourage those who do write in other niches to join in when they do have a nerdy post to share. My Summer is starting to look a bit chaotic but I would love to get some Twitter chats going soon. I would just have to figure out the best times for everyone.
Let me know in the comments what you think about a #GeekBloggers twitter chat where we can talk about fandoms, blogging and more. Also, let me know of more geek blogs to check out. 🙂