I’m such a nerd because…

What’s the nerdiest thing about you?

“Nerdiest” would imply the one, most nerdy thing.  One?  Just one thing?  Well, okay.

Hi, my name is Sheara! I’m a 60 Undead Priest and a Blood Guard of <Grim Determination> on the Earthen Ring server.  For the Horde!

Need I say more?

Other nerdy facts about myself, because just one nerdy fact does not a good blog post make:

  • I’ve had an online journal/blog/personal Web site since before I hit puberty.  To me, Web design is an artform.
  • I use a Mac, and I like it.  No, I <3 it.
  • I went to a special high school for nerds called the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (alternately known as the Maine School of S & M).
  • I graduated from university with a degree in New Media.  “New Media” is Latin for “nerd”.
  • I’ve been known to abuse the emoticon.  🙂
  • Lists.  Lists everywhere.  Lists about anything and everything, as long as it’s a list.
  • Megapixels turn me on.
  • And finally… I’m spending my lunch break writing this instead of eating lunch.  That pretty much sums it up!

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“blog” is such an ugly word.

I’m recalling the various services I’ve used for journalling over the past several years.  Remember Diaryland?  Remember Scribble?  Remember when Livejournal was the hot new thing?

I suppose I’ve always been more of an online journaller than a blogger.  Blogging implies journalling with the intent to connect with and discuss issues with others, but as a journaller I’ve always focused inward – thoughts, feelings, aspirations, failures.  Ahh, sweet narcissism.

Despite being a devoted Livejournal user for years, I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with online journalling.  I’ve gone back and forth between entirely public journals to entirely private journals, and neither extreme really satisfies me, but the online medium stays the same.  Why?  I spend 70% of my week near a computer, whether it’s for work, school, or play.  Journalling in the space where I spend so much of my time already is, simply, convenient.

But despite all this time I spend floating about the Internet, I’m a terrible blogger.   Too introverted, maybe?  Too self-centered, probably.  We hermits do like our caves.  Vox and co. does not subscribe to the preferred hermit lifestyle, methinks.

(There’s this freaky little Vox-dude on an ad banner on the side of this page, asking me “have you left a comment lately?”  I can’t help but think he’s accusing me!  Already, with the guilt!)

I like posting pictures, when I have new ones to post (a rare occasion).  I enjoy the occasional random thought, link, quote.  But what makes a good blogger, really?  I find myself drawn to the “blogs” that are more like journals than blogs, so what do I know?

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oh dearie, i think i’m a blogger now.

A first post.  What do I say?

I’m attracted to Vox because it reminds me of my iMac… bubbly, all  bright colors and point-and-click good-ness. Vox is kind of like coming home.  Ahhhhhhh.

In contrast, my life as of recent doesn’t feel bubbly.  The photo to the right is more reflective of my state of mind at this time, I suppose.  Things are downright dreary, for a number of reasons, most of which being a sudden inability to cope with life, and all its many conundrums.

But how can I write about that here, in this cheery kindergarten-colored blogosphere?  Where I’m greeted in bold, smiling letters: Hi Caroline!  Where I’m encouraged to “write and share”, where I’m asked, “have you connected to anyone lately?”  How could I bring my problems here, to happy-land?

So, I’m afraid this blog, as it were, will not amount to much more than fluff.  Fluff might be a welcome change, at this point.


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