Happy freaking holidays ya’ll!
Normally I am one to steadfastly insist that the Christmas season begins the day after Thanksgiving and not a second sooner. However, I am breaking my rule just a tad because this simply would not have worked if I had waited until the beginning of December to start it. Cool?
I have come to realize over the last couple of months that the nerdy blogger community is a bit scattered. Nerdy bloggers exist, certainly, but we all tend to identify our blogs differently, stretching ourselves to fit into the already existing blogger groups with the already established group chats and events. And that has made me really sad, because there is nothing better than getting a group of huge nerds together to share all their feels and excitement over whatever it is they are all nerdy about. I want there to be a genuine community for us nerd bloggers who took our passion a step farther than reblogging fanart on Tumblr (though most of us probably still do that, too). Since I couldn’t find a place where that community already existed, I decided it was time to start one. And what better way to start a new nerd community than by getting to know each other- and our obsessions- with a holiday gift exchange!
But am I nerdy blogger?
Now you are either totally stoked and can’t wait to sign up, or you are sitting there asking yourself what exactly a “nerdy blogger” is and whether or not you qualify. Here’s how to tell:
Are you unapologetically passionate about something? Anything? If asked, could you fill in the blank in this sentence: “Oh my god I’m such a _____ nerd.”?
No matter what it is you filled in that blank with, if you could complete that sentence with literally anything, then congratulations! You’re a nerd!
What’s the sitch, Wade?
The 2015 Nerdy Blogger Gift Exchange is being hosted by myself and the lovely Daisy over at Prompts By Dee! While following us is not mandatory for participation, we do highly encourage participants to follow one or both of us so you will get all the updates about the exchange.
You can sign up for the exchange by clicking right here! The sign up will be open until November 30. We will not be able to accept any late sign ups, as the names will be automatically drawn after the deadline.
There is a $25 spending limit to this exchange. Please try to stick as closely to this limit as possible.
This is a secret santa, so you will not know who has your name. However, I will be creating and regularly updating a list of participating bloggers so that we can all get to know each other over the course of the exchange! Again, following other participants is not mandatory, but it is highly encouraged.
I would also like to start a regular #NerdyBlogger twitter chat (which I hope will continue even after the exchange has ended); I have created a poll in the sidebar where you can vote on times that would work best for this chat. Keep in mind that the times in the poll are all EST.
I signed up! Now what?
Once you have signed up you can help us out by sharing the exchange! Grab the exchange button and toss it in your blog’s sidebar. Tweet about it. Post about it. The more people we have sign up the better!
You should also take some time to put together a wish list on Elfster for your secret santa to consult! Keep the spending limit in mind when creating your list!
Also make sure to check back in from time to time and see who all has joined up and to check out their blogs as well! Once the names have been drawn you will be able to anonymously talk to your person through Elfster’s anonymous Q & A, but you will also be able to figure out a lot about them just by seeing what they blog about!
Nerd on, friends.