Embracing My Inner Geek is a new weekly post to be featured on Queen of Contemporary and one that I am looking forward to writing. I created it so that I have an excuse to geek out once a week on the blog without people thinking I’m weird! This week I’m posting it on Friday because I have my Dead Romantic blog stop on Sunday, the day that I will be posting on from next week.
I’m very excited to be posting this feature for the first time and have a lot of plans for future posts.
Nerd: ‘An ‘individual’, i.e. a person who does not conform to society’s beliefs that all people should follow trends and do what their peers do. Often highly intelligent but socially rejected because of their obsession with a given subject, usually computers.’
If I’m honest, this describes me perfectly. I believe that we should all be unique. This is the reason why I refuse to buy anything from Superdry or Hollister because I like to be original. I don’t have anything against people that wear those brands but when there are so many people that wear the same thing I find it a little bit annoying. The socially rejected part is also true, in part. I do have a close group of friends but we’re not considered ‘cool’ enough to be in the popular in-crowd. This is fine with me but I know some people who crave popularity. The obsession part is also extremely true. I don’t like books that much, do I?!
Above is a picture of the Geek Girl badge that I received from HarperCollins at the start of the week. Since receiving them I have worn it to school every day and have gotten quite a few comments! Two of my other friends also wear them and I find people’s reactions so interesting. I’ve been asked why I’m wearing it by people who sound incredulous. I’ve also been asked if being a geek is cool because, if so, then that means the person who asked is cool. I don’t think being a geek or nerd is something to be ashamed of. In fact, I am very proud of it. Like I say, ‘wear your geekery like a badge.’ Literally, in this sense.
I’d really like to hear your feedback on my new feature in the comments box and it would be really appreciated. Do you think being a nerd or geek is a bad thing?