What to expect from your family geek.
So here it is, my first official blog post, hopefully with many more to follow. I’ve been contemplating writing a blog for quite a while now, the hard part was deciding what to write about. Being a geek at heart, I narrowed the choices down to things that I’m interested in such as comic books, movies, TV, technology, etc. Initially, I was working under the assumption that the people who would read my posts would be other geeks with similar interests. I quickly came to the conclusion that the blogosphere didn’t need another detailed critique of the latest issue of X-Men nor an in depth technical review of the newest iPhone incarnation. So how should I present this thing?
After some thought, I’ve come up with the idea of writing posts about subjects that I love or have a particular knowledge of but write to those who may not! I’m what you would call “The Family Geek”. I’m the one that gets the call when someones PC isn’t working, I get invited to help pick out new home electronics and I’m often asked to explain weird and esoteric subjects. So what I’ve decided to do is to offer myself up as everyone’s family geek! I hope to shed some light on subjects that most people may not understand as well as they’d like to, didn’t care much about or possibly never knew existed. And I hope to do it in a way that will open the door into the geek world a bit, entertain you a little and take a little of the mystery out of subjects that may be cloudy to the non-geek.
Here’s a short list of some of the post ideas that I’ve come up with so far:
- Who are you calling a geek?
- Which Smart Phone should I buy?
- Home Computer Security.
- Online Privacy and Safety.
- When should I buy a new Personal Computer?
- What the heck is a Role Playing Game?
- Comic Books.
- Why I both love and hate movies.
I hope that you’ll enjoy reading what I have to write. And if you don’t, I invite you to tell me why not!