I know this blog is tiny, and I'm very new in the geek lifestyle blog-o-sphere. Over on Livejournal, I used to have hundreds of readers. It was so much easier to gain followers and friends there, the community was interwoven and built from the ground up as a place to connect and be connected. I'd join groups for whatever TV show or movie I was into, and the fandom there was second to none - intelligent, fun, creative.
I am stupidly loyal to Livejournal. Years ago, I was bought a permanent account and I still hold it in high regard. LJ is the place I called home for a decade, where I made friends I'm still very close to now, where I shared fanfic and talked fandom and drew a daily webcomic for a whole year about the life and woes of the Tenth Doctor. I still reblog all my entries over to LJ. I will until the website dies, and honestly, when LJ does go the way of Geocities, I will cry genuine, heartfelt, dumb nostalgic tears. A lot of fandom moved over to Tumblr, but Tumblr doesn't have a community that holds the same sense of heart - if nothing else, the lack of comment system has seen to that.
I wanted a central hub to call my own online. I've always had a website for art, but these days people don't really bother with them all that much, preferring instead to use Facebook fan pages, DeviantART or Tumblr to act as their online portfolios. I needed something more here, and that's where the blog came in. In looking elsewhere for community, I found lifestyle bloggers, fashion bloggers, and finally, thankfully, perfectly, geek lifestyle bloggers! Girls who, like me, loved being girls, loved girlie things, but also loved video games, board games, movies, TV shows and comic books as much as I do! I've always found a dumb conflict between those things. I love fashion, styling my hair, shopping for clothes. My not-so-secret, not-so-guilty pleasure comes in the form of 90210. I love all that silly 'normal' stuff. I read 'Glamour' magazine, for crying out loud.
I spend every single evening playing 5 hours+ of League of Legends, Team Fortress 2 or Wildstar. I sell video game art at comic book conventions. I cosplay. I own like fifteen MtG decks, an army of Lizardmen (largely collecting dust), I've played Medic in various ETF2L highlanders. I flew out to America, twice, for Starsky & Hutch conventions. Up in the loft, I have over a thousand My Little Ponies (oldschool collector!), every single issue of Sonic the Comic in pristine condition and about twenty video game consoles. I watch cartoons. I draw cartoons. I love being a geek, or a nerd, or whatever the heck the lingo is these days. And most of my friends are guys, because it's so rare finding girls into this stuff, even though I KNOW you're out there! I know you are! Hello!
Which is why I'm so glad I've found places like 'Female Geek Bloggers' over on Google+. I've since found a ton of cool, awesome, creative girls who get it. Finding a community without a backbone like Livejournal is difficult, and I'm so glad places like Bloglovin' make it easier to follow people regardless of blogging platform. Easier, but still not easy.
Which is why I originally started typing out this long waffly post. I guess I'm trying to say thank you ! To anyone who has stumbled across my blog here and taken the time to follow me or comment. I really appreciate it. I feel pretty disjointed since LJ became such a sparse place to blog, so I'm very thankful that I'm still able to reach out, in some tiny form, here, on my personal blog.
Let's be friends! :)
I'm Selena, an artist, blogger and gamer - but maybe not always in that order! Dream Somehow is a blog dedicated to travel, geeky adventures, vintage style and a little bit of Disney Dreaming! If you'd like to learn a little more about me, click here.