Well, you voted for it… And by you I’m assuming you’re one of the 70% of Twitter respondents who thought that it might be a good idea. I’m blogging.
Attention fandom feeders. How would you feel if we / I were to post random blogs on the site, pertaining to my daily thoughts, whims and reflections?- Dan
— Nerdifi (@Nerdifi_MCR) 15 November 2017
This is a blog in the early ’00s sense in that it is intended solely as a platform for my nonsensical views and ramblings mostly (but not necessarily exclusively) on geeky matter.
With that in mind I thought this might be a good forum for me to peel my bell (matron!) on some housekeeping issues that are currently prevalent over here at Nerdifi HQ…
Why am I blogging?
Excellent question. The motivation behind opening up the Nerdifi site for personal blogging (as opposed to, say, setting up a separate WordPress blog) is threefold;
- Like most professional writers, I find that writer’s block can be an absolute motherfucker. Getting off the starting block in the morning is one of the greatest challenges I face, especially when the black dog wakes me up. Just writing free flow without needing to consider structure, SEO optimisation (or even if what you’re writing is very good) can be very liberating and get the creative juices flowing.
- Anything that gets me posting new content on Nerdifi can only be a good thing. Seriously, you’ve no idea how close I came to shutting this whole thing down a few weeks ago. Instead, I’m trying to double down and post what I can where I can.
- Wearing my marketing hat, blogging is a good way to lend your online presence a personal voice and a sense of character. In a digital landscape already over populated with geeky sites and social media feeds this can only be a good thing.
First, Our Justice League Pod
Our Justice League podcast has been recorded. I just need to edit it and will hopefully upload it tonight. I would have liked to have it uploaded last night in time for our number one fan (you know who you are) to listen to after having seen it. Unfortunately, that didn’t transpire. I worked solidly for 11 and a half hours yesterday on my various paid writing commitments, after which I would rather have rubbed powdered glass onto my glans than to spend another 2 hours in front of a computer. But… Tonight. Yeah. Definitely!
Would you like us to post content on YouTube? Josh has some ideas for stuff he’d like to do that can only be done on the YouTube platform. I have some ideas of my own, but I’d need to get past my complete lack of technical proficiency to do it.
I made a decision a while back that I didn’t want to advertise on the site, but I’m not above begging!
A few people have suggested that we open ourselves a Patreon account but I wouldn’t expect something for nothing from our listeners / readers / acquaintances.
Would you consider contributing to the site via Patreon? If so, what sort of incentives would you like to see? Honestly, I haven’t got a Scooby Doo about that stuff.
Justice and Punishment
After posting a glowingly positive review of Justice League, I was hugely disheartened to see some of the vitriol that it has garnered among fans. Seriously, that really got me down.
Conversely, I’m finding the much more dour and grimdark Punisher highly enjoyable and it seems to be generally very well received. I suspect we’ll be talking about it in our next show although it would be sacrilege to do so without the input of Danny B.
If only there were some way to communicate over long distances via some sort of digital communications application.
Don’t be a stranger
Get in touch with us! Especially about the Patreon / Youtube thing. By all means drop us a comment below, get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook or even drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and subscribe to updates on the site, because I likely won’t be pimping these blog posts on Twitter and Facebook as much as I will ‘proper’ articles.