Once Upon a Geek readers… everybody please say HOWDY!
Dear ONCE UPON A GEEK reader,
First, thank you for reading my blog. I sincerely appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to read what I have to say about our geeky world. I mean that.
Second, while at a conference this week I’ve been hearing lots about social networking and how businesses can create online communities. Then it occurred to me that we’ve developed our own little community here at ONCE UPON A GEEK. Since most readers are lurkers and we receive very few comments, you may be surprised to hear that in the last month ONCE UPON A GEEK has had over 30,000 unique visitors. Wow! Admittedly, many of those are people being directed to specific older posts (like the Halloween Costumes or the Star Trek pictures). However, there is a consistent daily readership numbering in the hundreds here at ONCE UPON A GEEK. You may not have realized it, but you’re in good company.
Today I’d like to ask each of you reading this to leave a comment saying hello. Yes, I’m talking to you. Take this opportunity to promote yourself, your web sites, blogs, interests, or just say HOWDY. We truly are a community of geeks, so we should get to know each other better. This is not a scam or a campaign of some sort. I would genuinely like to hear from the readers, and give all of you a chance to get to know each other.
If you’ve never left a comment before, it’s really easy. Either you’ll see the comment/reply information to fill out below, or just click the word “comments” in the bottom right-hand corner of this post. Then type in your contact information and leave a comment. If this is your first time commenting, it will come to me for moderation, I’ll approve it, and then it will appear on the site. If you are worried about providing your e-mail address, don’t sweat it. First, your e-mail address won’t appear with the comment. Second, if you do provide your e-mail address rest assured that I will never use the e-mails supplied from comments for any marketing purposes. No worries there. Third, if you are really concerned, just put in a fake e-mail address; it doesn’t bother me.
My goal is simply to provide a networking opportunity for all of us.
Thanks again for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.
The Irredeemable Shag