>Yes I’m a geek. I freely admit that, as soon most people will know! You see on Friday night I went to a meet up with a bunch of folk from Twitter… a “Tweet Up” and ours was named “NessUp”.
I arrived a bit later than everyone else due to childcare, and not long after I arrived a man from the Highland News local paper turned up to take a photo of the gang of us for a write up in the paper! I cringed at the thought, but thought I’d best be a good sport and join the gang for the photo. I’d not even had half a glass of wine at this point, so didn’t have that dutch courage type thing going on at all! All I could think of was “I’m a geek – and soon EVERYONE will know!!”. I stood there trying to pull up my top hoping it wouldn’t end up looking slutty in the picture that everyone would see, whilst also trying to put on a smile that didn’t look too fake or silly or over thought of, even though I WAS over-thinking it all!!
After this group shot was taken, I text my boyfriend about it. He text back simply this… “Well. You ARE a geek”. That made me think, well yes, I AM a geek. Why am I hiding and worrying about this? Embrace the geek I say! It’s who I am.
Folk at work will see this article, and a lot of them don’t know me too well. I’m sure there will be a LOT of gossiping about me to come in the next week or so once the papers printed the picture. Stuff them. I’ve decided I really don’t care! I’m a geek – so what?
Ness Up was awesome!! It was so great to meet a lot of the people I tweet with a lot – and they all were just how I’d imagined them to be like “in real life”. I also met other local tweeters that I didn’t follow at this meet up too, and I now follow all the attendees of Ness Up. It was a fantastic way to meet people I feel I already know, and meet new people who I hope to get to know better! You can never have too many friends. Who knows what kind of “real life” friendships will form because of nights like that night? I’m thinking a lot! After all, I’ve seen this in action before on forums etc that I’ve used and been part of.
I’ve done the meeting online friends thing before. In fact, the first time I did it I flew to Belfast for a meet up of a few different women and we were all staying in the Belfast ladies house for the weekend! Another time, I got the bus to Oban to meet a guy I’d spoke with for years online, to stay with him for a couple of nights – despite never having spoken before even on the phone, though we text and did online chatting all the time. It was like I’d known him for years when I met him! He’s still a great friend now, and lives in my city now.
Today is my one year Twitterversary – a year since I joined Twitter.
Embrace your inner geek.
I’m a geek. So be it.