July 16

Blog me a river…

I was contemplating what I should write as my first “official” blog and after thinking about it I figured running a blog is a pretty nerdy thing to do so why not write about that!

When I decided to start this blog I had no idea on how much work it was going to be. Now do not get me wrong I am committed to the success of talkingnerdy.org. I was just under some silly misconceptions on what it takes to get one up and running and recognized. How much work you ask? Well it all depends on what it is you wish to use it for. If you are using it as a journal or diary then there is very little to be done past setting up a account on your blogging platform of choice and sending a link to everyone you wish to share it with.

However if you strive to fulfill your narcissistic desires of conquering the world then there is much much more to consider, create, and implement.

  1. Decide what it is you wish to blog about. Flora and fauna of Azeroth is a good topic.
  2. Research the many blogging platforms. You can find a good guide at lifehacker.com.
  3. Find a place to host your creation. (some platforms offer free hosting)
  4. Register a domain name or create an alias that conveys your blogging concept. For example azerothlife.org has a good ring to it.
  5. Create artwork to make your blog look pretty. I mean who wouldn’t like a picture of a murloc?
  6. Setup a presence on social media sites. Don’t forget to post that murloc banner on your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account!
  7. Have a road-map of topics you wish to blog about in advance. I would suggest having at least 2 weeks worth of blog topics. Anybody up for a 14 part expose on murloc husbandry?
  8. Train a couple of pets… ahem… I mean recruit a couple friends to contribute so you do not have to do all the work yourself.
  9. Annoy your friends and family with frequent posts about the blog to feed you ever growing ego.

As you can see there is a lot of work that goes into a successful blog and I hope Talking Nerdy finds just a little bit of success.

Until next time Nerds! For the Horde!
Richard Keen, Jr.

July 15

I love when you talk nerdy to me!

What you see before you is the beginning of my venture into the blogging world. Here I will share news, rants, and reviews on games, TV shows, movies, and anything else that tickles my nerd fancy! If you find something nerd worthy that you believe I should blog about please shoot me email. The nerdier the better!

So why start a blog about nerdy things you ask? I have always been drawn to all things nerdy… Dungeons & Dragons, Star Trek, Computers…. You get the picture.

So upon trolling my Facebook news feed I stumbled across the “Talk Nerdy to Me!” video that one of my fine nerdy friends shared. I decided to take a chance, scared that I may be rickrolled in doing so. I was delighted to find myself watching a masterpiece so nerdalicious my inner brony almost escaped it’s prison.

I decided then and there to start a blog and share my love of everything nerdy. I began my search for a domain name and I was thwarted at every turn, akin to a Jedi Apprentice at the business end of Anikan Skywalker’s light saber. I continued my search and shouted my mantra “Never Give Up! Never Surrender!” with every defeat as I searched high and low for the perfect (ok…. available) domain name.  Then it happened I found and registered talkingnerdy.org and I am 100% sure the elation I felt was the same Link was feeling as he held aloft the Triforce above his green hatted head!

So… welcome to my little corner of nerdom and live long and prosper.

Richard Keen, Jr.

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