Just as a reminder, this upcoming Saturday is the 9th. Which means Nerdy 9th.
What is Nerdy 9th, you ask? (We're pretending you asked. It makes it less awkward when I keep talking.)
The idea behind the Nerdy 9th is that we're setting aside one day of the month for completely unvarnished and unqualified love and enthusiasm for our nerdoms/geekdoms/fandoms.
From midnight to midnight, your local time, whenever you talk about geeky stuff online (or just on G+) you make a conscious effort to only share the positive stuff. When somebody else talks about stuff they love, you only share positive stuff with them too.
Why do we need a day for this, you ask? (Man, hypothetical reader, you are inquisitive!)
We need a day for this because, in my opinion, nerd culture is too invested in the things we don't like and in criticism than in the passions and loves that make us nerds in the first place. Critique is valuable! But it shouldn't be the only line of discussion we have. Once in a while (every 30 days, on average), it's good to just let ourselves be fans.
To love the things we love without reserve and to refrain from raining on anybody's parade when they talk about the things they love.
And that's Nerdy 9th. It's happening this Saturday, May 9th, 2015 and I'd love for all of you to join with me in celebrating our nerdy passions. Show us what you love. We'll do the same. We may even pick up new favorite things from one another!
Feel free to chime in on the 9th or even the 8th or 11th, if you don't post on weekends. The spirit counts more than the day. If you want to share this post and boost the signal, you can. If you'd like to tag your posts on the day with #nerdy9th
, you can.
But the only real rule is this: No hate and no debate for 24 hours.
I hope to see your posts this Nerdy 9th!