Girl Gone Geek’s 2 Year Blogiversary & Giveaways

Two years ago today I started Girl Gone Geek Blog. It began with just my friends and family reading it, and has slowly taken on a life of its own. It has grown into a 2-year-old baby geekling (23 in blog years), and I couldn’t have done it without you.

As you are probably well aware, I’m pretty obsessed with a lot of things. I started this blog because I wanted to talk about my many obsessions because I couldn’t keep it all bottled up inside me. I had no expectations with my blog. I just hoped some people would come on by, read it and hopefully enjoy what they read.

This blog has become a large part of my life these past two years. I’ve been able to meet amazing people and do amazing things because of it, and I’m extremely grateful. For my blogiversary I’ll countdown Girl Gone Geek’s Top 5 Moments. And also throw a pretty sweet giveaway to celebrate thanks to Universal Pictures’ Snow White & The Huntsman, LivingRoyal.com and The Geekerie. Giveaway details below!

 

Girl Gone Geek’s Top 5 Moments

5/4. Meeting the Cast of Doctor Who & Doctor Who Series 6 Premiere Screening

I’m madly in love with a lot of shows, films, books, series, etc. But Doctor Who is by far my favorite thing in all of time in space. Simply put, Doctor Who makes me happy. So when I found out the cast and crew were coming to NYC for a signing and a screening I knew I had to go. Last April, I stood in line for over 12 hours (for both events combined) and I would do it all over again. I was able to meet Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and see Steven Moffat and Alex Kingston at the screening as well. Of course I blogged about it and you can read about that here and here.

3. Neil Gaiman Retweeting Me and Seeing him at an Event

Twitter handle is now @girl_gone_geek

Yes, I said “retweeting me”, and yes it was one of my favorite moments. I completely adore Neil Gaiman and think he’s a literary genius. I did a Sandman Tattoo Tuesday post back when my blog was only a few months old and I tweeted it out to my Twitter followers and included @neilhimself in the tweet just for kicks. I never expected him to actually see it, but he did. I woke up in the middle of the night and compulsively checked Twitter before going back to bed only to see that Neil Gaiman RT’ed my Tattoo Tuesday tweet. Needless to say I was so happy I couldn’t fall back asleep. That is still the highest viewed post to date. I also went to see him at 92nd St. Y for his discussion on the 10th Anniversary of American Gods. That was, of course, better than any RT. I really love that mans mind.

2. The Day I met Grant Morrison 

I’m an enormous Grant Morrison fan. If I were to name my top 3 personal geek gods he would be one of them (Also Neil Gaiman and Hayao Miyzaki). When I read The Invisibles a few years ago, it blew my mind. It was brilliant and bizarre simultaneously. I had never, and will never, read anything like that again. That was the series that ignited my love affair with comic books. Because of him, you can take a wild guess where I am every Wednesday. Last year I was able to meet my comic book super hero and, you guessed it, I blogged about it.

1. You

Albeit corny, but I’m serious. If it weren’t for you this blog might have ended ages ago. But as long as you keep reading it and supporting me, I’ll keep on writing. Girl Gone Geek Blog is an extension of myself and I write from the heart; so it means the world to me when anyone says anything nice about it. I’ve gotten emails, tweets and people who have told how much they really like my blog and it makes me incredibly happy every time I hear it. I’m still shocked and elated when I meet someone and they say they’ve heard about it. There have been some girls who’ve contacted me saying how much the blog means to them because they are the only geek among their friends and often feel alone. Or they feel like an outcast not just because of what they like, but because they are a girl who likes these geeky things. I can’t even describe how unbelievable it feels to hear that my blog has inspired and made some lady geek out there happy. I’ve made so many friends through this blog, both in real life and through the internet. I write because I’m passionate these things, but it wouldn’t mean anything without you. Every word I write is dedicated to you. Thank you.

I also have to give a special thanks to everyone who has ever supported this blog in any way, whether it was an interview, RT, tweet, blog post, or Facebook post, sponsored a contest/giveaway or discount code . You know who you are, and you are amazing!

Blogiversary Giveaways

Living Royal Gift Basket Worth Over $100

Snow White & The Huntsman  Prize Pack worth $49.99

3 Poster Bundle from The Geekerie

Rules Part 1- Like & Follow: 

Rules Part 2- Answer Question: 

  • – Answer ONE of the following three questions in the comments section of this post or on Facebook
  • – Q1: Why do you like Girl Gone Geek blog?
  • – Q2: What do you like about Girl Gone Geek blog?
  • – Q3: What’s your favorite post on Girl Gone Geek blog?

Giveaway Info:

  • * Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 6 at 12pm EST
  • * Winners will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen
  • * Snow White & The Huntsman giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian mailing addresses only
  • * If you do no specify which giveaway you are entering you will be entered for all three
  • * If you wish to only enter one of the giveaways, mention which giveaway you are entering in your comment and you only have to like/follow the pages for that related giveaway

One winner will receive a 3 Poster Bundle from The Geekerie’s Esty Shop

One winner will receive a LivingRoyal.com Gift Basket worth over $100:

  • – mini ice glass tray
  • – whole world in a can
  • – babushka tweezer
  • – hand & foot clippers
  • – dashboard monk
  • – istrike
  • – screw pushpins
  • – screw doorstop
  • – boxing glove oven mitts
  • – mechanical wood pencil

One winner will receive a SWATH Prize Pack worth $49.99:

  • – T-Shirt
  • – Nail Polish
  • – Lip Shine
  • – Necklace
  • – Cell Phone Mirror
  • – Sling Bag
  • – Official Soundtrack

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11 Comments

  1. Hey Ma’am, I’m looking to enter for the Geekerie giveaway.

    Q3: What’s your favorite post on Girl Gone Geek blog?
    It’s between the tattoo tuesday Chuck Palahniuk and H.P Lovecraft posts. As someone who is a fan of both authors, and someone dying to get tattoos to cover every patch of visible skin, but without the money, it’s pretty awesome to see other people’s ink, get some ideas for the future.

    Also, congrats on 2 years of Blogging!

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  2. I like and follow all in part 1. My favorite thing about the blog is getting to catch up and go “behind the scenes” of my favorite tv shows and movies. I would love to be entered for the snow white and Living Royal prizes. Congrats on 2 years!

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  3. Q1: Why do you like Girl Gone Geek blog?
    I love all the geekyness that i can be exposed to ;) Not many of my friends are geeky and its soo nice to come to your blog and read all the great things. Tattoo tuesday, sunday funnies and etsy finds oh the geeky goodness :D
    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Thank you for all your geekyness.
    <3 from aus

    congrats on the two years!

    Can you enter me into the living royal gift basket and the3 poster bundle from the geekerie, Im not in the right are for the snow white prize pack

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  4. Happy Anniversary to your wonderful blog. You should post some of the early stuff that got you stirred up when you started GGG.

    Way to go!
    Your World

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  5. Part 1: check!
    Part 2: Why do I like Girl Gone Geek? I love the fact that you are comfortable being yourself. It makes me happy to see other girls who are proud to be geeks. Geek girls unite! :-)

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  6. I have completed all of Rules of part 1 and I like Girl Gone Geek blog because of the great content.

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  7. First of all, congrats on your 2 year anniversary. I love everything about your blog but my favorite post is the etsy crush of the week. So much geekery and not enough money but as a crafting wannabe this post gives me hope and so much inspiration plus you are helping so many people who are carving their own path much like your blog. Happy Anniversary Keep Calm and Blog On!

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  8. Hey Hey Hey
    I have liked and followed all the sponsers and I already followed you!

    I have chosen Q1: Why do you like Girl Gone Geek blog?
    I LOVE girl gone geek blog because Jamila is a genuinely interesting person, who gives a fresh and fun insight into geek girl life. Her vast array of subject topics and interests make the blog an excellent way to while away the hours! Plus I am biased as she gave us our first blog coverage for my shop! Which ever way you look at it this blog is rocking socks all over the shop!

    PS I am entering for The Geekerie prize!

    Mwah xo ^_*

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  9. I completed step one.
    I would like to enter Geekerie poster bundle.

    Why do you like Girl Gone Geek blog?

    Answer: I like how your blog is filled with a lot of things that are really interesting and entertaining to read.

    Reply

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