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One Big Update Post

Half of this post is going to be inspired off of this Daily Inkling, (Do I really need to say where it’s from? If you know me, then you know where it’s from already. It’s by Matt. As always.) and the rest of it is an awesome update for Nerd Side of Life. Well, at least it’s awesome for me. I’m going to leave the website stuff up top and the more personal stuff below. (Look at me, trying new things)

First, thank you so much to everybody who has followed me – we’re at 56 followers now. I know it’s not a lot considering I’m buddies with people who have recently celebrated 500+ (go leave Megan some love cause she is that person), but it is a starting point to my goal of 200 by the end of 2019.

For once, this isn’t debuting a new look for the blog. This current theme will be staying for a long, long time. I like the color palette that I have going on right now and the way the theme looks.

However, I did do something I never thought I would do: I made the blog it’s own Instagram.

Social media promoting and remembering to share my posts is something that I am terrible at. I’ve been getting better at sharing it with two Facebook groups that I am apart of, Geek Blogs Unite and Geek Girls x Bloggers. I also share on a Discord server I’m apart of but that pretty much ends my promoting.

Obviously if I want to grow as a blog and get that following that I want (which is 200 by the end of the year – we’re just over 25% of the way there now) I need to remember to promote my blog. I feel like I am getting better at it at least on Facebook, so that’s a good thing.

Another slightly smaller update for website that still excites me is that I officially have an email!

Not like, my own email address. But like, the SITE has one.

So now if for any reason you need to email me things, alyssa@nerdsideoflife.com is the way to go. I had my other website email address in (which is alyssamichellemedia.com btw – it’s a portfolio and it needs updating) but I feel good about now Nerd Side of Life having one of its own.

If you want to read the personal stuff, take a look under the cut!

This is where stuff starts to get a little jumbled, because as some of you know, writing personal stuff can get sometimes difficult to me. Just know that if you’re family reading this, it’s all positive stuff and I feel great.

It’s just that I suck at expressing it.

I was reflecting the other day and realized: At the end of this month (March), I will have been in the state of Florida for six months. Half a year, with only two of those weeks in that time frame being home. It’s still kind of wild to me honestly that it even happened to begin with, but here I am sitting in shorts and a tank top on my day off because it’s 80 degrees outside in March. Just that last statement alone is still shocking to me.

Honestly, at first it was rough going but now its great. Work is at its busiest season with our two biggest soccer leagues going on (and more to start) so I’m occupied and I feel like I’m getting better and better at my job every day and learning new things that can help me later on.

Besides that I now feel like I’m getting to know people a little more and becoming more comfortable around everyone – took me long enough but I finally feel like I’m getting there.

So, short last section. As always I suck at talking about myself. In short life is good and I feel really good about where Nerd Side of Life is and is heading.


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6 Comments

  • Reply Megan // A Geeky Gal

    As soon as I saw your new instagram, I followed! I think separating your two accounts was an excellent idea. 🙂 I can definitely see you hitting 200 followers before ya know it! 56 followers is still a lot of followers; that’s 56 people who love your stuff! So definitely take some pride in that number. You deserve all the good things coming your way Alyssa. <3

    March 13, 2019 at 11:29 am
    • Reply Alyssa | Nerd Side of Life

      I need to look at what other bloggers to on their instagrams and see if maybe I can figure it out. I am happy with the followers I have because I never thought I was good enough to get them to begin with.

      March 13, 2019 at 12:20 pm
      • Reply Megan // A Geeky Gal

        I usually share my blog posts when they go up, geeky outfits, shots of my book shelves. I really should be more active on there.

        March 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm
        • Reply Alyssa | Nerd Side of Life

          I think between my posts and whatever geekery i encounter in my every day life, I’ll be all set. Remembering is the hard part

          March 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Bizarre Brunette

    Everyone starts somewhere! I think I have surpassed 200 now, which is a huge milestone for me. Hang in there 🙂

    March 13, 2019 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Clarketech | Daily Inkling – Normal Happenings

    […] Response: One Big Update Post | Nerd Side of Life Very cool post, […]

    March 15, 2019 at 9:04 am
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