Daily Archives: July 4, 2016

Officially Moved to http://comparativegeeks.com

Happy 4th of July for those that celebrate it!!

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So this is the 1000th and final post on the comparativegeeks.wordpress.com site; some of you might have noticed some updates made to our social media accounts already. All future content will only be posted to the newly set up and self-hosted http://comparativegeeks.com. This has been such a great place to share some of our thoughts, opinions, views, etc. WordPress.com has such a wonderful community and there is a part of us that hates leaving. Thank you everyone who has joined us here, commenting, reading, and engaging on these topics. Hopefully it will not be too much of a leap to have you join us at the new site.

By doing a self-hosted site there are definitely features that we can add through customizations that would not be available if we kept the site here. We are excited about this new endeavor, but we are sad to leave.

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It is not about changing what we are doing, but trying to improve and expand. We will be increasing to posting something at least once a day. Sundays will always be the Comparative Opinions weekly podcast, which we have officially launched so look on the site for that or it should be available on iTunes shortly. The other piece that we are hoping to add is a little bit more community engagement. Forums have been set up to allow for a different type of discussion topics and threads to keep going that can hopefully function a bit better than just a comments section.

This blog started as David and I just wanted to talk about things that we geek out about and we want it to grow beyond just our voice. We have many contributors who have said they would be willing to help write things and we are so grateful to all of them. If you are interested in potentially being a contributor whether it is one post or recurring you can email comparativegeeks@gmail.com. The last three-and-a-half years has definitely been a journey and hopefully they will continue to be so in to the future.

Welcome to Comparative Geeks!

Hello and welcome to Comparative Geeks! Happy Independence Day!

CG_logo_squareMaybe you’ve come here from our old site, ComparativeGeeks.WordPress.com, and if so, thanks for following us over! My wife Holly and I have been blogging over there since another holiday weekend, back in January 2013. We started with a 6-posts-a-week schedule that we kept going right up until we had a baby on the way, affectionately nick-named the Geek Baby (and really leveling up into a Geek Toddler now). Then we dropped down to 5 posts in a week, and kept that going strong until now.

It took help sometimes to accomplish that schedule, with vacations and such – and especially when the Geek Baby came! To get through those periods, we were fortunate enough to get posts by fellow bloggers, from friends and relatives, and they kept our schedule and our blog going. And hey, turns out, people like their writing, and a lot of those contributors are incredibly popular on the site. We would not be here today without them – so we brought them along with us!

Maybe you’re with us for the first time, and if so, welcome indeed. Those contributors I was just talking about? They’ve joined with us now and this is a site about more than just the two of us. It’s about more geeks than just us, more interests than just ours, and more opinions to compare. Hopefully there’s a little – or a lot – for everyone here.

So our commitment to you all here and now is that this is a website with daily activity. There will be articles, written by this wide array of geeks from all over the place. There will be a podcast – keeping a little of that original Holly-and-David voice going – once a week. There is a forum, where we don’t even have to be the ones deciding what we talk about, because you can start the conversation too. And other new and varied things as we come up with them.

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Because this is a new website, it will require following us again here on the site. Please do. You should be able to comment via a variety of logins – Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, or just with an associated email address. You should be able to login to the site with your WordPress credentials, which should then give you access to commenting, the forums, what have you. Otherwise the forums will require a login, so check out that link at the top of the page. It’s still a bit of a work-in-progress around here, so let us know of any problems or bugs you encounter!

And if you hadn’t before, there’s never been a better time to follow us on social media. We have a new combined Twitter account, to make sure there is a feed of activity from all of our contributors. Our other accounts will likewise give you access to what’s new, wherever you like to follow folks.

Meanwhile, we’re winding things down on the old site. We’re leaving those archives over there, and starting fresh over here. So please, anything you can do to help keep things from screeching to a halt – we’re looking for a smooth transition! Like, follow, and subscribe!