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Happy New Year 2017 from Comparative Geeks!

Happy New Year! It’s time to start looking ahead, because the year behind us was awful – let us hope that there’s nowhere to go but up! That’s certainly our plan here at Comparative Geeks.

We want to keep getting more guest hosts on the Comparative Opinions podcast, get more voices and more topics going. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying that – remember you can find the feed here or subscribe to us on iTunes. And hey, if you do follow on iTunes, consider rating the podcast!

We’re also hoping to start bringing together a number of new and exciting series that our contributors have been thinking up and planning. The time is now – look for those in the coming weeks!

Chapter 2 of the Astral Chronicles starts this week, possibly planned by David. Possibly random. The stars are right!

Part of our goal with moving to our own managed site was to do some advertising. So far, you’ve seen advertising from our contributors and their projects – hopefully you’ve checked those out! We’re going to be exploring more options, including hopefully some affiliate programs. If you know of any looking to connect with a site like ours, let us know! Also, it would be great to set up some giveaways and such… we’ll see what we can do!

The new year is also a time to look back and reflect on what’s not working. For us, that is unfortunately probably the Forums. They just haven’t really seen use, which tells us that it’s just not a need that you have from us right now. They would be easy enough to recreate or set back up, but for now we’ll be taking them down.

Is there anything we’re doing you especially like or don’t? Things you’d like to see more of from us? Questions, concerns? Let us know in the comments below! And if you would like to join the team, let us know that too!

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from Comparative Geeks!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving from Comparative Geeks! We’ve had a pretty good year, as far as 2016’s go. I suppose that’s a low bar – 2016 has been pretty crummy all around. I feel like we’ve spent most of the year like this:


But I feel like in recent weeks we’ve reached a point more like this:


And honestly, we’re thankful for that. The end is in sight, and here’s hoping 2017 is better. Again, it would not take much.

We’re thankful for all our contributors, and all the great articles they’ve written here both before the move to the new site, and after. The most recent series to end was Natacha’s on Humans as the Latest Addition to a Multi-Species Universe. We’re gearing up for some end-of-year posts, and for some new series in the new year.

We’re thankful for our podcast listeners, and want to let you know we’re working on getting some more voices on for more topics. This is definitely going strong, keep listening! If you have any topics you’d like us to discuss, let us know! It’s been a fun addition to the site and our overall discussion of things Geek.

We’re thankful that the result of all the tension and division and partisanship and politics of this year seems to be leading into increased civic engagement. That’s a good, American, non-violent response, and a better result than many that could have happened.

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and a great rest of your 2016!


Something something… clickbait title… Comparative Geeks!

Hello and welcome to Comparative Geeks! Yesterday was an above-average traffic day, so I’m thinking there are some new followers and readers today. Happy to have you!

Comparative Geeks is a multi-author site with articles running every day, on the topics we’re interested in – so it ranges all over! We have a couple of series running right now, one on human-centric diversity in science fiction (Wednesday), and another of Westworld recaps (Sundays).

We also have a webcomic called the Astral Chronicles (which I’m writing and illustrating), and a podcast called Comparative Opinions (which you can subscribe to on iTunes or by clicking here). Thursdays and Sundays, respectively.

Thinking of new readers, and attracting views and getting heavy-traffic days, my mind of course turns to click-bait, that modern way of designing a post that you can expect someone to click into. And sure, I could probably do it, but thinking of the lists and such that make up click bait… I was reminded of our number one source for consuming click bait, and that’s Watch Mojo.

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Wordless Wednesday 4 – If it fits, It sits.

Merlin fits, Merlin sits

Three Years of Comparative Geeks!

It was three years ago this week that Holly and I started a little blog over here on this corner of the Internet. We had a few series in mind – like LitFlix – and a growing list of post ideas. Post ideas that I’m still working my way through… it’s tough when the list grows faster than it shrinks!

I am happy to say the blog is still going strong after all this time. With the help of friends – friends we knew and friends we’ve made – we’ve kept going even through vacations, even through having a baby. I’ve changed jobs a few times. Life has happened. But we’re still here, and we’re still posting.

There’s plenty more to come, but I guess if I had one thing to ask today it would be, what would you like to see more of from Comparative Geeks? Let us know in the comments below!

Merlin and the Geek Baby Jumper