Or why I embrace the title “geek.” Complete with geeky footnotes.
I’m a day late in celebrating Geek Pride Day but the reason I even know about it is that I am one. A proud, card carrying (well not really but it sounds fun) geek.
Sometime last year I started calling myself a geek, but quietly, just amongst friends. After reading Geekwire’s Geek Pride Day post this morning, I’ve decided to come out of the closet and wave my professional geek flag for all to see. Turns out I’m not alone. 1 in 5 Americans consider themselves geeks.
I don’t want to identify as just any geek. Nope, I’m a SOCIAL MEDIA GEEK. Yep, it’s in all caps; after all it’s my job title. Not social media guru or expert or Sherpa, goddess, diva, rock star or any of the other creative titles social media professionals (and amateurs) title themselves.