A Little Hiatus of My Own


I’m going to Disney World!

Tomorrow, I leave for a vacation with my family and one of my best friends for a week and a half in the Happiest Place on Earth. Disney World is my favorite place on the planet because it reminds you that you’re never too old to feel hopeful and happy. Plus, this year we’ll be down there for Star Wars Weekends, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

I’ll be gone until the 15th, but I have a few posts queued up for your reading pleasure while I’m away. In addition, the lovely and unfailingly helpful Heather will be keeping things running over here while I’m gone, and the wonderful Leah will be contributing some writing (specifically recaps for Teen Wolf) while I’m away. I’d strongly suggest following both of them on Twitter for some thoughtful media commentary while I’m hanging out with Mickey Mouse.

If you are interested in my Disney adventures, you can always follow me on Twitter and Instagram, too!


Let’s Make a Resolution (I’ll Drink to That)

A year ago, this was all nothing more than a New Year’s resolution.

Some people want to get in better shape. Some want to quit smoking. I wanted to start a blog about the media.

A year ago, Nerdy Girl Notes was an idea without a name, without a real plan or any kind of focus. It was just a desire in my heart to get back to writing about the things I really love—books, movies, TV shows, and the way they are often so much more than mere entertainment. It was a hope to create a place where my thoughts and (sometimes overwhelming) feelings might be shared with other people, because sometimes you just have to talk about why Katniss Everdeen is so awesome or why that latest episode of Once Upon a Time made you cry embarrassingly hard.

One year later, I’m still making resolutions. This time, I want to continue to make Nerdy Girl Notes the best it can be. I want it to continue to grow, to become a place where smart, passionate women (and men—don’t think you’re excluded here, guys) can come together and be our smart, passionate, overly-analytical selves. I have big dreams for NGN, and I’m going to do my part to see them through to the best of my ability.

The first step in continuing to carve out a niche for NGN in the big, scary world of the Internet was getting it its own domain, which I did last night. That’s right—no more “.wordpress.com” for us; just head straight to nerdygirlnotes.com from now on.

I also created a Nerdy Girl Notes Facebook page and a Twitter account, which you can always find on the home page sidebar. I’m going to try to update both at least once per day, and I’m planning on using the Twitter account to live-tweet all of the shows that I recap on here already (as well as others, like New Girl and Suits) in addition to offering my quick takes on entertainment news.

In other words, I’m ready to get down to business in 2013. I’m so happy with how this grew from a New Year’s resolution I feared would never get started into a site that is producing content I’m genuinely proud of on a regular basis. And that wouldn’t have happened without the support I get from everyone who reads and comments on here as well as the amazing women who contribute to NGN with their own fantastic writing. I’m so happy to call you friends as well as fellow Nerdy Girls.

I think 2013 has the potential to be a great year around here. There’s a lot of fun stuff already in the works: the return of our weekly TV recaps, predictions and reactions for all of the major movie award shows, and even more reviews and essays. If you want to join in the fun and write something, don’t be shy! Send an email, a tweet, or a Facebook post—the more the merrier!