Now that all the New Years celebrations are over and Four Letter Word’s sophomore year has finally come to a close. I wanted to take a few minutes to say Thank You and share a short summary of last year.
So how did it go!?
In my opinion it went pretty well. Compared to 2012, I produced roughly the same number of posts and had a 4x the number of views.
As always Nerd Nite continued to be a source of inspiration with it’s offbeat and engaging lectures which, last year, covered everything from mosquitos to design. In fact, some of my most popular posts in 2013 featured Nerd Nite talks such as,”Honest Sex Ed for Grown Ups,” “Gender and Nerd Culture: A Year in Review,” and one of my personal favourites “Start your own Poovolution.“
But, that was just the tip of the iceberg and while Nerd Nite continued to be a source of friendship and an a wealth of ideas, one of my goals for 2013 was to branch out and try new things.
So, that is exactly what I did starting in March. I began by writing about a growing interest in Korean dramas and streaming media in the United States. Then in April I covered The Boston Film Project’s 10 Year Retrospective which I followed up with some coverage of the actual 48 hour film making marathon in May with “Can you Make a short Movie in 48 Hours!?“
As summer rolled around it was too much to ask that I sit inside typing, so I decided to try some Nerd Nite inspired cartooning with “A Stick Figure Adventure in 10 Frames: How to create a blog Post.“ It was hard not to get caught up in the, “Post #Sharknado” Aftermath,” later in the summer. But, I still managed to make it to Boston’s South End a few times for both Martini’s and Masterpieces and the SoWa Art Market. I even made it to Comic Con Boston, in August and stopped by one of my favourite galleries for, “Sightings: A Cryptozoology Themed Art Show,” in September.
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