For the past week, I’ve been immersed in total “geekdom.” I’ve researched blogs, googled plug-ins, and watched countless Youtube videos on how to insert widgets. If you didn’t know any better, you might think I was researching my next book, perhaps a story about two men and their foray into some new sexual position. Unfortunately, it was nothing that exciting. It’s all been part of the language I’ve had to learn to market a book in today’s virtual age.
Oy! My brain was fried. I couldn’t believe I had turned into such a geek.
Back in high school, the word “geek” meant the opposite of “cool.” Geeks were the weird kids whom I had envisioned living in their parents’ basements, playing with their imaginary friends, and being part of the chess club because no other club would let them join. Had I become one of them? Well, I didn’t live in the basement, but I did have imaginary friends. Come to think of it…I was also in the chess club.