First of all: I love you guys! Thank you for these two Blogger Recognition Awards! They came from two of my favorite blogs: Psycholo-Geek, and Lazy Lady! I love you guys! I am really honored that you chose my blog to get the Blogger Recognition Award. You rock!
This award was created by Edge of Night, and these are the guidelines:
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
- Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
- Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing.
Origins of dePepi.com
I started blogging back in 2004 when I was in Japan. However, I changed the domain, blog and topics several times till arriving to this version of dePepi, more focussed on Geek Anthropology and Geeking Out. Fandom taken from a Geek Anthropological point of view is amazing. You can discover hidden messages within media, while you can analyze fandom and fans from a different perspective. This blog focusses more on comics, movies and shows, but also talks about Japan and Autism from time to time.
Here you can find serious posts and really relaxed ones. I didn’t want to create a blog just focussed on Geek Anthropology from an academic point of view, nor I did want to create something too simple. The balance between the two is what inspires me and lets me share information about my favorite topics. I feel that Geek Anthropology and fandom must be open to several different audiences eager to explore these fields while also having fun. So, an equilibrium between the worlds of academia and entertainment is the best path to open the doors to these worlds to everyone.
dePepi is my signature from childhood. (And that included a wall I was working on with some crayons… LOL) I used it to sign any piece of writing or drawing I made. It just means “from Pepi” (in Catalan and Spanish, my mother tongues). I used my name as it is because in English it has a very funny meaning: “lively and high-spirited.” This tunes with my personality and so I decided to take my old signature from childhood. It just felt right.
Advice to bloggers
Do what you want. Write about what you are passionate about and do it in the way you want. Don’t listen to people who limit your topics. If you want to write about Geek Anthropology do it. If you want to write about a show that you love, do it. But do it on your terms. You can learn about the topic you want to write about from many different sources, but at the end of the day you’re the God/Goddess of your blog. Just write from your heart what you want to convey to others. Do not limit yourself.
Also: write a lot. The more you write, the more you will write. And if you feel stuck, enroll blog writing prompts that tune with your blog. Or just take a rest.
My Nominees are:
- A life more Kawaii
- Glam and Geek
- From Girlie to Nerdy
- Girl Speaks Geek
- Wendy Wayne
- Seams Geeky
- Exquisitely Geek
- Ami Reviews
- The Geeky Brunette
- Oh! So Kawaii
- How To Fangirl For Adults
- Schtick and Substance
- Geek Girl Senshi
Please remember that accepting this award is optional 🙂
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