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Written In Geek Blog

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Written in Geek Blog

Written In Geek Blog

The key to my site, is to give people a chance to take a break in their day. I try to keep my posts at a reasonable length, and the content can vary between a poem that I wrote, to NASA articles.

My blog is about things that interest me, focusing on writing, geek culture, astronomy and once in a while, something on parenting. I’ve made a lot of changes since I began in April 2016, deciding on what I wanted to cover, how often I wanted to post, and whether to have a logo or not. I scrapped my logo a little while ago, and only post on Wednesdays and Fridays now.

I’m what you would call an introverted extrovert. While I love to meet new people, I’m generally shy. I began my site to help build my confidence, and to also get back to writing, something that I had stopped doing a long time ago. In this “journey of self-discovery”, I’ve made new friends, have become more confident in myself, and returned to writing. While the writing began with NaNoWriMo, and the goal was to write a novel, I’ve found that poetry is more my thing. Blogging has given me the chance to share my work, as well as getting the “job” of writing dark poetry for a horror site (http://www.theboldmom.com/). I’m a “mature” Library Tech student and now work at a rural library, so, between that, this site, and a fantastic family, I guess that I can say that I’m living my dream life! 

Submitted by: Tina McFarlane 

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I will call it Like I see it

I will call it Like I see it  was originally created in August, 2011 and has been active since then. I started it because I was searching for a publisher for my third book: I’ll Call It Like I See It – A Lesbian Speaks Out which is a collection of essays addressing contemporary issues ranging from faith to football as well as six essays relating to my discovering a connection with my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease.

One year later I had a publisher and the book was published in November, 2012, but by then I had a group of followers who enjoyed my reflections on the vicissitudes of life so the blog lived on after publication.In addition to the traditional essay topics on current events, music and poetry and other literature are often my inspiration for posts. I once wrote a series of romance stories based on post cards from the 1920s and 30s. A letter from a soldier to his mother in 1918 was a starting point on one of my more popular posts. One of the most unusual posts was a love story between a Texas woman and her prize bull (sorry – not THAT kind of love story). A beautiful sunset can inspire a post.

I also have an inspirational quote posted on the site. I refresh this periodically. Some readers notice and appreciate it.

I’ll Call It Like I See It is unique because the topics are relevant to any reader but they are seen through the eyes of a seasoned Southern woman who continues the tradition of good Texas storytellers with a lesbian flair. The tone is personal – often intimate – and conversational which makes it compelling. Imagine sitting with an old friend in rocking chairs on the front porch of her home on a quiet street in a small town in Texas. You rock and talk about love, faith, grief, comfort, joy, peace and Elvis.Maybe even Garth Brooks. The more you talk and rock, the more the stresses of your life are lessened just a little bit for a brief moment when you stop by I’ll Call it Like I See It .