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11.11.11 | Nerd New Year

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Thoughts from the Nest | 3 comments

Hi, I'm Angie.

I’ve been wanting to start a new blog for a while — several months in fact. What has been holding me back, you ask? The name.

I know, you’re going, whaaat? Is this chick crazy? How hard is it to come up with a name?

Ever since my co-blogger and I took a break from our blog Everyday Inspirations (that ultimately ended in a mutual decision to “just be really good friends”) I’ve been wanting to venture onto my own thing, but just needed to name my turf. I was fortunate enough to attend BlogWorld LA last week for work and left feeling like I really needed to close the deal, if nothing else, to sharpen my writing skills, but also as a creative outlet and journal of sorts.

When I talked to others and blurted out the reason I hadn’t started was I couldn’t figure out my name, I’ll admit, it sounded absurd when I said it out loud. I had been tossing around ideas for quite some time and when I was at #BWELA, “Angie’s Nest” hit me. I’ve pondered it for a few days, run it past a couple people. I was planning to think it over when I realized — tomorrow (referring to today) is 11.11.11.


Fact 2 about me: I have a weird obsession with numbers. And days of the week.

This is my nest.

More on that later. Not only is 11.11.11 a pretty damn cool anniversary, Friday just happens to be my favorite day and according to Mashable, it’s the “nerd new year.” I mean, I couldn’t just let the new year go by without starting something new, right?

Fact 3 about me: when I know the time is right, I’m pretty impulsive.

So at about 9:45 pm 11.10 I decide it’s time to pull the switch and get this thing going. Luckily I have a friend (with the best funny blog around) that helped me make magic happen overnight.

Just over 12 hours later (since this is going live at 11:11am), here it is — welcome to my blog. I must say, on a scale of one to ten, today is an eleven.

My nest will continue to get prettier, but please forgive the mess, I just moved in. Happy 11.11.11!

What are you starting new today?



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  1. Megan

    So excited to follow your blog!

  2. Lindsey

    Congratulations to starting the nerd new year off right!

    With your inspiration, I started FourSquare AND Instagram yesterday. Thanks for the technology push in the right direction. On my second day in, I already know I am hooked!

  3. Haley

    Yay! I’m excited for the new blog!

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