This is a shout out to you.

Yes. You!

We started this blog just a few short months ago. It was dreamed up by Stephanie (shinyswoots) as a way for the nerdy chicks of the Node community to share our interests and geek out about nerdy things. If you’re suddenly finding yourself questioning what a Node is, “The Node is the official Nerdist community. It is a collaboration network for creators to nerdsource (crowdsourcing with nerds) and exchange ideas,” created by Chris Hardwick, and fueled by some hard-working folks that love getting nerds together to do productive things. Ever wonder about that “n” gear shape in our logo? Totally his.

Since then, we’ve seen a tremendous growth in our readers both in numbers, and also in diversity. We’ve opened up pathways for communication with interesting and challenging folks, groups, organizations, and companies, which only allows us to do more and more. Because of this, we’ve been able to keep this going, plan exciting events for the future, and even lay down some groundwork to get you guys some really cool stuff coming up. This is all thanks to you. Basically, what I’m trying to say here is… we love you.

One area we’ve seen quite a bit of growth in is twitter. As simple as that is, our twitter account (@nerdsinbabeland) is currently up to 830 followers, and going strong. We post fun links, information, and general tidbits throughout the day, and are able to easily communicate with our fellow geeks through this medium.  We want to keep this going, and we want to show our appreciation for your help in this. Here’s the deal.  Like fun, silly things? Awesome. So do we. Recommend us to your followers to gain us more followers on the twitter. Our 1000th follower will get a sketch from me, personally (@jackietherobot), as well as whomever referred them.  I can’t promise this will be a good sketch, but I can promise it will be ridiculous. Probably random, too. In addition to that, we will also ship you and lucky # 1000 a couple of NiB buttons with our nerd-girl logo (which I drew, by the way).

Commence the scuffle, and know that we ♥ you either way.

P.S. – The Node is a closed Beta community site, and is invite-only. If you ever want an invite to the Node, just email us at info@nerdsinbabeland.com, and we’ll be happy to send you one!