Welcome to Nerd Uprising

My name is Will, and I’m a nerd.

I’m also a teacher, a tech junkie, a tabletop game admirer, and an aspiring pen-and-paper aficionado. About all of these things, I am shamelessly enthusiastic.

The good news is that being a nerd is becoming much more acceptable than it was when I was a kid. The bad news is that there are still negative stereotypes that accompany loving certain things: computers, role-playing games, science fiction and fantasy novels and shows, science and math.

The thing is, being a nerd isn’t about being passionate about a set category of things. Being a nerd is about loving what you do with such a fervor that it can’t be hidden. It’s OK to love Minecraft just as much as the guy next to you loves fantasy football. It’s perfectly fine to know as much about My Little Pony as that other girl knows about makeup. You can love any of these things. You can love ALL these things. Don’t be afraid to let it show. Take pride in your passion. So few people do.

That’s my mission at Nerd Uprising: to showcase what I think is cool and to show you (whomever you are) that expressing how you feel is what separates you from the norm. To be honest, I think that’s what makes me a nerd. I think things are **AWESOME**, and I let it show. We’re all some kind of nerd. It’s time to own it.