Celebrate Find Your Inner Nerd Day!
Author John Green said it best: "Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. Nerds are allowed to LOVE stuff, like, jump-up-and-down-in-your-chair-can't-control-yourself LOVE it!"
Every year on August 23, Find Your Inner Nerd Day is your moment to recognize what makes you happy and different and share it with the world.
Why August 23rd?
We founded Find Your Inner Nerd Day to inspire you to share what you LOVE — your dog clothes knitting addiction, your Star Wars action figure collection, your bookmarked videos of the Riff-offs from the “Pitch Perfect” movies. We chose August 23 as the recurring date because that’s the day Twitter pioneer Chris Messina posted this simple Tweet in 2007 and invented the hashtag.
The hashtag helps bring people together to share common interests... thus it's a great way for nerds to find each other. Whether you're a #bookaddict, #birdphotographer, #sockknitter or #stargazer, you can find your people with hashtags.
Stop and Find Your Inner Nerd
On Find Your Inner Nerd Day, we ask you to pause and examine the activities in your life that bring you joy. Like John Green said, when you find your inner nerd, you are allowed to "LOVE stuff, like, jump-up-and-down-in-your-chair-can't-control-yourself LOVE it!"
So share it with the world...
what do you LOVE?
How to Celebrate Find Your Inner Nerd Day
Use Hashtags to Find Your People
If you love knitting hats for cats, tag pictures of your cutest feline fashion with #cathatknitter. When you start searching for hashtags related to your favorite passions, you'll no doubt find some like-minded enthusiasts.
Encourage Others to Discover a Passion
On Find Your Inner Nerd Day, ask your friends and colleagues a simple question: What is something you do that brings you joy? You'll spark a conversation with them about something that makes them smile. Listen closely to their answers, and among their responses will be one revelation that allows you to say: I think you just found Your Inner Nerd!
Spread the Word About Inner Nerds
On Find Your Inner Nerd Day, let your nerd flag fly! Use these images and the hashtag #findyourinnernerdday to share your passions with the world.