Photo of Maggie McGary, Author, Chic n' Geek

Hi, I’m Maggie

Oof–where to even start when blank “tell a bit about yourself” sections give you a panic attack? And also that telling any story or describing anything usually leads to a ramble that leaves people wishing they never asked to begin with and/or making a mental note to avoid you in the future because obviously you have no filter and are awkward and tend towards way TMI. I guess maybe bullets are a good idea, both in terms of me getting this page written and conveying only the information a blog “about” section should include instead of every detail about me over the history of my 52+ years on the earth.

  • I’ve been blogging for more than 15 years and still can’t quit even though blogs aren’t really a thing anymore. I started blogging because I love writing and also just wanted a place to express myself and a creative outlet. Personal blogging led to business blogging, which led to a career in social media and online community management starting back in 2008. I still occasionally blog on my mostly business blog, Mizz Information, but after 10+ years there I kind of feel that I’ve moved to a new phase of life/career and wanted a fresh space to express my current self.
  • I originally started Chic n’ Geek in 2013, and kept it up until 2017. A few months ago I was like “I should just restart Chic n’ Geek” but wanted a fresh look….which sent me down the ADHD rabbit hole redesigning the logo (um, I’m not a graphic designer), the theme and just getting so overwhelmed in the weeds that I deleted all the old content (I can’t even remember why; here’s the archived site if you’re curious) and have driven myself half insane trying to figure out why I didn’t just leave well enough alone to begin with. Apparently COVID isolation + ADHD are either fantastic together or a nightmare…or I guess both. Anyway, the result is this new, fancier Chic n’ Geek that is still a work in progress.
  • In the social media-mad world we live in, people are supposed to package themselves up into neatly defined boxes, personal brands that make us all feel like any day now we’ll be plucked from obscurity and become rich and famous overnight, going from being ordinary humans to gurus or influencers or “creators.” The problem with that is, once you’ve lived for a few decades in this reality.

Anyway, thanks for visiting Chic n’ Geek!