About Me and Chic n’ Geek
Hi I’m Maggie McGary, and I’ve been tinkering with this site for seriously like 18 months now…here’s hoping I might ever get to the point of actually writing anything!
I started blogging because I love writing and also just wanted a place to express myself and a creative outlet. Personal blogging led to creating Mizz Information, where I blogged about social media, community management and random techie stuff for more than 14 years, turning it into a career in social media and community management in 2008. I originally started Chic n’ Geek in 2013 because I missed personal blogging, which I did kept up with until 2017–keeping up with one blog is hard enough! (If by some chance you care to go down that memory lane, here’s the archived site.)
A lot has changed over the past few years–to put it mildly–for all of us, and particularly for me both personally and professionally. I wanted to keep writing/sharing, but it’s hard to do express yourself when you don’t really know who you are or where your interests lie at some points throughout life. I did know that having a blog called “Mizz Information” in a time when misinformation was/still is corrupting democracy and so much else in the world felt…not good. I also wanted a fresh space where I could share my love of home decor, clothes and just whatever but also keep writing about/sharing tips about all things digital. And Chic n’ Geek would be the perfect name for such a site, wouldn’t it? : ) I thought about ways to incorporate a topic that I have written about a lot in the past because it’s just a part of my life–mental health/mental illness–but then reminded myself it’s just a blog name FFS, and that stuff is just life for all of us…hence the Life category. Feels kind of weird to combine TMI posts about my mental health with “shop my faves” but what doesn’t feel weird in the world anymore?
So there you have it–way more information about me/this site than you actually wanted to know but that’s pretty much me, communicating anything in any context. Thanks for reading!