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A Refresh and a Resurgence: GeekDad + GeekMom

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Hello, readers of GeekDad AND GeekMom! Welcome to the new place; we’re so glad you could stop by!

It has always been the goal for the team at GeekDad to build a thing we could be proud of. Today we’d like to present you with the next step in that process. And technically, though this is the fourth version of the GeekDad design since 2007, this is also kind of a new beginning, a 1.0 after a long beta period for the blog since we’ve been on our own, and also because of the other big deal today.

GeekDad is an inclusive place for all geeky parents. While our partner site GeekMom has flourished for many years as a separate entity, recently we asked the question: “Could we be stronger together than apart?” We think the answer is “yes,” and as such, GeekMom is merging editorial staff and management with GeekDad, so we can offer our readers even broader perspectives on geeky parenting.

Besides that, we’re bringing back some old friends–or new versions of old friends. The new GeekDad robots are a fresh take on one of our old designs, representing geeky parents in all their many splendid forms and combinations.

Hopefully, you’ll like the new site design as well. It’s cleaner (and faster) than the last version. We are very grateful to our designer, Jules, from Skookum Monkey Hosting and Design, who has done all the heavy lifting to refresh our site, and merge two very active blogs into one super-mecha-blog. Also big thanks to Dr. GeekDad (Gerry Tolbert) for his work on the new GeekDad robots.

That’s all the big news. More content from more geeky parents on a better, stronger, faster website; we hope you enjoy it!

~Ken

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9 thoughts on “A Refresh and a Resurgence: GeekDad + GeekMom

    1. When I saw the redesign I thought it was a bad joke or an early April Fool’s day prank. The new layout is not good…at all.

  1. So is all the content between the two “sites” the same now? I’d previously subscribed to the RSS feeds of both sites, along with email notifications of new posts. Everything seems doubled up now so I just wanted to double check before I go removing a set of subscriptions.

  2. Full disclosure: I’m a man.

    It’s not really a “problem”, but after the merge I feel like most of the in-depth content comes from Geek Moms (i.e., written by women). I go to Geek Dad, and i get probably a 65/35 spread of men to women contributors, but the men’s contribution is, “here’s whats on Amazon or a ‘dad joke'”. Meanwhile I get in depth articles about books and feelings (with photos of white wine), or sensory deprivation experiments because being a mom/wife is stressfull, or cute craft projects to do with the family.

    Basically, the site isn’t the same. I used to read the Geek Mom stuff too, because they also represent some great things going on in geekdom, so it’s not like their content is new to me… but seriously, don’t ride their coat tails too hard, and please vome up with some better content that targets Dads more than Moms.

    1. We appreciate the comment. Obviously we’re just a week into this, and I’m sure things will settle down a bit and normalize. I think the change in balance is due in part to the fact that it’s the folks who were here on GeekDad before the merge who are still in charge of things like the daily deals posts that help keep the lights on, so you see those coming from the guys more. The moms from GeekMom continue to post significantly about personal experiences. Hopefully we’ll get more of those from the GeekDads as well, over time.

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