The Nifty Nerd Turns 1: A Year in Review

 In General Geekiness

Today marks the official 1 year anniversary of my blog -Happy 1st birthday Nifty Nerd! This past year has zipped by and I can’t believe my site is already a year old. I’ve learned many great things and I’m looking  forward to taking on year 2!

To celebrate the past year, I’ve decided to recap some of my favorite and most popular posts (in no particular order) -plus tease a giveaway happening later this week!

But first! …as those of you who read articles on my site, rather than through a feed, have probably noticed, The Nifty Nerd got a makeover. To help celebrate a first year of success, I decided to change my website’s overall look with a new theme to make it more modern and sleek. Take a look at the before photo and let me know your thoughts!

Original Nifty Nerd website design

10 Most Popular & Fan Favorite Posts -The Nifty Nerd’s 1st Year in Review

1. Ultimate Geek Guide to Nerdy Wedding Rings
Looking for a nerdy engagement ring or geeky wedding band? I feature more than 20 jewelers and over 60 fandom themed rings in this interactive infographic post.
nerdy wedding rings
2. 25 Great Nerdy Date Ideas
Looking for something fun to do with your geeky significant other? Check out my 25 ideas in this post. From prepping for the zombie apocalypse , to hitting up the arcade, these suggestions will keep your weekend fun and busy.
video game love
3. Monty Python & the Holy Grail: King Arthur & Patsy Tutorial -Cosplay on a Budget 
Looking for a simple, budget friendly costume idea this Halloween or con season? Learn how to make a costume for King Arthur or Pastry, from Monty Python, with this tutorial post.
Monty Python King Arthur and Pasty Halloween costumes
4. DIY Geeky Clocks: Settlers of Catan & Magic the Gathering
Liven up your living room, office cubicle, or bedroom with a nerdy clock. Make your own by following one of my tutorials.
Make your own geeky clocks that are board game and trading card themed
5. Lego Man Birthday Cake
What’s a celebration without a cake that looks as good as it tastes?! Learn how to make a Lego Man cake using my simple instructions and template.
Lego mini-figure cake
6. Comic & Reading Book Collage Silhouettes: Nerdy Craft Tutorial
Recycle old comic and chapter books and turn them into beautiful, geek chic wall decor.
Spiderman comic book silhouettes
7. The Ultimate Geek Challenge
Do you belong in house Slytherin or Ravenclaw? Would you rather wield a lightsaber or the Master Sword? Take the challenge and make your choices in this fun infographic “test.”
ultimate geek test preview
8. Harry Potter Geeky Guess Who Board Game
Shake game night up with this twist -create a Harry Potter themed version of Guess Who.
Harry Potter Guess Who
9. Nerdy Scavenger Hunt: Unexpected Birthday Adventure + Surprise Ending
A more personal post, but definitely one of the most epic as well! This post details the story of my birthday surprise and my quest to destroy the One Ring of power.
10. Dragonlance: Otik’s Spiced Potatoes
Satisfy your hunger with this easy recipe from Dragonlance.

cooking Otik's spiced potatoes

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  • Reply

    Happy 1 year blogiversary! I like the new layout too 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thank you Danielle!

  • Ashlee
    Reply

    Congrats on one year! The redesign looks awesome!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thanks Ashlee! So glad other people like the redesign 🙂

  • Victoria B @ Random Nerdery
    Reply

    Congratulations! Good luck with the next year 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thank you Victoria- I’m looking forward to it! I can’t spend as much time as I would like working on my site every week, but the time I do is great

  • Nichole aka CuppaGeek
    Reply

    Congrats! Love your blog. My son and I check it out all the time!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Ah, thank you Nichole. That’s so great you can share things like that with your son. What fandoms does he seem to take the most interest in?

  • pepi
    Reply

    Congrats!!! Love the re-design! <3

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thank you pepi. Appreciate the feedback and support!

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