Sexy Geeks Get Pwned

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening I was doing a Flickr search using the term “Bollwitt” to try and locate a cute shot of John and me. Sorting the results by most recent I came across the Flickr account of a website called w00tpwnage, which compares everything from Tiger vs Alligator, Wolf vs Wolverine, Astro Boy vs Mighty Mouse, and now Wired’s Sexy Geeks against each other in a head-to-head poll.

Of course like a sucker I check out the website, which is rather amusing, and also notice Lisa Bettany (aka Mostly Lisa) is up against Larissa Meek and that Amber MacArthur is vs Morgan Webb.

Photo credit: Megan Cole

Frankly, there are so many sites out there comparing one person to another it’s enough to make your head spin off a crash down on your keyboard. I just have to say that it’s been a privilege to meet some great geeky women out there who don’t need to post photos of themselves in their underwear to gain readership (but if they do that doesn’t mean they’re any less real, credible or intelligent… in most cases anyway).

Sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up in stats, ratings or who can code better PHP (even though that is kind of hot). I’d actually prefer it if you didn’t check out the “w00tpwnage” site and cast a vote for anyone… except maybe in the case of Mighty Mouse and Astro Boy. This whole online world should be about content (for a refresher see F*ck Stats, Make Art). From what I gathered when I met Amber and Lisa, is that it’s also for women who have a good head on their shoulders; what happens to fall into place beneath is actually pretty moot.


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  • Lisa Bettany

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    1. Mostly LisaMonday, May 12th, 2008 — 12:40am PDT

      agreed. in my eyes, content remains the most important part of blogging. I’ve actually cut down on the number of my post so I have more time to write meaty well thought-out posts. and yes, don’t worry i got a stern talking to about the butt shot. It’s such a subtle balance between increasing your readership by posting “eye-candy” images (not all bikini related), and staying true to your blogging values.

      I think you do it best, by occasionally posting some cheeky nerd shirt picts, but always keeping your blog on track with consistent posts and great photos.

      PS. If i’d want anyone to pwn me it would be Larissa Meek. w00t.

    2. phaedraMonday, May 12th, 2008 — 6:15am PDT

      you have a great head on your shoulders, with a super sexy bod-ay to match. That’s one complete package you got there Rebecca:)

    3. fotoeinsMonday, May 12th, 2008 — 11:20am PDT

      I have and continue to thoroughly enjoy reading miss604 and mostlylisa, from which I get a “hey-i-dinna-know-dat” to bursts of laughter. These are often alternated between the two blogs.

    4. ZadiThursday, May 15th, 2008 — 10:18pm PDT

      Hah! Came across that site a few days ago too. Couldn’t agree with you more. Hope we cross paths soon. 😉

    5. w00tpwnageSaturday, June 14th, 2008 — 9:21am PDT

      Hmmm…IS content really king? I seem to remember the LOLcats blog being not only one of the most popular blogs, but also one of the most popular websites period.

      Surely my site can be no worse?

      The fact that you have even gone to the site means something. As it seems have Zadi, Nikita, Felicia (who was kind enough to send over some of her users even though most of them hated it), and Carolina(who seemed to like it or at least was supportive in my endeavors).

      Let’s see if I can lend a bit of perspective.

      First let me say I generally know what interests people and I figured it would be a fun geeky concept to turn into a blog.

      This is really my first attempt at blogging. I’m not a “name” or even have a real web presence outside of my commercial arts portfolio website.

      I’m also notorious for not following though with the projects I start. So for my birthday present to myself I decided to start the blog as a hopeful experiment. It is a simple concept really. I make at least 1 post a day, every day (Monday-Friday), for a year.

      The big reason there isn’t much content is that until I find my “voice” I just want to focus on my visitors and maybe have a fun debate every now and again.

      People are generally sharply divided over my website. They love it or hate it so I must be doing something right.

      A few quick facts about my blog:

      My dashboard tells me: “There are currently 232 posts and 1,290 comments, contained within 30 categories. Akismet has protected your site from 716 spam comments.”

      The first post was Pirate vs Ninja on 10/03/2007 (roughly 8 months ago)

      I’ve kept up with posts every day since October 15th, 2007

      I’m quickly approaching a quarter of a million visitors

      I have readers in over 30 countries

      RSS subscribers vary between 400-800 people, usually around 500.

      I’ve spent $0 in advertising.

      Up to this point I feel I have been successful and as long as it is a positive thing in my life and others, I’ll continue.

      Respectfully I’m going to have to disagree with your suggestion.

      You should check it out and let me know what you all think.

      Thanks for the mention,

      Matt aka w00tpwnage

      PS. My next blog will have more content, it’s going to be a reviews site. Yeah, I know, but you have to walk before you run.

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