The Geekscape of the Day
The Geekscape Story
Since I began asking my Geek Question of the Day in 2011, I've spent a lot of time looking for images to go with them. In the process, I quickly learned how many artists have their amazing work not only posted all over the place, but how few people ever bother to give them credit!
As I really have no artistic ability whatsoever, I wanted to do something to change this. Every question I've ever posted has a source link to it's creator, but I never felt like that was enough.
After a lot of thought, in 2013 I began doing a second post everyday on Google Plus that I call Geekscapes. I scour DeviantArt and similar sites for sci-fi or fantasy scenes that I think are exceptional or tell a story. Every morning I post them on G+, Twitter, and this blog. Each post states the name (or pseudonym) of the artist and a direct link to their work. The only thing I play with is the title, but that's primarily when the existing one is generic or just not eye-catching.
The Geekscapes collection on G+ has over 200,000 followers and each post gets hundreds of plusses a day. Since G+ is dying I also broadened out to Twitter last year and have been slowly seeing it gaining traction there. This year I'm finally breaking down and listening to community advice and building this site.
I'm not trying to make money off of this. I just want good artists to get credit and have their work seen by as many people as possible. So please help me show them some love by sharing these posts and maybe order a print or two from them if you can!
If you are an artist and would like to have something posted just let me know!