Fangirl Blog Posts

I started an Etsy shop and here’s why

Last weekend I started an Etsy shop - Just A Fangirl, Inc. - after buying a Cricut cutting tool the weekend before. I had been looking at Cricuts since the lockdown happened last year. But I kept putting it off because I knew if I started going back to the office to...
Class 4: Getting Social – The Basics of How to Run A Fan Account and Make It Marketable

Class 4: Getting Social – The Basics of How to Run A Fan Account and Make It Marketable

Signing up for a social media account is easy. In fact, it’s probably the easiest thing about running a social media account, especially if you’re running it from a “fandom” point-of-view.

When I first signed up for Twitter, I never once thought that I would be using it for the greater fangirl good. In fact, right when Twitter first came out, I was taking an independent study class my senior year of college where I wrote a new age internet guide for college newspapers.

When you get Fangirl Q&A’s from Non-@BackstreetBoys fans

When you get Fangirl Q&A’s from Non-@BackstreetBoys fans

“I wish I was as dedicated and loyal to ANYTHING in my life as you are to the Backstreet Boys.” – Former Co-Worker 

Whether she meant it as a compliment or not, my former co-worker expressed a sentiment shared by many colleagues and friends in my life. And, as with most foreign concepts, there is a lot of curiosity around what it means to be a Backstreet Boys “fangirl.” Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions from people outside the fandom and my best responses (feel free to adapt and recycle where appropriate!).

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