AN UPDATE ON BLOGGER’S ‘PORN’ CONTENT POLICY

Hello everyone,  This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than…

¡HAPPY BLOG-O-VERSARY!

I am thankful for the many supporters and those who challenge me to be better, and this is what really makes this eight-year anniversary that much more rewarding. This past year, I focused on finding more of my voice. I am still learning and discovering how I see us as gay men while battling what…

¡VACATION TIME!

SO THE HUBBY & I ARE VISITING ATLANTA FOR A WEEK, SO AS I TAKE A BREAK FROM MY ‘NORMAL’ SO WILL I TAKE A BREAK FROM BLOGGING, BUT I KNOW YOU WON’T MISS ME AS THE BOYS WILL KEEP YOU VERY ENTERTAINED!

THE LIEBSTER AWARD

I was recently nominated for The Liebster Award by ♫Musique♫. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to him for this warm gesture, and I am really touched and humbled by it. The Liebster Award is a real award that allows bloggers to give recognition to other bloggers and encourage them to continue blogging. To qualify for…

WHO DO I THANK FOR THIS MESSAGE?

Some readers of this blog have contacted Google because they believethat this blog’s content is objectionable. In general, Google does notreview nor do we endorse the content of this or any blog. For moreinformation about our content policies, please visit the Blogger Terms of Service.   THANK YOU HATERS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

FOREVER POKING…

When I was a child I was taught thesaying, “Sticks and stones may breakmy bones, but words can never hurt me.” At the time, I saw the senseof it. Words, being intangible, have no ability to inflict physical harm.Whenever another child said something mean to me, I would loudly recite thesaying at them, using it…

¿QUIT BLOGGING?

I see @ least 3-4 blogs say goodbye a week and I, think aboutquitting myself. You know delete all of my entries in the pipe line and gohome. In my imagination, the day after I quit is a wonderful, relaxing, joyfulexperience. I reconnect with REAL friends, walk on the beach, read, listen tomusic, eat leisurely…

PROJECTION…

 The psychological phenomenon known asprojection, Sigmund Freud explained it as the mental mechanism by which aperson attributes to others the very qualities he or she despises, and cannotconfront, in themselves. I’ve also been learning about passive-aggressivebehavior. This is language and actions that are abusive but cleverly hiddenbehind a thin veil of civility. For example, the…

WHY I BLOG…

I am constantly asked why I don’t usemy blog to make money. It seemed like a simple enough question, but the truthis, I was stumped. Why do I blog? Notfor money certainly, although I continue to hold out hope that one day I will. Is it a creative exercise from which Iderive great pleasure? Not…

TO THE BLOG GODS…

Dear Blog Gods,  If it be thy will, give unto me a blog entry thathas lots of soul potential while simultaneously exploring and defining our humanity.If, in thine infinite wisdom, the entry you provideth is over-the-top, pleasehelp me convince myself that I am creating an entry SO touching that my readerscan go out and save…

¿HOW DO YOU AMUSE YOURSELF & OTHERS WITH YOUR BLOG?

Sometimes I amuse myself by coming upwith a weird title and then, working backwards, try to write a little entrythat fits it. The following examples showcase my weirdness: ¿READY TOMALE? RELIGION, ¿RU JUST FAKING IT? ¿WHY SO ROUGHON A BOTTOM? ¿How do you amuseyourself & others with your blog?

BLOGGING PERIPHERAL VISION

After blogging for few years, I have developed a survivalmechanism I like to call “bloggingperipheral vision.” What this means is that I can set myattention on the work at hand and still be able to see what’s going on aroundme. The huddled confabs, the whispered asides, the sideways glances, the rollof the eyes, the smirks of disdain,…