I've been thinking about this for a long time. I've observed others who have done it. I've been encouraged by how others have handled their true identities. I've put it off, hemmed and hawed, but truth be told I think I've been deceiving myself. It's time to come clean. It's time to stop being ashamed and just do it, to say a big loud "fuck you" to anyone who doesn't like it.
I. Am. A Blogger.
There. Wow. Ya know ... I DO feel better. Empowered. Less burdened. Proud, even.
This, kids, is my first foray into the world of The Weblog. It's my first shot at any sort of public writing for ... many years. And honestly, I don't know if I have anything to say. My partner has encouraged me for months that I could and should write something worthwhile. But what? What, you ask in breathless anticipation, will this blog bring to the sometimes oversaturated world it now lives in?
Umm ... I don't know? Is that an okay answer?
Should it be a personal blog about me, my life, my family, with pictures and boring day-to-day stories of running to Safeway and feeding the kids and getting the car washed? About my love of cooking and home and my new exciting adventures into the bonsai experience? Eh, that would be boring. But yeah, of course, some of that will creep in here. I am human, you know.
Should it be a gay blog? About gay rights and convincing our more right-leaning neighbors throughout the world that we're good people too? Hmm. There are a lot of those blogs around too. But, being a gay man with a long-term partner in a liberal city, constantly nursing cuts and bruises from my jaw hitting the floor anytime some bit of conservative right-wing ignorance hits me in the face - yeah, that'll creep in here, too. Boy howdy.
Should it be a political blog? A soapbox to express my views and opinions and suggestions? Oh, wait ... see the previous paragraph ...
So, being a newly out blogger, I don't know what direction this will take me. Or you, if anyone ever stumbles upon this and actually reads it. It'll be an evolving bit of work. A life-altering experience, perhaps. And, if nothing else, it will give me a project to work on and get me to write again.
Oh - and I heard something about receiving a toaster oven? Can someone tell me where I can pick that up?