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The journey Michael Henry dramatized here is really not that uncommon. I, for one was one of the people who got into blogging because of a man. Oh yeah. Blogging was the way I was able to talk to a boy who drove me crazy a few years back. He blogged and I followed suit first to share my feelings with him and then to get him out of my system. Action and reaction. Life. Always fun.

Blogging was a transition from journaling and I've had several blogs over the years. This, by the way,  is the latest incarnation of my thoughts online. Oh, yes, I also kept a diary as a teen. With a lock and key and the whole nine yards. Wish I would have kept it, but it got lost when I went to college. I imagine that if someone finds it, they'll get an eyeful with the descriptions of the men I met back then. I even gave them a rank. Oh, those were the days.

But yes, blogging. I really like blogging. I guess it's like knitting for Walter or Glamping for Maddie. Or being a professional curdmungeon for Lurkie: it helps us relax and it gives us some sorely needed 'me' time, especially during these times when the news cycle moves at breakneck speed. It also creates a sense of community online that has its own rewards: Bae's thoughts, Infidel's insights, Debra's funny memes, Jimmy's thoughtful posts (don't delete them!), Dave's rants about the crazy people in a big box store, Anna Marie's weekly music, CaliBoi's sexiness, Steve's adventures, John's musings on life, Bob's great stories (and the Carlos updates), The Conde and his merry posts, Merlin Purpura touching my heart and so, so many others that drop by and read are read and have left their mark in this blog.

Yes, I like blogging. Because it cleans the cobwebs in my head and because airing my thoughts in cyberspace sometimes has the same resonance that talking to close friends has had in real life. So thanks for reading and sharing. I appreciate you all.

XOXO

P.S. ICYWW

BocaDeChicle

GoodImaginaryFriends


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  1. Right back atcha, sir. I love your thoughtful, thought provoking,and often high-larious posts.

    I blog to share news and stories and Carlos and snark and architecture and anything else I find interesting to me; and when others respond I like their viewpoints as well.

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    1. Aww thnx, Bob! I love reading your blog, too! The Carlos updates alone are worth the trip.

      XoXo

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  2. Michael Henry is a gay treasure. I don't know why he doesn't already have a show on Netflix, Prime, or Logo. Seriously...his comedy is poignant, funny, and true. Thanks to the likes of him and Randy Rainbow, gay camp and comedy are alive and thriving.

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    1. He is! And Camp is an art that should be taught to each and every Gayling. It would make going out on Saturday night worth my time again.

      XoXo

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  3. I enjoy blogging too and meeting great bloggers such as you via the internet!

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    1. Same!
      It’s such an interesting group of people! BTW, if we ever meet, we need to dedicate at least a chunk of the convo to making me an honorary witch!

      XoXo

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  4. Believe or not, I'm having lunch today with a blogging friend from ten years ago whom I've never met face to face. He and his husband have relocated in the area. We each had gardening blogs when blogging was the rage after gardening forums on the web.

    Today on blogger I just try to stay out of trouble and away from shit stirrers. But I must say FUCK TRUMP!

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    1. That’s awesome!
      I wish I could meet some bloggers I’ve known throughout the years!
      And yes, fuck Trump all the way to jail!

      XoXo

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  5. I feel uncomfortably familiar with this video. It's like a short story of my blogging life. LOL.

    I'd love to have a blogging family reunion with all your friendly followers so I can finally put a face (or bum, in Maddie's case) to the words. Though we haven't met, everyone's Helvetica 12 pt. words are a comfort and joy for me to read every day.

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    1. I agree. I miss you when your not here or there or somewhere.

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    2. I know right? I was watching it and I was like, that’s ME!
      And yes, everybody’s thoughts and words are really the glue that binds us all together. Birds of a feather, am I right?
      And you know Maddie’s bum needs to be declared a national monument.

      XoXo

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  6. Blogging is good. I helps my over crowed mind share things visually. And talk with liked minded people. And spread more glitter and drag too. I never kept a dairy when I was young. As Ms.Bankhead said. " Only good girls kept a diary, bad girls didn't have the time."

    It will bite me yet.

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    1. OMG same! So many thoughts!
      Haha Mrs Bankhead was right! Of course I managed to misbehave AND write about it. Youth.

      XoXo

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  8. I love to read your blog. Usually it’s the first thing I read when I get in the office. That’s my me time. I’m not one to put a lot of words down, so that’s why I don’t have a blog. But I admire those that do the work and take the time to share their musings. And I have checked out a number of your fellow bloggers and have commented on some of their posts.

    And now a question: why have you never shared those other blogs with me? Especially https://goodimaginaryfriends.blogspot.com/ ? I haven’t read it yet, but the graphics are very intriguing ­čśť.

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    1. Haha. Yes, bae. You’re the quiet intense type. Just how I like them.
      And I never showed you the other blogs? I thought I did! It’s just that I don’t update them anymore....

      XoXo

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  9. Blogging is my therapy or release valve. Plus I enjoy the hundreds and hundreds of adoring fans I have gathered over these past years. Ok not even a hundred but they tolerate me.
    I only recently discovered your blog but it's one of my "must read" blogs, don't change a thing about it!!!

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    1. And it’s cheaper than a therapist!
      And same with me. I think I discovered yours through Maddie, whom I discovered through I don’t even remember now.
      And you know we love to read from you, you silly boy.

      XoXo

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  10. You're blog is good. It provides me with a perspective I don't have. Always keep learning, always keep changing. For me, blogging is a summation of my thoughts at that moment, and on occasion lets my tawdry bits out to play around.

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    1. I didn’t know you let your tawdry bits out! How did I miss that?
      And I agree, many blogs give us that ‘other viewpoints’ we never took into consideration. That’s why it’s so much fun!

      XoXo

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  11. I learn more things thru your blog. glad we are friends!

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    1. Aww same Anne Marie!
      I think you’re a very important part of our group. Always ready to shake us up and remind us to keep dancing like no one’s watching. As it should be.

      XoXo

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