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Friday, October 30, 2009

THREE MONTHS

Three months.

That's how old this blog is.

And in that whole time, I have been sharing things about my life that I wasn't able to when I was still writing for my other blog. It's liberating. I like that I could be myself and not worry that people will judge me.

I opted not to share with my old blog friends this new home because honestly even if I have acquainted myself with alot of them, the truth is, I really don't know those people. I've been writing as a straight guy for years. Some of them have even rooted for me when I blogged about me courting or dating someone. I can't tell those people that I wasn't totally honest.

When I started this blog, I initially decided to just keep it to myself, let other bloggers who are like me find this one out to avoid having people from my other home read about this. I doubt that they'll be able to recognize my style as it is 180 degrees different from the way I write before. There have been times that those people stumble here, others just passed by, some stayed. And then there are those whom I still followed confident they won't really recognize who I was. But then there are days that I slip up. Commenting as the new guy but writing as the old me. Signs that I'm growing older.

In the three months of Engel's existence, I've met alot of wonderful people. I have learned alot. I wouldn't be sharing my challenges, my problems and my experiences if I feel that I'm not gaining anything from it. Some of things I've learned may have given me regrets in some of the decisions I've made. But no matter, what's important is I understand things better and I appreciate this alternative lifestyle a bit more.

And for that I thank everyone who's followed. Commented. Visited. Those who said I was interesting. Those who unfollowed. Those who hopped and never came back. Those who asked to exchange links but did not do their end of the bargain. Basically everyone who bumped into this little site of mine and found it worth a glimpse, a read and eventually worth coming back to. I am humbled and I appreciate all of you. I hope I'll be able to meet you in person.

I said I'll write only in bits and pieces, but I think I've shared too much already. I don't really know what to tell anymore.

There are still alot of things I'm eager to learn. I want to discover. This blog will be a part of it. I hope you will be too.

Three months. I've enjoyed the ride so far.

28 comments:

Eternal Wanderer... said...

and i have enjoyed reading about you. and your parrot ;)

congratulations on your first trimester!

rudeboy said...

Oh, thank God!

For a nanosecond there I thought you were going to shut your blog down and leave me alone to deal with Ternie.

Don't ever scare me like that again.

the geek said...

happy 3rd, engel...

Eternal Wanderer... said...

Rude: i'm your greatest nightmare. or wettest erotic dream.

either choice is fine by me.

hahahaha

goodboi said...

Even if it's damn obvious, dear Engel, it's great to hear that you're having fun! Keep it up!

It is good to have someone like you around here - the sentimental Engel. (peace!)

Happy first quarter!

engel said...

goodboi: thanks!!! i'm glad i met you here. i told you this already, you always keep me grounded. ;)

ternie: thanks thanks. one day i'll let you pet my parrot. =)

geek: thanks fellow geek.

rudeboy: i don't think i can do that to you. even if i leave the blogosphere. =D

MakMak said...

...I'm glad you found your place here, Engel. :-)

Here's to a couple more months, or years of storytelling.

<*period*>; said...

:'(

hindi ka na dumadalaw.

lalo akong nagtatampo.

:'(

xtian1978ii said...

Engel! We started almost the same. It's been three months for me too. Haha wow. time flies really fast ah. So glad to have known you here. Really appreciate your thoughts.

Chuck Suarez said...
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Chuck Suarez said...

Congrats Engel!

Galen said...

But you have a lot of things to still write about.

Like how to make peace with your past. =)


Share you a little tip bro: The reason why I don't run out of ideas to write is because I try to make my life more interesting so I could write about it on my blog later.

Others may see it as a show off, but you know, I'm just someone trying to make my life bigger than what my ordinary me could accomplish.

Mike said...

haba 3rd birday sa iyong blog! =)

NYOG said...

congratulations!
NYOG | Not Your Ordinary Guy

Yj said...

a beautiful 3rd month for your blog engel boy.....

domjullian said...

wow.Happy trip!

Eben said...

congratulations dear engel! =)

engel said...

to eben, KUYA dom, yj, NYOG, mike and Chuck: thanks for the greetings!

galen: before i do that joms, i'm thinking i need to learn how to take risks first. but i will.

daddy xtian: thank you. i know, i think days lang pagitan natin. you're one of my first blogmates in this side of the blogverse. ;)

mak: hope it won't just be a couple of years. would like to stay here longer.

theLastJedi said...

' and this blogger is happy to share this journey with you! more months and years of engel! =)

Maxwell5587 said...

feels liberating right? it's like you were given a platform to express yourself, you're true self, without the complications and the fear of being judged. God bless anonymity! and happy 3 months to your blog! may you have more posts to share. cheers!

xallternative said...

happy 3rd month-sary for your blog.

xtian1978ii said...

oo nga i-nadd kita agad hehe I see something special sayo

<*period*>; said...

aha, mukhang natakot ang kuya engel na i-date ako kaya nag-comment..ahahaha, joke

anyways, ang sarap nga po ng feeling na may mga dumadalaw pala sa blog ko..considering hindi naman ako nagba-blog hop sa mga blogs na wala sa sinusundan ko

and oo, thankful ako kay kuya kasi he brought some sanity in me para hindi ko isara ito...in fact, he encouraged me na magsulat ng magsulat

Fine Life Folk said...

why don't you eat out more often and post about it here? or cook a meal or two like domjullian?

engel said...

FLF: i have another blog for my favorite hang out places. and before i post recipes, i think i need to master cooking first. =D

xtian: naku, kung di ka lang taken. =P

xall: thanks.

max: it does. and it feels awesome.

jedi: thank you. really appreciate having a fellow blogger like you who could understand people like me. =)

Jay Quiambao said...

I hope it's not yet late. Happy monthsary(?) to you and your blog.

Mwah!

xtian1978ii said...

haha nagyon pareho na tayo taken lol

citybuoy said...

congratulations! i've had so much fun reading your posts. looking forward to more. :D