June 1, 2012 has come and gone.
Be that as it may...
I want to thank you all for joining me on my journey that was, "To My Friends: With Love...Sincerely, Prince Toddy English."
It was important for me to express myself and it was of equal importance to know that you all were listening.
This blog saved me in so many ways.
It saved my sanity and it gave me the motivation to keep on pressing on, in spite of how hard it had gotten.
Be that as it may, now that I'm closing this wonderful vehicle of self expression out, I would like to leave you all with a few of my favorite things...
Be that as it may...
1.) My favorite most popular posts - These are the postings that garnered me the most internet traffic...
Barca Loves Pietros - I guess because the show was so popular and featured two gay characters of color it was bound to key into a gay niche'. I've gotten so many kudos on this one and, truth be told, I wrote it sheerly out of my own lust and adoration for Barca (my how I wished I was Pietros!)! Ha!
2.) Proper Anal Hygiene - I just felt this was a MUST for the gay community. The number of chocolate Mona Lisas being PAINTED these days is unacceptable.
3.)The Glass Closet - I admit that I had a whole lot of fun writing this one. I am really glad that the readers enjoyed it as well.
My Favorite Blogs!
I love blogging because it is a symbiotic relationship. Blogging is a community. Each member of the community shares his or her thoughts and borrows from others and vice versa. Blogging is always spontaneous and dynamic and every individual who takes it on brings something different to the table. With that said my favorite blogs, that have always inspired and entertained me, are...
1.) Maybe It's Just Me - Viktor aka Wonder Man is probably the only person I know that is as geeky and gay as me. I love 'Maybe it is just me' because it is like my very own news channel with a geeky gay twist. That and he's a fan of Wonder Woman too!
2.) K Clark's Corner - I love this one too. Mr. Clark is a really good writer and keeps me abreast of everything going on in gay news and the music world.
3.) KA-OS Theory - This blog is by one of my favorite bloggers Zee Jai (who hails from The UK) and he works so hard to put together a comprehensive news compendium, with a gay bias, every single week. As you all can tell a bitch loves to be informed!
4.) Two Cents Worth Down Under - I love this blog, by Damien, because it is so REAL. Whatever Damien is feeling he expresses it to the reader. Of all the bloggers I've ever read I feel like I know him most and that's because he's brutally honest.
5.) Bama Boi Blues - I love this one because, like the former blog, Bama just comes from the gut and writes whatever is on his mind and in his heart. He does not post often but I am always glad whenever he does.
6.) I'll Keep You Posted - Corey Jarell is actually the man who got me started blogging. He told me I had a flair and that I should write one. So I did! Be that as it may I love the whole vintage/retro feel of I'll keep you posted. Corey is historical popular culture buff and I've learned so much about great celebrities of the past from his blog.
7.) The Gaytekeeper - For sexy MEN (and I do mean SEXY) and philosophical thought check out Gaytekeeper's blog. I've learned a lot from him and think he's a fabulous person.
Blogger That I Miss...
Taylor Siluwe - When I found out that Mr. Siluwe passed away I was shocked and devastated. When I started blogging Taylor was one of the first people to ever reach out and give me support. And, two years ago, when all of that hullabaloo happened with what's his name Taylor talked me down. I will fondly remember our conversations via e-mail and instant messenger (which there were only a few). Taylor was a wonderful man and I admired his strength and humor through it all, even as he stared directly into the face of his impending demise.
Mr. Siluwe you were wonderful and I will never forget you.
Bloggers I wished I'd never met....
Okay, I can't leave without throwing some reads. For every four great people I've encountered in the blogsphere there has been one asshole, without fail. At this moment three come to mind...
I refuse to name them because they will not garner ANY press from my blog, ever...
1.) Recently, I had a fall out with this fool. Because I am friends with someone he no longer liked he blocked me from his Facebook page and banned me from another page that I used to frequent.
Why? Well, in addition to liking someone that he disliked I discovered that he is a plagiarist (someone who steals other people's ideas and takes them as his own).
To be honest he did me a favor. I was sick and tired of his annoyingly militant feminism (if you don't agree with him you are a woman beating/rapist misogynist. I wonder if he talks about Patriarchal Misogyny as much as he types the phrase?) ; his whining about how HORRIBLE it is to be black (well dark skinned and black) in America; and how much he despises light skinned black people.
No originality whatsoever...
Unless Toni Morrison or Bell Hooks wrote it he's basically a mute.
Newsflash: Just because you're gay does not mean you have a vagina. Formulate your OWN theory instead of co-opting the feminist movement (this goes for every obnoxious radically feminist gay man in the world).
2.) Two years ago I was star struck over this fool. Now, I see him for the degenerate that he was and probably still is. Honestly, I was starry eyed, kind of naive, and young (er). The fantasy he sold me was not even 5 percent of the reality.
He was a liar and a fraud and I fell for the okie doke. But it was good that I fell for it because now I can see it coming from a light year away.
I will say this in his favor...
That fool got me to visit San Francisco and I'm so glad I did. Yeah, he was totally lame in bed but I'll always have some love in my heart for him for that.
That and he totally inspired one of my most EPIC READS!
3.) This one is not even worth an explanation. Simply because I was caught up over number two this whiny sad sack, that I always supported, stopped talking to me. Good.
One thing I've learned is that everyone online plays a role to some degree.
I know better now.
Again, I just want to thank you all for giving me love and support.
Granted, while this blog is coming to an end I will STILL be in the blog world. As I've said before I am creating my own writer's blog that will feature my musings and creative works. I am serious about my story telling now and really want to use this medium to that end. I will give you all a heads up when it is completed...
With that said farewell my friends!
Prince Toddy English.