I wanted to introduce one of our writers, kevinatkinson (@IKEAtkinson on Twitter) and it seemed the best way was through his own words – by posting one of his personal blog posts which has a little something to do with labels. Here it is posted below, and be sure to check out the rest of his blog, The Unofficial Official Blog of Kevin Atkinson.
For what it’s worth, I originally pulled away from blogging a few years for many good reasons. Nothing quite puts the fear of people and what they discover via Google like an employee of yours bringing up your personal blog you’ve written while at work and going over their sales performance (yes that happened, hence me stopping the posts about 4 years ago.) There were other reasons too, but let’s get real, I wanted to very much avoid an HR sensitive issue.
So, for some reason, I decided on a whim the other day to reopen this can of worms and just say… screw it. I miss writing, even if it is filled with my poor grammar and terrible spelling. Or missing whole words that reduce the meaning of the sentence to pure gibberish. The world has been missing my strong, confused, man crazed, and constantly dancing voice out there in the interwebs. So, here I am world. I’m back!
So what does actually mean? Probably nothing. Save having awesome, random, and funny only to me posts about my life. But I’m more excited to say that I’m going to be joining a fellow blogger in writing and contributing to a blog about the wonderful world of being gay and the labels that come with it “Sex, Love, and Labels.”
Labels you say? You mean there’s more to being gay than watching Drag Race and thirsting over shirtless men? Yes. Yes there is. As our world grows ever wider and interconnected through the internet and social media, including the ever growing general acceptance of homosexuality (I’m delving into specifics of that, because let’s get real, the majority of the worlds still lives in places where being is punishable criminally.) But, the more interconnected we become, the more stratified we make ourselves. We need labels, descriptions, cubby holes, to separate and tell the world and others as often and as much as possible that “I am unique and special within this large world I have become so intricately tethered to.”
So, as part of that, I will be posting and editing that as well as restarting my life here. So…yeah. That’s that. I’m back y’all. Lord knows what else will happen from here.