Saturday, May 08, 2004
In my nine months of writing Designerblog, I've been surprised and delighted to find it on a number of link lists with another in process right now (thanks Corin!). I suppose if I were 25, cute or really buff, and willing to write in detail about my sex life I, too, could have ten or fifteen comments after every entry but it's way too late for that in the first case, is debatable in the second, and just isn't my style in the third.
What has been eye-opening and fascinating is to experience the wide variety and astonishing openness of gay experience on the web via the work of gay bloggers. I still have straight friends who think that all gay men want the same things and think the same way. If I think they aren't from the "too much information" crowd I often mention checking out gay blogs as a way of getting over the "monolithic" idea of gay life. In the final analysis, simply being so out and so vivid on the web may be the greatest and most influential aspect of gayblogs in a worrisomely reactionary and conservative social climate.