Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Gay Men LIke to Blog and Have an Immense Apppetite for all things cable and online

Not surprising, a recent survey of 2630 US adults found that 62 percent of gay men and lesbians love to watch alternative programming on cable. Also 66 percent of gays and lesbians love to go online and 27 percent of GLB adults blog.

While we are not fond of music magazines and their web sits, we really like to blog. 28 percent responding blog either frequently or occasionally. Since this survey was taken last year, I am guessing that even more gay men are blogging than ever before.

Why do we blog? First off, it gives us the freedom and the platform to express ourselves, even expose our loves, hates, fears, etc. It gives us a forum where we can meet like minded individuals who share common interests and desires. It teaches us discipline. We can do this in a sitting position. Some of us bare our souls and ourselves in a way we couldn't do face to face in conversation.

For some of us, it is a liberating feeling. For others, it is a place to brag about our exploits, to gossip, to share information and news, to get our points across.

Whatever it is for you, I appreciate your acceptance of me and my blog into this vast online community of proud and gay men. It is here that we can make a difference, have some fun, get to know one another. We can exchange WOOFS and even cruise. It is fun and it is meaningful.

Let me know why you got started blogging. I have met a lot of really cool guyz blogging. You are the men who shape public opinion today. Thanks for sharing your lives with me. You are the best.

8 comments:

Andrew said...

27% of gays and lesbians blog? What an extraordinary figure. While totally unresearched, I think the figure for Australia would be very much lower.

ROBOCUB said...

I can't believe that 27% figure is true. Most [gay] people I mention the word "blog" to have never ever heard of it. They always say, a what? What's a blog?

Not to mention that 99% of them are techo-illiterate.

cola boy said...

I do it for release relaxation and because I want to let my friends (and strangers) know my thoughts and what is going on in my life.

Greg said...

Blogging makes me feel connected. I love writing and reading what others have to say. Maybe even something I write might help someone. You never know.

Jason Appleby said...

I think my blogging is a function of my self-involvement. ;-) But in all seriousness, it's the easiest way to keep myself honest - if it's in my head at the time, it's in my blog. It's a diary I can't lose, and having a re-read every couple of months helps me put the chaos into perspective.

Todd said...

Howdy :) Let's see I have been blogging since last August I think. If not at least close to that. I like the idea so I can express my feelings. Get things out in the open. Although I think I occasionally piss people off. My posts aren't as frequent as I might like though or as interesting.

Keith said...

I always thought of keeping a diary or something of what my life has been like but was to lazy to do it shorthand. Blogging seems the most logical next step for me. Plus I like to read what is going on in other people's lives.

brandon said...

heya, I blog because it's damn fun. I love comments from new visitors too.