Last fall I started following a blogger in Brisbane, Australia who writes the blog, Living Gay Brisbane, but lately he’s found himself in the throws of a romance that I’d love to hear more about when he feels comfortable opening up about it. Earlier today I visited his blog and noticed that he had nominated BosGuy.com for an Australian blogging award called the Liebster Award.
The concept behind this award is to help bring exposure to different blogs – something I can really appreciate . The nomination process requires me to answer questions and nominate two bloggers. I will nominate Aussielicious and my husband & i, two well known blogs, and bloggers I respect and read.
Why did you start your blog? and where do you see it in the future?
I started BosGuy.com to better understand how to blog so I could apply that knowledge in my professional life and at the same time I thought I could capture life events to have something to look back upon. The blog quickly evolved into more than that, and now I use it primarily as a way to promote LGBTQ life here in Boston and in the summer in Provincetown and Ogunquit.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I echo Living Gay Brisbane’s advice. I would encourage my younger self to have come out earlier. However, growing up at the height of the AIDS epidemic in a small, close-minded community that perceived homosexuality as a perversion impacted me more than I’d care to admit and am proud that I was at least able to come to terms with who I was when I did despite my surroundings.
Who in your inner circle did you first show your blog to?
Long time readers won’t be surprised that I first showed my blog to my partner, Sergio, who was very supportive of the idea and remains my unofficial PR manager – consistently sharing my posts and telling people about BosGuy.com.
Love, sex or money? Which one would you choose?
I want all of it and don’t think you have to compromise. Love and sex are the opposite sides of the same coin – I can’t imagine having one without the other and fortunately for nearly 20 years, I’ve not had to compromise. With regards to money, my partner and I will never be wealthy as compared to the financial success many of our friends have attained, but we are more than able to pay our bills and that affords us an opportunity to enjoy our time together in a way many cannot. I know how lucky we are and try not to take it for granted.
What is your idea of the perfect first date?
Sorry, I couldn’t resist – it truly was the first thing that came to mind.
What are your non-negotiables when it comes to a boyfriend?
Someone who I can be honest with and who can help me be the best possible version of myself. I also need that person to allow me to be that same source of inspiration for them. Corny, I know but also true in my case.
The first time I realized I was in love?
I realized my feelings for Sergio went deeper than anyone I’d previously met after we had an argument, while we were traveling in Brazil. In previous situations that discord would have resulted in me walking away, but despite my frustration it didn’t even cross my mind. The moment that realization sunk in – it was a game changer.
Thank you for the nomination Living Gay Brisbane. Aussielicious & my husband & i feel free to answer the following questions and nominate two bloggers you respect and enjoy should you like to accept my nomination.
- Why did you start your blog? and where do you see it in the future?
- What advice would you give to your younger self?
- Who in your circle did you first show your blog to?
- Love, Sex or Money? Which one would you choose?
- What is your idea of the Perfect first date?
- What are your non-negotiables when it comes to a relationship?
- First time you realised you were in love?
- Celebrity Crush?
- Display your nomination on your blog and thank the person who nominated you.
- Nominate other bloggers for this award and let them know about it.
- Form questions for them or do as I did and use the ones provided.