So you may have read the title to this post and thought “what the shit?”
17 years ago I was a DJ on a community radio station with a pal of mine. We played Nirvana, Offspring, Chilli Peppers, Cyprus Hill, Pearl Jam, Greenday, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Silverchair, Grinspoon, soundgarden, Faith No More and a whoooole bunch of other cool tunes. Plus we yapped and yapped about funny crap we’d done, heard or seen. It was lots of fun but what made it more fun was when people would call in. Friends and family did of course, thanks Mum, but also lots of randoms did too. Some even became regular callers.
We pretended we wanted to share our music but really, deep down, we just wanted and loved the attention.
In a world where we all want a little attention it’s no wonder that I have settled into the Blogosphere quite well haha. I had MySpace and Facebook and they were fun for a while until I got kicked of for being “too honest and opinionated” Sheesh! I didn’t know there was such a thing. Again, I just wanted attention.
Even going all the way back to my school years it was the same thing. I was the class clown, mischevious and just nuts haha. One day the teacher came into the room to find me hanging from the rafters. A couple of months later I put a metal compass in a power point and switched it on. See… nuts. Hey, it made people laugh and happy so therefore I was happy.
Ive been in a few bands and one of which I was the front man. Loved the spotlight… eventually. I was a bit shy at first.
So here I am, almost, two years into my blog and I wanted to share something.
I didn’t start this blog for attention at all. I just started it to share my passion for little plastic soldiers and to find other like minded people. I didn’t expect to find so many cool and interesting people though. I didn’t expect followers or people to comment at all. I didn’t expect to be selected/asked to be a part of a universal project and to go overseas and play a game with fellow bloggers (i.e The Chapel).
I was just Re-reading comments from posts this year and I’m feeling the love people. It’s very, very humbling. I feel we have created a lovely little community within a community here and it’s really very cool. I like that it stretches across the globe and makes us all feel a bit closer.
I must be getting old feeling so sentimental over this dorky little hobby haha. I guess what I’m trying to say is “Thanks”. It’s really cool getting to know you all through your own unique posts and comments.
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Beer Boxing Football Burping and Farting lots of red meat (just cut the horns off and wipe its arse) etc etc etc