As I mentioned in my Welcome, I have actually been a reader and writer of blogs for a while. Some time ago, I stumbled upon the first two I had read by openly gay authors: Josh and Josh and InnerJoeJoe. I wasn't looking for "gay blogs" per se, I just liked what these guys were doing.
Needless to say, I soon discovered that there were lots of guys out there that were writing about going through the things I'd been grappling with. It was good to see that I was not alone. Some of those blogs will now be added to the list I will keep here.
In September, I happened upon A Boy's Life in Utah through a link on IJJ. I was immediately struck by the courage of the kid...to be going through the coming out process in a place where being anything but straight is probably a major no-no...I mean, you do not get much more conservative than Utah.
As I read his posts, I was inspired to start putting my own story so far into words. I started writing in a Word document about how I got to where I am at this point in the process. I knew I wanted to turn it into a blog, but it needed to be more anonymous than my main blog. So, I took the time to create a new account and "Figuring Myself Out" was born.