I did it! Go Phunk Yourself!!! turns 1 today on 6th March 2011.
Exactly a year ago I began writing this blog and I never really expected it to go on for a year. I have seen alot of blogs that have lasted 5 years and are still running, they always made me wonder how the hell do these people do it?.
Where do they get the time? Where do they get the energy? Where do they get the ideas? I still don't have the answer to these questions, however I've stopped wondering. If it's meant to be, GPY!!! will go on for as long as it can. Maybe at some point I'll stop posting for good or perhaps I'll take a break from writing, maybe even name a successor. I don't know - it's all too far fetched to think of right now!
Right now I'm loving it and I really don't plan on stopping any time soon! I am finally in-charge of something that's gone for a year and has received moderate success if I may say myself. The highlight has no doubt been the reaction of all the readers and the occasional messages from silent followers. You all have really been a tremendous push that has kept me going. I have mentioned somewhere previously that I had a blog before that didn't quite go as successfully as GPY!!!.
GYP!!! has done alot more in a year than my previous blog did. I guess that would be because I never really show-cased my personality. It was as dull as the daily weather report. All salt, no spice!
Looking past over the time that has passed, I'm glad that I started this blog. The increase in my confidence has been noticeable as I have started realizing that my opinions aren't as crazy and immature as I believed them to be and that there are people who agree with me. I still have a few twisted views but then it's all a part of meeting someone who would provide me deeper insight into the topic. I am very open to discussion and more than glad for constructive criticism.
Time has been good to me, no doubt there. There have been moments which I will never been able to forget. The most noticeable quite definitely was falling in love with Nathan. Hopefully I have amused you people with my silliness and occasionally I've had help from geniuses like Ryan. I have opened myself here and quite surprisingly haven't been absconded as I usually expect. There have been issues of internal struggle that I have voiced and the response has fueled my desire to not give up, I have none but you to thank. Occasionally there have been moments where I have talked about my homeland, Pakistan and then some. I don't publicize myself as a Gay Rights Activist, however when I have put up something it has been assuring that people stood by me even then. It has truly been a blast!
I'm still on my journey. In fact I have got quite a good distance to go but I'll get there. I know I'll be breaking alot of hearts with the decisions I make, but it's time I start being responsible for my own act. If I mess up, it's my mess and I'll be paying for it. If it's a cause for celebration, I'll rejoice. I know my ideas aren't conventional but at the end of the day I should be doing me. Phunking my heart out!
To all those who have been reading, I can't thank you enough. You have really been amazing at what you do - after all, you got me here. Thank you and good night!