Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The end...

Well, my dear readers (all one or two of you left), I'm going to sign off here for the year. And possibly more permantly as well. As you've no doubt noted, I'm not exactly a regular blogger by anyone's standards and so it doesn't feel right to keep this blog ticking along, barely gasping for life with my irregular posts.

The thing is, I just don't feel the need to blog anymore. I don't feel like I've got anything interesting to add to the blog. It started off as a bit of an experiment, on the suggestion of one of my friends who maintained a blog of his own. He thought it would be a good thing for me to do - documenting my coming out experience. And it was. And then it converted into the story of Monty's Hunt for Mr Right, which was a long and winding road, to say the least. Along the way, I met some lovely guys, some very HOT guys, some boring guys and one or two guys who I prefer not to think about. And then, out of the blue, McBrad! My gorgeous man. And so the blog changed again, following the changes in my life as "Monty and McBrad", dealing with being in a relationship. But now, over 3 years down the track, and 21 months into our relationship, with things going along swimmingly well, I feel like I've just come to the end of my blogging career. There just doesn't seem like anything worth saying that's relevant and interesting.

I've been blessed with a loyal little readership who've encouraged me along the way, given me hints and suggestions when I was at a loss, cheered me through my slutty summers, and given me virtual hugs when I've been feeling bruised and lost. Thank you most sincerely. You will probably never know how much it meant to me to have your support! In particular, I'd like to say thanks to all the bloggers who I've been lucky enough to meet in person, both here in Sydney and in London!

But now, it's onwards and upwards with McBrad. We're about to celebrate our second Christmas together, then head down to the beach house for a few days, and then back to Sydney in time for New Year's! I love Sydney in summer and it's a great time to be with the man you love.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year! Never fear, I shall still be in the background, reading your blogs and making the odd comment, but I don't think I'll be back here in MAAM...but I shan't say never. Thanks again.

Monty! xxx


Campbell said...

Thanks for all that you've shared with us Monty. I hope that life continues to be fun, rewarding and challenging (in a good way) for you. I hope you and McBrad have a wonderful Christmas and may 2010 bring you exciting times together.
Take care. xx

Peter said...

Monty, I'm sorry you're leaving but I can understand why.
Enjoy life, enjoy gorgeous McBrad and have a great life together.

Wishing you all the joys of the season.

Vlad said...

Good luck Monty - it's so true that being happy does not leave time or effort for much blogging! Happy Christmas!

Tom said...

That's a shame, if not unexpected, and I can't complain seeing I've done the same with my blog!

Happy Christmas! We must catch up in the New Year! Meanwhile, see you on twitter. ;)

Nik_TheGreek said...

Take care of yourself!
Good luck with everything you do!
Merry Christmas

Soul Seared Dreamer said...

Not really unexpected, as Tom highlighted. It's usually a good sign when you outgrow the blog - its indicative of moving to a better place in life. Glad to see you making that transition - but you will be missed.

All I demand is an occasional email to say hi :)

Till next time.

Andrew said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us - it has been great being able to follow your ups and downs. Anyway - best wishes for the future.

Darth Gateau said...

Toodle-oo. My blog has also gone untended for far too long - if it were a pet, someone would have popped a needle into it long ago.

Alas. All good things come to an end. Do drop into Facebook and say hi now and again, won't you?!

Adaptive Radiation said...

A little sad to see the end of the blog but I'd have to admit it's very much a happy ending (and with the pet shop boys too)! Best of luck with it all. xx

Mike said...

No. No stopping of blog. No. We need it!!

You have been a huge inspiration to me in particular and I know so many of your regular readers have loved, and will continue to love this blog. Please keep in touch with us all and let us know what is going on with you, and McBrad, and the house and the job and...


Poobaba said...

Thanks for letting us have a peek into your life. You have made me laugh, smile and cry at times. I'm so happy that you finally found the one.
N x

wordage said...

So glad you shared your journey with us. It was great to read, and good to meet you too. As you say, never say never, the blogging urge may return at any time!

Wishing you both a happy 2010, and hopefully catch up next time we're south of the equator.

Phil said...

Hey Monty, I have retired my blog as well, being in much the same place as you are. Thank you for your comments & advice from time to time, it's much appreciated. I hope life continues to treat you well. You never know, one day we may bump into each other somewhere!
Take care!