Friday, September 12, 2008

1 Year Of... Bloginess


Crazy Sam's Bloginess

You all were wondering what the countdown was for and now you know! On September 12th 2007, Crazy Sam's Bloginess had its humble start with this post. Unlike the usual, it wasn't a first-posty-introductory one. This was because, this blog was actually a sequel to my earlier blog. That one was born at a time when I was frustrated and confused of being gay. But by God's grace, I was blessed with a bunch of friends (some of whose words you can see on the second row of the middle column). I have no words to describe the effect they had on me, making me easy about my homosexuality, wiping out whatever guilt I had.

And this blog represents the confident Sam and if you have read that first post, you will see that I was even taking chance of attending a gay party! I'm totally comfortable about my sexual orientation that I surprisingly have no hesitation to tell my parents that I'm gay. But I know although I'm ready, my parents aren't and I don't want to give them a shock. Some times I wish I had an elder brother and I would have come out to him by this time. My parents would have been also fortunate to see the wedding of at least one of their sons.

Anyways, to celebrate this one year of bloginess, I'm thrilled to flaunt the blog's new attractions. Crazy Sam's Bloginess now runs on a faster-loading template. Now the blog's banner responds to your clicks taking you to the home page.
And as you can see, the banner-image has changed - a more daring one! And I chose the earlier banner photo for the mock-up magazine cover so that I could finally reveal the face of this gorgeous body.

Crazy Sam's Bloginess

And who is he? Nick Beyeler is not a stranger at all for the gay community as he has given us so many enticing shots in which he wore almost nothing. Nick is a world aerobics champion, cover model and an actor. For those who are interested to know more about him, you can click here for the droolishious pics and the interview he gave to Ohlala Mag. Thank you Nick, you've been a wonderful bait to lure readers to this blog. Let's hope the new guy is equally "skilled"!

I'm really excited to show off the new addition - CSB Random Video, which you might have noticed at the top right corner. CSB Random Video features
music videos, gay-centric ads, gaylicious clips, fashion shows, movie trailers... anything that I think is cool to share with my readers. Over 100 videos are added (and I will be adding more!) which will be shown randomly each time when you refresh the page or click the blog's banner.

A new badge is now available if you want to link to this blog in a "sammish" style. This blog will now be able to be read in 8 more languages with the Google translator widget. So don't hesitate to check out all these cool additions and let me know your opinions.

I thank everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for making this journey so fascinating. And let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Pepe for being an ardent reader of this blog from the very first post.

Also special thanks to the following techies for their generous contribution to this blog.Crazy Sam's Bloginess

Other Articles Shown On The Cover:

Bloggy Award Reviews Crazy Sam's Bloginess
The Cock-Out Attitude
4th Time Unlucky?
The Gay Parade And The Media

Update - Wednesday, April 1, 2008:
The banner is changed and CSB Random Video is no longer hosted.

Check out these related posts too!
Crazy Sam : Up-close & Personal!
How To Turn-On Sam : Nine Sure Shot Ways!

  • nick September 12, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Congrats hon! Proud to have you on my blogroll and even better to know that you've embraced who you are :) Loving the site tweaks - I'm cooking up a revamp too! ;) xxx

  • Kris Bass September 12, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Very cool! Congrats! I too am a big fan of you! Happy Onam too! ;)

  • Anonymous September 12, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Congratulations and where's celebrations??? Hehehe :P

    enjoy and keep rocking on. :D

  • Anonymous September 12, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Woah! Awesome everything!

    If only you'd update daily, and if I wanted everyone I know to know about my sexuality, I'd make your blog my homepage!

    It's playing "Frozen" right now :) I like!
    And I like everything! Congrats again :)

  • Anonymous September 13, 2008 at 1:20 AM

    Congrats on your anniversary!

  • Crazy Sam September 13, 2008 at 9:03 AM

    Nick: Thanks man. I know you'll be able to come up with an amazing revamp with all the css skills you have! Looking forward to it. :)

    Kris Bass: Whoaw! When a famous guy says he is a big fan of me, I'm totally speechless!
    Happy Onam!! ;)

    BloggingKnight: Thanks. Celebrations? This blog itself is a celebration, don't you feel so? :D

    UnsungPsalm: Even I too wish I could update this blog daily. But there are two hitches: One, my life and thoughts aren't that happening to blog daily. And two, I get to spend very little time to think about blogging when work eats most of my day.

    Thank you very much for those ego-boosting words, I feel like I'm on cloud nine. :P
    Glad to know you're enjoying this site.

    Freshmess: Thank you dude! :)

  • pepe M. September 13, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    OMG! you made me feel so SPECIAL by mentioning my name! thanks sammy...thanks...

    i was quite actually clueless about the countdown...gosh,you deserve all the accolades baby! you are such a TREAT!

    i so wanna celebrate with you now! cmon, lets hit LE meridien at cochin! its my treat! argh! sigh...wish your just nearby..

  • Rambunctious WhipperSnapper September 13, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Samuel, you're a very special person and a even more special blogger. I hope you keep blogging forever ...

    Also, I love the new CSB ..... your talent shines through ....

    Cheers .....

    p.s. Since this comment has become too somber, I would like to add that you really deserve a "pat" on the back for completing one year :P ...

  • Brian September 13, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Congrats, Keep up the good vibe!!

  • Soul Seared Dreamer September 13, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Sammy Sammy Sammy. A whole year. Congrats. It's great to read how much has changed and for the better too. I'm blessed that you were part of my journey as I have been part of yours. It sounds to melike you've made some real great progress.


    PS - loving the new look of the blog. Hot hot hot hot. I'm surprised you've chosen a stud with such a sexy looking tat. Have you finally learnt to appreciate a sexy tat.

  • monkie September 14, 2008 at 7:47 AM

    Happy anniversary :D
    love the new look

  • Crazy Sam September 14, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    Pepe: A treat at Le Meridian? WOW! What a perfect way to celebrate this occasion. We both can also hit Thandav and have some butt-shaking DJ! Hehe! ;)

    Whippy: Aww Whippy, that is so sweet! Thank you buddy, thanks for appreciating my mock-up magazine cover. I hope Nick Beyeler won't sue me for this. LOL! :D

    Brian: Thank you Brian. I appreciate your taking the time to comment this post. :)

    Amit: Oh dude! You have no idea how happy I am to at last see a word from you! I missed you so damn much!! HUGS!!

    Yes, I have started liking small tats if done in a tasteful way. But I still prefer a guy with no tats at all as my boyfriend. :P

    Monkie: Thank you Monkie. I am really grateful for all the efforts you put in shaping the man that I'm today.

  • Prash September 16, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    Congratulations ~! I love your blog because it is so colourful, gai (and also gay!) and very ergonomic (you use the three-lay out)....

  • Oxy September 18, 2008 at 3:33 AM

    Congrats for finishing a year over here.

  • Hidden Me September 19, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Congrats on completing one year buddy.. This blog is really good.. :-)

  • savante September 21, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    GReat to have you around for a year already :) And a new banner too!

  • Crazy Sam September 22, 2008 at 5:55 AM

    Prash, Oxy, Hidden Me, Savante: Thank you guys! :D

  • Emily October 15, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Aesome job! i justed started blogging a couple of months ago! I will def celebrate when i hit a year!!

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