Now, it's time for a brief lesson on Dutchess History. Some of you know this is a fairly new blog, and it is.
Most of you don't know that I'm an old timer in the blogging world. I had a blog from early 2005 until 2008. I then took a year plus hiatus due to illness, family, stress and burnout.
It's hard to be 100% you when your family, co-workers and 3D life friends find and read your personal blog. Not that I have anything to hide, it's just that when I would post HNT, or bitch about work, or tell a hilarious anecdote about home, family and etc..., someone was bound to take things out of context, get hurt, upset or offended.
When that happened, I found myself becoming inhibited, censored, and trapped in a place that use to make make happy, but had become a place where I no longer wrote with abandon, but instead, worried about everyone else. It was fucking exhausting!
I keep my old blog up, and sporadically post every few months. I have kept in touch with a few really great blog friends, and try to keep up with the old bloggers that are still blogging around.
One bloggy friend, however, never stopped asking me to come back to blogland. I went back and forth debating if I wanted to blog again.
However, I missed the freedom of the anonymity of early blogging. I missed writing without pause and having a place to be just me.
So, I went for a new name, and new digs, and voila, here I am. (you lucky bastards).
I use to LOVE playing Half-Nekkid Thursday, and after visiting Gucci Mama and seeing that Os is still doing the amazing HNT, I decided that I'm jumping back on that wagon.
Behold! The Dutchess' first (kind of)
Now, click that little blue button up there and go give Os some sugar.