The old saying goes, "time flies when you're having fun", and that certainly has proven true for me as I find myself at the one year anniversary of Scruffygear.com! One year ago I was anxiously preparing the website, thinking of ideas for blog posts, and hoping that someone might actually read my posts. To my delight, I've managed to think of posts each week and someone is actually reading! This week is all a big thank you to YOU for supporting my blog.
This blog is a labor of love for me. It actually began more than one year ago when I found myself in a sad place. I had so many good things in my life, yet I felt unfulfilled. I felt that way because a huge passion of mine is underwear and gear, yet I was doing little to explore that side of my life. I began blogging on a friends site (cockpitundies.com) and quickly found myself fulfilled by having an outlet to embrace my passion. After a few months, I decided to venture out on my own and scruffygear.com was born.
The purpose of this site is for me to share my love of underwear with all of you and inspire guys to branch out to try new and exciting styles of underwear. I have been overwhelmed by the response! I have heard from so many of you who have felt inspired to try new styles, new brands, and even explore new scenes such as wearing a thong on a beach or going to an underwear party. I will admit that it's not always easy coming up with new ideas each week (and it's certainly not cheap), but your comments, feedback, and success stories continue to motivate and inspire me! There have been weeks where I wonder if I should continue? I wonder if any of this really makes a difference? I'm happy to report that each and every time I have had those thoughts, I have been quickly rewarded with your stories and positive feedback. For that, I am thankful!
I am also thankful for the individuals who have contributed to the blog. Those who have answered questions for my research, those who have been interviewed, even a guest blogger! I'm also thankful to the brands who have contributed products to me for review and even fellow bloggers who have offered support. The underwear community is as supportive as...well...underwear itself!
I will leave you now with a few of my favorite posts from the past year. Some are favorites because they were fun to write, while others are favorites because they resulted in strong responses from you. Enjoy the trip down memory lane and thank you again for your continued support of scruffygear.com. YOU help remind me that when you live out your passion, fantastic things happen! Thank you again and keep coming back each week for more posts!
This is where it all began! My first post which actually was originally posted on Cockpit Undies.
This surprised me as being one of the top read (if not the top) posts on the site. It made me realize how many thong fans and thong-curious guys are out there.
This is another one of those posts where the response surprised me. It's great to see how many guys are curious to break out of the traditions when it comes to men's underwear. I'm also appreciative to the guys who offered their expertise on the topic.
This was a fun one to write because this harness is soooo fun! I love spotlighting start-ups and it's been so awesome to watch his business take off!
This one was personal. I love this one because the idea came from a reader who helped me through my writers block and lead to the beginning of a great partnership and friendship with my friends over at Underwear News Briefs.