This is my first blog post in almost a year, I don’t really owe anyone an explanation, because there aren’t too many people who read this thing, but in the event that you stumble upon this page and wanna know why I took such a huge chunk of time off between posts allow me to recap.
I’ve been creating content consistently; it just wasn’t happening in the form of blog posts because I lacked what the NPC drones in the corporate world call “the bandwidth”. During my break from blogging I was doing tons of other stuff, including:
Livestreaming and building a YouTube channel. It’s still very much a work in progress, but I managed to take my page from about 20 followers to over 300 in less than a year. I realize this is still beyond miniscule by YouTube Standards, but still a huge jump up from the pitiful following I had in early 2021.
For those who aren’t into the whole video thing you can also get an audio version of my show The Savage Sacktap in podcast form on Spotify, iTunes, and pretty much everywhere else podcasts are downloaded.
I also spent the spring and summer studying for and testing out on a number of personal training certifications. As you may have gleaned from past blog posts, I’ve been a dedicated meathead my whole life and I’m also a huge bookworm. Since the Post 9/11 GI Bill offered cold hard cash to spend my free time studying fitness, taking a few certification courses was a no-brainer. I finished testing in September and now have Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, Group Fitness, and Elite Trainer certifications from the International Sports Sciences Association. Over the holidays I started using those certifications to earn more cash by training people in high intensity interval classes at gyms in Jersey City and Hoboken.
My sister’s wedding was in September, and I figured that instead of being an asshole and pouring my energy into a blog that maybe a couple dozen people read, I should be present and enjoy this wonderful moment with my family.
October was a huge work month for me with trips to both the Exxxotica Convention and Comic Con, in addition to creating all sorts of Halloween content for the radio show that I produce.
Then it was time to celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday, Thanksgiving, the birth of my first nephew, and of course the birth of our lord and savior Jesus Christ, before ringing in the New Year.
Now that I’ve settled into a steady schedule with my group fitness side hustle and the Christmas rush is through, I finally have the time to sit down and share my thoughts in written form. I’ll probably be a little rusty, and these first few posts may feel a bit clunky, but bear with me and I promise that before long the writing will once again rise to a level that some of you will hopefully find readable.
There’s a lot of weird, messed up shit going on in the world, along with some pretty awesome stuff too (like there are tons of regular every day chicks who have decided to post videos of their tits, clams, and buttholes on sites like OnlyFans, it’s a really special time to be alive!), and I’ll be taking a look at all of it here and on my various other platforms. So with all that said, I’d like to wish you a happy New Year, and invite you to follow me as I engage in a Sisyphean effort to build a content empire.
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