Gay surfers bombard the blog …

Hi, friends and readers:

Yesterday’s comment from Nick in Santa Cruz generated a huge amount of traffic and a flood of comments from gay surfers on both coasts, and from Hawaii, including this one from Jared in West Palm Beach, FL:

“Tell that dude from Santa Cruz the dudes in his posse were not his friends to begin with. If they were they wouldn’t care if he was gay, they would still accept him and not give him any shit about his sexual orientation. I have been out to my surfer friends since I was 17 and it’s never been a problem because they care about me and they know I care about them and that’s all that matters.”

Well said, I think.

I hosted an impromptu party at my place last night for three guys in their mid-20s and one guy’s girlfriend. It lasted way too long and I drank way too much and now I’m hosting them for dinner tonight. I feel like I’m back in Berlin, where my home became party central last summer. Will I never learn?

It’s another steamy day on the island. I have a slew of errands to run this afternoon, and a pile of correspondence to tend to so I’m going to keep this post brief. Enjoy your Tuesday, everyone.

3 thoughts on “Gay surfers bombard the blog …

  1. Martin, I just wanted to let you know that I am a fan (though pretty quiet) of your work and really enjoy your blog, it is lively and timely, and I love the daily pic’s. Please keep it up. J

  2. Very good blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m
    completely confused .. Any recommendations? Thank you!

    • Hi, Violet:

      If you’re an aspiring writer, the first thing you need to do is buy a copy of John DuFresne’s book, The Lie That Tells a Truth It’s the best book on creative writing I have read to date.

      As to website vs. blog? Blogging with WordPress worked fine for me for a few years, but then I started posting links to my books that were selling through my publishers and through Amazon. WordPress declared my blog “too commercial”, and kicked me out. I had to hire a website consultant to build a website for me, which wasn’t cheap, and was very time-consuming, but now I am glad I did it. In either case, a website or blog can be a great promotional tool for an up-and-coming writer.

      Best of luck,

      Martin Delacroix

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