Social Media Finally Found A Way To Get A Girl Her Own Gay – jacksandjills.com!

 

Before I begin this post I feel the need to let the HubPolice know that while this may seem promotional, it does not contain any links in the text, doesn’t appear anywhere else on the Internet and I am hoping it will be allowed to stay published. I have been a member of HubPages for four years now, I am humbled by having 522 followers (oh wait, two just left while I was writing this, make it an even 520) and currently have 811 hubs that have not yet been deleted due to violations of the new rules that went into effect a few months ago. So now we may begin.

During the course of writing on HubPages and having my own website I have been approached more than a few times to either test products to then write about (see the entry about what happens when the padded underwear comes off here on hubpages) as well as being asked to write for different sites. While I didn’t mind wearing the butt pads for a day and writing about it, most of my “guest writing” felt forced or just not me. So when the gals of jacksandjills.com approached me about using some of my old material and requesting new material, I thought it was going to be yet another one of those, “How do I write about having butt pads I don’t need in my underwear and still make it sound like me?” I couldn’t have been more mistaken.

The best way to describe the jacksandjills.com website is by their tagline, “The path to friendship isn’t always straight.” This new magical land on the web invites people to connect in a new way. Are you a woman (Jill) who has been dying for the advice of a gay man (Jack) but can’t seem to find one in your area? (Or vice versa) Do you want only an Internet based relationship or are you looking to have someone to have coffee with on Sunday mornings? This site allows you to adopt or be adopted as well as read tons of articles on everything from cooking to how to tame your wild side (and hair). But the smart women who put this site together have their sights on being anything but the standard site we’ve all known before. They want to actually help people to find business mentors, create events in their area for gays and their gal pals as well as to assist with the local and global communities. Lofty goals, right? And when there’s Facebook who needs this site, right? Well, obviously you haven’t met the women behind this site, if everything that Oprah has told us about following our bliss is true then these three ladies are about to bliss themselves into huge success and those of us signed up for the site are going to reap the benefits.

I have been blessed with female friends for my entire life. When I was growing up the world was different and it looked at me as something different (true, any six year old who is quoting Paul Lynde instead of looking for a Tonka truck probably can’t help but be seen as different, right?) sometimes the only friends I had in life were female. I didn’t have to pretend to be anything else but myself when I was in their company. They didn’t expect me to act a certain way or be something that I wasn’t. It was really liberating and I learned what being accepted felt like, it felt like friendship. And as I grew into myself in adulthood I realized that I could pay back the years of girls who stood beside me when bullies attacked me or made their boyfriends stick up for me, I could tell them that they needed to stop wearing their hair the way they wore it in high school. I could tell them that the loser they were with had worn down their self esteem to the point where they could no longer see their fabulousness. Without knowing it I had become a Jack worthy of the Jills who had stood by me in childhood and adolescence.

So when the gals at jacksandjills.com came to me with the concept they were creating, I was onboard. After all, I was that Jack who was the “friend of honor” at my Jill’s first wedding, stood holding her and her children as her husband left this world and then got ordained online to marry her to her second husband. We have a bond that has been in place for over 30 years and I knew there had to be others out there (almost) as fabulous as us. What better network to be a part of than others who shared or wanted to share those experiences?

So while I will still write for hubpages and my own website, if you want to know where I’ll be hanging out with a martini in one hand and a quick biting quip coming from my lips in between sips, it’ll be jacksandjills.com. I encourage you if you are a gay man who doesn’t have a Jill in your life, or if you’re a Jill looking for a Jack or if you’re just someone who needs some advice (I’ll be giving my advice as the resident Gaytriarch on the site but there are tons of real experts who will be answering your most burning of questions as well) go to the site, create a profile and let the friendships begin to flow. It’s sort of like coming home to a safe and fun place to play, you know, like being a kid again, playing with your gal pal’s Easy Bake oven complete with Julia Child impersonation (that you have to explain to your gal pal) with no one judging you. So Jacks, tell your Jills to sign up (and vice versa) or if you don’t have a Jack or Jill in your life, here’s your chance to get one. We’ve just put a new light bulb in the Easy Bake oven and any gay knows you can’t eat a whole one of those cakes and stay gay thin, so share one with your gal pal, your Jill at jacksandjills.com!

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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

lol I love this. My best friend from junior high, thru college and even a while after is a gay guy. Unfortunately he moved down to Dallas so I don't get to see him much these days.

He introduced me to my husband who I've been married to for several years. He loves to brag about that accomplishment.

This is a clever idea.


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somelikeitscott 5 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Pamela, I love hearing stories like yours. FABULOUS!!This is also a great way for you and your gay to stay in touch, share articles, advice and more. Your gay sounds like a real Jack! Come on, join the fun!!!


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

LMAO!! You certainly have a way with words, my friend. On of my "crazy table" buddies in college was gay, and had a best-friend girl, and they were both my friends. It was kinda strange--I think that Roseanne was really a bit in love with Jack (the gay guy).


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Earth Angel 5 years ago

Aaaahhhhhhhhh, blessings and bows to my favorite Gaytriarch!!

That is "bows" as in a sign of reverence whereby I kneel to your greatness, not "bows" as in ribbons on presents! Although both work! Good to see/read you here on HubPages!

Just to set the record straight (okay not the best choice of words) there is NO HubPolice!

My Hubs are still being dinged because I have not had the time yet to upgrade them! I don't take it personally! And really, everyone's Hubs are getting sooooooooooooooo much better! I'm embarrassed by my lagging behind the curve when I usually lead the pack!

Look at your score, it's still 90!!! Everyone, including HubPages, loves you!! And somehow the two reappeared and your are at 522 followers again!

There is nothing wrong with raving about and reviewing another site on HubPages!

More on topic, I feel fortunate to have several Jack's in my life whom I love dearly! Yes, they are the ones who tell me my hair is outdated, and they have the skills to fix it! Or, that yes, that skirt really does make my butt look big and where are my Spanx and leave the chocolate covered almonds alone!!??

My Jacks are just the best! I can be loving and affectionate and fully myself because there is no chance they are going to "switch teams" and decide I am their favorite flavor!

My Jacks are much more honest than their straight counterparts - mostly because they have had to be so honest with themselves!

I'm sick to death of being pawed like a Christie Blinkley by men who can't see passed their own six inches! (I am being generous here!)

I just joined JackSandJillS.com! Make sure to remember the names are PLURAL or you'll get children's clothing! Yep, the confirmed, celibate spiritual advocate Earth Angel standing up, or bowing down, to her much appreciated, much loved Jack's!

Scott, aka Gaytriarch, you are the best Jack of all!!

Thanks for this morning eye-opener!

Blessings always, Earth Angel!

(Now also on JacksandJills.com)


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somelikeitscott 5 years ago from Las Vegas Author

EA - You always have been and remain just "THE BEST"

I realize there's no HubPolice but you know me, I don't embellish things, I bedazzle the crap out of them!As I recently tweeted. Which by the way the HubPagesHottest crew retweeted which made me feel some major love. I just joined twitter have no idea what I'm doing but you can follow me @somelikescott

EA, though we've never met, I consider you a very important Jill in my life. Here's to all the Jacks and Jills and the support, love and honestly they give one another!


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marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

Great Hub somelikeitscott. Voted up and awesome.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great hub and enjoyed reading it as always. I like the concept of the jacksandjills, and if i were of a younger age i would join as well. But i am still looking for my jacksandjacks site. Good job. dw


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somelikeitscott 5 years ago from Las Vegas Author

@paradise - I know that can happen, Jills falling in love with Jacks, it just never happened to me, that I knew about!

@marshacanada - thanks for the vote!

@d.william - Age? Bah! The idea of this site is that it has a true friendship AND mentorship feel to it. It goes beyond your typical "dating" "friendship" sites and dreams of helping people to connect in a way that truly benefits their life, whether it's getting advice from someone or simply reading why their cut flowers died after two days. Do yourself and those who can benefit from your knowlege a chance...check it out, reconsider and share all of your wisdom (which is VAST from reading your hubs)! And as always, I so appreciate you reading and letting me know you're reading my hubs!


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California

I always find more than expected when visiting your work Scott. Love the site BTW! Hope you're doing well.

K9


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Earth Angel 5 years ago

Hey K9keystrokes! Just Earth Angel here; a new Jill! I know, isn't Scott just the BEST! Blessings to all of you! Ms. Earth Angel Jill-in-the-Making!


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somelikeitscott 5 years ago from Las Vegas Author

k9keystrokes and EA - Thank you both so much for your continued love and support. I guess I'm just not "HubSuitable" at this point, tried to post something last week and it was flagged for being "too personal" - which as you both know, I'm all about. Do hope you'll visit my site as there are new posts there - www.somelikeitscott.com


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Earth Angel 5 years ago

What?? I didn't even know there was a category for being "too personal??" Someone with their own agenda I imagine! You are still the BEST! Blessings always, EA!


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California

If you weren't 'too personal' I might not have enjoyed your work so very much. You have had my support from the moment I read your hub "What’s A Nice Jewish Gay Boy Like Me Doing On A Hanukkah Like This?" over a year ago and before I began to write on HP.

Continued support on somelikeitscott without a doubt. So sorry you got tagged, makes me a little sad.

K9


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somelikeitscott 5 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks again kids - Yes, I'm a little sad too but I don't hold any grudges against the HubPages gang...I suppose it's progress!

You MUST know how much I appreciate all of the support and please know that I continue to read my faves here at HubPages whenever I have the opportunity and will continue to do so!

So don't be a stranger, visit me at www.somelikeitscott.com and email me whenever the fancy strikes you!


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SteffyRose 5 years ago from Bristol

That website is such a brilliant idea and you definitely wrote this beautifully well!

And as for the "too personal" I think the best hubs are always the ones that are a little bit personal!


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somelikeitscott 5 years ago from Las Vegas Author

SteffyRose - thanks for reading and commenting hope you visit the Jacks and Jills website too - very fun!!

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