So Long Some Like It Scott…For Now!
The Some Like It Scott website and Don’t Get Me Started blog began in August 2006. I had won an opportunity to be the official blogger for Project Runway’s season 3 on the official website at bravotv.com giving my sassy commentary after each week’s episodes. I received hundreds of comments (good and bad) each week and it even got me an interview at the Style network (turns out that they only wanted to gossip about the show and see if I knew who was going to win that year). The editor I worked with at Bravo offered me an opportunity to have my personal blog and website listed on their sister site because he was sure that I had one and that it was hilarious. I didn’t have a blog or a website but I knew I had hilarious covered. Scrambling and having no experience at all I decided I needed to create a website. I signed up with one of those host your domain, customize the templates and create your own website sites. I did not surface for 72 hours. Again and again I would tweak the look of the top border or the picture on this page or that page. I didn’t have any idea what I was doing but I was convinced that I had to learn enough so as to not make it look some cookie cutter website. As anyone who has ever designed a website will tell you, you’re never “finished” with it, it’s constantly evolving and you’re daily making tweaks to something on it.
In my last blog for Project Runway I was able to mention my site. This brought the first people to my site and in 2006 I was voted as one of the Top Ten Readers’ blogs by The Advocate magazine. Next I was contacted by Paramount Studios to premier the One Night Only video from the movie Dreamgirls on my site before the film was released. The partner of the film’s director had seen my blog in The Advocate and told the film’s Marketing department about me. There was a promise of an interview with the director (which never happened) and I was sent a case of paperback novelizations of the movie and three posters signed by Jennifer Hudson. Next it was email interviews with RuPaul and many up and coming musical artists which I was sure was going to make me the next Mary Hart (except more Jewish looking and not so annoying). I really thought I was moments away from getting the “big call.” You know the one where they want me to start writing for E! or some other network. When everyone in the blogging world went to video blogs, I went too. This I was sure was going to catch Rosie O’Donnell’s eye or at the very least I would go viral on YouTube (the kind of viral where you don’t need an antibiotic). I toiled, I made sure that I was doing reciprocal links from my site to other sites, I was getting my site on blog rolls, and I was sending emails and commenting on news stories with links to my site. All the while working full time and updating the site with a new blog at least five times a week.
This August will be four years of working on the site and unfortunately, I don’t know where blogging is headed next but I think it will need to continue on without me, at least when it comes to daily blogging. I have loved ranting and raving, having people tell me I’m going to hell or that I’ve touched on something that they can relate to, comments good and bad are great to get because as I’ve always said, blogging is a strange experience as unless someone comments you don’t who has read your blog or if they liked it or not. (Basically I could be practicing blogging masturbation where I’m the only one getting anything out of it.) There are more than 900 blog entries, essays and interviews on the site and I’m very proud of all of them. Writing every day has made me a better writer and now it’s time to see if I can’t take the energy I’ve put into this blog and create something more lasting or on the cutting edge of what writing will become. I have several ideas from books to e-books to plays to screenplays. I’m not sure where I’ll head next but I hope that those of you who have followed my blog will come along on the journey with me when the time comes.
The Some Like It Scott website will stay up so if you’ve found me on hubpages or one of the other sites where my blogs are listed and never visited the actual website, here’s your chance. All of the blogs are there so if you’re one of my morning coffee with Some Like It Scott pals, I would suggest you start at the beginning in August 2006 and read a blog a day to wean yourself off of the daily routine. Sure some are about what was going on at the time and may be out of date but for the most part they’re just my take on life.
I want to finish by saying that I appreciate all of the people who have written in to me over the years and I hope you’ll stay in touch. Thank you so much for reading, laughing and crying with me over life and the world around us. As my Mother always says to me, “Keep a sense of humor, it’s critical.”
Again, thank you!
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An acquired taste, like Tab cola, Some Like It Scott is one gay man's experiences with love, life and things that make him crazy, all done to a musical theatre soundtrack.