Monday, September 16, 2013

Welcome to Papa Tony's Personal Blog

Papa Tony

For a few years now, I have been posting my personal opinions and philosophical viewpoint on the FetishMenSanDiego blog, as I built up a huge gathering of gay FetishMen online and in realspace.  As I step away from day-to-day operation of the group, I'm moving my personal writings, photos, audio and video to the Tribal Vibe with Papa Tony blog.

This is a healthy progression - I never planned to make FMSD All About Papa Tony, but I did, and in the long view, that's actually bad.  It's time to completely shift the group from "me", to "we".

I modeled my writing upon my blogging heroes Dan Savage, Michaelangelo Signorile, John Aravosis and Joe Jervis. I will continue to do that here, where it is appropriate.

I want my brothers who follow me in leadership to succeed and grow, without my overbearing ego obstructing things. There are some great new folks who are taking up the group after me, and it's time for me to clear the stage for them.

So, watch this space for what's new with my thoughts about our community.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I am hoping you are the Tony Llad from Chicago who had a leather shop on School and Wilton. I have been looking for years for you. You were like a father to me when I was young and I was in love with your collie Zar. My name than was Peggy Zea, a little red head girl. I hope you remember me. You gave me a puppy and I named him Duke. But my parents made me give him back to you. I have wondered so many times about what happened to you. If it is you and you remember me, could you contact me? It would be great to hear from you.