UNB has been through many iterations over the last almost 12 years. It still seems odd to say nearly 12 years. It seemed like it took me forever to get to 10 years, and now it’s just zooming by. I look back on UNB as Eras over the the past 12 years.
The first era was the beginning from 2008-2009. It was me cranking out the content. Then, in 2009, I got guys writing and had my first asst editor, John, who was terrific! He helped me grow the blog. It was like a roller coaster when I had 4-5 guys writing and back to myself. Then we had the straight guys. In 2016 ish, we had all straight guys writing ad then it goes back to just me. I blame this on a crapy job I had that wore me down.
The world of blogging has changed over the last 12 years as well. I”m at a point where I want to pivot again. There have been so many periods of burn out and “I have done it all” on the blog. I know that I haven’t done it all, and we have new readers all the time, and it’s good to revisit topics every few years. The reason for my latest inspiration has been Producing and making the podcast. I want to do something a lot more personal on UNB.
When I started UNB, I decided to go very “journalistic” and make it all about underwear and brands. I put in some opinions and personal things. As the blog grew, the more personal things we put in the blog, the better the traffic the posts generated. You guys want to read what is going through my mind and other guys. I am going to do more personal posts, and one up is the body image issue. I am not comfortable with who I am and posting pics. There I have said it. But that’s going to be the first post I plan on writing and sharing more of my loves and getting other guys to share their opinions and loves.