Thursday, March 02, 2006

Let the fun begin...

Hi and welcome to the Half-nekkid hosting blog created especially for the 2006 Rogue Festival.

On May 19th, 2005 blogging history was made.

On that date, a little known blogger in Montana by the name of Osbasso started an online experiment with almost no expectations."I figured it would last for a few weeks, and go no further than a handful of blogger buddies," Osbasso admits.

Little did he know he was about to unleash a virtual whirlwind on the blogosphere; and that whirlwind would travel the globe, growing in momentum and catching dozens, possibly hundreds in its wake. That whirlwhind?

Half-Nekkid Thursday.

It has shattered Osbasso's original expectations, and resulted in his 'handul of blogging buddies' growing to encompass friends from around the world. It has become a full-fledged community in and of itself and currently stands at about 500 participants.

The basic premise is simple: post a photo of yourself in a state of 'half-nekkidness' on your blog every Thursday. But those looking for a cheap thrill will be sorely disappointed. It's all in good, clean fun.Osbasso explains, "It is not a sex thing. Yes, there are many who post sexy pictures. But "half-nekkid" doesn't necessarily refer to the flesh. The concept of "half-nekkid" lies in the mind of the person posting the HNT. Many bloggers have used HNT to show parts of their soul, parts of their conscience, and parts of their lives. Many have used HNT to break out of whatever shells they might have found themselves living within."

Every Thursday contributors from around the world expose themselves physically and emotionally. People who find themselves shy and reserved in their daily lives have found themselves liberated by the experience and have often revealed an artistic side they didn't know they possessed.

The names listed on the sidebar are a few members of the HNT family who wanted to share themselves with the Rogue.

Enjoy your dip into HNT and enjoy the rest of Rogue 06!

13 Comments:

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Lucifer said...

Cheers!! And hat's off to O!!

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger DrM2B said...

Fantastic INTRO!!! ((gives standing ovation !!!)) ROck on guys!

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Solitaire said...

All Hail Os, The King of Half Nekkid-ness! Happy HNT, and Happy Rogue!

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger Phaedrous said...

and how does one participate?

P.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger MacManus said...

Phaedrous- In HNT itself or this blog for the Rogue festival?

For HNT as a whole head here...

http://osbasso.blogspot.com/2005/05/guidelines-for-half-nekkid-thursday.html

Unfortunately if it was participating on this blog entries are closed as the event starts today.

Have a great day :)

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger AlwaysArousedGirl said...

Nice introduction. And thanks for the last-minute link change for me. Much appreciated.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Osbasso said...

Let the games begin!

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger scarysquirrelman said...

urp. finally, for the first time since this damn festival began i am not running a venue and i can drink while i enjoy from a safe distance. will be down for the second weekend. and thanks and congrats to all who chose to participate. you may not know it, but you are helping us to continue to make Rogue history. happy HNT. you guys are great.

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger 212designs said...

HA HA HA someone rated me PG,...

that's the first time in my whole life that has ever happened.

wow.

born to be ROGUE
and happy to show it!

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger LocuTus of Borg said...

Congrats to Osbasso for allowing blogging buddies to expose ... ooops I mean express ourselves ;)

 
At 8:00 AM, Blogger TiffaneyC said...

Fantastic intro....thanks to Os for starting this fantasic way of expression, and thank you to Paul & Rogue for allowing further exploration!!

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Gabby said...

Too cool! Hope it all goes well!

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger Darkneuro said...

YAY!

(insert random confetti-ing here)

 

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