Stamp blogging: it’s the new Punk!

Philippines P5 Marikina Shoe Capital stampSo, um… hi…

Just a follow-up to the previous post, you know, that one where the founder of the website up and left.

I’m Gerard (a name?! This website is going to the dogs already). I’ll be your Punk for the foreseeable future, and as she mentioned in her farewell speech, I’ve been a little bit of Punk in the past. I want to add my voice to those on this website and on Punk’s social media channels who bade Punk #1 a loving farewell. She wanted no serenade on her way out, but she undoubtedly blazed a unique trail in the philatelic world. She’s spending some time wandering off trails now, so I wish her all the very best. My involvement in this blog began as a delighted reader and avid follower, so I’ll aim to be as surprising and entertaining as she was, but hey… let’s not count our chickens.

But don’t despair. Punk the First has left me with a bunch of half- or almost-written blog posts. So as they get polished up and published, you’ll never really know which Punk wrote them. My advice would be not to spend too much time worrying about it. You know who never enjoys Batman films? The people who get hung up on who’s under the mask. Such tedious company at dinner parties. That said, if anyone finds themselves in a dinner party argument over this blog, I’ll be delighted.

I should mention that if you’re the kind of regular who had an established cyber-friendship with Punk on this website or any of the social channels, she’s probably clued me in on who you are. You can play it any way you like: awkwardly sound me out while you decide if we like each other, or just carry on the conversation like she never left. It’ll work either way.

Thanks again for your support in the past, and I hope you can bring yourself to keep reading as we all adjust to this crazy new world where Punk is apparently some kind of regenerating philatelic Dr Who-type character. I figured the stamp above was appropriate to illustrate this post, because I have big shoes to fill. And shoes don’t come any bigger than in the Philippines. I mean, look at the size of that fucker! It’s half as big as a house! I just don’t get how they could possibly have lost the other one. Isn’t the world amazing?

Long time fan, or just jumped on board since the reboot? Follow Punk Philatelist on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram! It’s the best way to keep in touch when Punk doesn’t quite have time to write a full blog…

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