Thursday, January 12, 2012
At some point over the last few days I hit 50 Followers on my blog. I've been at this for about 2 1/2 years now, posting missives, musings, humorous anecdotes, fiction, photos from scenes, play party reports and thinks both kinky and vanilla that just pique my curiosity. I've said to friends (mostly fellow bloggers Erica, Beth and Lizzie) that I feel I'm constantly swimming up hill with this blog.
Because: a.) I'm not female, b.) I don't post pictures of myself (assuming I was female) in various forms of spankitude and nudification. Now, all three of the above (and many, many others) have excellent things to say, great things to read and wonderful fiction, but if I look at the traffic and Followers of most blogs, the women get more screenviews than the male-authored blogs.
Erica was particularly worried about porting her blog over to Blogger because she had so many readers on MySpace, and I encouraged her to make the switch. I had been on for a while and had 25 or so Followers when she did. To my chagrin, she had tons more in record time.
So when I discovered 50 followers this morning I was quite pleased. This was a milestone. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not jealous. I don't write or do this for popularity or to preach or to promote a cause--I do it because I like to share. When I started the blog I thought, as a writer, it would be interesting to share a "top's-eye-view" of the spanking and BDSM scene because most men aren't all that articulate in general (sorry guys) and tops/doms in the scene even less so. I wanted to demystify us male sadists and give people (particularly women, let's be honest) a chance to understand where I was coming from. I don't speak for or represent all tops/doms. Far from it. My opinions and views vary far and wide from the BDSM norms at times.
Bottom line: thank you for helping my blog turn 50. I hope you enjoy it and continue to find that I have something interesting to say and share.