The Difference a Year Makes
50 sex toys for review.
106 blogs in my feed reader.
111 people that I follow in Twitter.
247 people that follow me in Twitter.*
131,400 visits and 276,300 page views
Countless wonderful people that I have emailed, IM’d, @’d, some I have met and called…..some particular ones have made this all the best year ever. I met R because of this blog and in fact it’s been about a year coming up that I’ve known him. Coy Pink, , Naughty Secretary and R are all people I speak to daily or weekly. Still others I communicate with nearly daily through Twitter. Just about every single one of those people over there in my sidebar are people I most definitely call “friend”. I am rich with friendships. I am blessed.
On June 15th, 2008, I read my first sex blog. It appealed to me on so many levels and I thought “I wonder if I can do this?” I thought it over for a day, what “angle” I could take, what I could write about.I settled on an exhibitionistic/voyeuristic slant and jumped in with both feet. I had so much to say and I had to force myself to not post all at once! The first two real posts came out on the same day, the 17th.
At that point my exposure to blogs was still limited and I hadn’t read more than a half dozen. As I read more blogs, I expanded my own writing. I joined in HNT pretty quick – I was pointed in that direction by a few people on a certain social site who led me to believe it was a sex blogger thing, for sexy risque photos. I later learned that that’s not accurate.
I have bared a lot here, in writings and confessionals and photos. I have had fun. There have been a few heartaches but it’s been mostly filled with wonderfulness. Yes, I’m getting kinda sentimental here; I looked back at the early posts and comments and I smiled. There’s a few faithful readers that I miss. I’ve had a few screw-ups and a few loses but I’ve gained so much more. Dare I say….I’ve changed. For the better, definitely.
It’s all been….priceless. It’s more than a blog to me now. I won’t be going anywhere anytime soon because I just can’t imagine walking away from the community and the friends.
Edit: I forgot to add another set of numbers that I actually really proud of. I’ve gotten the Sugasm Top 3 pick 7 times now, and Fleshbotted 7 times. A Sugasm Editor’s pick and a couple nods from Sexoteric round it out. It’s really the Sugasm picks that mean the most though because my peers voted on it.
You can also consider this my HNT post, just early. Since when do I follow rules, right? ;)
A worktime bathroom request shot that I thought I’d share…
* I’d likely have over 700 but my updates are protected and I become a suspicious grumpy old (wo)man when it comes to people I don’t know following me on Twitter so I decline a lot.