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Saturday, February 11, 2012
In the Chross-hairs of the pageview cannon and 80's TV spanking memories
Tom Landry famously admonished the Dallas Cowboys players not to celebrate when they scored a touchdown- to act like they'd been there before. Good advice, generally, but not going to follow it tonight.
First time I saw the Chross blog I thought it was a confusing mix of a gazillion links. A lot of them were like spanking comic book scenes. Ehhh... whatever. Then I discovered that people paid it a lot of attention to his posts, and thought "who the hell is this guy that everyone thinks is the arbiter of spanking blog goodness?!"
Then I heard more about him, and started to explore. He has a database of spanking scenes from mainstream movies and TV shows. That was cool, but I'd seen plenty before. Did he have that scene from Fantasy Island I remember my family watching way back when, the one where I asked my parents why the man was spanking a grown-up? My parents told me that they were just being silly on a TV show and quickly turned it off. I'd actually searched for the scene before but could never find it. He had it.
However, I couldn't find either the Different Strokes or the Silver Spoons episodes about spanking that also fascinated me as a kid. On the other hand, A) those were children spankings and probably not something he'd want to post and B) there was a lot of talk about spankings but I don't think there were actual spanking scenes shown.
Anyway, I quickly figured out just how powerful this blog was in the spanking blog world, and true-confession-time-here... I got a little jealous. I'd see the spankings of the week posted and think "whatever! my stuff was better than some of that he linked to today!"
But I couldn't think of a better post of mine than the one about other blog's 1st posts to get "chrossed" and attain such widespread readership. The basic idea was that there's some great blogging content out there that's never read, because spanking bloggers had pent up thoughts on spanking which led them to create a blog, but by the time they have a decent audience, only their most recent updates are read. All that great stuff in the beginning is sadly ignored.
So thank you, Chross. I really appreciate it. And I urge all my readers to pick a couple of their favorite blogs, and go to the archives and read the 1st month of posts. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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