However, I've moved beyond that. It seems like some people enjoy reading what I have to say. I love that- and not just because when I hear that someone loved my post it's like they're stroking my uhm, well... my ego. (though I enjoy that too). Instead it gives me real pleasure thinking that people enjoy my reading my blog, and makes me want to be more active and regular in my updates, and please them more. Who doesn't like making people happy? I think of this as kind of like teenagers sitting in a movie theater doing naughty things with their hands to each other. We're getting there....
But this blogging experience has gone beyond even that. What I enjoy even more than knowing that other people enjoy my blog is actually interacting with people that read my blog. From relatively early on, I've been surprised by the number of people that emailed me. Maybe it's a reflection of the nature of my blog in that many folks that read it are very reluctant to say anything in public, even an anonymous comment. I love it when something I say connects with them, and I love it every time someone reaches out to me and tells me their story about how they're secretly into spanking.. I love offering advice, though I'm certainly no role model and far less experienced than some. I love the interaction in the comments too. I've had several comments lately that are lengthier than the posts on many blogs. This interaction leads me to work even harder at writing, which leads to more interaction, in a positive feedback loop that, following this theme, I equate to well... this is my 69th post. Woo-Hoo! (Another similarity- sometimes I can get distracted and all my private internet naughty time is spent chatting with someone I met from blogging instead of working on a post - kinda like when it feels so good you forget for a moment that you have a job to do too in this position!)
Maybe the culmination of this and the most heart-warming... was recently when I discovered that SpankCakes (another secret spanko and frequent commentator/email buddy) started her own blog, Flipping SpankCakes and acknowledged me in her 1st post (and you know how much I love 1st posts!) Go check her blog out. She has an excellent start to her blog, and some great initial experiences. (She has a really nice ass, too.)
Now, all that having been said about how great blogging has been to me, I should also say that I've come to discover that blogging can be a challenge, too. You don't always feel like writing your thoughts (much less and then editing, er... attempting to edit them- and illustrating them with an eye toward what your readers will enjoy). When you're doing so in secret, you have a limited amount of private time on the internet. Time that might be spent doing, well... other things.
|Are you getting distracted again?! you have a job to do too, ya know!|
(update- fixed the link to the video.)