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I have had so many landmarks and steps in the last few years. Especially in the last year here on my blog.
In the beginning…
I was introduced to my first podcast, Loving BDSM with Kayla Lords and John Brownstone. I checked out their website and listened to their podcast (from the beginning I might add 😉 ). I wanted to know more! I was so intrigued about the possibility of having something (other than social media norm) to actually write and share things on.
So I started reading what people were writing on Kayla’s Masturbation Monday prompt site. I wanted to do that! But I didn’t have a blog to participate through, so I asked Kayla how I could join in. She said I could do a guest story. So I did! Eeek! That was thrilling, nerve racking and scary! But I did it and loved the comments I received from doing it. I was hooked!
I started by opening my blog to be able to share feelings, stories and things I was going through. I wanted to know if there were others out there like me and to maybe see if I could go anywhere with my writing. I began as a newbie, as everyone does, floundering through what I was doing and just trying to get my feet planted into something I could be proud of and enjoy.
I read other blogs and realized there were other prompts and memes to participate in as well. So, slowly I started doing TMI Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Friday Flash and then a couple of others like Food For Thought Friday, Fantasy Smut Friday, #SoSS, and even Sinful Sunday once! When I started participating in all these different prompts and memes I noticed I was getting more and more followers. Like my social media sites, I was actually getting followers by doing something I love and enjoy!
I also realized I was getting a little better at my writing. But I also could see I had a long way to go and needed to get better.
Well, at the end of last year I realized there was a contest going on called the Smut Marathon. I read about it and how it had changed people’s writing and how much better they felt about their writing after participating. I thought about it, read more about it and decided I was going to do this marathon of writing when it started back up this year. If nothing else, I would be a better writer hopefully and even if I didn’t stay in it for long, I would have that.
Believe it or not, I am still in the running. Granted, I know it is more about the number staying in the marathon than it is my writing at this point, but I can already tell a difference and how much better I am getting. So for that I am thankful!
As of this post, this will be my 201 post on my blog (I have deleted a few I thought did not need to be here any longer). I am in my second year of blogging and feel a part of a loving community.
Meeting those I admire…
Right around the mark of my first year as a blogger I was blessed to be able to go and meet so many of these wonderful writers and bloggers that I look up to at Eroticon. (Thank you Daddy!) I was giddy, excited, shy, nervous, and so much more to be there meeting these great people. Yes, I was and am still the big “fangirl”!
I met Kayla and John finally face to face!! We had talked for so long on DM before we finally got to meet. I met Molly and Michael (great hosts and minds behind Eroticon) Cara Thereon, Girl on the Net, Marie Rebelle (love her! we just clicked! 🙂 like I was just at peace and happy being around her) and Master T, E.L. Byrne, Missy, Sub Bee and Sub-Bee Keeper, Barefoot Sub, Naughty Tea Owl, Brigit Delaney, Bianca, Floss and Bakji, Jaime Mortimer, Amy Norton, Victoria Blisse and a few others I just saw from a distance but didn’t get to talk to at all.
I am looking forward to many more landmarks and steps forward. I have a few things planned and can’t wait to see where they go!
Kilted Wookie, thank you for leading this great meme. 100! Wow! I hate I haven’t done but a couple of them while you were leading it, but they have been fun to read. Good luck to May and Floss as they take over.