The 800th Post Extravaganza!
799 posts in the making. A product of a lot of words, many photos, even some videos, a lot of laughs, some cries, controversy, shocking revelations, even a pregnancy or two the 800th Post Extravaganza is not just my child anymore. The 800th Post Extravaganza is the child of everyone who has taken part in this blog, which has gone by many names (who ever said naming a baby was easy should be smacked): Speaking Out in Class, Speaking Out on Sex, and Speaking Out on Nate. Look upon the baby you have created, but beware of the mess. Babies are messy.
Retrospective 99 times backwards
For the last several 100th posts I have not had much to look back upon, but these last 99 call for a loud WHAT THE FUCK! Just seems appropriate. Let’s start with the bad:
BAD: Speaking Out on Nate was flagged as Mature. I have covered this in detail here and here and here and the fallout here. While I agree with the mature flag, how WordPress went about the process and what actions they have taken, publically (I have no clue what is happening behind the scenes) since has been less than pleasing to me.
GOOD: Out of the bad came the following good: The Ressurected BILF Award. I have been following where the BILF has been going and gone since I re-handed it out. Most people are passing the BILF along to other mature-themed bloggers with the intentions that I hoped: acknowledgement/recognition AND to work on building a community of mature bloggers. Granted the second intention seems to be falling by the wayside the further out the award goes from the center and the message, on a few blogs, has been distorted. Still I have seen this ONE award passed along to more bloggers than I could have hoped for and I have yet to see the award get caught in one of those blog award loops where an award is handed out among the same seven bloggers.
GOOD: Blogships, in the past 99 posts I have made so many blogships (borrowing term from Love, Sex, and Marriage wish her a happy 200th while you are here). What is a blogship, a friendship with a fellow blogger. The blogships, make blogging so much more fun. Related to the blogships, have been the AWESOME conversations that have been on-going for many weeks and months. I know that I have not posted a lot of thought provoking material in a while, yet the conversation keeps going. I look forward to deepening many of the blogships I have made and making new blogships over the next 99 posts. If/when we ever get the money I want to travel the country actually meeting many of you…but not at a coffee shop, I just don’t dig on coffee.
GOOD: In my drive to form a mature-themed blogger community* I made my Sharing A Thought list of fellow mature-themed bloggers. I was unprepared for what has happened. First, I just updated the list with four more bloggers. Hopefully I am getting closer to having everyone I follow on the list and if you have suggestions for me speak up. So what has happened? Everyday since I posted the list, my outbound clicks, links that people take to go elsewhere or look at photos, has EXPLODED with people using those links to visit other bloggers. That is AWESOME to me. Anywhere from 5 to 25 clicks a day to other blogs.
*Why a mature-themed blogger community, because there is strength in numbers. At the moment WordPress treats those of us flagged as mature as something to be shunted off into a corner and ignored. I want to be able to show them a community of bloggers who want the same things that every other WordPress blogger gets: A mature-themed reader, a gateway where we can be as mature as we want without having to worry about being banned at any moment by someone who stumbles across our blog, a mature themed PRESS THIS, and so on.
FUN: The last 99 posts have been a shitload of FUN! Kinky Fuckeries led to a lot of the above, were fun conversations, and thought provoking. Building a Better Blogger were fun and showed me that there is a community of people out there. Plus the assistance that everyone has been providing is invaluable to me and soon enough a classroom of students. Outside of the ontopic conversations have been the numerous just fun back and forth talks…and lest I forget and as a way to encourage Mrs. Fever, she asked several bloggers, myself included, to write a post on a topic and then she published them on her blog. Here is mine…Interview With A Mosquito.
For Your Boobday Pleasure
I am a huge fan of boobday and I would love to see boobday become huge (ha). I think boobday is great way for bloggers with boobs to celebrate and some of the photos I have seen look like people are putting some fun thought into the whole thing. Boobday even inspired me and has gotten other people with boobs inspired enough to indulge my inspirations.
A Look Forward
So what do you have to look forward to in the next 100 posts? Now that the semester from HELL is over and after I take a couple of days to decompress from what I experienced, I want to get back to some of the thought provoking Kinky Fuckeries. There is so much sex and sexuality that has not been talked about…at least on my blog.
With a whole summer before I am supposed to teach other people how to blog, expect more Building A Better Bloggers. Soon enough the Building A Better Bloggers will turn into a separate blog and some “finalized” information for the class. I hope that you continue to take part and follow along as I teach a class.
Thanks to Mrs. Fever, you can expect some erotica or if the erotica is poorly written you can blame her. I leave the decision up to you, but I leave you with this sample:
“She lay there on her back expectant, but unsure what would be required of her.”
Speaking of Mrs. Fever, I may follow in her blogsteps with her frompt, see somewhere above, and ask some fellow bloggers to write a post on a specific topic. I am pondering that, however if you would like to sway my pondering one way or another let me know.
Don’t forget the Ultimate Sex Closet and Sex House either.
Lastly, IF (big if over the summer) I get the opportunity, I will be taking more photos for the blog, for more of the Bondage for…series, and an even BIGGER IF, laying the ground work for a new Naked in Life.
Always End With A Thank You
To each and everyone of you who reads, follows, comments, and takes part on and off of this blog. Each of you has enriched my life in a way that I never expected when I started this blog. I hope to continue building our blogships, make a few new blogships, and maybe deities willing form a large community of like minded-individuals where we can be us. See you all on Post 801.
Oh yeah, always remember to feed your snail.