I guess it’s pretty obvious that I spent a lot to time on the computer. I enjoy reading many blogs, I comment when I can, I enjoy emailing my friends, I love writing fiction, I check facebook… Mollie keeps trying to get me hooked on pinterest. I keep telling her I don’t need anything that encourages me stay on more than I do now.
Nick teases me about my time on line, but he doesn’t fuss. He knows how much I enjoy it. He knows I’ve made so many friends over the years that mean a great deal to me. But I’ve never felt that the blog was any more that me just farbling with friends. A place to express my views and opinions, it is always fun for me, but it’s a little spanko/sex blog – could it have any real value? Probably not.
But I got a couple of emails recently that got me thinking about the blog. A reader had come across something I’d posted that they thought I might want to take down. After reviewing it, I realized that they were right and I changed it and I emailed them that I appreciated them for giving me a heads up. This reader then sent me another email. That second email meant as much to me as any email I’ve ever received. They said that they had been reading for years, although they hadn’t commented. Without going into detail I’ll just say that they let me know that they thought my little spanking blog, my rambling on to friends had been important and possibly life changing for them in a way I never would have anticipated. Can you imagine how good that made me feel?
I know some people think blogging is a waste of time. It’s not. It’s a place for connections, validation, and friendships. It’s a place to feel normal and accepted, a place where we can throw out new ideas and kinks and know that others will understand.
I hope to have an email friendship with this reader. I don’t want to be pushy, they were quiet for a long time and I don’t want to intrude. But I hope it will happen. Either way I thank them for their email and I hope we will have the chance to talk more.