I've just noticed that my blog has been nominated as one of the candidates for "Blog of the Month" on the Spanking Bloggers Network; looking back I see that the nomination was made by my good friend Secret Spanko.
I appreciate his enthusiasm, but I'm afraid it's not shared by his fellow bloggers, as, at the time of writing, there have been 26 votes cast, and I have 7.69% of them. That's 2 votes, for those who lack an arithmetic mind. And one of them was mine!
I'm not running down the other two candidates; The Pink Report is one of the classic spanking blogs, and seems to have been around for ever, whilst Bright Bottom is a smart entertaining blog that I enjoy a lot.
It's just that I don't think my blog is particularly likeable somehow; oh, don't get me wrong, I know that I have a number of loyal fans, and I really do appreciate their continuing readership, but I, in common with a lot of bloggers, put a lot of effort, and quite a bit of themselves, into producing a blog, which seems to have no tangible impact on anyone!
Perhaps that's as it should be; blogs are personal, to express the writer's feelings and views, but if we didn't want others to see and be affected by them, we'd just write a fucking diary.
I think that maybe I try to hard; I've produced interviews, reviews, semi-reviews, model appreciations, short stories and (I hope) humorous pieces. Maybe that's too wide a canvas to paint on; I suspect that, to most readers, my blog has no identity.
If I wasn't fed up none of this would get to me.
So, crying in my beer, and it's really a bit too early to be drinking (I'm not by the way; that's just a metaphor which I could replace with crying in my coffee, I suppose, and at least that's alliterative) I've decided to take a few days off; actually as this is only my second post this week I don't suppose that anyone will notice the difference!
I have several interviews at different stages, mostly though at the "what the heck shall I ask?" point, and I'll spend some down time prepping those and emailing them to the very kind interviewees who have consented to be quizzed.
Otherwise I think I'm going to give this business a miss for a bit; I honestly have had one of the crappiest weeks that I can remember, and a bit of quiet mourning may do me good.
Sorry (again - whoever said "never explain and never apologise" was a dick), this has been depressing and not about spanking, and without even any pretty pictures to distract you, but it's all I can muster up today.
All the best