Yesterday after just one post this increased by over 300. I'm quite flattered to be honest. Very many thanks to each and everyone one of you who hung around, or rushed back. Tell your friends - Tim the tum is back in business!
Blogs tend to make you greedy. When you start out it's just a forum for your thoughts. Maybe some one else will be interested enough to squint at it from time to time but that's not the reason that you create it.
Then you start to get an increasing number of page views; you become hooked on checking the number of daily visitors. The overall page view number starts to increase more quickly.
If you're lucky, and you write a spanking blog, you get Chrossed, and your page views rockets up. It falls back but maybe you keep a few more regulars each time. You begin to think that you're important.
Readers, a few at least, may comment on what you write. They may ask questions, as though you are now an expert on something. The attention is flattering.
Then you start to wonder why less than 1 percent of your readers bother to comment. Resentment builds - I'm slaving away trying to be interesting and entertaining, and you can't be bothered to add the odd fucking line? Well, goddamn you!
Stop. Take a breath. Stand back and look at what you're doing.
This is all rather perverse (no, not the fun kinky stuff). You created a blog for your own satisfaction, and now you're pissed off because not enough (in your mind) readers bother to comment. When you started off one comment would have amazed and delighted you.
I've had masses of fun with this blog over the last few years. I've been granted access to spanking websites that would have cost me significant money to join otherwise. I've chatted by email with most of the current legends of the spanking field. I've had the opportunity to get an overview of our thing as is slowly trundles a bit closer to mainstream acceptance.
Honestly, I have no right to expect more than I've gotten.
I was talking to Dani Hunt a while ago (and yes, the blog has given me the opportunity to name drop quite a few spanking professionals) and she asked me why I started this blog. I was totally stumped - I couldn't get close to remembering.
I've looked back to the early posts (still there, should anyone care to check them out); this blog was intended to offer my spanking fiction to a different audience. I'd written quite a few stories that appeared on The Spanking Library, and a whole bunch that were on Fan Fiction, but I was greedy for more readers, and I thought that this approach might get me a few more.
I dunno if it did. I like to think so.
It's been years (almost literally) since I last posted a spanking story here - I'll try to rectify that soon. I've had a traumatic and trying couple of years, and just haven't been able to force myself to sit down and create.
Don't get me wrong; I don't have writer's block. I never have writer's block but, as I've commented previously, I do tend to suffer from writer's "can't be fucking bothered". I'm lazy. Writing requires concentration. Ah, just watch another RLS video and then play a couple of games of Freecell.
And maybe have a nap.
So, I promise to try to do better. Not for the first time, I appreciate. But, hey, what do you have to lose by giving me a chance - a couple of key clicks everyone now and then, and maybe I'll entertain you!
All the best
PS pictures liberally sprinkled around were borrowed from the wonderful Spank Statement, of whom I will say more in a shortly pending post