Last night I was chatting to my friend Duke online, we have not chatted for a while. He was the person responsible for starting me off blogging more than 18 months ago. Duke made a decision to stop blogging temporarily at the end of April 08. Yesterday he reopened his blog. I know cake and Ro both read Duke but I don't think anyone else here does but that is probably because he has mainly although not exclusively blogged about sex.
Through Duke who has had several blogs as his blogging style and audience have evolved, I found other bloggers. Most memorable being Cherrie (The Sensuous Libertine) whose blog was so immensely educational as well as entertaining, Cherrie was a very welcoming woman who shared with everyone her life with her husband, her special friends both male and female. Her posts were thoroughly researched and detailed. Through Cherrie I learnt a lot about sexual and other matters. For several months last year Cherrie was working too much to be able to devote the time she wanted to her blog, her husband Hardin took over writing the blog for a few months until due to personal problems the couple decided to stop blogging. However the blog is still open if you feel the need to be educated. It is well worth a visit by anyone interested in sex whether they are male or female.
Another blog I became addicted to was that of La Fille Marie. Like myself La Fille was on a journey to discover her sexual self. She wrote beatifully honest accounts of her encounters with her lovers, her dreams and her demons. Her journey included experimenting with bondage tape and nipple clamps, a variety of sex toys and endles positions with lovers who took on their own personalities for the people who followed La Fille on her journey. I saw a lot of myself in La fille (this was probably partly due to us both being strong aries women). We helped each other to take the steps we did on our own paths sometimes she led and I followed other times she followed where I had been. Without her I wonder if I would have done all the things I did. La Fille showed me that it was possible to explore my sexual fantasies without losing my dignity. Unfortunately La Fille also made the decision to close her blog last year. I am lucky in that I can if I so wish make contact through email. I choose not to carry on email contact out of respect for her wish for privacy.
Other bloggers I found through Duke were Fussy Bitch who recently was responsible for starting the blog every day in May campaign. Uncle Freddy, Easily Aroused (his erotic fiction is something to be experinced) and several others. Including Cake and a more recent discovery that is Ro.
Now that Duke has reopened his blog he has decided to give up blogging about sex. I don't know if he will find this easy. Last summer I made a similar decision when I made this my main blog but I kept Battle open for those posts which I felt would be out of place here. I have not entirely given up writing about sex (either real or fictional) but have found my writing to be less and less sexual, whether that is due to a lack of sex in my life I am not totally sure maybe it is an element of the truth. When I stopped writing so much about sex I found that a number of my readers stopped reading, his did not overly bother me as these readers were quickly replaced by others.