Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Words of Thanks


I examine my statistics every day. I try to figure out which features you like (spanking stories) and which you don't (oddball search strings). I follow the numbers as an indicator of when I'm doing things right and when I've missed the mark.

I receive plenty of e-mail as well. Many of you write to tell me what you like (and occasionally, what you could do without). I really welcome that feedback. It helps me to focus upon improving the blog.

Most of you, however, remain silent. That's fine with me. I have no desire to taunt or shame anyone into delurking. I have more respect for you than that. I invite you to relate to this blog on whatever terms you choose.

But I do see you.

Ashland, OHAtlanta, GABrooklyn, NY
Canonsburg, PAChandler, AZChicago, IL
College Station, TXConway, SCCoudersport, PA
Ft Walton Beach, FLGrand Rapids, MIPuyallup, WA
San Francisco, CASilver Spring, MDWaco, TX

Don't worry. I have no idea who you are, except that you visit this blog every day. For that, I am most grateful. Your regular visits inspire me to create new content that will encourage you to return tomorrow.

The most interesting statistic to me is the popularity of this blog in the United Kingdom. Almost a third of the hits to MBS come from the UK. I find that remarkable. Either the British have a disproportionately large spanko population, or I've unknowingly struck a resonant chord. I would love to hear, either here or in e-mail, how I managed to become popular over there (whatever it is, I'll try to do more).

I don't think I can say this often enough or enthusiastically enough. I truly appreciate all of your kind words and encouragement. Thank you for allowing my writing to be a small part of your lives, because all of you are a big part of mine.

15 comments :

Roper said...

I can't tell you exactly how you have become popular in the UK, but I can tell you that British sexual subcultures have a long tradition of spanking. Look at Fanny Hill, look at Walter: My Secret Life, and other classics of British pornography. Look too at Mario Praz's ground-breaking book, The Romantic Agony, with its seminal chapter on 'Le vice anglais'. Maybe it's the floggings you get and dish out at boarding school, or something to do with the class system, or something else again; this is already too long a comment to expand on further. But the Brit spanko scene is certainly in a healthy condition, and I'm not surprised you have so many fans here.

Anonymous said...

Out of all the places in Texas, you have readers from College Station, and Waco (background: Texas A&M University in College Station is the most conservative public school in the United States, and Baylor University in Waco is the largest Baptist College in the nation, and just banned posing for Playboy as a school rule. Read: Both Bible thumping schools). I'm impressed.

SmartNnaughty said...

Bonnie,

I have noticed the same trends in my statistics. I guess I'm not concerned with the why but just glad they are there. I have learned a lot by monitoring my statistics.

My favorite part are the different countries. Just think, someone may be practicing reading English and they come to my site! How cool is that? Or even that some people have my site translated. It blows my mind.

If you find out any answers, please let all of us know, ok?

SNN

padme said...

Interesting blog post, bonnie. I've had a lot of readers also from the UK. I find looking at my stats very interesting too.
I am a daily reader to your blog and love coming here to find out what's new...
BIG HUGS

MRBILL said...

Thank you Bonnie for providing such a wealth of content. LOts of variety, daily updates, and a terrific sense of humor. I look forward to seeing what you have here everyday!

Dyke Grrl said...

Hi, Bonnie. I've recently discovered your blog, and I love it--you're a great writer, and it feels like you put a lot of thought into your posts (and you post so frequently, too! Wow!)

Yeah, so I appreciate your blog, and I'm very glad I clicked on whichever link led me here!

Anonymous said...

You're so welcome, Bonnie!!! And thank you for having such insightful things to say. Yours is always an interesting and fun blog to read!!! I love visiting!!!

*hugs*
Tigger

Paul said...

Bonnie, I think it's very likely that the UK has more spanko's per capita than any other country and a longer history of it, I have found spanking pictures going back to the 13th century.
Be that as it may, we also have good taste, you produce a brillient blog and that's what brings me back day after day, thanks Bonnie.
Hugs,
Paul.

SpankedMinx said...

I second that Paul, we here in the UK have EXCELLENT taste & thats brings us back here day after day :O)

Huggggggs of the Minx kind x x x x

Bonnie said...

Don - Thank you for explaining the British spanko preference. I thought that might be the case.

Anon - That's funny! I didn't know that. Perhaps I'm teaching a class that isn't on the official course list.

SNN - I do get visitors from some very exotic places. Last night, there was someone here from Hanoi, Vietnam. I think they must have understood some English because they looked around for about a half hour. I wonder how they arrived at MBS and what they thought about it.

Padme - Thanks. Same to ya!

Mr. Bill - Welcome and thank you! I'm glad you're here.

Dyke Grrl - Welcome to you too. I just discovered your blog as well and I plan to visit often.

Tigger - You might be the most loyal of my loyal readers. Even when I haven't much to say, you're here to listen and I really appreciate that. Thank you!

Paul - I have the statistics to back up your spanko density theory. As for taste, I'm delighted to be able to whip a literary dish that readers like you can savor.

Minx - I wouldn't think of quibbling with an argument like that! Here's to good taste! Thank you.

jeanmarie said...

Visiting your blog is like visiting a cozy bistro, reading your content is often like having my mind read aloud in public. I feel like you're the sorority sister who will take my hands comfortingly and look into my eyes consolingly as I bend over the house's couch to have my vulnerably bare bottom initiated with a big, scary paddle. In short, I LOVE it here!
Jean Marie

veronica said...

i absolutely LOVE your blog...it's the first one i looked at when i started exploring spanking and i read it everyday (in houston, tx btw)...you've helped me understand so much and enabled me to communicate my needs to my partner who has been very willing to please me...thank you for walking me through the first steps of my journey...:D

Bonnie said...

Jean Marie - Thank you. I'm glad you feel comfortable here (even as a manical sorority sister is about to lay into your posterior with a big paddle!). I write this blog for good folks like you.

Veronica - That's a lovely story. I'm pleased to have been able to assist. You are most welcome!

Anonymous said...

I visit twice a week usually, Alabama. :D

Anonymous said...

Are there any Dutchies among your visiters...I've been a regular these past two months. Dutchie

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