Friday, November 03, 2006

It's Love Our Lurkers Day!


It's fun to try something new once in a while. It's even better when we can do it with old friends and new friends alike. If you're a reader who silently enjoys spanko blogs, this is your special day!

Today, MBS is joining many other wonderful spanko blogs to invite lurkers to say hello. We know you're out these, in Nottingham and Peoria, in Toronto, Adelaide, and Bonn. We see you in our statistics. By the thousands, you come here and read.

I ask you to poke your head up just far enough that we might see you. Please leave us a comment. You don't have to share your life story, unless you want to. You don't have to have anything to say. You don't even have to give us a name, though it's easier to respond if you do. I invite you to test the water. If you ever felt inclined to introduce yourself, now is an ideal moment.

Don't worry, you're among spankos here. Your thoughts are most welcome!

Below are links to some of the other blogs participating in this effort. I encourage you to share some love there as well.

CuddlyBum at Random Thoughts from a Random Girl
Theresa at Hungry Heart Anxious Bottom
Eva at Nothing Random About a Spanking
Elis at New Beginnings
Cassie at Cassie's Space
Grace at A Day in the Life
Tiggr at A Spanking Good Time
Gem at Domestic Discipline Spanking Stories
Padme at Journey to the Darkside
Snow at Snow Wonders
Katie at Katie Spades: The Princess of Spanking
Aunty at Aunty Agony
Anne Elizabeth at Make My Cop Come
Suzy at My Naked Truth
Don at Confessions of an English Gentleman
Kay at Brat Under Control
Tulsa at Tulsa Moda
Adam at Adam's Spanking Stories
Pandora at Pandora's Blog
Lily at Life with a Bit of Spanking
Patty at Creative Spanko Wench
CeeCi at Giardino del Piacere
Mistress Sky at Mature Mistress
Ruby at Ruby Redd
Haron at The Spanking Writers
Bella at the B____ Inside
Butterfly at Butterfly Tempress
Adele at Spanking Model Speaks
Mike at Spanked Hubby
Natty at Natty's Spanking Blog
Minxy at A Spanked Minxy Wife
Matt at Matt's Spanking Blog
Bbobb at Bbobb's Place
Lisa at Pleasure of Being a Spanked Wife
Sparkle at Life in Motion
Maggie at Maggie Dear
Doc at Reformations
Bethie at Spanking Bethie
Fox at Taught a Lesson
Frank at Fantastic Spanking
Chris at Chris' Firehouse
Brush at The Spanking Spot
Flinchflower at Facing Fear
Tracy at AngelBrat's Blog
Master Fitznicely at Master Fitz and his Brat

Thanks for making Love Our Lurkers day a success!

77 comments :

tulsa said...

Ooh! This looks like fun. I'm always greedy to know who those people are who don't comment :)

I'm off to post something about this...

adam said...

Hey, Bonnie!

I left a comment to you..at my own blog!!

Yayyyyy! This is fun!

*Spank*Spank!

xx,adam.

padme said...

Hi bonnie,
Did you get my e-mail? I am also one of the blog's participating in Love our lurker's day. I have already done my blog post tonight for it and linked to you so people can see all the blogs listed for it. I think this is a great idea and will get people out of the shadows and saying hello. :)
TGIF and thanks for a great idea.
BIG HUGS
padme

Anne Elizabeth said...

Hi Bonnie ! Great idea of yours ! Too fun !

My 'lurking' post is up, naughty spanking story included !

Happy Friday and Enjoy !

Hugs/Sincerely,
Anne Elizabeth

Pandora said...

Hi Bonnie! I think this is a fantastic idea - thankyou so much for inviting me to join you :) Hope it goes well, and looking forward to seeing everyone's responses!

My post is here :)

Denmarked said...

Hi Bonnie. I've left one or two comments, but visit almost daily. Your blend of honesty and sense of humor keeps me coming back.

- Denmarked

Lily said...

Hi Bonnie,

I'm a semi-lurker as I don't have time to comment as much as I would like but I read here regularly. This was a brilliant idea and I have put my own De-lurk post up on my blog.

Hope you get many more replies,

Take care,

Luv,

Lily.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,

I also visit daily. I love the blog. Too shy to speak most of the time!

Have fun with this.

Debbie

Dooody said...

Hi! just saying Hello at this time, with thanks for encouraging my wife to accept that her desire for spanking sex is quite normal and also enjoyed by so many. She says it is nice to know that she is not really a wierdo.

Dooody UK

Anne Elizabeth said...

I think everyone is loving this Bonnie !!!!

Have an excellent de-lurked Friday !

Hugs,
Anne Elizabeth

Kayley said...

Wonderful idea you and Eva had! :) I've been to a couple of sites, and I see we already have some readers coming out! That is so great! :)

Hugz,
Kay

Theresa said...

Hey Bonnie thanks for the list of participants. Makes it easier to navigate. I'll check back later for more!

Hugs
Theresa

Butterfly said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of it. I've just finished my delurk post, so hopefully people respond as well for me as they have for you.

That being said, I'm about to delurk on a few of the blogs that are in our lists.

Love,
The Butterfly Temptress

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,You responded to my email last night and told me to visit your blog today..as i do everyday! I don't usually post comments but i will today just because it's delurking day....MTHC...

bbobb said...

Hey Bonnie!

Great idea. I hope you don't mind me jumping on the bandwagon. I've put up my love our lurkers post and hopefully the one or two people who read my blog will reveal themselves.

bbobb

p.s. I stole your LOL graphic and your list of blogs participating. If this is a problem, let me know and I'll change my post to not include them.

bella said...

Cheers, Bonnie! Another great idea.

Happy Delurk Day!

bella

Anonymous said...

I am a daily visitor -- this is one of the best written blogs I read each day (about a dozen between sports politics and news).

I have a girlfriend who wants(?) to have more spanking in the relationship and I am nearly clueless about how to make it happen. I have commented a time or two and asked questions. Your responses have been of great help.

I have thought about suggesting she start visiting MBS regularly herself but she is a two steps forward one step back kind of a person. I think she enjoys spanking but is afraid of being 'hardcore'. I suppose nothing ventured nothing gained. I ought to go ahead and walk off the end of the pier and let her know how hard I am working to educate myself.

We tried some OTK in a chair about 2 months ago and she said she didn't like it. She prefers in bed OTK in bed. She is a bit skittish about role plays, but we have tried that a little. The thing I don't understand is that spanking turns her on ALOT. She expecially likes to combine spanking and oral sex - that sometimes is almost enough to get her to orgasm by itself.

I need to go back and re-read the MBS tutorials I guess -- maybe that will help me figure her out.

Bonnie - you ARE a genius. And Randy is one lucky fellow.

Lawyer_Dad

Lisa said...

Bonnie Your Idea is wonderful. I am posting my invite for de lurker friday. Hope to have as many great responses as you.
LISA

Anonymous said...

Hey Bonnie~

This has been so fun today. Thanks for the invite to leave a comment. I have commented here a few times, but will admit to usually just reading and quietly going. I love your blog and it has given me so much encouragement on this spanking journey of mine. So thank you!!

Shy

Tiggr said...

Oh, so cool to see how well this is working... just love reading comments from the shy ones... on everyone's blogs!!!

Often makes me wonder if some of those who dared to come forward somewhere else are the same ones who might also be reading mine...

The approaches everyone's taking are so low-key and welcoming...

Love and hugs,
Tiggs

sparkle said...

I'm playing :)

sparkle

MaggieDear said...

They are coming out! How cool!
Wonderful idea Bonnie!

Sarah said...

Hi Bonnie,

Great idea :)

I don't visit every day, but do pop by most days, not sure why I've never left a comment here, hopefully this will be the first of many.

x x x

Taylor said...

Never commented here before, and I'm a relatively new reader to MBS.. so hello! *waves*

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your work. I visit your site often and enjoy it a lot. A couple of topics in the Sunday Brunch section have been liberating. I am glad there are people like you willing to share and put so much effort into this!

badinfluencegirl said...

this is a great idea, i declare it love our lurkers day on my blog too. and i'll put some spanking in a story soon too

*laughing*

Grace said...

Bonnie, your site is such fun! This was a great idea! Thanks for including me.

HUGS!
grace

cuddlybum said...

I LOVE this idea Bonnie - I'm getting so much attention over at my place - and I've found some great new blogs as well!!!

Fantastic idea!

cuddlybum

bella said...

Lawyer_Dad... jump off that pier! It seems like it would bring about more conversation and that's a good thing.

Good luck,
bella

Kate said...

Hi Bonnie
Thanks for your wonderful blog. It's encouraging and inspiring, and, of course, fun!
(from a regular and grateful lurker)

Anonymous said...

as a semi-lurker, let me just say hi.

shimon

SpankedMinx said...

Hello everyone & sorry for being late! I need a spanking obviously! But well done Bon & huggs all x x x x

make_me said...

Hiya Bonnie,

Im a lurker!! I just want to tell you i enjoy your blog LOTS!!

Thanks x

Katie x

New Beginnings said...

Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie this is so much fun! I left my first or second comment the last delurking day and now I have the joy of blogging nearly daily and so many new friends!! Thank you!!!

Elis

Doc said...

I love de-lurk day! I remember de-lurking just before one, which amused me to know ends. I wouldn't mind being delurked... As in having my blog de-luked... though I don't think I have a lot of readers!

CeeCi said...

Happy LOL Day, Bonnie! Thank you so much for coming up with such a wonderful way to invite our readers to say "Hello!"

I've been having a grand time seeing how clever everyone has been with their invitations!

**Big Hugs**
♥ CeeCi

Anonymous said...

I must admit, I am a lurker I have been enjoying your blog and others for a while now but never commented. I truly enjoy your site and read it daily, My husband and I are new to the spanko world, still exploring not much yet..........

C

skulkingaround said...

Hi, I'm a lurker. I didn't realize it until you suggested comments would be appreciated. Anyway I'll try to be more interactive in the future. By the way I'm commenting from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Hope you will be able to keep up the blog. Thanks...

Bethie said...

I'm late as usual (too many irons in the fire), but I did get a post up letting my readers know about the big delurking day.

It sounds like everyone is having a blast! Awesome, Bonnie! :-)

foxthatsspanked said...

Hi Bonnie,

I may be running a little behind but I have posted this most wonderful idea on my own blog. You (and Randy) always seem to have such good ideas though.

here's to happily lurking, writing and spanking (or in my case and yours, being spanked)!

Paul said...

Better late than never Bonnie, what a good idea,
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your site. It has meant so much to me and my wife, very influential in our new beginning.

Elis' Nick

persephone said...

hi bonnie,

i'm not sure if i've ever commented before, but if i have, then i know that i've visited more often than i have commented. :) everyone's de-lurk-day posts are leading me here to you so i thought i'd better join your de-lurkers as well. i definitely enjoy your site, i always feel like you are educating me! it's a good feeling. anyway, have a great weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

OK, you've got me. Lurker exposed. I have to admit, now that I've finally had my first few real spankings, I so appreciate having your perspective to bounce against my new-found emotions and questions. Years after dropping a hint that went over like a lead balloon, I snatched at a chance opening in the converstation early in a sexual encounter with my partner and this time, we made the connection! Not sure where it's all going, but really glad for the company....50's newbie

Bonnie said...

Everybody - I guess we'll have to call our delurk day a smashing success. My sincere thanks go out to everyone who posted and all who commented. Your creativity, persuasiveness, and warmth are truly amazing.

Let's do this again some time!

Tulsa - I'm so glad you joined in. I love your blog!

Adam - It is fun, isn't it?

Padme - Great post! Thanks. I hope you and Anakin enjoy a wonderful weekend.

Anne Elizabeth - I know that I'm loving it. So, I'm sure, are the 20+ commenters you attracted. Well done.

Pandora - You're most welcome. As I figured, you have plenty of new friends.

Denmarked - I'm glad you're here. You are most welcome to lurk or join in as you please.

Lily - Hi! I'm glad you were able to help make this day a success.

Debbie - Welcome! Please feel free to enjoy the blog as you wish. Perhaps one day soon you'll find a brunch topic to your liking. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Dooody - Nope, she not a weirdo at all. Like many of us here, she's simply a woman who knows what she likes and isn't afraid to embrace it. It's difficult to break through social conventions, but once we do, we discover a whole world of pleasure on the other side.

Kay - I'm really enjoying reading everyone's comments, both here and elsewhere. I believe we did something good today.

Katie_Spades said...

Hey Bonnie, thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,
Kate

Eva said...

Bonnie~ Awesome day around the neighborhood!! So glad you did this!!

Hugs~
Eva

Bonnie said...

Theresa - As you've probably noticed, this list of participants has grown considerably.

Butterfly - You're most welcome. Enjoy!

MTHC - Didn't I say there would be something special just for you? Thanks for the delurk!

Bbobb - I don't mind in the least. Please help yourself.

Bella - Thank you, and happy delurk day to you too!

Lawyer_Dad - Thanks for that excellent delurk. If there are questions that I can answer, please feel free to send them to me. If I don't know the answer, I know where to find people who do.

Lisa - Thank you for being a part of this fun day!

Shy - Hi! I remember you. Thank you for being a loyal reader! If there is anything I can do to make the blog better, I'd love to hear about it.

Tiggr - Yes, I especially enjoyed how each blogger gave the message their own unique treatment. As I said above, I think we'll have to do this again.

Sparkle - ...And playing well I might add! Thanks for joining the effort!

Bonnie said...

Maggie - Yes, they are indeed coming out, and yes, it's very cool! Enjoy!

Sarah - It's a pleasure to meet you. You are very welcome here. I hope you do join the conversation. There's always room for one more.

Taylor - Hi! I guess we're even because I think I've visited your blog without commenting. Thanks for the delurk!

Anon - Thank you! If you have any suggestions, I'm always on the lookout for good brunch topics.

BadInfluenceGirl - All this and spanking too? What could be better? Thanks for the comment.

Grace - I wouldn't even attempt such a thing without you> It just wouldn't be the same. thanks for your enthusiastic participation!

Cuddly - I did notice that your blog was really jumping tonight. That's fantastic!

Kate - Well, hello! Thank you for your kind words and for your participation in our delurk day. Your comments are always welcome here.

Shimon - I hadn't heard a peep from you in months. I was beginning to wonder if you'd left the building. Oh well, you're here now, so welcome back!

Minxy - On this continent, you're right on time! Besides, be careful what you wish...

Bonnie said...

Katie - Welcome to you. I'm pleased that you enjoy my blog. It's a work in progress and probably always will be. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.

Elis - It's a lot more fun to be on this side of the delurk, isn't it? Thanks for helping to make this event something special!

Doc - You might be surprised to learn that you have more visitors than you think. In any case, thanks for supporting our delurk day. Have a fabulous weekend!

CeeCi - I'd love to take the credit, but this was Eva's idea.

I love how the variety of different greetings matches the diversity of our community. Very cool indeed.

C - Thank you. I think some couples, when they start out, are eager to try everything right away. I think it's easier and more fun to progress in a more measured fashion. This approach allows you to enjoy each step along the path and miss nothing along the way. I hope your experiments bring you success. Feel free to share your experiences if you are inclined.

Skulking - Hi! LOL I hope I will be able to keep up the blog as well. There are days when I wonder.

Bethie - I will be forever grateful for the support that you and Dan have given me. This is another such occasion. Thank you!

Fox - I'm delight to gain your participation. Thank you!

BTW, at some point, if you want to discuss your template, I might be able to help.

Paul - Thank you, dear gentleman, for everything!

Nick - Wow. I think I just won the delurk lottery. It's a pleasure to have you visit MBS and even more so to leave a comment.

I am pleased to have been able to assist you and Elis. I love reading her acounts. You two have a whole bunch of fun, and that's wonderful. Enjoy!

Bonnie said...

Persephone - It's a pleasure to meet you. I don't think I've visited your blog before tonight. I plan to return when I get more time. Thanks for the delurk!

50's newbie - Hello! That's wonderful that you're finally getting what you desire. Ultimately, I think you'll find that where you're going is not as important as how you enjoy the journey. If I can answer any questions, please don't hesitate to send them to me. In the meantime, thanks for the delurk, and have some fun!

Kate - The pleasure was all mine!

Eva - Yes, it's been a remarkable day. I may have done most of the finger-work, but this was your idea. Thank you!

Anony-mouse said...

Hmm... I've been reading you for a while :) I'm going through a bit of an sexual identity crisis recently, where I'm not as interested in spanking, or even D/s, or even sex, as I used to be :( Still working that out for myself (and my boy!), I guess. But into it or not, your blog is always a good read, and I try to visit regularly. Thanks for the "coming out" day!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie sweet Bonnie. We lurkers love you all. This is a special day and it is hard to comment. So many times I have wanted to but something always stopped me. Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your blog and all our fellow spankos blogs.
Keep up all the good work and we will keep reading. Maybe someday we will all be as strong as you are and put our worlds out there for people like you and me to relate. Thank you once again and happy spanking!

Aunty Agony said...

Bonnie,

Thank-you for suggesting and organizing this de-lurking day. It was like Christmas for me - checking in throughout the day to see my comments. I've also spent the day reading blogs I've never even seen before. I am so proud of our spanko blogging community - so much talent out there.

I do hope we SpankBlogsters get together again in the future for more events like this one.

Love
Aunty

AngelBrat said...

Bonnie, I know I don't comment much, but I am here every day. Keep up the great work!

Love ya!

Tracy

Sexy Sadie said...

I tried to post on here earlier, but maybe I didn't do something right? I just wanted to say that I really like your site. It is pretty much my favorite a lot of the time. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Master Fitz said...

WOW!

Your ideas are truly inspiring, Bonnie.

Happy belated LOL day!

roy tersley said...

Well done Bonnie is starting this iniative..It seems to me that the impact (forgive the pun) is widespread.
I hope you are pleasantly surpised with the response and find that it encourages you to keep posting such an intersting insight to yourself
Warm regards

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie.

Always enjoy reading your stuff.

Nick, from Glasgow, Scotland

Richard said...

Hi Bonnie:

I've been lurking on various blogs for a while. As a fifty-ish single male switch it's hard to find blogs that fit just right, but I enjoy reading them just the same.

Richard in VA

Anonymous said...

Bonnie,
I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog, and check it every few days for updates. Fun reading.

Rob

patty said...

I know I posted a delurk comment here. I know I did. I was late I know, but I just know I commented.

*shakes head wondering if senility has set in* well here I go again. Hope you had fun yesterday kiddo.

Anonymous said...

Just switched on; MBS is definatley our first port of call, when we fire up the computer, and the very best !! David & Susan.

Abel said...

Hi, Bonnie

Just wanted to say well done on such a great idea, and thanks for inviting us to participate!

Abel

Bonnie said...

Anony-Mouse - Welcome! I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing tough times. I hope you find relief soon.

Anon - (blush) Why, thanks you. I'm pleased that you and others enjoy reading my blog.

Now see? That wasn't so hard!

Aunty - You're very welcome. Given all the wonderful support you've given me, it seems like the least I can do.

You were clearly the big winner on delurk day. You are like EF Hutton - When Aunty Agony speaks, spankos listen! Enjoy!

Tracy - Hi! I stopped in at your blog about six times yesterday hoping that you had posted a delurk notice. I'm really glad you did. As I've said before, I consider you and your blog to be major influences. Love ya back!

Sexy Sadie - Sorry about that. Blogger can be snarky about comments sometimes. I encounter it myself. In any case, thank you for your kind words. I strive to publish a blog that will appeal to spankos like me. When I meet someone who enjoys the blog, I can't help but think, "Oh good! A kindred spirit!" I'm glad you're here.

Please feel free to jump in the conversation anywhere you like.

Master Fitz - Thank you for participating! I just left you a message (or two0 on your blog.

Roy - I am pleasantly surprised. This effort worked out even better than I had hoped. Thanks for the delurk and for your generous words.

Nick - Hi and welcome! My husband's family is Scottish, so I'm especially pleased to hear from you.

Richard - Hello. I'm glad you're here.

Rob - Thank you! I enjoy writing for folks like you.

Patty - The trouble is not in your set. Blogger is snarky about comments sometimes. There are times when it seems like it accepted a comment but it didn't This happens to me too.

Anyhow, thanks for participating and for your comment. This was definitely fun.

David and Susan - That's great! Welcome to you both!

Abel - Thank you for all you do. Your blog is always smart, interesting, and fun. I love it. I'm glad you were able to join us.

spanksalot1963 said...

Ok, you twisted my arm, so hello to all, but I am still lurking right around the corner. LOL

spanksalot1963 said...

By the way, Bonnie, love your blog.

Debbie said...

I'm not a lurker, but I don't comment all of the time. Just saying hi and that I love your blog. But you know that.

AngelBrat said...

I'm so sorry I got it up so late - Friday was just insane. I did remember early on, but unfortunately I was at work, and they tend to frown on spanko blogging from the company computers. :)

Peter said...

Love the blog, Long time lurker, Long time Reader.

John said...

Bonnie,

Thank you for writing this blog. I enjoy it immensely and have never commented but rest assured that i do enjoy your blog.

John

Bonnie said...

Spanks - Thanks, and welcome!

Debbie - You know you're always welcome here. I love your blog too.

Tracy - No explanations are necessary. I'm just pleased you were able to join us!

Peter - Thank you!

John - I'm glad you enjoy it. thanks.

Anonymous said...

People talk about the "stress relief" and one good type of stress relief is completely getting away from being a mom for a while!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I couldn't post the day you had this but here goes. I'm a lurker. Big lurker your blog is wonderfull and so are the ones on your read list. I'm a secret spankee. we do it some times but deep down i want more. So I stay in the shadows most everywhere. Happy to say i will keep lurking and maybe say hi every now and then

ross said...

Always lurking around here. I enjoy your writing so very much.

Bonnie said...

Anon - There's no question about it! Thanks for your contribution.

Anon as Well - Hi! It's a pleasure to meet you. It's really not so scary here in the sunlight.

Ross - I don't think of you as a lurker, but thanks just the same.

Kitten said...

Hello! I just wanted to say that I love this idea and will be doing a "LOL" post on my blog as well! Thank you for this.

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