Tuesday, May 22, 2007

In With The New: Warming Up Nicely Edition


I love finding, reading, and sharing new spanking blogs. I seek opportunities to encourage these bloggers as they make their first tentative steps out into the big, scary world of the internet. Each new blog and each new blogger seem bursting with promise. Some blogs ultimately survive while others are dropped for reasons we may never know. But when this blossom first opens, all are something special.

Here are ten young blogs that I hope you will explore and enjoy. When you visit, I encourage you to not only read, but also to offer some support in the form of comments. It's difficult to start a new blog. In the beginning, it feels as though you're writing for no one. A few positive words at the right moment can make the difference between a successful blog and an abandoned effort.

Check these out!

Amber's Spanking Journal
Daddy's Little Deviant
Erica Scott's Blog
Heart Shaped Padlock
Mixed Blessings
More Than This
Naughty Princess Gets Spanked
One Spanko's Thoughts
Span Co
Spank A Bottom

     (If I've forgotten anyone, please tell me)

To these new bloggers, I bid you welcome. I look forward to watching your blogs grow and thrive.

Here are some suggestions I assembled as a guide to enhancing your blog. While it's certainly not the final word, I think you will find a number of useful tips.

My Blogging Smarts

More Blogging Smarts

My Blogging Smarts Again

My Blogging Smarts: Balance

I hope you find the spanko blogging experience as rewarding as I have!

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17 comments :

SelfSpanker said...

Thank you. The inclusion of my rookie blog in your list is appreciated more than I can say. It feels a little lonely sometimes and it is very pleasant to be noticed by a successful and accomplished blogger. Thanks again!

Lady said...

Hi,

How nice to read your post. I am not that 'new' in blogging but for me it is new to blog and write in a language that is not my native one. I do however like to share with my blog and it gives me great pleasure to see that there are people 'out there' who visit my blog. So once again thanks, also thanks for your tips I will look into them.

Goodluck with your blog
Lady

Tiggr d'Amore said...

Welcome one and all!!!! Bonnie's the inspiration for so many of us out here who wouldn't have had the courage to start off on our own without her right there through all the scariest moments!

Huge hugs to each and every one of you and kudos for opening yourself up to the experiences and wodnerments of blogging!!

Hugs to all and special love to Bonnie... by the way, Bonnie, that was one amazing tale (yesterday's post, I mean)!

TTFN!
Tiggs

Jane said...

Thanks for the mention Bonnie. I'm somewhat humbled.

:)
Love
Jane

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, you are so kind! Thank you for the mention -- I hope people enjoy my little corner of the blog world even just a fraction as much as they enjoy yours! :-) -- Erica

A.S.S. said...

Some new ones here that we're going to check out. Already read the Self Spanker blog, and it offers a unique look into self-spanking. Love your tips, too. They sure helped us out.

:)
~Todd & Suzy

Paul said...

Bonnie, thanks for these, I have already discovered some of them, I comment on so many, but I do my best.
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Naughty Princess said...

Thanks so much for including our blog on your list and for the great blogging tips! We really appreciate it!

Sincerely
Ma'am and Naughty Princess

Daddy's Little Deviant said...

Thank you Bonnie for including Daddy's and My blog in your list.
Hopefully we can work on our shaky schedule for posting and get into the groove, perhaps to gain a good readership.

wind walker said...

great tips bonnie.

i read your post about blogging balance...and it's so true. i found myself too stuck on certain topics, where if i didn't have much going on in that element, then i didn't know what to say.

so i'm trying it again.

Greenwoman said...

Some terrific new discoveries Bonny. As usually thanks for the gift to the community. Blessings!!!

Heart Shaped Padlock said...

Thanks for the link!!

I scanned your ideas to help bring in traffic and it looks great. I'll read it more in-depth later! Thanks for taking the time to do something like that, and for taking the time to point out us newbies!

Bonnie said...

Self - The pleasure is truly mine. You needn't feel lonely here.

Lady - You are talented in any language. I think you're doing great!

Tiggs - Thank you. I get a great deal of enjoyment from introducing the newest members of our community. There are just so many interesting personalities, compelling stories, and great ideas.

Jane - I think you're already an established blogger in your own right. I don't know why I didn't find your wonderful blog before, but I'm delighted to have done so now.

Erica - Your blog isn't all that new either, but I simply had to include it. I *love* reading about your adventures going back to the early days of SCSWC.

People sometimes tell me that Randy and I inspire them. I find that very gratifying. Well, as a proud owner of one of your SL DVDs, I can tell you that your work has definitely inspired us!

Todd and Suzy - Thanks. I believe you will find that this is a particularly strong group.

Paul - You are wonderful. Your comments are always welcome wherever you choose to stop!

Ma'am and Naughty Princess - You are both most welcome!

Deviant - Time is the real challenge for most of us. In the end, it becomes a matter of finding a comfortable balance among the many responsibilities we all have.

I think you're doing quite well. It's no crime to be busy. That's the hallmark of a full life.

Wind! - Hi! It's so marvelous to hear from you. I've often wondered how you two were doing. I'll get your new blog linked up forthwith. I look forward to checking it out.

Please give my regards to Storm, and stop back when you can!

Green - Thank you. It's people like you who inspire me to want to give.

Heart - You're quite welcome! I'm delighted to help where I can.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Bonnie, "Self Spanker" has already bailed--his very informative and introspective blog is nowhere to be found. His dilemma is one shared by many and it's too bad he wasn't able to keep with it. Glad I got to see what WAS there while it was up.
And thanks for giving it deserving recognition, however short-lived its existence.

Bonnie said...

Anon - Look again! You can find our new friend at Span Co.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bon. Just like magic!
Btw, the "manifesto" comment this morning was mine (perhaps you already knew via IP address). Anyway, you may also want to send it to Ed Lee at Nu-West for inclusion in his bi-weekly newsletter.

spanking~amber said...

Bonnie, Just wanted to say thankyou tons for listing my blog here. what an honor !

Happy spanking,
Amber

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