Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Love Our Lurkers Day III


Welcome, my friends, to our third annual Love Our Lurkers Day! This is our community's opportunity to share the love with our silent readers. I know from my statistics that there are thousands of readers of this blog who have never left a comment. If this describes you, then today is your day.

During last year's event, 83 spanking-oriented blogs posted LOL messages and they received 1444 comments. Better still, we met many, many great people. Quite a few remain regular readers to this day. Several have become successful bloggers in their own right.

This year, we are inviting 135 bloggers to participate! And it's all for you.

While we may not see your face or read your words, we know you're out there. Even in silence, your return visits provide a gentle affirmation.

I would like to invite you to leave a comment below. It can be as long or short as you choose. You can use a fake name or no name at all. What's important is that you poke your head up just far enough that we might see you.

If you feel chatty, please feel free to tell me how I might make this blog more interesting, more useful, more attractive, more spanky, or more fun. I'm always in the market for great new ideas. If a simple hello is enough for you, I'll welcome that as well.

In any case, I look forward to meeting you!

Here's a running list of other great blogs that are participating in today's festivities:
New to Spanking
Wilhelmina Dreams
Our Bottoms Burn
The Discipline Blog of Mark
Vanilla Spankos Blog
Robin's Red Bottom
Spanked Hortic
Ludwig's Rohrstock-Palast
Green Rootsdown
Spanking Pixie
Blogs of a Midlife Crisis
Journey to the Darkside
New Beginnings
Educating Pammie
By Any Other Word
A Well Disciplined Girl
American Spanking Society
Freshly Spanked
Nothing Random
Jujubees' Journal
Time Out for Love
Hermione's Heart
This Girl's Weblog
My Dabble in the Middle End
The Heron Clan
All Things Spanking
Spanking Minnesota
Strange Imagination
Tiny Miranda
Radspace
Thomas's Spanking Adventures
Scarlett's Letters
Aunty Agony
Cassie's Space
I Married a Spanko
Spanked Italian Girl
The Naughty Side of K
Niki Flynn's Not Blog
From My Other Side
Spanky Loves Kallisto
The Cookie Jar
Radha Sutra
Spanking Kate James
Cowgirl's Spanking Journey
The Spanking Spot
Confessions of a College Spanko
Angelbrat
Random Mussing
Spanking News Blog
A Changing Submissive
Proper Spanking Stories
Katisms: Ramblings of an überbrat
This Cat is Crazy
The Wallflower: Perceptions From the Edge
BDSM is Love
Spanking Blogg
Pandora's Blog
A Day in the Life
Chross Guide to the Spanking Internet
Hunter's April Star
Loving Discipline
Down the Rabbit Hole
Life, Love, and Spanking According to Erica
The Switching Hour
Natty's Spanking Blog
Devlin O'Neill's Weblog
Creative Spanko Wench
iSpank
Finding Sara
Spanking Delights
Zille Defeu
The Inner Workings of Dixie
Motions of the Heart in E
Kitten's Paw Prints in Slavery
Spanking Sarah Gregory
The Journey
Le journal de la Fessée
The S Spot
Master Coyote's Den
Geometric Bubbles
DD sans Frontières or BDSM sans Frontières
Lair of the Dragon Mage
Cigi's World
This Girl's Life
Not Quite What I Had in Mind
The Life and Times of Spanko Roomies

I hope you will visit these friends and say hello!

I tried to find e-mail addresses for as many spanking-oriented bloggers as I could, but there were several that I couldn't reach. If you know anyone in our community who wasn't notified, please by all means invite them to join us. If you are among this group or if your invitation was trapped by a naughty spam filter, I sincerely hope that you will create your own Love Our Lurkers post!

While we are offering our gratitude, I think it's appropriate to recall that we share this day with the men and women who have served the cause of peace in our world. Whether we call it Veteran's Day, Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, I would like to offer tribute to those whose solemn sacrifices remain meaningful through all the years.

99 comments :

A.S.S. said...

Love LOL... :) We'll have a post too. Thanks for all you do Bonnie!

Todd and Suzy

padme amidala said...

Hi Bonnie,
I am a regular reader to your blog although I admit I mostly lurk now but I'm always here reading. Thanks for doing this "love the lurkers day" each year. It's always a big success!
Big Hugs,
padme from Journey to the Darkside

thisgirl said...

i'll join in! i always read your blog although spanking is only a small part of the things i'm interested in i always love reading your thoughts on it!

This girl xx

Constance said...

Hi Bonnie,

I also want to thank you, as both a blogger and a reader, for your generous spirit and your hard-work!

Fondly,
Constance

Anonymous said...

LOL

hi I'm a young man who likes to spank his girlfriend. She semi-enjoys it...
Thanks for re-assuring me that I'm not a total psychopath.

Mina said...

Thanks Bonnie for organising this, you are fantastic for our community.

Hugs
Mina

The Headmaster said...

I'm something of a new-boy here (but not, as you'll see from my own blog, to the subject of spanking).

Spanky said...

Thanks again Bonnie! My LOL post is up too.

littleone said...

LOL - i'm doing my second annual one..

love the idea !!!!

Thanks Bonnie

morningstar (owned by Warren)

Winchester said...

Hi bonnie
Have lurked with you occasionally -and this is a great idea!

Have a good day

Ludwig said...

I lurk here from time to time, and I have a link to "My Bottom Smarts" on my blog, of course. But I don't think I've ever left a comment here before.

Thanks for organising the LOL day.

Ludwig
http://rohrstockpalast.blogspot.com/

Maryann Sloan said...

Bonnie,
Thanks for all you do. Your blog is the gold standard.
Maryann

mthc said...

Hi Bonnie,
Your the reason i started reading blogs and i made my comment on your blog. I think that your blog is the one that everyone reads. Happy Love our Lurkers and Veteran's day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie! I just found your blog 3 days ago and have already learned so much! I'm a newbie spanko and loving every minute!-Jaye

Ofia said...

Thanks again for organizing this! :) (My post is up!)

Irelynn said...

Thanks for organising this, Bonnie! We're only a new blog but jumped at the chance to take part. Thanks for inviting us!

I do love your Sunday brunches. Keep up the good work!

Hugs,
Irelynn Logeen

Kallisto said...

Eternal thanks, Bonnie. I have a LOL post up too now. Such as it is--Spanky is a much better blogger than I am. I am so thankful for you and your blogging.

Huge hugs,
Kallisto

Cowgirl said...

I hear it was Love our Lurker's Day! It was because of this day, last year, I left my first comment. Thanks Bonnie! So I just had to participate as well.

N. Bill Leav said...

This has been the year that I discovered that that are women who actually enjoy getting spanked. I never thought that such a thing existed outside of the porn world.

There seem to have been so many blogs that have appeared, and enough of them appear not be fictional. I've even found a club or two, where real people appear to meet. Whoa!!

To be honest, it's still almost unbelievable to me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,

I can't let this day go by again without saying Hello, and thanks so much for all you put into this blog. It is the first one I go to, and I use your "roll" to get to everyone else I read! Like everyone else, I am happy to find others "like me," and I wish we could all wear secret badges to let each other know who we are! It seems like most of you are on the East Coast, and very few from the NW, what's up with that? LOL. Anyway, I've done it, left a comment. and it didn't hurt at all!
Timmers

Radha said...

Happy LOL day, Bonnie! I am thrilled to be participating for the second year. You have been the catalyst for so many things in this community!
Thanks for everything!
Radha

Jai said...

OI!!!

I'm not on your list!!

*cries*

LOL,
Jai

scarlettbott said...

Bonnie,

I've enjoyed reading. Thanks!

Scarlett

Indy said...

I remember how nervous I was to leave a comment for the first time. I think I let the first LOL day go by, waiting until your Millionth Hit a little later. You responded so kindly that it gave me courage to continue commenting here and elsewhere. I didn't start commenting regularly until you ran my post here, which made me understand just how much comments mean to bloggers.

Kind of hard to imagine now that I could have been that shy about taking part in the conversation about spanking!

I hope others who are nervous about commenting will take this opportunity to say hello on their favorite blog(s), whatever they are.

Bonnie, thanks so much for your encouragement over the years-- it has made a huge difference.

Indy

Anonymous said...

Bonnie,
You are the reason I've been brave enough to "out" myself to my husband of 27 years. Wow, not only am I not alone - I'm not even ashamed or think that I'm "abnormal". Bless you for that. SSSSSSSSSSSSSooooooooo much cheaper than therapy and I've got something to show for it. (but not in public...wink) You are my link to the rest of the spanking world. Keep up the good work.
dieseldiva

Greenwoman said...

Hello Bonny!! This is fun. I'm so glad you do this each year. I have been looking forward to it. Blessings!!

Nick said...

Bonnie, your site continues to be a leader in the spanko world. It has meant a lot to many many people, many that you rarely if ever hear from. Thanks.

littlestangel said...

Hi, thank you for hosting this and letting us lurkers know that we are noticed and although I don't always have very many words to say, I have enjoyed reading your blog. It's very inspiring. Thanks.

Spanked italian Gal said...

Bonnie you are the Queen of spankoland. I bow before you in adoration. Guess I am a lurker as I always read your posts but don't always comment. I think your posts are brilliant. Thank you for inviting me to join the lurkers day. I love doing anything for my spanko friends
Ciao,
I Gal

Paul said...

Bonnie, so another year passes, as always with thanks.
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Kat said...

I think this is great and I am happy to join in! :) The first LOL day was what inspired me so hopefully a few others come out as well!

~Kat xx

PallidBust said...

Dear Bonnie,

I feel I rise above the word "lurk". I, um.... gumshoe. Yeah, I've GUMSHOED your blog for years now. And now I de-gumshoe. Very dignified, really.

Anyway, my post is up at my humble little plot of pixels. I'm outed. I am now, and always have been, a spanko. Learn all about it here:

http://properspankingstories.blogspot.com/

Happy Vets Day!

PB

luna said...

I did this last year and it was great fun! :) I may do it yet again.

Chross said...

I'm in for the fun too, almost forgot :)!


Cheers
Chross

Paige Tyler said...

Hey Bonnie! I emailed you back saying that I'd love to participate, but I guess you didn't get my email, so I'll post my blog here if anyone wants to stop by!

http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com

*hugs*
Paige

grace said...

Hi Bonnie!

Thanks for hosting LOL again! I really love seeing who all is out there!

I'm a little late posting my LOL but I did get it up!

Thanks again for everything you do on this blog! It's one of the best!

HUGS!
grace

D said...

Thanks Bonnie for the email. We just put up our "Love Our Lurkers" post.
You're the best!

Cassie said...

Bonnie,
Thank you for setting up this day. I am a blogger and a lurker but I don't seem to have the time to comment everywhere I read so I just lurk!

Much love,
Cassie

Anonymous said...

read your blog all the time this is a great idea did not it the last 2 years keep up the good work

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Thanks for all the fun today Bonnie. I'm glad I'm not the one counting the comments.

Prefectdt

Mr Vanilla Spanko said...

Hi there Bonnie, thanks for the link and inviting us to participate in Love our Lurkers day!

Anonymous said...

Much love and appreciation to you, Bonnie. :-) -- Erica

Alice said...

Bonnie,

Thank you for everything you do. You affirm and inspire so many others.

Alice

swan said...

Hi Bonnie! Here we are from The Heron Clan -- dropping in to spread the joy of the day. Thanks for organizing this.

All the Best,
swan

Brushstrokes said...

You go Bonnie!

Brushstrokes!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Bonnie.

I have been reading your blog since I stumbled across it a few months ago.
Thank you for all the work you do to keep this going. It looks like a labor of love.

Thanks again,
DS in SF

jam said...

bonnie, i enjoy reading your blog very much. i usually drop by once a day. i dont comment much as most others have said what i wanted to. i hope you continue for a long time. really like how you showcase new blogs. keep up the good work. salute to our veterans. take care. god bless.

OliviaManners said...

Great idea Bonnie and wonderfully executed.

Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for this community.

Many smiles, and many warm bottoms and much hope and joy.

With love,

Olivia
x

Serpent's Embrace said...

Bonnie,

I do not know where to start. Your blog is amazing and breath-taking. It should be listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World!

Marcus

Gwen said...

Happy LOL, Bonnie! (I'm making the rounds - late - but I'm making the rounds!) ... Thanks again for this great idea. Glad to see you're getting such a good response!

Best,
Gwen

mthc said...

Bonnie, Love your blog take care!

Michael said...

Hi, Bonnie. Love LOL Day! Gwen added a post on Devlin O'Neill's Weblog so I'm glad we could join the fun. Great response here, Bonnie. You rock! :)

Michael

impish1 said...

Bonnie,
Today I'm so busy I almost didn't get online at all, but thank goodness I did! I owe you so much - thanks to your blog I learned I was normal and okay, and eventually came to my hubby of many, many years. I first delurked, unlurked? on your blog because your understanding, and reassurance made it possible to feel safe enough to do so. Thanks for all you do for us all!

Lee said...

Hi Bonnie!

I'm a sort-of kind-of lurker (I DO poke my head up every once in awhile), and I want you to know that you were the first one to tell me it was OK to be a spanko. I started reading your blog my freshman year of college when I had this fetish but no partner or way to figure anything out. Thanks to you, I was able to confidently tell my very first serious boyfriend about not only THIS preference, but others as well. Thanks so much!

jo said...

Dear Bonnie,

What else is there to add? I love your blog, the regular brunches and columns, irregular events, stories, quirks and quirts... If only you could get paid for doing it as you clearly love your topic and you do it so well! Well, at least, all of us larking lurkers can send you happy spanks and hugs! Not sure I would want a spank for each de-lurker, mind you!

Dr. Ken said...

Happy LOL Day, Bonnie, and thanks for organizing this! It's a great way for the spanking community to get to know each other a little better....

Dr. Ken

K said...

Wow! What a great day. Thanks for the invite. I've had oodles of comments today. I've commented here before, but not too regularly. While I can sometimes get away with reading while the little one is jumping on me, it's much more challenging to type.

goodgirl said...

Hi, Bonnie.

I wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I do miss the blogroll that shows who has updated their blogs because it kind of served as a way to see all of the updates at once since you have such a comprehensive list. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy you introducing new blogs and providing a place for discussion. It's interesting to see all of the different points of view. Happy LOL Day. I am not a lurker anymore.

spankingbarbie said...

Thanks for pulling this awesome day together! YAY!

Barbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie!
I am a regular reader here and have left a comment or two before. I just wanted to say thanks for all you do here!
Courtney

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,
I have been lurking on your site (among others) for a couple of years. I’ve been giving spankings on the down-low for many years and I appreciate the courage to it takes to even be a little public with our proclivity. Thanks for keeping this wonderful blog up and running; I know it is a great deal of work.

R

iggy said...

Looks like LOL has been a great success!

Love your blog.

Ms. Cassandra (Sandy) Park said...

Wow, so many blogs to check out. Thanks for organizing this, Bonnie. It's a great way to find new writers and to meet people.

AngelBrat said...

My goodness, Bonnie - what a list! Thank you for putting this together again - just one more example of what a trailblazer (er, tailblazer?) you are in the blooging community! :)

Hugs,

Tracy

pawprintsinslavery said...

Thanks for doing this! I love Love Our Lurkers Day! I just started participating last year, but thank you again!

Thursday's Child said...

Yay for Love Our Lurkers Day! I remember the first time I delurked and from there it was just a short skip and hop to starting my own blog. Leaving that first comment waas one of the best things I ever did!

Hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog, as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I have never delurked anywhere before but here goes. I discovered your blog in Feb when looking for something different to put an extra Valentine's day spark in a 1/4 century + marriage. I have been hooked ever since & read your blog at least weekly. You are an amazing writer & I find your stories both thoughtful & entertaining. Also enjoy your special features like Sunday Brunch. Keep up the great work & please keep those stories coming!

Ann said...

Hi Bonnie
Guess I'm not a complete lurker...I posted to one Sunday brunch! But thanks for a day for those of us who read far more than we write. :)

Shay said...

Yes!!! I missed LOL day last year and was really sad - I'm so glad I made it (barely) this year!!! ^_^

Daisy said...

Hi, Bonnie! Oh my goodness! What a response!
And to the "anonymous who wants us to have a secret badge, resd your post on the "tag" !!!!
I still proudly wear it after each spanking, tied to the beltloop at the back of my jeans! (proud yet thankful no non-spanker will have a clue what it is!!!)
Hugs, and welcome to the lurkers...lurk no more! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Daisy said...

oops, thats, *"anonymous"* and *read*, sorry for typos!

spanking2008 said...

hey Bonnie this is such a cool initiative, you know an open invite to ALL THE LURKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks

yes, I am an ardent fan of MBS, have been for a few months. And as with thousands of other spankos have only secrectly harbored my wishes for years. But only about 3 months ago, I simply decided to google this 1 simple sentence,"why do men spank women?" I guess it was my little innocent and sub-conscious effort to may be understand my own little character feature. & OH MY GOD????? WHAT TREASURE DID I STUMBLE UPON!!!!!!!!!
well the rest of course being history, I am still fairly new to it. But honestly I am simply marvelously IMPRESSED by how mature, experienced and articulate some of you spankos are!!!!!!! You guys are obviously well connected, well played and very knowledgable too. So keep up the good work.
As for me I guess I'll probably need some more time before I come out. But you have no idea I AM DYING TO GO TO ONE OF THE PARTIES.......if only I can learn a bit quicker how not to be awkward & uncomfortable at one of those. Any hints for a spanking party virgin?????

take care
spanko

Janice said...

Hi Bonnie,

What a cracking idea this is. I had great response on my own Love Our Lurkers Day (nothing compared to yours but still great). Thank you for including me and now I feel a little ashamed that I didn't mention it was your idea. I shall go back and do that.

Hugs

Janice

Miranda said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bonnie for including me. It means a lot. I feel so ashamed (and I can see I am not the only one) that I forgot to mention you in my blog. I have changed it now and I humbly offer my poor bottom up for spanks.

Many Hugs

Miranda, Felicia and Bananas

Anonymous said...

Bonnie --

My gf and I discovered your blog together last night. We are just starting our spanking adventure and loved your blogs. We read them aloud to each other and giggled and gasped.

Thank you!!

A

Anonymous said...

Bonnie --

My gf and I discovered your blog together last night. We are just starting our spanking adventure and loved your blogs. We read them aloud to each other and giggled and gasped.

Thank you!!

A

Anonymous said...

i am a regular lurker and always find your blog interesting and helpful. i am married to a vanilla who in the last 2 years has made very good progress in meeting my spanking needs. he has gone from only mild hand spanking during foreplay to using implements during stress reducers but he is not completely comfortable with everything. your blog has helped me broach the subject and develop good communication in this area

dixiedarling said...

Thanks for continuing the LOL day. I got in on it a bit late this year, but better late than never.

Hmmm perhaps it falls under my procrastination category and something I need to work on.

I have been a bit MIA on my own blog but taking the LOL day as an opportunity to hopefully get back to more regular posts and such.

Thanks again for the wonderful job you do Bonnie....LOL has been a blessing to me even though I'm not much of a lurker. It usually helps me stumble upon a few new blogs to read.

Terpsichore said...

always grateful! Hugs, Terps :-)

Hil said...

Hi Bonnie

De-lurking to say hi, have posted a LOL link on my blog too.

Hil

Anonymous said...

I have been lurking on mybottomsmarts obsessively since my husband spanked me for real for the first time at the end of October. I was so relieved to find your blog, and to see that I'm in such good company! I've checked out a lot of other spanking blogs/sites since then, but your relationship with Randy is the one that most closely resembles what my husband and I have (without the years of spanking experience, yet... ;) Because of your blog, we really are experiencing this as an intense, fun new way to love each other, and we're not feeling like freaks! And, I'm much less frustrated in general. Thank you so much for the time and care you put into your blog.

-Lollie

Robin said...

Bonnie,
I promised I get here to 'delurk' I just didn't plan on being a day late -- oh well, par for the course. I should probably get a spanking :)
Thanks again for putting this together for everyone.
Robin

Malcolm said...

hi - I'm not really a lurker on this blog but I have visited before, long time ago.

I'm impressed with your list of spanking blogs and will visit some of them

Blushingbride said...

I may be a day late, but since I only very occasionally reply I figure I'll de-lurk yet again. Yours is definitely one of my regular blog stops, when I get the chance to read for a bit.

sara said...

Better late than never...Happy LOL Day Bonnie!

Bonnie said...

Everyone - Wow, just wow!

Todd and Suzy - Someone had to be first. I'm pleased it was you! Thank you for being such enthusiastic supporters of LOL day.

Padme - You've been a part of LOL since the very beginning. Thank you for all you and Anakin do!

This Girl - I'm delighted you joined our celebration!

Constance - You're very welcome!

Anon #1 - As you see, you're in very fine company. Life is for learning and the percussive arts hold many lessons.

Mina - Thanks. Have I mentioned that I'm really glad you're back?

Headmaster - Welcome! I just added your link to my blogroll.

Spanky - Leave it to you and Kallisto to make our event even more spanky. I love it!

morningstar - Whatever the day, your involvement is always welcome. Thanks for joining in.

Winchester - Hi! It's a genuine pleasure to meet you. Your name is a cathedral, a rifle, a major, and a town in Virginia. Please feel free to join the conversation any time you like!

Ludwig - Hi, and welcome to My Bottom Smarts. I visit your blog, though not as often as I would like. Keep up the great work!

Bonnie said...

Maryann - Thank you. You're very sweet.

MTHC - Whether you comment a lot or a little, you're always be welcome here. ((Hugs))

Jaye - Hi, and welcome! Three days, huh? That's great. If you have any questions, you can send me an e-mail.

Ofia - You're most welcome. Thank you for being involved in LOL day.

Irelynn - Thank you, and congratulations on your new career. I think you're going to be a superstar!

Kallisto - FWIW, I think you're a wonderful blogger. Your enthusiasm alone sets you apart from the crowd (and with a streak like yours, why shouldn't you be
enthusiastic?). :D

Cowgirl - Hi! I'm so glad you jumped in. I wanted to invite you, but I didn't have your e-mail address. However, I have it now and I'll keep it for next year!

N. Bill - It's funny. I've been writing this blog for more than three years and I still get questions like, "Do you really get spankings?" To set the record straight, I really, really do love being spanked by Randy. It's the core of my sexuality and the biggest turn-on there is. And I'm definitely not alone.

Timmers - Welcome! I'm pleased to meet you and glad you stopped by. We don't all live on the East coast. I know of at least five online spankos in Oregon and Washington and three more in BC. Then there's California! The left coast has no shortage of spanking enthusiasts.

Radha - Aw, thanks. It's great to have you as a part of LOL again.

Jai - No worries. You're on the list in good standing.

PK said...

Good grief! I could have sworn I commented here. I did come by. Even Nick commented and he seldom does. Thank you Bonnie - thank you for everything!

PK

Bonnie said...

Scarlett - You're most welcome!

Indy - I remember those events with fondness. I always knew you had a voice that deserved to be heard.

Diesel Diva - Thank you for sharing your success story! I'm definitely a believer in spanking therapy.

Greenwoman - Hi! I owe you a special thanks for sharing the love all over during LOL. You made many bloggers' day brighter!

Nick - Thanks. It's very reassuring to know that this blog helps people to realize their desires.

Angel - You're very welcome. LOL is all about celebrating readers like you.

I-Gal - Queen? Really? I wonder if I get to knight anybody. That looks like fun. Thank you for your kind words.

Paul - Thank YOU, dear friend.

Kat - I am very grateful that you decided to share your fun with us. You'll have to let us know things work out for you with that yummy strap!

PallidBust - Thanks so much for your de-gumshoe. That does sound unpleasant, doesn't it? Welcome in any case!

Luna - It's still fun! Thanks for joining in.

Chross - It's great to have you aboard. Your blog is awesome!

Bonnie said...

Paige - Sorry about that. I was looking for a LOL post.

Grace - You're very welcome! :D

D - Thank you both for joining in the festivities.

Cassie - Today of all days, we recognize the value of lurkers. Comment when you can, but please know that you're welcome regardless!

Anon #2 - Thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying my blog.

Prefectdt - You may not be counting the comments, but you've done a wonderful job of spreading them around. Thanks for your generous contribution.

Mr. Vanilla Spanko - I'm glad you're a part of our community. Keep up the good work!

Erica - Aw, ((Hugs))

Alice - Thank you!

Swan (and all) - Thanks for stopping by and for participating in our LOL day celebration.

Brushstrokes - I'm pedaling as fast as I can! :D

Anonymous said...

*lurk*

Bonnie said...

DS - You've very welcome. I want this blog to be a place where readers can intelligently discuss subjects that may not always be appropriate elsewhere. There is no ridicule, shame, or judgment. Lots of normal, happy people enjoy a good spanking and I find that fact worthy of celebration.

Jam - Thanks! I have no illusions that I will blog forever. When the time comes that I must move on, I will. Until then, I'll be here and talking about the joys of a glowing bottom.

Olivia - You're welcome! I really appreciate your participation in LOL day.

Marcus - That's very sweet. Thanks.

Gwen - We've has an marvelous response. Thank you for your contribution!

MTHC - Thank you!

Michael - I'm glad you folks are with us as well. This event really shows off the scale and strength of our community.

Imp - That's a wonderful success story. Thank you for sharing it!

Lee - Sort-of kind-of lurkers are welcome too. It's great to hear that things are going so well for you. Thanks for the update.

Jo - Thank you for the spanks and hugs. I've always said that I wouldn't want to be paid to blog. You'll notice, for example, that I don't accept advertising. I figure that as soon as someone else is paying, I will lose control of my content. I never want that to happen. Unlike most of my other creative work, I feel as though I don't have to compromise here. That's very liberating and it allows me to deliver a product that is honest and direct.

Dr. Ken - Thank you for your support and guidance.

K - Congratulations on your LOL success. It's great to have you visit!

Goodgirl - Hi, and welcome! I'm glad you decided to delurk. I will continue to work on the blogroll. But for now, it isn't likely to show updates. I too love the spectrum of different viewpoints and being able to discuss and compare them in a civil fashion.

Bonnie said...

Barbie - You're quite welcome. It was great that you could join us!

Courtney - You're most welcome. If you ever feel comfortable enough to join a brunch discussion, I hope you will.

R - It is a lot of work to run a busy blog. But feedback from readers helps to keep me going.

Iggy - Yes, it's been a splendid success. Most of the credit goes to enthusiastic participants like you. Thank you!

Sandy - The pleasure is mine. Enjoy!

Tracy - Hey, it's one of my all time favorite bloggers! It's actually Randy who is the tailblazer (and in fine form as well!).

Pawprints - It's great to have you participate in LOL day agin this year. Thank you.

Thursday's Child - Mind? Are you kidding? Of course you're welcome to join us!

Anon #3 - That's wonderful to hear. In my mind, the stories are the heart of the blog. I just wish I had the uninterrupted quiet time necessary to finish them. I have three different stories right now in various stages of completion. Hopefully, you'll see at least one of them next week.

Ann - Hi! Lurker or not, you're always welcome here.

Shay - I'm glad too. Thanks for joining in the fun!

Daisy - That's great! I still have my red spanko tag as well, but I forget to wear it sometimes.

Spanko - Welcome! I'm glad you're here. You are truly among kindred spirits. I'm not the expert on parties and clubs, but I believe the best course is to be open and honest and don't try to present yourself as anything other than what you are. Remember, everyone has to begin somewhere.

Janice - Hi! You did have an excellent turn-out. Congratulations. As for credit, I'd prefer that everyone just have a good time getting to know one another.

Bonnie said...

Miranda, Felicia and Bananas - Ashamed? Please don't be. Just enjoy it all!

A - Last night? Really? How cool is that! I hope you enjoy what you find here and all you discover together. If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail or leave a comment.

Anon #4 - That's great progress! May your future hold more spanking fun and fulfillment together.

Dixie - Early, late, or in between, we're always happy to see you!

Tersichore - Hugs back, my friend!

Hil - Thank you for joining Love Our Lurkers day!

Lollie - It's a pleasure to meet you. It sounds as though you're off to a great start. Please feel to write me if I may be of help.

Robin - We should probably all get spankings for spending too much time on the computer. If we're lucky, maybe we will!

Malcolm - Welcome back. I'm glad you returned!

Blushing Bride - Please feel free to delurk here any time you feel the urge! :D

Sara - For someone who got a late start and was understandably distracted by bigger issues, you reaped a bumper crop of comments. I think that's testament to the high quality of your blog.

PK - You are very welcome, dear friend. I appreciate your comment whenever it arrives.

Anon #5 - I see you!

Hermione said...

Bonnie, I commented on Tuesday, and my comment got eaten by the gremlins.

Oh, well, it still counts, I hope. Even though I'm far from being a lurker.

Thank you for all you do for us spankos.

Hugs,
Hermione

Bonnie said...

Hermione - Darn those gremlins! I suggest they be spanked, but I'm certain they would enjoy the experience.

And, yes, it absolutely counts!

Recidavist said...

Well done. Fantastic idea. I confess to lurking here, although I do comment occasionally.

"not quite what I had in mind will join in also!!!"
R

Ariana said...

Oh man, so late to be posting!
I'm a first-year at university, in my fifth month with my dear boyfriend. I didn't quite know I was into this sort of punishment until I started researching his kinks, but it's become a major part of our play since. I love reading your blog, Bonnie- so informational and titillating! Helps me further understand my fetish, and gives me some excellent ideas! Keep up the good work, I promise to comment in the future!
Love,
Ariana

spice of life said...

This is the first time I've been to your blog. Most spanking sites are dark and creepy and leave me feeling like a dirty, perverted, freak...so I stay away from them in general because I like to view the pleasure and affection I enjoy with my husband as just that (nice WARM affection ;-) ). Anyway, I probably would never have commented if it hadn't been for the post about lurkers, but I do want to thank you for making this a happy, funny, quirky read - a place I want to stay and look around, and laugh and enjoy, instead of running away from.

Love your perspective and your writing. Keep up the good work!

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