Sunday, November 09, 2008

Recap: MBS Sunday Brunch for Nov 9

We had a particularly interesting question this week. The group considered on which blog (other than their own) they would want to host a love story. Here are the responses.

Dr. Ken: I don't know that my romantic story will ever be written. I don't know that I'll ever have a romantic story, period. The lady I loved passed away a little over eight years ago. There's been no one since then, and possibly never will be.

If it were to be told somewhere, I suspect it would on Devlin O'Neill's Weblog. I regularly leave comments there, and certainly feel like one of the gang. It would probably be the most natural fit.

Terpsichore: Greenwoman, thanks for the question. To be honest, I don't have an answer to the question. I am still a little shy about sharing too much information. I don't know if I would ever share my love story for the whole world to see. But, at the same time, I so appreciate hearing others’ stories and there are certainly a lot of wonderful people in blogland with whom to share. :-)

I also wanted to comment to Paul that I just checked Zille's blog and truly enjoyed reading your beautiful love story. :-) Thanks for being so open to share.

Mina: Like Terpsichore, I just checked Zille's blog and was thrilled at what I found. Paul's story is one I have always wanted to know.

Thanks for a good question, Greenwoman. I'm not sure, and being a bit of control freak, I would likely stay with my own. Possibly, I might consider Strange Imagination because I know Janice so well and would feel comfortable.

D: I have to say I would prefer Spanked Italian Gal's blog.

She and I seem to be of like mind. Our experiences, likes and dislikes, seem to coincide. I have always enjoyed her comments on our blog and love reading hers. I hope someday to actually meet in person.

Todd and Suzy: Wow, that’s a tough question. There are lots of blogs that would be great spots to host our story. I would probably go with PK's blog though. She's already got Fantasy Friday, so she has the place for it.

I have to say that MBS would be a great option too!

Spanky: I agree completely with Todd and Suzy. PK would definitely be my choice! I think her blog would be the best fit. Now, if I just had a romantic story...

Hermione: Bonnie, your blog would be the best fit for me. You very kindly allowed me to share some very special moments with your readers before I had a blog of my own. Our approach to spanking is basically similar to yours, although not quite as adventurous.

Daisy: I might select your blog, Zelda’s Timeout, Brambleberry Blush, or Cassie’s Space if I were ready to share. LOL Obviously, they would have to allow me to. But I am not sure, even if I wanted to, that I would have the cheek to ask any of you!

Daisy, please consider your proposal advanced and accepted!

Paul: Bonnie, I think that I must have communicated quite badly with Greenwoman on this one. While Zille's Master/Husband and I have a fair deal in common, I feel very strongly that my wife Mel and Zille would have been close friends had they co-existed in the same space-time.

The second and lesser reason is that CeeCi's blog is now friends only.

I would like my stories, both fact and fiction, to be available to a wider audience of all my friends. I am fully aware that there are many of my friends’ blogs that would have been very suitable. But for the above reasons and the fact that Zille pleaded so prettily, I acceded to her request. I really hope that none of my friends are upset.

Paul, I can’t imagine anyone being upset. Your words are a gift wherever they appear.

Anon: Until today, I hadn't any knowledge of Zille's richly crafted blog and just spent a glorious hour becoming acquainted with it. It seems an ideal "add" for your master list, Bonnie. And while I'm at it, why has updating been discontinued?

Anon, my omission has been corrected. As for the update flag, it’s gone and it will probably not be back anytime soon. For the past couple of years, I used a service known as Blogrolling to manage my links. This service has basically collapsed and now barely works at all. I have been forced to switch to an old fashioned HTML blogroll. Until I find a better alternative, this will have to do.

morningstar: I never thought about someone else's blog hosting "our story." If I had to select a blog it would be The Heron Clan. I would pick swan to record our story for a number of reasons – she is about my age, we have similar thoughts and similar belief system (at least about the life style), and because I greatly admire her straight forward honesty.

Greenwoman: It’s really fun reading everyone's answers so far. I think that each blog has a very unique personality. I think that a story sometimes just fits with the personality of the blog.

When Paul pointed me to his stories, I wondered why he selected Zille's blog. He shared just a brief description with me. When I read some of Zille's blog and thought of some of the tidbits he's left all over so many good blogs, including my own, I realized that his stories fit the personality of Zille's blog beautifully.

Paul, it’s lovely to hear more of the reasons why you chose Zille's blog and I think they are terrific reasons all. I, for one, am not the least upset. Surely, you know that any blogger would be honored to host your love story. You are so well respected and liked. Anyone who knows and loves you would not be the least upset that you've chosen a blog that is a terrific match for your story. I'd love to have hosted your story But truly, my blog is not about discipline, which is an essential part of what you shared with your wife. There are lots of lovely spanking blogs among our community, but few of them focus so much on the specific spanking topic of discipline. I think that makes it a truly good match!

Besides, none of the rest of us had the courage to plead pretty enough I guess. *grins slyly*

Seriously, the reason I brought this up is that it got me thinking about a fun topic: Which blog would I want to host my romantic stories, if not my own? It was such a fun discussion with myself, it seemed a shame not to get others thinking of it and what a fun way to get people linking around to other blogs we all love?!

Ceeci isn't blogging publicly, but if she were, and I were to tell my story, I'd pick her blog too. It would likely be for all the same reasons that Paul would have picked it. I would pick Ceeci's blog because, like others who have mentioned friendship making it feel safe to tell such personal and precious moments of the heart, I think that my story would be handled sweetly and with honor by Ceeci and by her readers. This too is an important reason to share on a particular blog. Readers are a part of the story telling. Their interaction becomes a part of the experience with a story. I would want the readers to feel touched by what I so bravely shared. With this also, Paul made a good choice, because his story is being very well received by Zille's reader's. So this too would be a part of my decision process.

There's another blog where I find myself constantly thinking...'Yeah! Gee, she's saying exactly what I'd say. She sees things in relationship as I do.' Often Gray Lily even says it better and is more brave and specific about the details than I am when I write about loving my partner on my blog. I often hug such things to me like precious jewels. So her bravery in her own writing would likely draw me out to be more brave when I finally told my story. This is another factor in why I would choose a particular blog.

In any case, I really like Gray Lily's blog a great deal. It’s personality is a nice fit for any story I might ever share, if I didn't have my own blog.

Thanks for including my brunch question, Bonnie. I'm avid to see what others have to say.

Thank you, Greenwoman, for sharing this excellent question! The results are remarkable.

Janey: I don't yet have a romance to share, but if I did, and I could, I would choose to have it told over at Persephone's Obedience.

Meg's blog is one of my favorites, and I love reading her stories unfold.

(Another) Mary: Mine would definitely go here, on your blog, Bonnie. MBS is where I first thought, "I've found people like us." Like you, my husband and I have been married over 20 years, but we're new to this journey, just this year. But as you write about Randy, I sometimes smile and think I hear my own husband's voice. I relate best to what spanking means to you in your relationship. It’s similar for us. Thanks for the space.

Mary, you’re very welcome! Thank you for your contributions.

Maryann: That’s a fun question. I would choose Constance's blog, My Dabble in the Middle End, because I want my love story to turn out as hot and as loving as hers! Go, Constance and Mr. C!

And I'm thrilled to know Paul finally published, I'll check it out right away. Go, Paul! Go all you wonderful spankos!

Bonnie: Each blog is like a snowflake, unique and beautiful in its own way. Every blogger has a perspective that is worth sharing with the world. I am grateful for the amazing diversity within our community.

I could easily come up with twenty responses, but the broad spectrum approach doesn’t really answer the question. Our love story would have to include a good measure of humor. That would work well on Erica’s blog. At the same time, Bethie’s descriptions of Dan as a spanking connoisseur definitely reminds me of Randy. In terms of my own sensibilities, Hermione is a fine fit. Todd and Suzy’s blog has an overall feel that is similar to mine. I could easily go on, but I should let someone else have the floor.

C: I am enjoying reading Paul's story and wish to first thank him for sharing such a sweet and endearing tale. If I were to ever have the courage to share my love story, I would choose Grace's blog, A Day in the Life, if she would be so kind. I feel I have a lot in common with her with regard to lifestyle, children, and humor. My second choice would be PK who has been a wonderful inspiration. Regardless, I am thankful there are blogs out here to share our kink.

This was a wonderful question and I can't wait to read the next installment of Paul and Mel's story.

Thanks to everyone who joined our conversation!


grace said...

Hi Bonnie! This has been such a great topic! It's nice to see that Paul has written his story and I can't wait to have some time to go and read it. I am honored to be mentioned by C as a blog that she would choose if writing her love story. Thank you C and whenever you get that story written I'll be happy to post it for you!

Bonnie, this has been a great way to find new blogs to read. As of late, I've been rather lazy in the reading department and haven't spent much time blog jumping. Now that I see so many blogs that I have not read, I think I will be doing some blog jumping real soon.

Since I've already posted my story on my own blog, if I were to pick someone else, it would be 3 places...Ceeci's, Eva's and Pk's.


Zille Defeu said...

Wow! Thank you all! I had no idea that Paul was such a hot commodity! ;) I was already honoured that he chose to share his story on my blog -- now I'm blown away...!

Thanks for everyone's kind words about my blog, and thanks to everyone who said that Paul fitted well with me -- I am aware of what a true compliment that is to me!

I will make sure that Paul is well-taken care of, and I will gently urge him to write that story for us all to read, because (IMHO) it's one of the most beautiful love stories in the world! :)

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