Thursday, September 24, 2009

Four Years and (Still) Counting


Four years? Yeah, it seems pretty amazing to me too.

This blog began as a place to publish the spanking accounts and fiction I had accumulated over the years. I loved the idea of making my writing available to others who share this interest, but I wondered whether anyone would actually read it. I figured that I would run out of material within a few months and probably move on to another project. As you see, it didn't work out quite that way.

To celebrate the occasion, I selected a number of posts that provide a sampler of My Bottom Smarts. These articles aren't necessarily the best or the most popular. These are favorites of mine, either because I think they are good or because they capture the spirit of the blog.

I deliberately omitted regular features like In with the New, Keyword Chaos, the brunches, and Bonnie's Mailbag. These are familiar to most readers and I don't think any individual post is particularly classic.

So, here for your reading pleasure, is a four year retrospective of My Bottom Smarts.

Halloween Heatwave

Our Very First Spanking

Spanking Limericks

Story: The Sphere

Your Spanko Horoscope

Welcome to Swatter's Retreat

V-Day and Time for Play

The Female Bottom: An Owners' Manual

The Saga of the White Shorts

Spanking Etiquette

Love This Photo

More Paddle Slogans

Top Ten: Things I Would Tell Vanillas

The Bikini Incident

Shower Power

MBS Labs: Envisioning Future Spanko Technology

A Tuesday Night Rant

Play: The Spanking Booth

Romantic Spanking Month

Video: Secretary

In Praise of Dangerous Curves

The Note

Rambling with Randy

Upon such occasions, I feel that it's only appropriate to acknowledge everyone who has helped me along this journey. Whether you're a regular commenter, an occasional lurker, or anyone in between, you are important to me. It's your presence that makes this endeavor worthwhile.

I hope I have informed, amused, and intrigued you. I hope you now feel more comfortable with the concept (and reality!) of recreational spanking. I say this because you have done so much for me.

Thank you for four years of support and encouragement!

34 comments :

AngelBrat said...

Congrats, Bonnie! It's been a lovely four years!

S.N.M. said...

At the risk of sounding obsequious, I think its we who owe you our thanks. You've been entertaining, informative, and supportive in a community where a lot of people are (understandably) very nervous and unsure of themselves. Your blog is a great resource, not only because of your gazillion links, but because of who you are and how you write.

Also, I never happened to read the Swatters' Retreat one before. Hehehe, padded resturant seats.

Kat said...

Congrats and here is to many more years!

CeeCi said...

Happy Blogiversary, Bonnie!

Has it really been four years? I've been with you every swat of the way!!

Abel1234 said...

Many happy returns!

Four years? You know, there have been sooo many spanking blogs that have come onto the scene since then, but yours is still one of the very best.

Congratulations

Abel

Anonymous said...

Yay, Bonnie! Congratulations. You know you're my blog hero(ine). :) -- Erica

Graham said...

Congratulations, Bonnie! Thanks for four years of amazing work!

Lurvspanking said...

Congrats Bonnie on four amazing years of making friends and allowing so many to meet here for conversation and learning.

LS

Rob said...

Congratulations Bonnie. Quite an achievement, especially since it's apparent that you put so much time, energy and creativity into your blog. As others have said, the conversation on your blog is fun and informative. It's something I always look forward to reading each time there's a new post.

Cheers.
Rob

ronnie said...

I think it's us who should be thanking you Bonnie.
Some of these posts are new to me so I'll look forward to reading them.

Congratulations and thank you again, your an amazing women.

Love.
Ronnie
xx

Viola said...

Congratulations, and thank you for everything you've done. You rock my socks :-)

Love, Viola x

Hermione said...

I'll add my congratulations and thanks to the chorus. You have informed, amused and intrigued me, but you've also encouraged, supported and inspired me. I wouldn't be happily blogging away or expanding my spanking explorations if it weren't for you.

I hope you and Randy have a meaningful celebration planned.

Hugs,
Hermione

Throck said...

Congratulations Bonnie.
I have to say that I introduced my wife to spanking with your tutorials. I downloaded and printed all of them and bound them into a notebook and insisted that C read them one day. I think that was two years ago. Now, in part thanks to you, I am finally getting the spankings I love. Your blog was also the first I de-lurked on. I am sure you have had many firsts and helped a great many people. Thanks for an amazing blog and I do hope you keep it going. I know it is a lot of work, but we all appreciate it.

Throck

Sara said...

Congratulations Bonnie! Four years is indeed something to be proud of!

Tiggs said...

Happy returns indeed... with every single one of your toys and your dear Randy's hands and anything else he can find!

You are not only the wind beneath all of our collective wings but also the scrumptiously enticing glue that bonds and connects us all together in an invisible yet unbreakable web of mystery and marvel.

Biggest hugs and much love, straight from my furry little heart!

sephanipaige said...

I just came across your blog today, though I've seen it here and there in blog land since I started my own blog....so far I'm intrigued!

My poor bottom has smarted more than once from Master's not so tender attentions lol but I think its developed into a regular fetish for Him! He's totally enamored with my left cheek which leaves me feeling lopsided like I'll be walking in circles till the glow fades....

I look forward to browsing through your back logs!!

-sephi

Meow said...

Four lovely years! Congrats and wishing many more! I loved the links to past posts. Always a pleasure to read! Meow

sixofthebest said...

Congratulations Bonnie on reaching your fourth anniversary for your wonderful blog. Here's a toast to your 'buns', naked 'buns', may they always receive 'six of the best'.

Indy said...

Congratulations and thanks for all you do, Bonnie. Even though I'm sure I've read them all at least once before, I look forward to your guided tour through the archives.

Irelynn said...

Congrats on your anniversary Bonnie! This site is a real treat. I regularly send people who are new to spanking over here to read through your tutorials, they're great.

Let's hope you find the next year just as enjoyable!

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Congrats on the four year mark. Have a beer to celebrate C{_}.

Prefectdt

Nic said...

Thank YOU Bonnie--that was a great read, and your blog is top of the line. It's pretty much my #1 online resource, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

Thanks for 4 years of sharing your experiences and wisdom with us! And your yummy stories!!

Florida Dom said...

Congrats, Bonnie, on a wonderful four years. You're kind of the Godmother of the spanking community and have an inspiration to so many of us, especially with your suggestion to stop lurking and start posting.

Hope that you have many, many more years of blogging ahead of you.

spankjai said...

Congratulations Bonnie!

I've loved reading your blog for the past year...it opened so many doors and made me feel more comfortable in discovering who I was by your posts and the comments of others! Here's to 4 years and to many many more!

Happy Spanks with Randy!

Jai

thepinkpoppet said...

Congrats on it. Well done.

Not My Original Vows said...

Congrats on 4 years! I enjoy reading your blog

Katia

R Humphries said...

Congratulations Dear Bonnie,

I don't think anybody will question your tremendous and very generous influence on the spanking community at large ... thank you from RH and My Beloved Jojo

Dave said...

Congrats and here's to another 4! This blog rocks and you bring intriguing insight, and good humor, to an often complex, sometimes befuddling yet oh so hot topic.

Dave

MarQe said...

You deserve a Spanking !!! Spending so much time Blogging !!! but thank heavens you do !!! Congratulations !!!!

MarQe x

PS: my Word verification was 'asend' !

Dr. Ken said...

Bonnie--"congratulations" from Minnesota. I think it's safe to say that reading your blog inspired me to try my hand at my own. The boost you give to new spanking blogs and bloggers is just wonderful.
Thank you for 4 years, and--as long as it stays fun--here's hoping you keep going for many, many more.

Dr. Ken

Handsdown said...

Happy Anniversary. I love this blog.

padme amidala said...

Happy blogging anniversary! We both started our blogs very close together 4 years ago. I've been reading yours since the beginning. I hope you continue to blog for a long time, bonnie! :)
Hugs,
padme

BrushStrokes said...

Congrats Bonnie. I think I am coming up on 3 years sometime this month! We are old timers now :)

Anonymous said...

You forgot the story about the boat, getting spanked in your bathing suit and going to dinner with a red bottom.

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