Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Year in Review


I hadn't planned to do a year-end post, because 2009 was my least productive as a blogger. It seemed as though a dozen big and small real world issues competed for my time and attention. I regret not being able to write more original articles this year. However, Randy convinced me that a summary would be easy to compile and fun for readers. He was right about the first part, and I hope you enjoy this retrospective as well.

In times of trouble, I wrote the following paragraph. It rings especially true at decade's end.

We are granted only so many days on this Earth. I resolve to make mine good ones. I want to live a life upon which I can look back and feel satisfied. I want to know that I took every opportunity afforded me to be positive and nurturing. I want the world to be a better place and I want to contribute toward that effort. If I can do a portion of my share through blogging, then blog I shall.

I posted two sets of transcribed spanking discussions between Randy and me. You can find them here and here. There will be more as soon as I get time.

I wrote this fun spanking poem.

I also presented a woman's view of social networking.

In September, we celebrated the fourth anniversary of MBS.

Love Our Lurkers was bigger and better than even.

We also had the regular features such as Spanko Brunches, In with the New, Bonnie's Mailbag, Tutorials, Keyword Chaos, and Ask Bonnie.

It wasn't a great year at MBS, but all things considered, it wasn't terrible either. I had the privilege of talking with hundreds of old friends and meeting dozens of new ones. As I've always said, it is the people who make this venture worthwhile. Thanks to bloggers, readers, and lurkers all. May your new decade be productive, rewarding, and fun!

Bonnie

17 comments :

LR said...

Happy New Year, Bonnie. And thanks for all the behind the scenes advise! Hoping 2010 is a wonderful one for you and yours

Lil Sam said...

Happy New Year Bonnie, Thanks for your friendship that you extended to me a new blogger and all new blogers,Thank you for your guidence and encouragement. best to you and yours in 2010, Hope it is the best ever
Hugs Lil Sam

Maggie said...

Here's to a wonderful new year, Bonnie. For what it's worth, 2009 was the year MBS was most helpful to me, and I can't thank you enough for sticking with it in spite of the trials and issues of life.

<3
Maggie

ronnie said...

I hope 2010 is a good year for you and your family Bonnie.

Thanks for everything.

Happy New Year.

Love.
Ronnie
xx

jam said...

2010 happy new year. i'm glad you are still blogging. i dont comment that much but i do check in every few days to see what's going on. i hope the new year is a good one for you and randy. take care

Sara said...

Happy New Year Bonnie!

Hermione said...

Bonnie,

Believe me, whether you post little or much, your blog makes the world a better place for those of us who read it and those who have yet to discover it.

I hope this year will be less tumultuous and will allow you the pleasure of sharing more of your writing with your faithful readers.

Hugs,
Hermione

Daisychain said...

Bless you, Bonnie, and thanks for not deserting us even when your time is precious!
You are very much loved and revered here in SpankoBlogland.
Hugs n love, Daisy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Indy said...

Happy New Year, Bonnie! I hope 2010 brings you and yours much joy and laughter and a least a couple keyword posts! :-)

Hugs,
Indy

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Happy New Year Bonnie, have a good one.

Prefectdt

Anonymous said...

Add my best wishes to the mix! Happy 2010, Bonnie. -- Erica

Anonymous said...

Wishing you & yours all the best in the coming New Year.
Warmly,
Jean Marie

Ally said...

Bonnie-
Happy New Year!

Our Bottoms Burn said...

Our best to you and Randy in the New Year with less stress and more fun.

Mick said...

Happy New year to you, too, Bonnie

Jane said...

I think it was a great year for MBS because it was the year I discovered it. Thanks from the bottom of my heart (and another bottom) for doing this, and have an excellent new year!

Dr. Ken said...

Best wishes for 2010, Bonnie!

Some years seem like an uphill climb--tough, exhausting, hard on the back and legs and you find yourself cursing nearly every step of the way. It all goes away once you reach the top, a sense of accomplishment sets in and you can enjoy the view.

Here's hoping 2010 is more of a gentle slope....or a nice sled ride down!

Hugs and spanks,
Dr. Ken

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