Friday, September 24, 2010

MBS at Five

It was five years ago today that I started a blog.  It wasn't quite a lark because I had been pondering the possibility for a while.  But at the time, it felt like an impulsive move.  As I've said before, I never figured it would last more than a couple of months.  I would get tired or bored or distracted or run out of things to say.  After all, how much can one write about being spanked?  He paddled my bottom.  It hurt a lot.  Ouch!  And then what?

Five years later, I'm still blabbering away.  Posts are not so frequent as in the early years, but I haven't given up by any means.

I think I've already used every anniversary gimmick there is, so I will spare you the traditional retrospective,  statistics, and anecdotes.  Instead, let me just say thank you to all of the wonderful people who make our community a friendly, supportive place.  Whether male, female, young, old, kinky, vanilla, straight, gay, lesbian, top, bottom, and/or switch, your presence is most appreciated.  Even if you're a silent lurker, we love you too (especially next month!).  Over the past five years, thousands of you have become a part of my life.  I've enjoyed this journey we've taken together.

What does the future hold?  If I knew, I'd tell you.  For now, I plan to keep rolling with the blog, take my spankings as they come, and try to find some joy in every part of life.

So what do you think we ought to be doing in year six on this blog we share?


ronnie said...

It's we who should be thanking you Bonnie. If it wasn't for you a lot of us wouldn't be blogging.

So thank you for being here and congratulations on your Blogiversary.

Love and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Five years is a milestone to be celebrated--congratulations and thanks ever so much for your
tireless efforts in creating and maintaining what I've always considered to be the epicenter of a very special community. Eve Howard and Tony Elka may have invented the scene in the mid 80s, but you have kept it at cruising altitude all these years and those of us who make it a daily destination, as bloggers, readers, or contributors, are grateful. Long may it continue.

Warmest regards,


abby said...

Congrats! You inspsired me to start a blog, and many more i am sure!

sixofthebest said...

Congratulations Bonnie, You're the greatest Spanking Enthusiast, of them all. Love and five kisses on your bare bottom, and may I be able to make it ten, in the coming years.

Dioneo said...

Congratulations on your quinquennial! I don't really have any ideas for you for year six, but what you're doing now is working great.

Steve said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! You have been an inspiration to many people to start their own blog and countless others to to stop lurking. As I have said many times since I quit lurking, "Long Live The Queen!"

S. in Dallas

Spank-A-Lot said...

Your blog was one of the first few spanking blogs I began reading when I first keyed the word spanking into the search engines.....thanks for not giving up on ur blog and keeping it strong!!!

Happy Fives!!

CurtisG said...

Happy anniversary to those many who are your fans. Thanks for entertaining, enlightening, steering and provoking (as in provocative). May there be many more.

Scunge said...

Thank you Bonnie! When I awoke in June of 2008 yours was the FIRST blog I found that I could really relate to,and I felt was safe. In turn your blog led me to others because of you I found Todd and Suzy,and have been fortunate enough to meet them and become very good friends with them as well. Your blog is a safe-haven for newbies,long may you reign,no ideas for the sixth year either,just keep being the helpful kinky being you have been! :)

Hermione said...

Dear Bonnie,

High fives on your fifth blogaversary. You have done for spanko blogging what Pasteur did for milk: made it wholesome, safe and enjoyable.

What do I wish for year six? More posts, on whatever subject you choose to write about. (No mystery there.)

We love you too!


OlderAlphaMale said...

I enjoy your sense of humor: "After all, how much can one write about being spanked? He paddled my bottom. It hurt a lot. Ouch! And then what?"

Congratulations on your five years. Keep on writing!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and thank you so much. You are an inspiration and a source of support to spanking bloggers all over the world.

Erica said...

Adding my kudos and congratulations -- you're the best, Bonnie! As for Year Six... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Carry on as you are, and we'll look forward to it. :-)

Cara Bristol said...

Happy Anniversary! And many more...


Time to raise the traditional C{_} to you Bonnie

*Sings (probably off key)*

You make the blogging world go round YEA!

*stops singing*

Way to go, looking forward to what's coming :)


Larken said...

Congratulations, Bonnie!

Thank you for this blog and all the time and energy it takes to keep it going - for 5 years and counting! I have learned so much from you and all the thoughtful, insightful people who comment in this welcoming corner of cyberspace. I just can't imagine you not being here. And whatever you choose to write about in year six, I'll be here reading it.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, Queen of the spanking blogs, long may she reign, and long may she continue to tell us how her ever ready Randy deals with her bounteous bottom, which, no doubt, on this fifth anniversary will get a super nova of a spanking, which will leave it glowing for days ! D & S.

Ty said...

To many, many more anniversaries! Thanks for all that you do and for taking the time to keep up with the blog :)


R Humphries said...

Many Congratulations Bonnie and also many thanks ... your generosity and enthusiasm has inspired many aspiring bloggers (myself included)and I'm sure has helped many people to come to terms with their predilection ... quite an achievement. keep on rockin' gal ... Cheers ... RH

AboutSpankings said...

A little late Bonnie... bit want to wish you a happy #5 and to thank you for all you do.

~Todd and Suzy

Kingspan said...

Hi Bonnie,
This seems like a good time to delurk and say thank you for an amazing blog.

Bonnie said...

Everyone - Thank you all for five years of enthusiastic support and for your generous praise on this occasion. It inspires me to want to move this blog forward and find new ways to promote consensual adult spanking.

Ronnie - Well then, in that case, you're very welcome! :D

JJ - I don't believe I've ever been mentioned in such lofty company before. Thank you!

Abby - Thanks. Meeting and working with new bloggers (as well as beginning spankos) is one of the genuine pleasures of my role. It's wonderful to watch someone transform from nervous and a little scared to confident, articulate, and inspiring.

Six - Thanks. I'm still getting used to the idea of five years of blogging. From here, ten seems almost inconceivable.

Dioneo - Thank you. I feel like a blog needs to evolve in order to thrive over the long term. That's why I am always looking for a new concept, topic, or feature. Some of my best ideas have come from readers and that's why I inquire.

S-a-L - (smiles) You're very welcome!

Curtis - I agree this is the readers' anniversary too because this blog is for all of you. Were I writing just for myself, I doubt MBS would have lasted three months.

Scunge - Thanks. I am so a kinky being! I'm glad people feel safe here. Above all, the message I wish to convey is that consensual adult spanking can be positive and fulfilling.

Hermione - Aw, Thanks. I couldn't have done all this without your help.

OAM - Humor makes hard times easier and the good times memorable. When we laugh together, it creates a lasting bond.

I have long believed that even in most serious disciplinary relationships, there should be room for an occasional lighthearted bottom warming. Even a wooden paddle or cane can be sensual if used applied just right. This also provides a means for a top to exercise their dominance when punishment is not needed.

Poppy - You are very, very welcome!

Erica - Thank you, dear sister! Blogging is a lot more fun because you're here too.

Cara - Thank you, may I have another? :D

Prefectdt - Wow, all this and a serenade too? Just wow.

Larken - Thanks. I'm glad to have you along on this journey!

D&S - How well you know my dear husband... I got anniversary and birthday spankings on consecutive evenings. All I can say is Ouch!

Ty - Thank you, Ty, for your supportive words and for being part of our community.

RH - Someone once referred to me as a midwife for spanking blogs. I think I like that analogy.

What's most rewarding, though, is being a part of that moment of recognition when someone realizes, after years of suppressing this part of themselves, that being a spanking enthusiast is really all right. I've spoken with dozens of people who have undergone this liberating transformation and I always feel exhilarated for them.

Todd and Suzy - Thank you. I am proud to be able to serve and represent our community.

Kingspan - Hi, and welcome! I'm delighted to meet you and I'm glad you're here.

A-Non said...

A little late, but I suggest that all of your fans either take 5 good spanks in honor of the anniversary or give 5 good ones!

sally4lvp said...

Sorry to be late but I was busy last Friday celebrating 27 years of marriage to a wonderful man! Who thanks primarily to my finding your blog we have spent the last 4 years very happily exploring the wonderful kind of consensual adult spanking discussed and accepted here! Thank you Bonnie for helping myself and untold others be able to realize we are not freaks but that our feelings and desires are not only OK but quite normal and can add the kind of spice to a relationship that can make it more wonderful than one might think possible! There are no words to tell you how grateful I am for your blog and the countless others that have begun because of you! The support you offer and the tone of friendliness and respect you have set inherently enriches our entire community.

Dave said...

Happy 5year blogiversary Bonnie! Keep up the spanktastic, epically awesome bloggage.

:-) :-)


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