Thursday, October 21, 2010

Love Our Lurkers V


Five years, can you believe it?

We're back again for our annual Love Our Lurkers celebration. Welcome to old friends and new alike. This is our community's way of sharing the love with our silent readers. I know from my statistics that there are thousands of readers who don't comment. If you are among this group, then today is for your day!

During last year's event, 144 spanking-oriented blogs posted LOL messages and they received 2,627 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.

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 far enough that we might see you.

To my fellow bloggers, whether your blog deals with spanking, domestic discipline, dominance/submission, or any related kink, I invite you to join the fun. LOL Day also provides a wonderful opportunity to get know each other.

As a special twist, I'd like to ask any former bloggers to stand up and be recognized. We miss you!

If you feel chatty, please feel free to share your outlook on adult spanking. Or if you'd rather, please 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 certainly welcome that as well.

In any case, I look forward to hearing from you!



Here's a running list of participating blogs:

Lizzie's BlogRoles Defining Rules
A Voice in the CornerSerene Sub
Mistress160's AbodeInsatiable Desire
Spanking MinnesotaDaisychain
His Mountain GirlThe Nature of Serenity
She ObeysDiary of a Kinky Librarian
The Woody Back to School UnitThomas' Spanking Exploits
Our Road to HappinessOn the B-Side
PaddlemepinkDark Musing
Daddy Holds My HandLoved and Led
Old Fashion Girl SpankingNew(ish) to Spanking
Thinking About It DifferentlySpanking Delights
Girl with the Broken PaddleArianna's Looking Glass
Born to be His slaveVanillamom's Blog
Sake of SanityKatisms: Ramblings of an überbrat
Supplicium Post MortemLittle Butterfly
LustoliciousA Dauntless Journey
Master Dream's precious treasureFree Advice
Spankful DelightSpanking Sophie
Provocative SassOne Day at a Time
A Day in the LifeOur Bottoms Burn
The Renewed WifeA Slave Among Drivers
Project KellyAbout Spankings
Spanked, Not SilencedBlissful Dwelling Place
The House Of Richard WindsorMarQe's Study
Nimue's WorldUnder His Hand
Imagine the StoriesThe Spanking Spot
Spanking BlogLong Distance Sub
The Cookie JarXantu Magic
Irelynn vs WorldBDSM is Love
Devlin O'Neill's Web LogD's Naughty Boy Spanking Blog
Poppy's SubmissionReal Life Singaporean Spanking Stories
Lady K's Femdom FantasyJames Stephenson's Spanking Blog
Freshly SpankedNew Beginnings
Emma EnchantedCassie's Space
Blossom and ThornLil Sam's
Not My Original ViewsAngelbrat's Blog
Ms Betty's WorldThe Adventurous Journey
Heart and SoulJust My Random Perverted Thoughts
Finding Our WayThe Secret Life of Librarygirl
Natty's Spanking BlogCowGirl's Spanking Journey
Underling's HumblingsAdele Haze: Spanking Model Speaks
The Spanking WritersErica Scott: Life, Love, and Spanking
Hindsight ReflectionsThe Sweetness of Sugar
Not So SubmissiveB'Man Loves Sugar
Ecce SpankoTammy and Jake
love.sex.spanking.swingingLudwig's Rohrstock-Palast
American Spanking SocietySurrendering One Day at a Time
Florida Dom's CornerHermione's Heart
Husbandly TouchThe Pink Report
All Things SpankingAlly Steps Forward
Spanked HorticRebekah's Submission
Creative Spanko WenchFinding Sara
Chross Guide to the Spanking InternetThis Girl's Weblog
My Bottom SmartsJourney to the Darkside

95 comments :

Sara said...

Yay, it is LOL Day again! I am not a lurker but a faithful reader who is grateful for all you have done for our blogging community. Once again, Thank you Bonnie!

Bonnie said...

Sara: Someone has to be first and I'm glad it's you! Happy LOL Day and thanks for your kind words.

Cara Bristol said...

Hey Bonnie...I'm a blogger and a reader who enjoys your blog and the info it provides. I'm also a writer of domestic discipline stories who really appreciates your link to my blog site. I just wanted to say thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,
I still lurk here, though don't comment. I really enjoy stopping by and reading. I believe this is my 3rd LOL Day. I thank you and will always appreciate the assistance and advice I received when I first delurked.

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

My post has been posted for this day. Thanks for organizing this Bonnie, I hope that it all goes well and beats last years totals.

Prefectdt

padme amidala said...

Hi bonnie,
We will be participating in Love our Lurkers day again. This is a really great series. I've always enjoy when people from the shadows come out and say hello and leave a comment. Thank you for starting this.

http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/

I am a lurker on your blog although I have been reading since the beginning. I will try to step out of the shadows more and say hello. :D
Hugs,
padme

Little Butterfly said...

Yay for lurkers!

Love your blog Bonnie, thanks!

PK said...

I'm still lurking around too Bonnie. Thanks for organizing LOL day. I hope we all hear from tons of new friends as well as old ones.

Hugs,
PK

Anonymous said...

5 years huh? Good job Bonnie.

I posted early too. I've got to go to bed early so I can get to work by 6am. It'll be a late night at work tomorrow too so here it is.

Here's hoping that all 500 some spanking related bloggers participate this year. TY for being you.

;)
patty
(http://pattysgallery.com/wordpress2

sorry, none of the drop down profiles would let me de-lurk here.

rebekah said...

I love your blog and have lurked here for sometime. I started my own blog about a week ago and everyone has been very welcoming and nice. Your blog and many others just like it have helped me and my marriage in ways you will never know. Thanks for all you have done! Even though I don't have many entries I will also have a love our lurker post on my blog tomorrow.

Karl Friedrich Gauss said...

Kudos to you Bonnie, for organizing this excellent day of recognition for all the time and energy bloggers like yourself put into creating all the wonderful content that people like myself enjoy. Thanks Bonnie!

allystepsforward said...

Hi Bonnie, Happy LOL Day!
Ally

Larken said...

Hi, Bonnie,
I love your blog. It's very special, and very important to me. It was especially helpful when I still had SO much to learn about TTWD. I don't comment much, but I am here reading (OK, lurking) all the time. This was and is an informative, friendly, fun, and safe place to be, read, lurk...
Thanks, Bonnie!

barely.pink said...

Not a lurker, but a big admirer. Thanks, Bonnie, for all of the energy and time you put into this community!

Hugs,

Pink

Florida Dom said...

Bonnie: I will be joining the parade for Love Our Lurkers day on my blog. I think I've told you before that Lurkers day got me to leave the ranks of the lurkers and start commenting and one thing led to another and I've been blogging for over a year.

You literally changed my life Bonnie. I often refer to you as the Godmother of our little community. You have done so much to bring people together here.

And for the lurkers reading, sign up and say hello. If you feel shy about commenting, just say something like thanks for sharing. Bloggers love to get feedback.

FD

A-Non said...

Technically, I'm not a lurker, since I have made a few comments hers, although not with anything like my real name or even my real pseudonym. I love your blog the most, but maybe I'm just loyal because it's the first one I ever "saved" to re-visit each week or so! I've found some other good blogs through your referrals, too. Thanks for all the unpaid work you do. And thanks to Randy, too, for sharing you with us.

Gabby + Andrew said...

Lurkers? Love it! I'm new and loving the blogging community so far and what a wonderful idea to try and coax the blog worlds peeping tom's to step out.

And I second Florida Dom. As a newbie, feedback is much appreciated!

Mick said...

Hey Bonnie, thanks for getting it started.
Mick

A. Lurker said...

Hi Bonnie,
I read here quite regularly and do pop my head up once in a blue moon to comment. Still love your blog and your stories best of all. Here's to many more years of MBS!
R.

Ludwig said...

As always, it is a pleasure to take part in this event. Thank you for organising it. My own LOL day post is up, only I call it the Global Day of Delurk on my blog, which is just more pompous, more dignified, more Ludwigesque...

Happy LOL Day, everyone!

Dioneo said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm not quite a lurker on your site, but I was for a long while before I started commenting. I just want to say that I think it is so awesome how you've managed to create and foster such a tradition as LOL. Not only does it encourage lurkers to ascend to commenters, but it brings so many of us spanko bloggers together for a common purpose at this time of year. It's not easy to create such phenomena, so you deserve a whole lot of credit in my book for your success in doing so.

This is my first time participating in LOL. I went with limericks.

Cowgirl said...

YAY, LOL day is fun! Thanks for creating it!

Janet said...

Bonnie,
THANK YOU for bringing us all together yet again. Your blog is a irreplaceable tool for all of us out here in spanko land. We'd be lost without you!
Janet

Chross said...

Thanks for another LoL event Bonnie :)!

LibraryGirl said...

Hi Bonnie -

Hope you don't mind that I posted a link to your blog and LoL V on Twitter. Thanks for organizing this...

Librarygirl (sometimes blogger and full-time lurker)

Fred Bloggs said...

Hi Bonnie

My blog is participating - and I linked back here.

Regards

Fred

ronnie said...

Bonnie, I'm joining in.

Of course I'm not a lurker, but a regular visitor to your blog.

Thanks for organising this day and for all you do for our community.

Happy Love Our Lurkers Day.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

mthc said...

Hey Bonnie! Good Job!

Hermione said...

Hi Bonnie,

I'm not a lurker, but quite the opposite. Thank you for uniting the spanking blog community, not only on LOL day but every day with your wonderful and popular blog.

Hugs,
Hermione

B'Man said...

I lurked on your site for months reading everything you posted. Then I began to read to SugarAnne. Then...a year ago we officially began our journey - oddly enough right after LOL IV. Thanks Bonnie! You're pretty awesome.

DevlinONeill said...

Morning, Bonnie!

Devlin O'Neill's Web Log and Poppy's Submissions both are on board for LOL V. (Is it V already? My how time vlies. ;-) )

No lurkers have decloaked on our sites yet, but we're hopeful. Thanks for doing this!

Spring Flower said...

I just learned about lurker's day and I'll be sure to post something for them to lurk about!!!

Spank-A-Lot said...

Hey Bonnie!! Its my first time participating in LOL with my blog!! Thanks for starting this!!

Irelynn Logeen said...

LOL day, LOL day, LOL day, LOL day!

(As you can see, I'm rather excited that it's Love Our Lurkers day again. ;-))

Bonnie, thank you ever so much for organising LOL day and for all the fun and intriguing things you write on here. I don't comment nearly as often as I should, but I am here!

Love,
Irelynn

Not My Original Vows said...

Bonnie, Happy LOL day. Thanks for setting this up again. Last year was so much fun. I really enjoy this site.

Hugs,
Katia

sixofthebest said...

Bonnie you are the greatest, Happy Lurkers Day. from one of your most loyal spanko supporters. My motto is and always will be "Spank a naughty woman each day, keeps the doctor a way".

lunaKM said...

I admit, I lurk. But I'm a huge fan.

Happy LOL Day!

Cookie Crawford said...

Thanks again Bonnie for this special day. I almost missed it this time but I got my post up now. Im not really a lurker as i have commented before but I love your blog and the many others I read as well. Now i have to go comment to get Suzy a LOL spank on her blog. Thanks so much.

Nimue said...

I've been reading various blogs for several years now, but only just now delurking on them, including yours!! Have been following you for quite some time and really enjoy what you have to say.
I've added my own LOL post on my blog at http://www.nimuesworld.com/blogs/?p=735 - hoping that some of my readers are going to comment!!

Michael said...

Happy Fifth LOL Day, Bonnie! You do an amazing job organizing this day and for that we all thank you. FYI The traditional fifth anniversary gift is WOOD! How appropriate is that. :)

MarQe's Study said...

Count me in!! Off to make the post NOW!

D's said...

Happy "Love Our Lurkers" Day...Have a wonderful day...D

Tammy and Jake...Our Journey said...

Happy LOL Day...great blog!
Tammy

Anonymous said...

Bonnie,
Your blog was the first I found a few years ago and I am so so thankful. You and this blog has been a blessing to the spanking community. Bravo and Happy LOL Day!!!

~shy~

Biddable said...

I've been lurking again, Bonnie. But I'm sending the LOL love out to my readers today, too!

Poppy said...

Happy lol day and thank you so much for organising all this. You ate wonderful.

grace said...

Hi Bonnie! I still stop by and read, I'm just a terrible commentor.

Thanks for LOL day!

HUGS!
grace

Erica said...

Another non-lurker adding some love! Bonnie is the bestest. :-)

Misty said...

Hi Bonnie! Thanks for starting this day.Now I need to get busy with a LOL post.

Misty

Sass said...

Bonnie,

Thanks again. LOL post up and I'm so excited to see what the response may be! *giggle*

Have a great day!

Love,
Sass

Mitch said...

Thanks for spearheading this, Bonnie. It's greatly appreciated, and has done much to bring lurkers - and regulars - into "commentdom."

Master Dream's precious treasure said...

A true lurker here... just popping my head out to say hello and happy LOL day!!!

Peace to you!

Casey Morgan said...

Hi Bonnie,
I've finally got my LOL post up!
http://www.caseymorgan.org/2010/10/lol-day-reflections/

Thanks a ton for organizing this.
Casey

Theresa said...

I'm not a "formal" participating blogger but I exist! I read here!!!!

BrushStrokes said...

To the Matriarch of all Spanking Bloggers. Bonnie I thank you for yet another successful LOL day

Anonymous said...

Wow - another lol day means another year has flown by. You are the Queen of all spankdom. I'll always start at your blog and branch off from there when I feel the need to read. You put out a quality product - be proud.
dieseldiva

Jake and Nomi's Spanking Delights said...

I am posting a blog about lurkers as we speak. I get a lot of them and I want them to know that I love them visiting and how much I need them. Yet it would be nice to have a comment or two left I must say! Take care Jake and Nomi

OldFashionGirl said...

This is a great idea Bonnie. I always get 2 to 3 dedicated fans that comment all the time but I get over 1,000 hits a week. I'll post something on my blog to appreciate all my readers. xoxo.

Janey said...

Happy LOL Day. I'm glad I could participate this year.

babygirl cricket said...

Hello! New reader/follower here.. thanks to your wonderful LOL Day. I just made a post to honor it, and wanted to come say thank you. So looking forward to reading more of your blog. I also added you to my blogroll, I hope that is ok. :)

Sincerely,
baby girl cricket

Anonymous said...

I mostly lurk, but you provide a first class blog! I try to visit weekly but don't always get here... my loss.
Very well done!!!
houston_switch

paddlemepink said...

This is a great idea Bonnie. I've found so many great blogs I didn't even know about. Happy LOL Day!

❥ said...

Thank you so much for the list....My Lurking journey has just begun! Love your blog...hopefully one day I can share some of my thoughts without blushing. ❥

kaya said...

Happy LOL Day, Bonnie! LOL day makes me happy. I see LOL and I can't help but smile. What a wonderfully amazing thing you started!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie! When my husband and I began this journey, you were one of the first blogs I found. I've been reading ever since. THANK YOU!
~A

Kaki said...

Hi Bonnie, Happy LOL Day. I've been around a few months but never commented. I like your stories any Sunday brunch discussions. I see lots of comments on the sites I usually visit. Thanks for organizing LOL day.

Thomas_III said...

Someone forgot to remind me about LOL day until I heard about it from Katia this morning. Someone should be spanked! It was a little late for me to dedicate a full post to the event, but I managed to work it into today's post, anyway.

R Humphries said...

Hiya Bonnie ... thanks as always for acting as the 'Hostess with the Mostest' amongst our community for this delightful day ... I hope it encourages everybody to feel free to communicate just a little more ... Cheers ... RH

Indy said...

Thanks, Bonnie, for organizing this delightful event, and for all you do to bring our community together!

Hugs,
Indy

AngelBrat said...

Happy LOL Day V! And thank you for starting a great tradition!

Hugs,
Tracy

MarQe's Study said...

Splendid effort & commitment once again Bonnie !! well Done !

MarQe xx

Mistress160 said...

Another blog joins :)

Dave said...

Happy LOL_tastic lol day! I feel bad I did not know it was LOL day, 'cuz i didn't get my LOL bloggage on this year :(

Dr. Ken said...

Hey--how come I didn't get the memo about LOL day? :-)

Dr. Ken of "Spanking Minnesota"

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie... Go on...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything Bonnie, from a long time lurker.

serenesub said...

I lurk here, and I've posted about LOL day on my blog last night. Thanks for starting it.

Kaelah said...

Happy belated LOL Day, Bonnie! Thanks a lot for organizing this great event. :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm one day late, but thanks Bonnie from a long time lurker. My wife and I have become spankees, and you've give me some great ideas. Bottoms up!!!

Daisychain said...

Hi Bonnie, sorry I missed it! But, I'm here now....
Thank you for all you do to join up our community,you are an awesome lady. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

James Stephenson said...

Bonnie - a brilliant job - many thanks and many, many congratulations. This event just gets better each time. It's great that people are actually taking the trouble to respond to this and I've had the added bonus of discovering some new blogs!

Bonnie said...

Cara: You're very welcome!

Anon #1: That's wonderful. You will always be welcome here at MBS.

Prefectdt: We didn't surpass last year's numbers, but that says nothing about the enthusiasm of our participants or the friendships that were forged. I have some things to work on for next year, but I am quite satisfied with our turnout. I really appreciate how you were able to greet so many bloggers!

Padme: It's always great to have you and Anakin on board!

Little Butterfly: Yay for you too, LB!

PK: Thanks for helping to make LOL V a success!

Patty: I really did lurk at your blog in the early days. Thanks for joining in.

Rebekah: For someone with a week-old blog, you sure collected a great bunch of lurkers. Bravo!

Karl: Aw, you're most welcome. It's a pleasure to serve this community I love.

Ally: Thank you!

Bonnie said...

Larken: Quite honestly, I write for friends like you. I appreciate your support over the years and that's a big part of what keeps me going.

Pink: Hi! You're very welcome.

FD: Thank you, dear man. You will always be welcome here.

A-Non: You are one of the lurkers I love!

G+A: I'm glad you were able to be a part of our celebration! I look forward to finding out what happens next at your blog.

Mick: You're very welcome!

Ludwig: You are truly one of a kind. Thank you for joining the celebration.

Dioneo: I think you've hit upon the real purpose of LOL Day. Thanks for your contributions. I love the Limericks.

Cowgirl: Thank you as well!

Janet: You're most welcome.

Bonnie said...

Chross: If I am the godmother of this community as some say, then you are surely our exalted monarch. Your blog is the simply the biggest, most visited, and most consistently fascinating of all. Any link from you is pure gold.

Thank you for endorsing and participating in our LOL Day celebration.

Librarygirl: Mind? I love that you were a part of LOL Day V!

Fred: Thanks for being a part of our community celebration.

Ronnie: Happy LOL Day to you too!

Hermione: As I've said before, I couldn't do what I do if you didn't do what you do. Thank you for all your assistance and support.

B'Man: I think you guys are awesome too. I love your blogs.

Dev: I don't think you need ever be concerned about a lack of readers (lurking or otherwise). With the steady flow of quality content you generate, your audience is never in question.

Spring Flower: Welcome!

S-A-L: I'm glad to have you aboard.

Irelynn: Thank you, dear Irelynn, for your support!

Masterofslavej said...

Not a problem, and thank you for coming up with such a great idea. Keep up the great work...

Bonnie said...

Katia: Thank you, Katia, for sharing your thoughts, experiences, and stories with the world.

Six: You certainly are a loyal spanko supporter. Thank you.

Luna: Thank you! I hope your LOL Day was a great one.

Cookie: You're most welcome.

Nimue: Welcome!

Michael: Wood you say? I know all about wood. Ouch!

MarQe: I'm glad you joined in!

D's: Thank you!

Tammy and Jake: Thanks. I hope you had fun.

Shy: Aw, thanks.

Biddable: That's great. Welcome!

Bonnie said...

Poppy: Thank you. I'm glad you had fun!

Grace: You are my heroine. Your struggle and victory are an inspiration for us all.

Erica: Love you too, dear sister.

Misty: Thanks for joining in the LOL Day fun!

Sass: It looks as though you did great!

Mitch: Thanks, Mitch, for all your fine work.

MD: Hi, and welcome!

Casey: Thank you for being a part of LOL Day.

Theresa: See, people really do read your blog!

Brush: You are very welcome! :D

Bonnie said...

Dieseldiva: Thank so much much for your kind words and continuing support. I write for readers like you.

Jake and Nomi: I'm glad you had a fine turn out for LOL Day. It was definitely fun to see what everyone else is doing.

Veronica: You attracted a great set of comments including some genuine lurkers. Well done!

Janey: I'm glad you enjoyed your LOL Day!

BGC: Hello, and welcome! It's a pleasure to meet you.

Houston: I remember you. Welcome back and thank you!

PMP: That's great! Meeting friends and renewing acquaintances is what LOL Day is all about.

: Lurk on and enjoy!

Kaya: Hi! Nobody celebrates LOL Day quite like you do. Have fun!

A: You're most welcome. It's my pleasure.

Radha said...

So sorry to have missed LOL day this year! You do such an awesome job of connecting everyone in the community!

Bonnie said...

Kaki: Welcome! It's a pleasure to meet you.

Thomas: When you say, “Someone should be spanked,” that usually seems to happen.

RH: Thank you. I think we've managed to introduce a lot of people to bloggers and readers they might not otherwise have met. Some of the friendships forged this week will last for a long time. I feel very good about that aspect.

Indy: Thank you for your kind words and for being a pillar of our community.

Tracy: You're very welcome. It's a genuine pleasure.

MarQe: Thank you!

Mistress160: I'm glad you participated this year.

Dave: We definitely missed you, but you're invited to LOL 6.

Dr. Ken: I left you a longer message on your blog, but the short version is that I decided to dispense with those troublesome e-mail notifications. In retrospect, I wish I had sent them.

Anon #2: Yep, I go on and on and on because I'm just that kind of gal.

Anon #3: Hi, and you're very welcome!

Bonnie said...

Serenesub: Thank you for participating. I hope you had fun with LOL Day.

Kaelah: Thank you for being a part of the celebration!

Anon #4: Thank you and bottoms up to you as well. :D

Daisy: I'm glad you were able to be involved.

James: You're certainly welcome. The pleasure is mine.

MoSJ: Thanks!

Radha: We missed you, dear Radha, but you're invited to join us for LOL6.

Anonymous said...

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Freida Bee, MD said...

I'm a late lurker, lovin' your smart bottom from afar.

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JW said...

I'm a long time reader. Thanks for this great place to be.

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