Thursday, May 17, 2018

Building the Blogrolls

A reader inquired recently about the criteria that I use to select (or not select) blogs for inclusion in our MBS blogrolls. This post is based upon my response.

I grapple with this question often. The blog lists I curate contain links to sites about consensual adult spankings. I strive to select sites that will be of interest to my readers. I've discussed my standards from time to time here on the blog - no non-consent, no children, no mutilation, no exploitation, no denigration, no abuse, no spam, no hate, no blood, no scat, and so forth.

These lines seem clear enough until we dive into actual blogs. I look for blogs that are primarily about spanking, but they need not be exclusively so. I am not offended by a few photos with nudity or sex as long as they otherwise comply with the standards above. But what if there are as many sex photos as spanking photos? And what if a few of these photos are extreme? Do I link or should I withhold the link? I have done both in various situations. I have dropped a link because of one picture or sentence. I have also judged a blog's content to be so strong overall that I chose to overlook a few questionable elements.

To make the task more challenging, all 993 linked sites are moving targets. A blog that looked fine when I reviewed it can quickly swerve into a whole different genre. It could be porn or torture or furries or even entirely vanilla! Until I wander back there or someone tells me, the link persists. It's tough enough to find and trim all of the stale and dead blogs, let alone those that have gone bizarre.

So what's the solution you may ask. I do the best I can to present appealing options for your browsing enjoyment. Not everything appeals to everyone. That is a given. At the same time, I genuinely seek to avoid freaking out or grossing out my loyal readers. In the end, I must decide which blogs deserve a link. I hope I'm fair and apply my criteria in a reasonably consistent manner.

Should you encounter a site in my blogroll that you believe is objectionable and inconsistent with the tone of MBS, I invite you to write me. Chances are, if it's worth mentioning, I probably won't like it either. And if there is a spanking-related blog that should be linked and isn't, I always want to hear about those!


Blondie said...

I really appreciate all that you do. Thank you for all your hard work.

NoraJean said...

Thank-you, Bonnie, for the explanation ... it's an amazingly varied list! ... nj

Roz said...

Hi Bonnie, thank you for sharing this, and thank you for all you do for this community. It is greatly appreciated by many.


Our Bottoms Burn said...

I am puzzled by blogs that regularly offer stories of non consensual spankings of under age females when the blogger is female. I am equally puzzled by the female readers enthusiastic response to the stories.

Hermione said...

Hi Bonnie,

That's nearly a thousand blogs! I wonder if Blogger has an internal limit, but I hope not.


Emerging Lurker said...

Keeping up the list must be wrote a bit of work. Thank you for all you do!

Bonnie said...

Blondie - You're very welcome. I enjoy connecting people who share our interest in consensual spanking.

NJ - Thanks!

Roz - I'm pleased to have this opportunity to serve our community and help to tell the world that adult spanking can be wonderful.

Bogey - I see those blogs too and I endeavor to not link them. Should you find something like that on my blogroll, please tell me.

Hermione - Perhaps, but the longest blogroll (the alphabetical one) is build with custom HTML code. I don't expect to encounter a hard limit there.

EL - You're welcome!

Eric51 Amy49 said...

I'm so glad you said this Bonnie! I've be caught a couple of times recently, adding something on my blog roll that turns out to be much more violent than I can stomach. I guess it all depends on that initial read. :)


Bonnie said...

Amy - Absolutely. I've encountered a number of these surprises over the years.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for having such a great Blogroll. I've used it to find and connect with like-minded people or to scratch a curiosity itch. Yes, some blogs are gone in various directions or are just completely gone, but still, the list is great (and I am proud to be listed). Thank you.
- Jen

Katie said...

Thank you for all that you do, to provide us with such a super list, Bonnie. :) Lots of blogs to keep up with! I keep a link to your blog on my sideboard for those searching. Your efforts are so appreciated!

Surprises? I've had a few, for sure! Many hugs,


Bonnie said...

Jennifer - Thank you!

Katie - I remember a number of years ago when I told Hermione that I needed to be a little bit selective because I didn't want to manage 500 links. You can see how well that strategy worked. Thank you for our support.

Windy said...

Thanks so much, Bonnie! Your blog helped me find other like minded ladies...... and then I started a blog, as you know, as you have it listed now. WOW! Never in a hundred years did I ever think this was even possible.... just two to four months ago, I was the one visiting here (probably the one that kept turning up in your search info as "mybottomsmarts" and you posted once recently (yep, you found me!). That made me laugh !! Thanks again for bringing spanky people together and for putting my link in your highly valued list.

Minelle Labraun said...

I appreciate all you do to manage the links! You are amazing! Thank you!

Bonnie said...

Windy - It makes me happy to know that my blog helped you in your journey. Our spanko community is wonderful and I am honored to serve.

Minelle - You are most welcome!

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