Wow. I never imagined I would do 300 posts. I thought my need to share was complete at post 13. Hey, who just muttered, “Yeah, it should have been.” I heard that. Be nice!
Yes, this is one of those self-congratulatory “look at me” sort of posts. Uh, that sort of describes a lot of my posts. Okay, this is an especially self-congratulatory post.
THE FIRST 100
It was back in December 2016 that I posted #100. In it, I stated, “I am no longer surprised by my thoughts, desires, and actions.” Yep.
I boasted of 45,000 views and about 8,800 visitors since starting the blog in April of that year. My how things have grown.
THE SECOND 100
Was completed about a year later, in December 2017 when I posted #200 where, in a rant, I used balloons as an example to explain to my sister why my DD doesn’t buy into the mindset of a misogynistic culture that does little to discourage sexual misconduct by men. Yeah, I did that. Balloons. The connection should be obvious, but if it isn’t, read the post.
Oh, and in the second 100, in between posts about some surprising thought, desire or action, I wrote of how I am no longer surprised by my thoughts, desires and actions.
THE THIRD 100
I did better than balloons! I wrote of “managing the cans” and even mathematically calculated a Domestic Discipline Readiness Score. And if that’s not evidence of an insightful yet evolving blog, then surely this is — even more posts about the same topic, vulnerability!
Oh. And yeah, more posts on how I am no longer surprised by my thoughts, desires and actions.
I am still writing about how I am no longer surprised by my thoughts, desires, and actions. Well, this time I really mean it. At least, until something happens that surprises me.
And analogies? I am great with analogies. Sometimes my analogies are so good that they are as good as like, as like, . . . whatever. So yeah, as long as my sisters keep questioning my DD, I will continue to create whatever analogies I can to make my point.
And apparently, it resonates with some of you. I had 481,000 views from 88,000 visitors in 2018, about double from the year before. And since the beginning, I have had over 750,000 views. I could reach a million by mid-year. Yeah, that’s good for a hit of dopamine or two. Thank you for that.
MOST POPULAR PAGES IN 2018
Same as last year and by a wide margin. Post 25. Intense Spanking Part II with 33,807 views. And the odd thing, the prior post, Part I, only had 2,497. The difference is Part I talks of my feelings and Part II explains the actual punishment. Clearly, those who read Part II saw no need to read Part I. And all this time I thought you were mostly here for my heartfelt journey of rebirth and renewal. Well, I never!!
The second most popular was at 9,832 views – a huge gap between #1 and #2. It must be one where I share my mind-stimulating, life-altering philosophy for endless fulfillment. Well, no it mustn’t. Another spanking post re Post 133. Intense Punishment. Hum. Is the word “intense” somehow a magnet for views? I wouldn’t dream of simply adding it to a title just to see if it attracts views.
And #3 was the first Domestic Discipline Contract I posted, 12. Our DD Contract with 5,613 views. Yeah! I am proud of my contract! Hopefully, it serves as fodder for others. No, not to burn in effigy, but as inspiration for codifying their own dynamic.
U.S. was tops in 2018 by far with 351,801, followed by the UK at 28,776 and Canada at 19,006. Top countries where English isn’t the primary language was Germany at 9,354, India at 8,006 and Sweden at 4,396. Way to go Swedes! Is it perhaps because they love our age gap with Kayla? This report says they do. Scandinavians are so cool with their kink, and basically about life in general. I love the Scandinavian mindset about a lot of things in life. I often thought if I had to live in some other country, it would likely be one of the Scandinavian or Nordic countries. I digress.
SPECIAL THANKS – REFERRERS
The top referrer to my blog was once again Bottomsmarts, a Blogspot blog that is all things spanking.
Next up on the referrer list is a blog that no longer exists. It was Ournaturistblog. They reblogged one of my posts when we were just becoming nudists. I hope I didn’t so offend their readers that they had to shut down their blog! hee-hee. Of course not. If that were the case, they would just delete their reblog. It’s too bad they left, as they had some great nudist-culture content.
Third up is Sayyidsgirl. Interesting story and someone I chatted with at the beginnings of her journey. Started out seeking a submissive role, and ended up more as a Domme, or as she puts it, “a switch who dominates.”
SPECIAL THANKS – COMMENTORS
Naughty Nora topped the comment list and had 1,533 click-throughs to her page. See, it’s good to make comments! Check out her great musings on DD in her marriage and kink in general.
Next up was Sweet Girls Journal, another forty-something mother who found bliss in D/s. And third was so close that I had to include both of them. Collared Michael and Kdaddy.
What’s cool about them is that it illustrates a broader community within TTWD. Both have very different dynamics than me. Check out Michael and learn about his journey in a FLM, including caged male chastity. And check out Kdaddy – a bisexual, polyamorous guy providing meaningful insights into his own unique lifestyle.
SPECIAL THANKS – THE EMAILERS
I won’t name you by name, but you know who you are. I appreciate those who take the time to email me and share their story, or ask a question, or hound me mercilessly. Just kidding. No one does that. Everyone is so kind and I enjoy every email.
Thank you, and may the next 100 be as interesting to you as it is cathartic to me. May they make you laugh in delight rather than puke in disgust! Goals!