I wanted to write this particular blog post to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to everyone who enjoys my blog.
Like I've mentioned before, I really had to be talked into blogging. There were and still are so many great bloggers out there that I didn't think I had anything that is super important, new, or different to add. It definitely took a while for me to find my blogging voice, which happens to be very similar to the way I talk with other people. Many of my friends say they enjoy my blog because they can hear me saying the words as if we are in a conversation. That alone is pretty amazing.
The fact that my little blog has gotten a lot of positive attention deeply humbles me.
I'm someone who doesn't have an advanced degree in sexuality, and I think I worried if I would be accepted due to my obvious non-research like writing style.
I'm also someone who doesn't write in fascinating and juicy details about my sexual exploits, so, of course, I worried if I would ever find an audience. Making the decision to not put pornography or other x rated pictures or visuals on my blog was probably not the brightest idea for a sex blogger, but it felt and still feels like the right decision for me.
One of the over-riding themes of my life is dealing with the reality that I am not always accepted. The funny thing is that I absolutely believe I have the right to be anyplace I wish to be. However, it has been my experience that having the belief I belong anywhere and reality do not always match up. I have the amazing ability to ruminate on why someone would suggest, imply, or flat out tell me that I don't belong somewhere. It ain't pretty, but it is how I often feel.
In all honesty, having people write about my blog in glowing terms feels like the sex gods are giving me a high five.
I was equally thrilled to trace back a spike in my blog viewship to Persephone Magazine.
Sex Spoken Here: Secrets of a Sexuality Educator
Catherine has the best sex toy recommendations I’ve seen on the web and offers some very practical tools such as her Ginormous Sex Term Glossary. I am a huge fan of her most recent post, “How the Hell Do You Travel with Sex Toys? (Holiday Edition).” She’s an expert in this since she’s always having to lug around a ton of toys for work, so take note before you pack!
That is, in fact, a big ol bucket of awesome. As someone who is super quirky about sex toys, I completely appreciate the comment about having the best sex toy recommendations! And it is super-duper awesome that my Ginormous Sex Term Glossary was highlighted.
My whole philosophy is to spread the word far and wide that sex and sexuality are nothing to be ashamed of and the specific goals for my blog are to educate, entertain, and inform. It is times like these that make me feel like I've nailed all 3!
With much love and gratitude,