It’s been a long time since I just sort of “blogged” – you know, in the old-school way of putting thoughts onto a screen to tell your personal story or figure yourself out or share something (maybe mundane, maybe personal).
I remember doing it as a vanilla writer when I got divorced. Every post – stupid, silly, outraged, or simply optimistic – was cathartic.
Of course, I remember in the early days of how-do-I-masturbate and WOW-these-orgasms-are-AWESOME. Which was quickly followed by hmmm-BDSM-looks-interesting.
My personal writing has always had to serve a purpose. Blogging, as I know it to be, as been my way of figuring myself out. A way to connect with maybe one or two other people in the world who might relate.
Along the way, things changed. I changed.
It became more about sharing experiences and knowledge.
Hell yeah, I like making people wet and horny and ready to fuck or masturbate or whatever you do to get off.
Fuck yeah, I want other submissives to know those feelings are normal and that D/s is worth it, if it works for you.
But somewhere in there, I decided I didn’t need to share the personal or write to figure out what I thought. No, I don’t know why I felt that way, either. So I tried to do it in the vanilla world. And I was quickly reminded that trying to “figure myself out” in a venue that my family reads is more stressful than helpful.
“Are you okay?”
“What did that post mean?”
“Are you mad at me?”
For fuck’s sake, I was just trying to write.
So I stopped. I stopped writing as a form of thought. I stopped writing for self-improvement.
And I think it’s fucked me up.
Anxiety, mania, depression, and OCD – these are all a part of me. I’m pretty sure they always have been, but it’s much more exaggerated and noticeable than ever before. I’ve repressed myself so badly that my thoughts and feelings squeak and hiss out of me like a wonky engine in need of a tune-up (and thus concludes my one and only use of “car stuff” as a simile).
But I’m a great shover-downer.
Feeling a little worried? Eat something gooey and delicious to feel better!
Unsure of what to do next? Ignore all the problems and read three or thirteen novels back to back.
Terrified of something nameless but scared nonetheless? Throw your energy into anything else that looks remotely interesting.
Yep, if repressing your thoughts and feelings was an Olympic sport, I’d at least make it to the podium.
Where do I go to get it all out? How do I deal with this?
Having a kink-friendly therapist has been wonderful. I never knew how freeing it would be to tell someone else, “Well, I had a major babygirl meltdown last night” and have them know exactly what I mean and help me identify where it came from and why.
Keeping a journal really does help. And John Brownstone sees the difference so he made me a special pen and encourages the purchase of as many blank journals as I need.
But somehow it’s not enough.
I’ve wavered for weeks now. Do I never say anything? Do I use this space where I feel most myself and most comfortable? Do I use my vanilla blog (the one I only keep up because as a writer I’m “supposed to” have a platform and what if I ever actually write my vanilla novel?????)?
I don’t know. I have no answers – and I’m not really looking for any.
I did have a thought a few weeks ago that maybe in this space, as a kinkster, mom, writer, entrepreneur, podcaster, human being, I should “go all in” and just use this space as I need it. When I need it. Which, thankfully isn’t always.
I’m still undecided.
But sometimes it’s just really nice to be able to lay your thoughts out in front of you and figure out what you feel and think…and then share it.
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My blog has definitely become more about my head than sex 😀
I did think about starting another one but I think sometimes it’s good to read about the struggles kinky people have, it’s not all fun and games. I also like the feedback I get from readers. It’s good to know that there are real people behind the screen.
At this point, I guess I’m trying to find the balance because going off in another place to do it doesn’t work for me, either. And I feel like my regular readers are part of my online family – and this is one of the few places I can be completely myself, neuroses and all.
You could do a seperate blog but link it here. That way your followers here can choose to follow or not while keeping this site with its current focus.
I have considered it. Not sure I’m up to the work required to make a site I actually like, lol.
lol It could be a simple blog format. Just space for your thoughts and feedback. No need to over complicate. ?
What is this “no-need-to-overcomplicate” you speak of? Complicated is my middle name, lol.
I swear you read my mind on some of that.
I’ve been meaning to get back to mine, It might help
🙂 I highly encourage it! I felt lighter after I finished writing this post. It’s a nice feeling to have.
I had a vanilla blog as well as a vanilla 365 project so my family could read my words, but I stopped with those and moved some of the post (mostly diet related at this moment) to Rebel’s Notes. But, I didn’t do this before I have consulted several ladies in the blogging world and asked then what they think of it, if I shared some more personal stuff on my blog. The answer was positive from all of them. So I started sharing.
If this is the place where you feel most comfortable, then use this space to share. Sharing your experiences, the good and the bad, your ups and your downs, your thoughts and your fears… that might just help someone else who is in the same position. I would say… just go for it. Share it here. This is your space.
Just my two cents 🙂
I appreciate your two cents very much. You and Molly are the two I look to for guidance. When I see you doing it, I feel more comfortable with the idea of it for myself. 🙂
I think you should write more here in regards to what you feel/think. You often say how you feel more at home here, you feel more yourself…so go for it…let yourself hang out 😉
Are you sure it’s not because you’re tired of me telling you every single thought that pops into my head? 😉
Think you should use this space also. When I first found your website, I remember you just writing about your thoughts and feelings. The more personal the blogger is, the more I am interested.
Thank you for all you do.
I’m the same way with other blogs I follow. I prefer the personal. 🙂