|This little blogger will need 6 pairs of shoes!|
Well, the big day is finally here! Last November was my first year blogging. I had no idea what LOL day meant and was not at all prepared. This year I was determined to be ready for the festivities. LOL is supposed to stand for "Love Our Lurkers." I really do take exception to the "lurker" designation. Sounds a bit voyeuristic and negative to me. I certainly did not feel that way back when I was just exploring this corner of blogland. I much prefer to call this day......
Love Our Learners
I would compare my early reading online to the pleasure I get from shoe shopping. They are all so lovely, and I like to hold them and stroke them and try them on. (I like leather in many walks of my life!) And I don't want some person continually asking me if I would like some help. I don't want to be interrupted. Please leave me alone and let me browse.
That was the way I started reading here in blogland. I was browsing, and I was not ready to buy. Therefore, I did not comment. Period. I was not lurking; I was learning.
I was definitely not interested in chains and collars
and kinky metal accoutrements.
Neither did I want sensible, orthopedic
LOL (Little Old Lady) shoes.
Absolutely no Birkenstocks or Crocs.
Nix on practical athletic wear, too.
I was searching for some Classic, Black Pumps.
And then I found Meredith at New Twist. Oh, happy day! My analogy here is that I thought Mere and her blog were CLASSY. Finally, I thought, "I would gladly buy this pair of shoes!"
Why do we even bother with setting aside this time for you? Easy answer to that one. We were all just like you at one time. Once I discovered that there were shoes, aka blogs, out there by women who seemed a lot like me, I was very excited. As they say.....
If the Shoe Fits, Wear It.
These women were also fascinated by spanking and desired a relationship based on dd or ttwd. I was like a person dying of thirst. I would find someone's blog and read it from start to finish. I couldn't get enough shoes: I was insatiable. Have you ever ached because you wanted something so badly? That was me. I wanted to talk to someone like me.
Shy? Yep..... Scared? You bet...... Unsure? Very..... At that time, I knew in my heart that I could never even be half as clever or confident as the women whose shoes/blogs I was trying on for size. They were special, and I was not.
So What Changed?
One day I finally got the courage
To write a comment.
And so an amazing transformation began. If you are only still wishing for a ttwd relationship, it gives you a place to ask questions. Many bloggers welcome respectful emails which gives you a much more personal way to reach out. If you are just getting started with ttwd, it is a great way to get first hand advice. What do we get out of it? The same thing we get from blogging. The writing makes us examine ourselves and the way we practice ttwd and support that goal. It keeps us polishing our shoes, if you will.
|Please, Please, Please|
This is not to say you should not be careful if you decide to get started with commenting or writing a stranger online. Protect your privacy and do not always assume that everyone is good. But there are a lot of honest and wonderful people out here, too. I even call some of them my sisters now. So, if and when you decide to make a comment, we will so welcome you. Remember that we were all there, too.
Signed With Love,
Ella Ever After
Size 7 1/2 Medium