Monday, June 6, 2011

Taking Stock - A rambling post

I purchased the URL "literallybound" on June 19, 2010 and it took me 2 weeks to put up the 1st post. What a way I have come since then.

I have been looking back and I can honestly say, a wandering path I have traveled. Not that he knows I exist, but I blame Rowan McBride for all of it. lol.

I'm a portal jumper. You gaming geeks will get the reference. I see a portal, a mob or just something shiney and I have GOT to check it out.

One of my chat friends had mentioned an author she thought I would like, so I hopped over to Rowan's site. He was chatting about his admiration of this guy named Sean who runs BuffMuscles. I didn't know what the heck BuffMuscles was so I jumped on over.

Now I had heard of blogs, but I had never really visited any. In my head, blogs were these dry, boring places where needy people whined about things that didn't matter. Oops.

Sean's blog was pretty cool. Pics of BIG, muscley (is that a word?) guys and some stories. Sweet. The guys were a little uniform in their hugeness but hey, still nice to visit.

This same week Sean just happened to mention his BFF Kip and Kip's since Googlemonstered blog BeautifulMen4U. MUCH better and look, over on the side, shiney links...

Around this time I had contact with author Beth Wylde who was running a monthlong Pride chat on her Yahoo group. I got to talking with a bunch of authors and editors and they were lamenting the fact that no one likes to review BDSM or D/s books.

I started jumping up and down....umm, HELLO, over here....
So this blog was started with the best of intentions, as a review site for gay erotica...and the wandering began.

I am someone whose technological proficiency would make a cat howl with laughter. I was doing reviews on Amazon (super easy) but I couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing here. At the same time I was visiting Kip's site and being a general nuisance to him. Ok, I was being stalkerly (another word I made up) but Kip took it all in good humour.

I was getting my feet wet. A couple of the authors from the Pride chat were my 1st and only followers for about a month. Then Kip, cracking up over all my stalker comments and general silliness, gave me a boost. He did a two day shout on his blog with all the leather pics I had sent him and linked to me. WOW.

Now I had followers, but what do I do with them? I panicked and tossed up pics. It worked.

I was still reading for reviews everyday but the blogosphere was calling. Soon I was making friends and in blog-hopping heaven.

Many of you have found niches you love, but I am a fickle creature. I am never sure what I am going to post from one day to the next.

Some days I love the burly bears, some days muscleheads. Commercial models do make appearances here, as do gentle beauties and men in kilts (hard to find). Most of all I love the leather daddies and fit men in various forms of lingerie (VERY hard to find).

Though I still haven't figured out how to tag or do anything but the most basic of posts, somehow I have gathered a nice group of peeps who are willing to hang around. Okay, maybe you're all waiting for the crash and burn spectacular, I don't know. ;)

What I do know is that you guys have made this a great year and I can't wait to see what the next year will bring.

Rock On.

8 comments:

CoreyJo said...

You are so silly. I find myself giggling while reading this post. But it's sooo true about the shiny links though... they get me everytime. Those and the follower photos suck me in too!! I discovered blogging by a link on a google image search, and look at me now. If you want to learn how to do all those little things, like tags, to your blog just ask and I'll walk you through it. Most of it's just a click of a button. I learned by trial and error, and asking questions if I couldn't muster it out myself.

I also love your photos, but I like your writings and humor too. Not to mention your great advice on authors!!

Early congrats on making it a year.

~CoreyJo

Eric Arvin said...

Yay!! Congrats! I tried to write something much wittier but it's early yet and it just kind of fell flat. I need breakfast.

Sassy said...

Thanks guys ;)

Corey, Be careful girl. I might take you up on your offer of help and that is a whole can of worms right there. lol.

CoreyJo said...

Egh \_(ツ)_/ I can help, with the computer stuff that is! lol If not I can awlays ask around for ya!

Nick said...

well your blog looks promising so far, i will stick around

LORDPATRICK said...

Thanks for finding me! Now I am following you!

mistress maddie said...

Hello sex kitten! Just read this wonderful post and love it! As I love your blog too. I love myself some mens and there are soooooooooo many out their, but yours is one I relly must visit-ALOT! Plus I always enjoy your banter here, at Skills and over at the Casa du Borghese. And like you, I never really know what I will post from daya to day either. One day art, the next flea markets finds, to ways to deals with people cutting cheese! So anyway thanks for your wonderful blog and I'll be back shortly from vacation soon! Now where's that cock-a-tail?

Sassy said...

Hurry back Maddie. We fickle fiends must stick together.

Hope you're having a wonderful vacation. ;)