I am number 2 in the best sex blogging list. How cool is that and how did that happen? It happened because of you.
If you did not come to my blog I wouldn’t have an audience, but it goes deeper than that.
Climbing the List
Don’t get me wrong I work extremely hard at my blog and it is quite a challenge to combine that with earning money using my May More profile to write elsewhere. Not to mention keeping up with my real life job. I don’t actually have much time to sit back and relax. And even if I am there is sometimes a sex toy between my legs waiting to be reviewed. The life of a sex blogger!
But the day the results came out I was hoping things would turn out well for Sex Matters. I was also travelling for seven hours on that day. My friend Eye text me mentioning I should sign in to Twitter – but I couldn’t as my phone was tracking the journey.
When I did I was shell shocked. Even with all my consistently hard work I didn’t expect to be number 2 when there are so many other bloggers having to juggle the different aspects in their lives and they also have amazing sites.
When I saw my number I gave thanks. Being number 2 validates the time and effort I spend on my writing but also I realised it may help me further along the earning road. This is a necessity for me or I won’t be able to blog.
So while I was silently thanking the stars above I saw a tweet on twitter from Eye talking about her blog…
And I wasn’t about to turn my back on it or myself now. Through it all I have felt so upheld by my lovely twits and my blogger friends, thank you all so much. I am also grateful for the support I received from newsigns and May_Matters in moving my blog to being self hosted.
Earlier on this year I looked over Eye’s new self hosting site with her and made a couple of suggestions and possible tweaks. And in her moment of reflection she had made time to thank me!
Later that night I sat back and reflected too. It had been a sex bloggers couple of days. The new voices had been announced the previous day, followed by the main list. There were eight new blogger voices. Four of which I know well having been involved with them in various capacities. They deserved their places. Of course. Otherwise they would not be on Molly’s list. But I reflected further and asked myself this…
How many of us can honestly say we have arrived on these special lists without any help?
I know I can’t.
I believe in karma.
Thank You to the Bloggers
So just like the wonderful, innovative Mrs Fever I am going to give thanks.
Thanks to those who have been there, assisted me, supported my work – helped me along my way to where Sex Matters is today. I know I would not be number 2 on Molly’s list without you special people.
(Thank you to all these amazing individuals. I have delved into their archives and my gift is to provide a link under their name to a chosen post of theirs that is special or different in some way. Please check out their work.)
Eye ~ has to be one of the most generous and thoughtful people I have met in the community and I am very happy she’s my friend.
Cousin Pons ~ A dear comrade, supporter and I so admire his writing.
Elliott Henry ~ Has been by my side cheer-leading from way back. I appreciate him.
Molly Moore ~ who dedicates so much time to the community not to mention the list. But as far as I am concerned she has championed my fiction writing, right from the start.
Floss ~ my co-host for F4thought and very deserved number 1 blogger. We work together extremely well and she continually supports my blog and me personally.
Kilted Wookie ~ for starting Food for Thought and handing the meme over to me and Floss.
Thank you to Inigo More ~ Of course without the support I get at home I could not do any of this.