One year ago today, I published the first post on Ninja Sexology. I’ll freely admit that I had no idea what I was doing. I was inspired to join the blogging community, so I got a domain and jumped in with both feet. My “strategy” was simple… start writing, see what happens, learn as you go and have fun.
365 days later, it feels like that plan worked out pretty well for me. I reviewed twenty-one sex toys and two books. I wrote three erotica stories, including “First Surrender” which won me a $500 prize. And I wrote 37 posts about other topics near and dear to my heart, like using sex toys with a partner, the amazing world of fantasy toys, and removing the stigma and fear surrounding the use of larger sex toys.
Throughout this year, the support and friendship of my fellow bloggers helped me to grow. So many of you shared tips about WordPress, or put me in touch with toy company reps or generally cheered me on when I was feeling frustrated. I’m a little bit afraid to mention names in case I miss someone, but I’m going to try anyway. Special thanks go to Dizzygirl, Naughty Reenie, Millennia Toy Box, Mr. Will, Property of Potter, TJ, Bex, Epiphora, Dangerous Lilly and Beck for helping me find my way as a blogger, and for helping me feel like I fit in here. I also want to thank Raving Sock Monkey, who has been my go-to fantasy toy guru since my days on the Bad Dragon Forums. And of course, Emmeline Peaches, who never fails to make me smile with her amazing art!
Besides my fellow bloggers, I need to recognize the awesome Twitter friends who (as of this post) don’t have blogs but are helpful, smart, funny and toy experts in their own right: @ImaGodiva, @Bitsen, @RynJ21 , @KellySi24841815 and @JennaNevada. Follow these awesome folks if you aren’t doing so already!
I also had help and support from a few real life friends who have encouraged me while protecting my ninja secrets. If you’re reading this, extra special thanks for being that rare connection between my divided spheres of existence. I will forever appreciate your willingness to hear more about my private activities than you ever expected to know.
To my surprise, this little blog even got some recognition in its first year!
- I was named a Kinkly Sex Blogging Superhero for 2014.
- A Good Woman’s Dirty Mind recommended Ninja Sexology among its 15 Sex Blogs to Follow in 2015 .
- Beck and Her Kinks named Ninja Sexology one of her Top 25 favorite blogs for 2014.
But most importantly, I’m continuing to learn from others, share my own experiences and get to know some incredible people. I’m looking forward to the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit in August, where I hope to meet many of my new friends face to face for the first time!
To celebrate my blogiversary, I went on a little photography spree of my collection. Behold, ALL OF THE SILICONE DILDOS!!!!! And now, a close up trip through the dildo forest… I was live tweeting my photography experience, and Dizzygirl suggested that I re-enact the original Tub Full O’Dicks collection shot… but this time with me in the tub too. I thought about it, and suddenly the bathwater was running 1. Here I am, soaking in a tub full of silicocks… But it did get a little uncomfortable after awhile, and I found I preferred having more of my silicone toys next to or underneath me.
After that relaxing break, I rounded up the rest of my collection. Like ALL THE VIBES!!!! Then all the glass, wood and metal toys… All the power tools… And finally, all the “butt stuff”. So there you have it, a complete review of my toy collection! Well, complete until those five toys I’m waiting for show up anyway… updating collection photos is a job that never ends! I can’t wait to see what my second year of blogging brings.
Update: 2/17/15 – I FORGOT TO PUT MY NJOY ELEVEN IN THE NON-SILICONE PIC!!! Going to need a do-over on that one…
- Yes, impulsiveness is a recurring theme in my life ↩