Friday, January 25, 2013

Fifth Blogiversary

Today is my fifth blogiversary. The 25th of January 2008 was the day on which I launched this blog.

Five is a psychologically satisfying number, isn't it? It is the number of digits on each of our hands and feet. It is half of ten, another psychologically satisfying number and the basis of the decimal system. Somehow, five years feels like a "round" birthday, even though it is uneven. And it certainly is a long time. Even if you live to be seventy or eighty years old, five years is a significant part of your life.

Yesterday, I was cleaning up and rearranging some stuff in my home. I came across a couple of old diaries and started flipping through them. Those diaries are even older than the blog, and some of the things I read in there almost seem like the utterances of a different person. It is interesting to have such records. Memory is an often unreliable, sometimes deceptive device. It tends to flatter us, give us an impression of consistency. We tend to believe "I always was of the opinion that..." and "I always used to think that...". But sometimes when you look at what you wrote ten years ago, you realise that you really thought and felt quite differently back then, and that you have changed more than you remember.

I don't get quite the same feeling yet when I read my blog posts of five years ago, but there is a little hint of that. The Ludwig of 2008 is not so different that he almost seems like a different person, but there are differences. He was new to the blogging scene, obviously, so everything was quite an adventure. The exploration of his kink was very important, almost central, in his life at the time. He had made some kinky experiences already, but was surrounded by bloggers and spanking models who had done more and experienced more. He definitely felt like he had something to prove. Also, he was single, so it was kind of a lone wolf thing.

Today, all that is quite different. I am with Kaelah now, and while we met through kink and it continues to be an important part of our lives, our love is based on other, much more important things. While kink is still significant to me, it is much less significant than it was five years ago. I think less about it than I used to. I watch less spanking porn than I used to. And I don't feel like I have to prove anything through blogging or making videos. There are things I would still dearly love to do, but none where I feel that I have to do them in order to be happy in my kink. Actually, I shall be quite happy to retire from my public kinky life eventually.

But worry not, dear friends, we are not quite there yet. I still have some things I want to write about, some creative endeavours I want to engage in, and some loose ends I want to tie up. It might take another year, or more. There will at least be one more blogiversary.

In the meantime, this is number five. Have a nice day, you all, and keep on reading.


Kaelah said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging, my beloved domcat! I am extremely grateful that you decided to start this blog five years ago because otherwise I would most probably not have found you. You are absolutely right about the changes, I also think that we are both at least partly different now from the persons we used to be five years ago. Having shared almost four years of my live with you has definitely affected who I am today. Our time together has enabled me to learn new things, to share wonderful experiences with you and to grow. I like the idea that we will definitely reach the magical "six of the best" together blog-wise. Maybe it will be time to retire from blogging then, maybe not. We'll see!

Pandora said...

Happy anniversary, both of you! I hope this blog of yours will continue to flourish for a while longer at least :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging. As a blogger, I can now appreciate the effort it takes to publish a post. So, I am very impressed that you have joined a very small number of kinky bloggers that have held the course for five years.

And, thanks for so many excellent and entertaining posts.


Chross said...

Happy blogaversary!
5 years is indeed a very long time.


Bob S said...

Congratulations. Here is to 5 more years.


Congratulations on your fifth blogiversary. It is strange to see how we all change over the years.


Our Bottoms Burn said...

Happy blogaversary!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary, Ludwig. In so many ways, these years have seen change for the better!


ronnie said...

Belated congratulation.

Love to you both,

Lea said...

I prefer numbers to be even, but do make exceptions for increments of 5. Happy blogiversary! 5 years of keeping things interesting is quite a feat!