Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Final Countdown

Normally, this would be the time for another (belated) Kaelah's Corner post. However, we are going to delay that one for a few more days still and use today's post to make an important announcement. "We" is indeed the correct pronoun to use because the two of us are writing this short text together.

We have decided that we will close down this blog next spring, shortly after celebrating the next blogiversary of Rohrstock-Palast in late January. We feel that, after what will then be more than seven years of blogging and more than 500 posts, the time will be right to call it quits.

We are entering a new chapter of our lives both as individuals and as a couple, and we feel that we will be content to end this blog and let it become a thing of the past. We are very happy with the things we have done here, the adventures we have had and the thoughts we have shared with you. But, as Kaelah's mother used to say, everything in life has its time. We have decided that the time of this blog is coming to an end.

One reason is that kink isn't as important to us as it used to be. We will still have it in our lives, but probably not as prominently and certainly not as publicly as it was these past years. Keeping up a kinky blog while not being in the right mindset can be a strain, and this is one aspect of being a kinky blogger which we will gladly leave behind. Another, equally important reason is that we feel we have already done (almost) everything we wanted to do here. We have pretty much covered all the topics, shared all the stories, written all the philosophical ramblings and shot all the pictures and videos we ever wanted. Sure, there are always more ideas one could pursue, but we won't be missing out on anything hugely important if we stop now.

We have made some good, dear friends in the kinky community with whom we will stay in touch. And who knows, we might still visit the occasional party or leave the occasional comment on someone else's blog. In all likelihood, we won't disappear from the Scene completely. But we are looking forward to going into retirement from blogging and making videos.

Closing down the blog not immediately, but in about three months' time will make for an even sadder farewell, in one way. At the same time, we think that it will be nice to have a final countdown instead of a sudden, sharp stop. It will give us time to say goodbye to you, our readers, properly, and you will have the time to say goodbye to us as well if you like. Moreover, we have a set of topics, picture posts and videos which we would still like to share with you. The blog will be much more active in its final few months than it has been recently. We plan on going out with a firework!

As we move into the last, exciting stretches of our journey, we would like to thank you, our readers, for having come along with us this far. It would not have been nearly as much fun as it was without your feedback, your support and your own kinky experiences which you shared with us. We hope that you will stay on for the remainder of the ride and enjoy it as much as we will. We're looking forward to giving Ludwig's and Kaelah's Rohrstock-Palast a magnificent, final hurrah!

Kaelah and Ludwig


Mitch Philbin said...

Say it ain't so! You have a wonderfully enjoyable blog that fills a niche here in cyberland and in kinkdom. While we will understand your decision, it will also be sad to see you go. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to read that, Kaelah's performance was one of the bravest canings I've ever seen and Her bottom, especially when well-marked is indeed a thing of beauty.
I hope that you will post some more excellent pictures and videos before January, but please please don't use that dreadful thing you used last time as it just wouldn't work for me, and I certainly wouldn't let such an organisation near my credit card!

Downunder Don said...

Having (quietly) been along for the ride for many of the past 7 years I will miss the thoughtful discussions and comments. But every season comes to an end and I hope you look back on this stage of life with pride and a sense of achievement. Wishing you all the best for all future endeavors.

Indy said...

I don't know how you've kept up the quality and quantity for half the time that you have! I'll definitely miss seeing you on line. I guess I'll have to go back to writing e-mails or something *gasp.*

I'll save my more comments for the Last Post. Meanwhile, I'll savor the next couple months.

Simon said...

I'll be sorry to see you both go but I wish you every happiness for the future.

Our Bottoms Burn said...

We keep our blog going to keep our interest in spanking up. Yes, we long ago posted everything about us, but now and then some new thing will surface and we enjoy the thrill of it. Our best to you both.

Gustofur said...

I will miss your thoughtful and well written posts. I respect your decision to cease blogging, but I do hope you continue to communicate with us afterwards. You guys have been more than just kinksters and I have enjoyed your kaleidoscope of adventures.

Kaelah said...

@ Mitch Philbin:
Thanks a lot for your kind comment!

@ Jimisim:
There will definitely be more pictures and videos. And I am sure we will find a download server which works fine.

@ Indy:
I look forward to having more time again to exchange mails with you! That is something I've missed but didn't know how to manage in addition to keeping up the blog.

@ Downunder Don:
Welcome, and thank you very much for having taken the time to comment! It's always fascinating to hear from readers who have been following us for a long time but haven't ever commented, yet. I hope to hear more from you in the upcoming weeks.

@ Simon:
Thank you very much. It is wonderful to have such an avid commenter! I hope the upcoming posts will bring you lots of fun.

@ Our Bottoms Burn:
Thanks a lot for your kind wishes. Who knows, maybe there will be a time one day in the future, when Ludwig and I decide that having a blog (or whatever platform might be typical at the time) of any kind is a good idea again.

@ Gustofur:
Thank you very much for your kind comment. There will surely be a way to stay in touch if you like!

ronnie said...

Sad news. You will be missed.

My love and best with go with you both.


Kaelah said...

@ Ronnie:
Thank you for your kind words! I really haven't got a clue how you manage to keep up your blog, writing so many and regular posts, for such a long time. That's really amazing!

Abel said...

Yours has long been one of the best spanking blogs, its content and honesty reflecting what very lovely people you both are. Your blog will be missed.

Kaelah said...

@ Abel:
Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope to meet you and Emma Jane in person again, maybe in London or during one of your visits to Germany!