Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tenth Blogiversary

Today is my tenth blogiversary. It was on 25th January 2008 that I started Rohrstock-Palast with my first post, titled The Mad King. I've said this before and I dislike repeating myself, but it really does feel like a different lifetime. A decade is a fairly long time in any life, and I went through some substantial changes since that younger guy wrote that first post here. Most importantly, I met Kaelah through this blog, which was the beginning of many adventures for us.

By now, we have moved in together, we are happily married, and we are taking on the responsibilities which tend to pile up as one enters middle age - including taking care of loved ones. 2017 was our busiest year yet, and certainly the busiest year I've had in my entire life so far. That, in itself, is not a bad thing, I suppose - it is better to be busy than to be bored. But it does leave almost no time and energy for kink, blogging or other hobbies. This time last year, I was sincerely hoping to get back to writing posts at least semi-regularly. But it turned out that that simply wasn't possible. First I had more projects than anticipated to take care of in my job, then Kaelah was ill for quite some time, then one of our family members had a medical emergency that required a lot of organisational work from us, then we had to take care of all the stuff that had been left unattended to in the meantime... Whenever one crisis was finally taken care of, another one popped up. And it's still like that. Actually, the last couple of days have been extremely hectic once again, and I certainly wouldn't be writing a post today if it weren't for the fact that this is my tenth blogiversary, which I can't possibly miss.

So, everything I wrote on my last blogiversary still applies. I still have to edit at least five videos which have already been filmed, and we have at least one more to film. I still hope to return to blogging. I still can't make any firm promises about when that will be.

I wish I could offer you more in celebration of this blogiversary. But even though Rohrstock-Palast hasn't seen many new posts lately, I am still proud that we have reached the ten-year milestone. Most blogs never get anywhere near that, even in a semi-active state. And we do have some great posts and videos still to come before we are finished. So, in the meantime, I would like to ask you to continue to be patient, and I would like to thank you again for sticking with us for all these years.

Let's hope that 2018 will have fewer crises in store for us than the previous year and that, as a result, we can be more prolific on the blog again. I keep my fingers crossed!


Anonymous said...

Great Ludwig, we support you in your mission to publish more here and keep kink alive in your life and ours. We are looking forward to your future updates.

Fondles said...

Happy tenth! May you have a less hectic 2018 and many more decades of blogging!

ronnie said...

Ludwig, Happy 10th Blogiversary. Here's to many more. I hope 2018 is kind and gives you more time.

Love to Kaelah,

Gustofur said...

I have enjoyed your blog for many years and hope for many more. It has certainly been interesting following your activities and life experiences. It’s not all about our kink.

Downunder Don said...

Hi Ludwig,
Happy Blogiversary to you both and looking forward to many more. Lets hope that 2018 is a little less hectic and the medical issues are a thing of the past.
May all your hopes and dreams come true

Anonymous said...

Happy tenth blogiversary. I have following your blog all 10 years and I hope that I can do it at least next 10 years.
I hope that this year will be less stressfull and you will have time to publish some videos.
I am waiting very exciting for them, because your videos are always very good.

Love to Kaelah

Chinos said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!
I´m not commenting much in your Blog, but I´m always quietly reading every Post of you guys with great joy. I`m looking forward to another year of your Blog :)

With Best Regards from the Bodensee

Dave said...

Hi Ludwig, Happy 10th(!) Blogiversary...Here's to another 10.....

Keep it cherry red,