I subsequently returned to the Lovehoney chat rooms a few times and noticed the newbie bloggers had all branched out on their own, so I took inspiration (& advice) from them. I trawled their reading lists to expand the blogs I watched. So the next 3 blogs are very important to the ‘birth’ of Posy!:
Alastor Musing Powerful pieces of erotica (a series) – she hasn’t updated for a while
On New Year’s Eve, with some bubbly inside me (and full support of my OH) I decided to launch my own blog and Pillow Talk hit the ‘airwaves’. So 31 December 2017 marks my 1 year bloggiversary!
My next batch of muses were:
Cara Sutra A mixed media blog, stories, reviews & opinion pieces, advice for sex bloggers Everything on Cara’s site is on a bigger scale, she has a panel of reviewers, she’s clearly turned her blogging into an ‘enterprise’.
Although I enjoy reading toy and product reviews (in fact some of them have inspired my writing) what I devour voraciously is great erotica, so I tend to follow blogs which feature well crafted stories.
I cheekily suggested to Miss Jezebella that she feature one of my stories on her site, she kindly agreed and in July I was her first guest contributor, this brought new traffic to Pillow Talk. She’s always given me great advice & tips, she encouraged me to try for a Kinkly rating (Erotica category) and join Twitter. Scandarella echoed her advice and also suggested I get on board with the weekly memes. Since taking their advice I am continuously discovering new blogs, photos, discussions and competitions. I’ve even had my first complimentary toy sent to me for review (thanks Lelo).
So here are some of my most valuable blogging discoveries, with (I admit) a heavy bias on those who write erotica ~ both short and long stories. C’mon there’s a need for quickies as well as a teased-out story!
Bibulous One Predominantly erotic stories, true accounts from a male PoV, with erotic
And not forgetting Petra Pan – a talented freelance reviewer, whose work you can find on Random Red Rose’s blog and as part of Cara’s Pleasure Panel.
These blogs are opening my eyes to/ expanding my understanding of a wider variety of sexual orientations and proclivities, and I love it! I am corresponding with a fascinating Dom and a submissive Little who’ll help me write my BDSM series (Cleaner Close) with more authority and realism. Now my blog has a fascinating, fun-filled Bi-sexual contributor Vampy Valentine who will write my adult toy reviews, which was my least favourite topic to blog about.
Big love to my followers old & new and thanks to this inclusive community for #SoSS: a fantastic use of Twitter and a resistance movement against narrow minded censorship. For 2018, my 2nd year of blogging, my goal is onward and upward for Pillow Talk – I plan to expand into audio stories and to share the writing of others. (Let’s start with trying to squeeze this post into #wickedwednesday)