2017 has been an interesting year. Having been on hiatus for most of 2016, if you’d said to me back in January that I would be blogging again, I’d have probably laughed at you (albeit, given my mood at the time, laughing wasn’t something that came particularly naturally nor easily, but I digress…). When the year started I was content to lurk, dipping in and out of other people’s blogs occasionally, and keeping in vague contact with some of my fellow bloggers via twitter and/or whatsapp.
January moved on into February, as it always does, and this, of course, means that the lovely Molly unleashes February Photo Fest on the world. I’m not entirely sure why, but in the guise of my furry alter ego, I decided to contribute, and the rest, as the say, was history.
Of course, the fact that I was posting photographs meant, almost be default, that I returned to the #SinfulSunday family.
I’ve always been a big fan of #SinfulSunday because of its inclusive and positive group of contributors; always supportive, never judgemental, and the quality of the submissions is simply stunning. So much so, that I am always stunned when one of my efforts makes it into the weekly top 5. This year, that happened on 5 occasions:
- Whar’s Yer Troosers? chosen by Honey.
- Up And Under chosen by Molly Moore.
- Business (Un)Dress chosen by Victoria Blisse.
- Fright Night chosen by Oleander Plume.
- Gorillas In The Mist chosen by DokUrtybitz.
Huge thanks to the above bloggers for choosing my photos when there are always so many fantastic images to pic every week.
The following photos were also featured by other bloggers:
- Blasphemy chosen by Molly as the sidebar image for e[lust]
- Slow Start chosen by Mrs Fever for her post: Defining SEXY: The Male Body Beautiful
- Touching chosen by Kayla Lords as the prompt for #MasturbationMonday Week 167
While I was posting photos, I still wasn’t “blogging” per se. I wasn’t doing any writing, nor did I have very much to say on the subject of kink/sex.
When I did start blogging again, the half-formed intention was that it would be more of a personal journal, rather than an actual sex blog. I needed a slightly different voice for a different side of my personality. For that, and a host of other reasons that I explained earlier, The Zen Nudist was born.
Unlike my previous blog which got deleted in 2016, this blog would, it was intended, be somewhere where I would post whatever I had on my mind rather than concentrate specifically on kink/sex. To that end, it has more or less lived up to its intended purpose, but almost inevitably, the two areas I tend to blog about most are mental health/depression and sex. Sometimes, I even manage to combine them both in the same post.
Writing about sex, of course, brought me back to some more of the wonderful memes that members of this community curate, namely:
- #KinkOfTheWeek (#KoTW) by Molly Moore
- #MasturbationMonday by Kayla Lords
- #WickedWednesday by Marie Rebelle
Once again, despite there being many excellent contributions, some of my posts have been included in the weekly round-ups:
- The One And Only Way… chosen by Marie Rebelle
- My Belt chosen by Kayla Lords (Loving BDSM)
- Time & Distance chosen by Eye
- Sexy chosen by Kinky and Perky
In addition to the above, a big “thank you” goes to May More for including me in her #SoSS postings and another to Jaime Mortimer for including me in a top 5 sharing of blogging love for #WickedWednesday.
Sadly, of course, much as I did in 2016, some of the above have chosen to either stop blogging or remove their blogs entirely during 2017. If they are reading this, then they should know that they are missed.
So, that was 2017. Let’s see where the journey takes us in 2018…