A few days ago, I talked about how I measured success with respect to this blog. Â I talked about comment volume, emails from readers, the sense that I was making connections and making a difference in people’s lives. Â Well, I forgot something.
Being Someone’s Guilty Pleasure
I’ve never considered that goal, it hadn’t occur to me that this one was even a possibility, but wow, for a writer of smut, a perv-ayor of pleasurable stories, being someone’s guilty pleasure feels like quite a victory.
Where’s all this coming from, you ask? Â Well, one of my habits (*ahem* obsessions) Â is to check my stats at least once (come on, multiple times) a day. Â I am particularly interested in where referrals are coming from, which pages containing a link to my blog are getting clickity-clicked, inviting potentially new readers to my corner of the blogosphere. Â There are regulars, of course, but occasionally a new URL will catch my eye. Â Yesterday, it was a site called shellysbookstore and a post called Top 10 Lesbian Blogs. Â Well, you can imagine that sparked my interest, but I also know, after all this time, that sometimes it’s not the post, but a link in someone’s blogroll that brings a reader to me.
But not this time, this time I was part of the post. Â Shelley has this to say about Butchtastic:
Okay, this one is totally not me but itâ€™s reminds me a lot of someone very close to me and another close friend so itâ€™s like a guilty pleasure to read it. This one can be racyâ€¦youâ€™ve been warned!
Wow… a guilty pleasure. Â That is just so cool. Â It’s a high complement, right up there with comments I’ve received about how my stories helped create wet panties and uncomfortable situations at work. Â I’ve heard of some of the other blogs on the list, like AfterEllen, Grace the Spot, Lesbiatopia and GLAAD, but not all of them, so now I have some new sites to explore, as well.
So, Shelly, thank you. Â I am thrilled to be on your list, and I appreciate you introducing my blog to your readers.
*psssst… the rest of yous, don’t tell Shelly that I don’t really consider myself a lesbian anymore… guilty pleasures don’t need to follow the rules, right?
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