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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Gone Fishin'

When it comes to my recent, short break from blogging, I guess I could have just hung out a "Gone Fishing" sign......but it would only be partially true. But I have gone fishing a bit, as this photo from last evening can attest:

I got this guy in  a manner that could well have been a scene in "Man's Favorite Sport" (link)

So after a slow beginning, and while wading about hip deep along the shoreline, I decided to walk to a different spot. Now where I usually fish the water is incredibly clear for a lake and you can easily see to the bottom in the shallower spots. As I walked past a half-submerged shrub, I saw this bass cruise placidly around to the front of it......literally within a yard of me. Rather than cast, I just swung my line (which was dangling down only about 24" in anticipation of my next cast) and flopped a rubber worm right over the bush and the bass hit it immediately. Since I had not even had time to cast, I now had a decent bass hooked and instead of reeling him in, I had to let line out just to be able to land him!

I don't know why this guy was in so close so early in the evening, nor why he had no problem grabbing a lure so inelegantly presented.....but he did. My son came a bit later and he and I both added a few more catches to our roster for the day, but none were as comical as this first one.

As for why I haven't been posting with my usual fervor and frequency? Well, where to begin? First, we are currently hosting two non-English-speaking guests from Peru for a few weeks and have been on a whirlwind of day trips. And while Rosa and I have had our share of blogable adventures, I just don't feel like writing about them. And in that vein, I also don't feel like writing much elsewhere either. I feel like unless I have something novel to share, anything else would just be redundant. And I'm also getting more and more suspicious of the veracity of participants online.

And, to be honest? The paucity of responses to what I thought were a pretty wide "something for everyone" variety of posts over the past weeks has left me feeling a bit "why bother-ish". I thought there were some fairly interesting adventures shared that seemed to fall flat. And if THOSE fell flat, what are the chances of something more mundane being of greater interest? I always appreciate the comments that are made, but if you look at the response rate, you would have to admit it isn't an encouraging ratio of work-to-reward for the person writing and hunting down images. But, again, I don't harbor any illusions about what blogging (especially during Summer) means these days. And one of those things is something I've written about previously, which is the immediate adulation bestowed on anyone female (or pretending to be) regardless of content, and that annoying trend seems to have only gotten more prevalent.

( I do sometimes wonder what would happen if I wrote this blog pretending to be Rosa? LOL )

And I've also been wrestling a bit with the whole "DD-thing", wondering if a stricter DD regimen is what I really want at this point in my life. I seem to be having more fun with more playful Femdom adventures lately, and I do still have the satisfaction of knowing genuine DD is always an option, though it hasn't been one utilized in a while. And I am almost sort of grateful for that. 

I also am going to be hosting an earlier than usual RenFaire this year which means doing quite a bit of writing and planning through July. And yes, look at that! it IS already July.....and NO, I will not be reprising "Jackass July". ( Hell, even if I was in the mood to do it, which I am most definitely not..... there aren't enough visitors around anymore to even make it challenging. ) So, I am going to just keep enjoying what I enjoy, and avoiding anything that irks me. I'll post if I feel like it. And I won't if I don't. It's Summer after all.....and there's plenty to do.

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  1. words to live by. unfortunately often easier said than done

    So, I am going to just keep enjoying what I enjoy, and avoiding anything that irks me.

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    1. True. I don't always succeed in this approach. But I'm getting better at it as I get older.

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  2. As you know, I went through a similar period recently of questioning the whole "DD-thing" after initially asking my wife to be stricter. As you say, things can be more fun without it. But, I also find that whenever I go into one of those "why don't I just be who I am and bail on all this discipline stuff," I do bet more out of control and then start feeling the need for more accountability.

    On the blogging, I think the "something for everyone" approach could be a problem. The only blog I can think of that pulls off a variety of kinds of posts is Hermione's Heart, but even that one has limited categories of postings, and they come on regularly set days. As for the response rate, you may be a bigger exhibitionist than I am, but I actually have a better time with my private blog, which has only three contributors.

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    1. Interesting comparisons. I think we may be on the same page on one issue and not on the other. While I'm leaning away from a more strict DD, I don't find it worsens my behavior, so I don't have the same regret. If anything I think it's because I am seeing my own behavior as either good, or when bad, understandable for the circumstances, AND the big one is I am not seeing my lapses as any worse than Rosa's, or Ana's, or even Nickki's. So it's easier for me to submit to them in different ways for 'fun' where unfairness is forgivable and even desirable rather than have someone who just did something I would see as worse than me, try to seriously tell me how badly I screwed up.

      On blogging: Fondles does a myriad of topics, but as a sub female she seems to have a small, but loyal pack of friends who
      comment regularly regardless. Hermione is not a good comparison because she posts very little that is personal, and even less that has no toe-hold in spanking-stuff. (Captions being one that you are well aware of. I love to caption because it challenges the cartoonist in me, but when every other contribution is "Spank, spank, spank me, spank you" it gets boring.)

      And I think that's the nail whose head keeps popping back up: boredom. Without changing topics, any single subject can only sustain itself for a while before becoming inescapably redundant. It's like those "classic rock" stations that despite having plenty of lesser-known songs to choose from, still manage to play "Stairway to Heaven" every fucking day.

      And I suppose I am just weighing the balance of where I want to devote my time, and with Summer here, blogging is moving further down the list. (even now, as soon as I finish this I will be showing my house guests some possibilities for their day, while I head off to my daughter's place to hang sheet rock.)

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    2. But, I think those two examples illustrate my point. I don't follow Fondles blog, but I just took a look over there, and it appears most of her posts have around 2 to 6 comments, some of which are hers. And, you're right, she blogs about all sorts of stuff with a common theme linking things. Hermione's, on the other hand, is all linked by a common spanking them, and other than her Friday Fails (which I often love), she doesn't stray too far from it. And, she has a core group of regular commenters and a large overall readership. I think it also is key that her postings come at very regular intervals. Face it, people like routines and dependability. So, I think the predictability is part of the prescription for a big readership. But, that begs the question whether a big readership is a goal and, if so, why? I think at some point there really are choices to be made about whether you write for yourself and a few fellow travelers or focus on building a larger group, but there are compromises that come with the latter and if you don't want those compromises, don't shoot for a large readership. My own blog absolutely reflects those compromises, and it very often does feel impersonal to me. Hence, the private blog which I write largely for my own benefit and to keep track of my own thoughts, and if one or two of you comment, great.

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    3. I do totally get the need to balance time. I haven't spent nearly enough this summer just hanging and enjoying things. Honestly, this whole year has been an exercise in hectic busyness and serving other's interests, and it is exhausting.

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    4. Dan, your quote "Honestly, this whole year has been an exercise in hectic busyness and serving other's interests, and it is exhausting." could have been written by me. So much is going on, yet so much isn't going on for the same reason.

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  3. I understand that feeling. My "Lost Wife" series fell by the wayside for a while, with other things going on, and I finally sat down and wrote. It doesn't help that my disabled son (Child #4) was with us for three weeks.

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  4. I've gone from being wife and disciplinarian to being a scatterbrained (and very worried ) "Mommy" and nurse.

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    1. Very understandable. I just hope you are able to mix a lot of good moments in with the rest.

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