Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The View from Here - Why blog?

My husband reads this blog, but I wonder if he really understands why I feel the need to write about spanking. I hope this will give him a better idea of what Hermione's Heart is all about.

After I discovered spanking blogs and started reading them, there came a time when commenting on other blogs just wasn't enough. I had so much to say I thought I would burst. It's a topic that fascinates me, and the fact that I had discovered an environment where it was safe to be myself was too good to be true.

And so I started my own blog, and I'm glad I did. I've never had so much fun! It has become an important creative outlet for me. My day job leaves me frustrated, bored and unchallenged. I need some stimulating mental activity to keep my mind active, and blogging certainly does that. When I was in school I loved to write, and after many years of doing other things, I've finally returned to it with more enthusiasm than ever.

This blog is about spanking. I know that I'm very fortunate to live with a man who enjoys spanking me as much as I enjoy being spanked. I write about my personal experiences from time to time if I think my readers might find them interesting. I'm also constantly on the lookout for spanking-related ideas. The newspaper, radio, television and internet are a few of my sources of inspiration. When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

My posts are cheerful, upbeat and positive. I won't write about anything negative or unpleasant unless there's a happy ending. If I'm having a bad day, you won't hear about it. Nor will I write about mundane day-to-day happenings; that's just my personal preference. I like to act on the assumption that happiness is contagious, and hope I can make my readers smile.

I'm a word person, not a picture person, and I was surprised to find that I really enjoy hunting for just the right illustration to accompany each post. But you won't see any photos of me. I will never post pictures depicting nudity, sexual activity or even spanking. I leave that to the many excellent graphically-oriented blogs. My pictures are all rated for family viewing, although the content may not be.

Anonymity is of paramount importance. Because I'm a Harry Potter fan, I picked names from that series of books to use as our pseudonyms. Even the cat and dogs have Potteresque names. I will never divulge specific details that might reveal my true identity. Although I do write about real events, I change small details just to be on the safe side.

I love hearing from my readers, and enjoy the friendship and camaraderie that I have developed with readers and other bloggers. But I have no desire to take any acquaintance out of the blogosphere and pursue it in real life. I am happily monogamous, and feel that one of the purposes of this blog is to proudly show how contented Ron and I are in our relationship.


Jay Walker said...

Aww Hermione thats cool. Ron sounds like a really nice guy.
I too am a Hogwarts fan although I don't like Harry that much.
Hugs to you both, Jay

ronnie said...

Glad you did start Hermione. I enjoying your writing and I think the same as Jay, Ron sounds like a lovely man.

Sorry not a Hogwart fan, hope you wont hold that against me.

Thanks to you both.


Anonymous said...

Hi Hermione:
One of the reasons I follow your blog is because of it's light hearted nature. I do not read Harry Potter but my kids do and my neice does so some of the names sound familier to me. Thanks for imparting your heart into your blog. I for one am grateful
I too am still concerned about privacy, so your idea to take names and concepts from a favorite author is a great idea.
Take Care
Andrades Girl

Anonymous said...

Your enjoyment in writing your blog shines through and makes for a consistantly relaxing and intersting read. Thanks!


Greenwoman said...

Hermione your blog is one of my favorites. And in part its because you share such lighthearted posts here. But mostly because its a creative place. Your viewpoint of life as a spanko's adventure palace comes through clearly with each and every post. Blessings!!

Bonnie said...


This is an excellent explanation of the spanko blogging phenomenon. I hope this enjoyable pursuit makes you happy for a long time to come!


Terpsichore said...

I do agree that happiness is contagious and I so enjoy reading your posts... :-)

Xan Spanking New said...

agree with so much of what you have said here. I just wish my husband was as on board with the spanking thing as yours is. Keep up the great posts!

Paul said...

Hermione, I hope you are reading JFlame's HP fics over on PK's blog, she puts a lots into it.
I enjoy reading here because of your atitude.
Warm hugs,

pammie said...

Great post about blogging. I can totally relate. I felt the same way. I devoured the spanking blogs by submissive women and felt a strong need to explore my experiences and thoughts about spanking, BDSM, DD, and relationships through blogging. Some people don't get it, though. My situation is somewhat different since I am dating.

Dating and blogging was fine until I started dating more than one spanker. Yikes. Things got dicey with more than one Dom reading my posts, hence the change in my blog to include fantasy and quasi-fiction. I like the change; I am no longer bound by facts, and it allows me to be more creative and still explore the subject.

Brambleberry Blush said...

You hit it just right. Your blog is very entertaining, fun, lighthearted and still sticks to the subject--spanking! Please keep doing it just the way you do.


Abe's Heart said...

I love what you've said here. Your hubby should be very glad to read this too. Always write what you feel best comfortable with; what you know.

Readers & writers respond in kind..and, that is what makes sharing so very special.

You've got the right attitude, and a strong relationship.

Cheers, to you both.

Enjoy & thanks for sharing.

slowsong said...

A creative and fun approach to a spanking life is just great. Good luck!

Hermione said...

Thank you all for your very kind comments. I'm glad I am on the right track, and I hope Ron thinks so too.


Anonymous said...

I am glad you did start blogging Hermione as everyone has their own unique way of bringing their life to the readers and yours is fun and interesting.

I understand the need for a creative outlet and it was that very reason that I had to continue myself even when it wasn't approved of. For me it was something I needed and I had to be true to myself.

Thanks for sharing, keep it up.