The real milestone that we're observing today is our return to blogging after the aforementioned thirteen months of dormancy. One year ago today, as we adjusted to life after a particularly exciting and satisfying summer vacation, we decided to relaunch the blog as a means of taking the edge off of the routine into which we suspected we would fall. In actuality, the blog helped us to push our limits. Many of the things we've done since resuming the blog, including attending a sex club, having group sex, and much of our photography, has been at least partially motivated by the fact that we were blogging.
At first, we didn't plan to blog as relentlessly as we have thusfar. Indeed, in August we blogged only five times. And while this seems meager, five posts was as much as or more than we'd blogged in any single month since February 2009. September saw us posting seventeen entries, which at the time was a record for us. We resumed participation in TMI Tuesday, a meme we'd enjoyed prior to our hiatus; as well as Sunday Stealing, HNT, and eventually others. We tried to balance out the number of memes in which we participated with original, free-form posts including erotic fiction, anecdotes about parenting, and analyses of sex-related news stories we'd come across. By October, we were posting daily, a pace that's continued ever since, albeit with an occasional break on Saturdays.
Our prolificness is due largely to our need to voice our sexual thoughts and our enjoyment of the feedback our posts receive. However, our desire to blog something, anything, almost every single day is also due to "our need to maintain a steady blogging pace in order to ensure that we never again go very long without posting something." That is not to say that we feel an obligation to blog, whether to ourselves or our readers. But there is a part of us that strongly feels that if we skip a day, it will become easier to skip other days. And we're not ready to take another thirteen-month break.
And now, for some blog-related stats, because we know how much everyone likes reading stats:
Between the inception of our blog in 2008 and the end of our hiatus in 2011, we published 124 posts (with a per-month average of five posts between September 2008 and July 2010). From the end of our hiatus until today, we've published 432 posts (with a per-month average of thirty-four posts between August 2011 and July 2012). That's a nearly 350% increase in one third the amount of time.
In the last year, we've participated in TMI Tuesday forty-seven times. We've participated in Sinful Sunday thirty-two times. We've done nineteen HNT posts, twenty-eight TNH posts, twenty-seven Flash Fiction Fridays, thirty-nine Formspring Fridays, seventeen Wanton Wednesdays, and eleven Wicked Wednesdays. That's 238 meme posts, and thus 194 posts consisting of original non-meme content, or else original weekly features of our own invention, including Monday pictures, Retro HNT, Sunday Scoreboard, etc.
We're pretty proud of ourselves. We've always intended for this blog to be an outlet as well as a permanent repository of our sexual thoughts, fantasies, and accomplishments, and for the most part we've been successful. We enjoy going through our archives and reading our old stuff. We find that the sexy content turns us on as much as the funny, often sarcastic content amuses us. We hope that you can say the same.
If you've read this far, we might as well thank you. While we blog primarily for ourselves, it's the feedback we get from our readers, and for that matter the simple knowledge that someone we will likely never meet, and in some cases never even interact with, took the time to read what we have to say, that makes blogging almost every single day for a year not difficult at all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and how about a dirty picture?