477 posts in a single calendar year seems like a lot to us. That's one post per day, plus more than a hundred extras. That's almost double the amount of posts we published between 2008 and 2011. Much like participating in HNT for an entire year - at a time when our blog was dormant, in fact - this is quite an accomplishment, and one we're proud to have achieved.
That being said, we knew it wasn't a pace that we could sustain forever. Thus, as we first mentioned earlier this month, we are taking a break. Don't worry; we don't expect it to be the sort of hiatus that leads our readers to peruse our blog and wonder whatever happened to us. It's likely to be a short break while we adjust to the resumption of normal life post-holidays. We'll still be on Twitter during that time, of course. But we're unlikely to publish any new posts.
We don't have any set duration for this break. As stated previously, it may be a week, or it may be several. But we will return, and when we do we hope to post much more original content than we did over the last several months. This may be in the form of written erotica, news stories, photography, product reviews, parenting-related posts, or accounts of our sexual escapades. And we'll likely continue to participate in memes, just not as regularly as we did this year.
When all is said and done, we hope that these changes make this a better blog, and provide you with a better read. We understand that cutting back on memes may hurt the community aspect of blogging and considerably lessen the interactions that we enjoy with so many of you. But we hope not. We hope that you'll still find our blog enlightening, arousing, amusing, and ultimately worth a visit.
Regarding today's Monday picture,we knew that we wanted it to in some way reflect our temporary departure. "Moratorium Monday" seemed a natural fit, though we spent quite a bit of time trying to decide what the corresponding Monday picture would be. Jill suggested a picture of her ass to represent the end of a very long blogging streak. But it's not the end, really. Besides, we've posted plenty of pictures of Jill's ass. Some can be seen below.
A simple screen shot of our blog, rendered in grayscale, seemed fitting. We're going dark, but not permanently. However, the Monday picture feature is most certainly being retired. When we launched it in January 2012, we wanted to fill a void left by the recently-defunct HNT meme. However, between it, The Naughty Hangout, and Sinful Sunday - all of which we began around the same time - there was certainly no shortage of photos on our blog. Add to that the weekly posting of our 2010 HNT pictures and you've got four weekly photo features for the majority of the year. That's a hell of a lot of pictures when you consider that prior to 2011 we'd only posted a single photo of us.
Anyway, happy New Year. Be well. We will definitely see you in 2013. And we'll do our best to get up off our asses and get the 2010 HNT page updated!