One Year On

By | February 23, 2019
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This is a rather unexpected millmilestone – this blog is one year old.

When first committing metaphorical pen to paper it’s easy to believe that you must craft a masterpiece every time.  That way lies madness and one soon learns that you’d never publish anything under that regime.

There are three things that really stand out from one year of writing this blog:

First, the support and encouragement I have had from others.  This has been a big and pleasant surprise considering my subject matter has about as much raunch in it as a dung beetle.  Much of what I write is from personal experience and to find people interested in that and in me takes some getting used to.  Thank you to those who have helped me maintain the impetus.

The second thing to stand out is which unexpectedly is my most popular post.  On the anniversary of her death I wrote a piece about Mrs Silk.  Around August last year the website suddenly disappeared.  I started getting hits from Google searches as people wanted to know where the site had gone.  Now I get a constant trickle of hits as my post appears at the top, or on the first page for a number of search terms.  It’s also been fun that some people have reached out because they were there in that chat room.  All of them, in some form or another, have gone on to explore their more feminine aspects.  The early Mrs-Silk chatroom had an enormous influence on people similar to myself.  This post will be my first post to reach 1000 views (Mrs Silk: An Unintentional Pioneer).

The third item should be no surprise, it’s the sharing of a corner of my space with SwirlingFire – SwirlingFire Home Page.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the collaboration as “Editor”.  I’ve watched her grow in to an accomplished writer.  She writes about some of the most painful and horrendous experiences and I’ve learned a lot simply discussing some of these behind the scenes.  I’m rather pleased that the words published are her own without interference from me and that she has the confidence to stand her ground if she really wants to say something in a post.

These are just a few highlights of the blogging year that has been a great experience.  I don’t think I’ve had any negative feedback and only a couple of idiots suggesting that melody was such a dirty girl that she would love to be fucked by them.

Here’s to the next year of writing.

Thank you to all who passed this way and I hope to see you back again.


7 thoughts on “One Year On

  1. Posy Churchgate

    You Go Girl! (as they sometimes say!)
    I am so glad you expanded out from that first tentative guest post on Bib1’s blog into this wonderful blog which you regularly populate with such interesting stuff. Your posts never fail to either educate or move me, and I love both responses. The corner where Swirly hangs out is similarly brave and enlightening, I love that you’ve nurtured her and the space to air her thoughts has helped her grow.
    Lastly thank you so much for being a wise sounding board and a constantly encouraging blogger – here’s to many more bloggiversaries. xx

    1. melodyinsights Post author

      Who’d have thunk that the blog would last a year and still be going strong. You’ve played your part in that – thank you xx

    1. melodyinsights Post author

      Thank you, Marie. And here’s to your own birthday celebrations

  2. May

    Well done Melody – I am a fan of your writing and glad you are sharing your life with us x
    Well done Swirly too 😉

    1. melodyinsights Post author

      Thank you, May. I owe a lot to your encouragement because you seek something different.

      melody xx

      1. SwirlingFire

        Sincere Congratulations melody
        I’m thoroughly enthralled by your words and hypnosis posts.

        And a little envious of some incredible shoes too!

        Thankyou so much melody for hearing my words,no matter how jumbled they fell out and for never ‘splaining or judging as many have in the past.

        Here’s to a wonderful year ahead

        Swirly 🌻🍾💕


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