Bewitched in Blogland  

warmandsexy52 64M
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1/29/2006 10:04 am

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Bewitched in Blogland

I really enjoy Blogland and the fellow bloggers I come across on my meanderings through this strange cyberworld. Eight months ago I was totally unfamiliar with what I know now. I hadn’t blogged, used instant messenger, let alone a webcam. The thought of cybering with someone …. well I didn’t know what it meant. As for chatrooms I’d go all thumbs, particularly in the busier ones until one dear sweet friend was kinda really gentle with me! Hugs and kisses to you darling. Mmmmmwah! I’m still not a great fan of chatrooms, but have coped with a four way conversation and that for me is a long long way along the track of progress.

As for being a citizen of Blogland ‒ I really do love the community and my biggest regret is not having the time to keep in touch with everyone as much as I’d like. How some bloggers manage to keep up I just don’t know. Maybe it’s my heavy professional commitments, my personal life that makes very real demands on my time and the fact that every paragliding venture I have commits me for a whole day at a time ‒ sex and flying can still draw me away (all is not lost!). It’s easy to spend several hours blogging and lose a big chunk of the day. Becoming a blog hermit is all so easily done and you end up in virtual reality, wondering if one day a hand will reach out from your monitor and draw you in completely.

Perhaps one day, warm muses, when our brains our interfaced with the internet there will be a risk of this happening, our hospitals full of quasi-comatose patients smiling benignly.

And friends through blogging. I’m amazed. Eight months ago I couldn’t have imagined it, let alone any understanding how friendships grow and develop, that they are as reciprocal as any non-virtual friendship, that they can hold real meaning, and can change how you feel about the day ……. and much more. Equally we have all witnessed how real people’s feelings can be truly hurt by unfriendly words and actions in Blogland. And some friendships can be truly special, leading to adventures that have the additional magic of engaging so much before the first welcoming hug (yes, maybe thanks to becoming Europeans we Brits have become much more touchy-feely than our forbears, who would have simply shaken hands and offered you a cup of tea!).

So why bewitched? Part of me would make a total break and get down to the “serious stuff” of life. But the truth is I can’t! Have I become a blog addict? I don’t get the huge numbers of readers that some get and when my pic appears in the fruit machine I still say “Woo hoo!” I can’t write as many posts as the most prolific and just about keep up with those who comment. Try as I may I simply can’t get to all those wonderful bloggers I say I simply must visit. Even keeping a record doesn’t help ‒ it’s just finding the time. Help! Any advice?

I almost used the word “cursed”. “Curse of the Blog!” would have been a great title, but it wouldn’t be true. The experience of Blogland and friends made, who have walked awhile with me have changed things in remarkable, unforeseen ways. In truth I have become enchanted, under a spell, and while under that spell the desire to connect at all sorts of levels with others who are doing the same as me is so powerful, so alluring that I procrastinate other things I really must be doing.

So if any of you have counter-spells, enchantment-resisting potions, lucky talismen and such like please let me know.

But my guess is you haven’t, and like me you’re bewitched in Blogland.

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
2/2/2006 12:15 pm

with such dear friends as yourself, foxy, always beguiling with your kind words, how could I ever escape?

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
2/2/2006 11:36 am

smartmama, what resonances of truth .... even as I write.

smartmama 57F

2/2/2006 6:04 am

so hard to get any work done (and I work at home on this machine)when there are blogs to read!

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
1/31/2006 5:57 pm

Thank you, huntress - that's so sweet. If it is tea I would like to think it's Darjeeling from the Himalayan foothills, where I've promised myself to free-fly one day, or Orange Pekoe from Sri Lanka, either tea brewed lightly in well aerated spring water with just a dash of milk.

I love your blog too, with its exquisite poetry, depth and passion.

Love ya 2....

__Huntress__ 55M/57F

1/31/2006 4:14 pm

This is one my favorite places to visit ... and I still think its that handle you use and that beautiful instrument in your hands ... no, it's not ... I think when I come here ... I get the sense that have just had a wonderfully soothing cup of tea ...

Love ya, ...


warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
1/30/2006 7:01 pm

Thank you, dear enchanting Tabs. I've come to the conclusion that the bewitchment comes as we bloggers spellbind each other.

What magic we weave as we wander through this world.

TabithaElectra79 37F

1/30/2006 8:20 am

"Bewitched in Blogland"

The title says it all...

An excellent post...

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
1/30/2006 12:43 am

Thanks kat and I'm quite taken by all the parallels. I was once stranded at midnight with a blogger (on another site) on a station platform in the middle of nowhere, having fallen asleep on the train about three years ago. At the time his enthusiasm seemed strange. Now I know a little better.

p.s. there was one last train going back into London.

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
1/29/2006 11:41 pm

That's so true, Mandy. I think we're all making journeys in our own sexualities in the beautiful and unique shapes that they have, encountering others on all sorts of levels, each encounter being different yet special, paths crossing in all sorts of ways. What Blogland makes possible are those friendships where your sensuality is part of who you are that can be declared and accepted openly.

I'm glad you don't have an antidote to the enchantment.

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

1/29/2006 6:50 pm

Sorry, I don't have anything to counter the love for blogland that you eventually get. I love blogland, been here almost a year I think...and can't stay away. I think it's one of those things that you come back time and time again because people accept you for your sexual needs and desires. No one calls you male slut or female whore because you want sex.


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