Thursday, November 8, 2012

Love our Lurkers 7 - the giveaway!


Saturday morning update: I have decided to leave this open for the majority of the weekend, due to some craziness around here. I have loved all of your comments - so, so much - but I haven't responded to them individually as not to mess with the drawing. Thank you to everyone for participating - and feel free to continue! I will announce a winner Sunday evening - and all the unique individuals up to then are totally included in the drawing!

Bonnie over at My Bottom Smarts is quite the amazing gatherer of this community. She maintains an enormous blogroll of people who have spanking-related blogs, as well as hosting weekly brunches where she asks questions related to spanking. A ton of folks got their starts in this community due to her efforts - and encouragement to continue thanks to her links and "In with the new" listings.

Alongside all of that, she started and keeps Love our Lurkers going each year - for seven years now.

Which brings me to my point. You, out there. The one who reads and devours the words I write but never, ever says anything. I want to hear from you. I want to hear a bit about you, since you already know so very much about me. I'm at a little bit of a disadvantage, you know?

This is my second year participating in LOL, and I have a treat for you. Each unique person who comments here with some unique name and some information about him/herself will be entered into a random drawing - for a mini-flogger! 


Like this little one. Not this exact one - you can
even choose the handle color!
But wait, there's more! If your comment is randomly selected as the winner but you don't want the flogger or don't want to give me your information, you can pass it on to another person of your choice who does want it. (one whose comment you liked or someone who seems particularly awesome for whatever reason)

Want to participate? Please do!

Here's how:

Leave a comment - it can be "anonymous" - just pick some unique name or letter combo to sign it with.

In your comment, tell me how long you have been reading and a little about yourself. It needn't be anything too personal - perhaps even what you like most about this blog, or what brought you to this corner of the blogosphere. Include your favorite color, for the handle, and what uses you might have for a tickler/flogger. It can be either or both! 

The drawing is of course open to non-lurkers as well - everyone is welcome! 

I will leave the drawing open until Saturday morning, 9ish EST, at which time I will use a random number generator to select a comment. With anonymous commenting, this will require some semblance of the honor system, but the prize is not so valuable as to generate waste comments over it.

I will post a new post asking that commenter, if anonymous, to get in touch with me via email, and we will work out the details from there.

Happy LOL day, everybody!

Be excellent to each other!

edited to add: If, by some chance, you are one of the few who already have a flogger like the one pictured and you win, I will happily make you a different one! 

57 comments:

  1. Hello, My name is fiona...and I am ADDICTED to your floggers!!! JK - this is an awesome idea!!

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    1. Thank you! I am addicted to blogging. :)

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  2. Happy LOL day. I love your hot and sexy posts.

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    1. Thank you so much, Joey. :) I appreciate your informative posts a lot too!

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  3. i love your blog, Conina. i just introduced my Love to it the other day... He and i are both envious of what you and your husband have, and look forward to creating that kind of environment for ourselves once we're able to live together.

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    1. Hi, bella! So nice to meet new people. :) I understand the envious feeling - but you get my highlight reel and have your own behind the scenes. Thank you so much for coming out of the shadows! (I know that first time can be scary)

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  4. Hi Conina,

    Happy LOL 7 day! I'm a regular visitor to your blog, and always enjoy your posts. I've never tried a flogger but it's on my bucket list.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Hi Hermione! Floggers are definitely a breed of their own - I love love love mine, but some of them are downright scary. Happy late LOL day!

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  5. Happy LOL Day, Conina. What a cute, cute idea!!

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    1. Thank you! I have to fess up - it was my husband's idea. :) My implementation (the details) but his brainchild.

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  6. I don't know if I qualify as a lurker, but I'm totally stealing your giveaway idea and doing it, too. What a great idea that is! *muah*

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    1. I think we're both lurkers at each others' place :) but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I've heard!

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  7. Happy LOL Day!
    I've been reading your blog for about six months, and think your stories and floggers are adorable and wonderful!

    Loki

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    1. Happy LOL day! Thank you for speaking up and letting me find you!

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  8. What a great idea, Conina! Happy LOL Day! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Grace! It's one of those things where I wish I could shower the world in 'em, but... I'll have to start with one person since I'm not that kind of wealthy. Friends I've got though, so I'm happy. :)

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  9. hey you, i was reading here earlier on my fone and it wouldn't let me leave a comment. so thanks for leaving one on my blog and reminding me to come and say HAPPY LOL DAY.

    and i think you're awesome... and the sex is awesome too, of course. after all, that's why i keep coming back here. *wink*

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    1. I think you're awesome! I'm so glad you do keep coming back!

      Happy late LOL day!

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  10. De-lurking to say "I lurk here", ha! Love your writing. Happy LOL Day!

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    1. Rogue, I had no idea! :) I love yours too! Happy LOL day! (SO EXCITING! :))

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  11. My name is Skye. I've honestly just stumbled upon your blog about a week ago. I've really enjoyed reading your writings! I've read everything you've posted in the last 4 months. You & your husband have something very similar to what my man and I are working toward. He is new to being a dom & we are still trying to find our style. With 4 children (some his & some mine) in the house that has been difficult. Our available exploration time has turned out to be the mornings of my days off that the kids have school (he doesn't work until 1030, so we have an hour) which works for me because morning sex is my favorite. Plus, his son doesn't sleep through anything....not much playtime if the kids are home. (no squealing for sure) ;)

    Your floggers look great! I wish i was as crafty!

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    1. Skye, thank you so much for de-lurking to share your story! All of these seriously made my day - SERIOUSLY!

      I understand your pain - with a small youngster always underfoot and sharing a small space with my mom for 18 months.... it wasn't always easy.

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  12. Happy LOL Day. Your writing is red hot! Thx for stopping by as well--I smiled!

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    1. Thank you, SNP! It always makes me smile when people pop their heads up and this is no exception. :)

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  13. Hi there.
    I have been reading for such a long time, it feels silly that I haven't commented yet. Thank you for blogging this part of you life! It has been a secret support for us as we explore and figure out how to make things work for us. As silly as it seems it feels a bit like having friends that get it:) Your floggers are beautiful. Thanks again!

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    1. I understand - for a long time before I ever commented or got my own blog, I felt like I was in on a secret with all the bloggers I followed. Honestly? It's comments like this that keep me blogging - knowing that I am actually helpful and making a difference is a huge boon, SO thank you for sharing!

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  14. Happy LOL Day Conina!!! I just love your blog and have since the first time I found it:)

    Belle:)

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    1. Thank you so much! I love how your enthusiasm for life bleeds through into your writing. :)

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  15. *Waves* Happy LOL Day,Conina :)

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  16. Hi there...I am a Lurker...I read blogs and get ideas and think relay them to my Husband. It is comforting to know that there are other like-minded couples out there...makes me feel normal and brave enough to tell my Husband all my fantasies...so they can become reality!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love helping people along - even if they never say anything.

      It's nice to know I'm not just fapping fodder. :) (not that there's anything wrong with that!!)

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  17. Hello Conina,

    I am a regular visitor (not sure I have commented). Do you ship to the Uk (just checking as even if I don't win I may just buy as they look delicious!)

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    1. I DO ship to the UK - it's quite a bit more expensive, but absolutely. I've done it several times already. :) Thank you so much for commenting!

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  18. Happy LOL Day Conina!
    Enjoy your blog often and your floggers are real pieces of art :o)

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    1. Bleuame, I have seen you around - it's nice to know you've been here too! :) Thank you so much for the comment and the lovely compliment!

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  19. I think that this is my first visit here. Happy LOL Day.

    Prefectdt

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    1. I think... either it is, or you said the same thing last year. :D Happy late LOL day!

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  20. Ahhh great idea Conina! Count me in, although no lurker here...:) Happy LOL Day!

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    1. Thank you! The more the merrier, I love all the people who choose to interact with me - even if I don't have to entice them with kinky candy. :)

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  21. Oh! You have great lurkers! And I am one too! Except I comment. Great idea.

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    1. My lovely commenting lurker. Dare I say my favorite one? (am I allowed to have favorites?)

      ♥ you, lovely.

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  22. Another one of your lurkers who thoroughly enjoys reading of your adventures!

    C.

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    1. I love that so many folks came out to make themselves known - both anonymous and fellow bloggers! So exciting! Thank you for adding to the thrill for me. :)

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  23. H here, Happy LOL day:)

    As with most D's we hardly ever chime in other than to our sub who kindly changes what we say so we do not sound like fools...

    So from all the D's who have become professional lurkers on a daily basis and thoroughly enjoy your site...Thanks

    Love the black it would look sooooooooooooooooo nice next to the orange ones we already have:)

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    1. I can make you guys one without you entering a drawing, you know. :)

      I love this comment so much - it's nice to have that interactivity with the other halves - once in a while.

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  24. Hi Conina!

    Thank you for the follow and the encouragement. I haven't been around long at all. In fact I think I only lurked for a day and then I was hooked!

    I love the floggers and I think I have a long list of things that H would do with one.....and my handle colour would be purple.

    Take care

    Autumn xxx

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    1. PURPLE I love purple too! :) Kitty pointed me at your blog because she's awesome like that!

      Thank you for coming by!

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  25. I know LOL day was yesterday, but for some reason the google account I created especially to use wouldn't allow me to post and after the third try I gave up. Just wanted to say I think your floggers are beautiful. I showed them to my husband { Christmas is coming up soon} and he said he could probably make one for me. I only hope that if he does it is as lovely as your floggers. Love Shelly

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    1. Shelly, thank you so much for trying so hard! I do have a how-to on my tabs up above, so he could make one. :) Paracord is very, very ouchy so I'd recommend something softer.

      Thank you for the awesome compliment - I work hard on my pieces and sometimes I wind up with hand cramps for a couple of days, so it's nice to know folks appreciate them.

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  26. I've visited on many occasions, just joined the blog and de-lurked! Hope you had a great LOL Day!
    MrBB

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    1. Thank you so much! LOL day is really more about letting the folks who'll come out eventually anyway come 'round, I think.....

      I had an amazing LOL day - very very happy with it. :)

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  27. Happy LOL Day! We both really enjoy your posts.

    :)
    ~Todd and Suzy

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    1. Happy late LOL day! :) Thank you for the compliment - I enjoy your blog as well!

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