An informal poll for my readers
Well, not really a poll; more of a single question.
On FetLife, there was a thread running about what we call ourselves. What should become our defining word, our recognizable identifier. The most standard one now seems to be “spanko.”
However, not everyone likes spanko. Me, I love it. It’s concise, it’s specific, it’s easy to remember. But it definitely has its detractors. Eve Howard once said that it makes her think of other “o” words that are negative, like sicko and psycho. Others have said it’s too cute. Still others say that, for unknown reasons, the word simply creeps them out. One person said on Fet the other day that “spanko” evokes the same sort of revulsion in her that a lot of people have expressed they feel about the word “moist.” (For the record, moist doesn’t bother me. But if I replace “moist” with “tushy,” then I totally get how she feels.)
A Fet friend suggested “kinkster,” but I think that’s too general. That could mean one is into any kind of kink.
So, for those of us who consider spanking our main kink — how do you feel about spanko? Like it? Hate it? And if it’s the latter, what term do you think should be used instead?
Just curious. Not that it matters, because labels kinda suck anyway. But for the sake of expediency, it’s nice to have a defining term that doesn’t need to be explained — you say it, and people pretty much figure it out.
In other news, had a wonderful and much-needed girls’ time out with Alex and SpankCake last night. It had been too long, and all three of us had a lot to get off our plates and share with caring ears. I realized after we left — we were so busy talking, we didn’t even order dessert this time! And we were in the Cheesecake Factory, for God’s sake. I love these women so, so much. ♥
I tried an experiment with my blog, after that warning page came up and one of my readers pointed out that it was not the standard warning after all, but one that claimed “some readers” had found my blog to have objectionable content. So I went into my settings; for Adult Content? I had checked No. Just for grins, I clicked Yes. Sure enough — the warning is still there, but it reverted back to the standard “This blog may contain adult content…” Well, that’s something.
I still don’t have a good feeling about this, and I’ve been told more than once that I should migrate to WordPress. Yeah, I know I should. But the thought of that overwhelms me now. I have very little computer savvy and I don’t have access to computer-savvy people who could come over and show me how to do this. And right now, I have so damn much on my plate, there isn’t room for anything else. But I will put it on the “to-do” list for the future. Blogger and Google are getting more like Big Brother every day.
And finally, since one of my commenters suggested that Blogger is annoyed with me for not posting as many red-bottomed pictures as usual and I need to put up more, well, OK. Worth a try; here ya go.