May 23, 2014 - a bit modified from my May 20th plans.
First, despite my love for the blog, I’ve decided I need a long break from it - on the order of months. This was a decision made begrudgingly, but I simply need both distance from the auction and time to get my life back in order. So, there won’t be much of anything happening here for a while. Sorry. Eventually, however, I will be back in full force with a new and much improved blog to boot! You should become a follower so you will be alerted as soon as this happens (see how I did that), or also feel free to send me a personal email and I will gladly keep you up-to-date.
While I do have a couple of months to develop my vision for the new blog and will use this time well, today I want to give you at least a vague idea of my thinking so far.
In some ways, I want the new blog to be very similar to the old one – light and whimsical, and yet insightful and intriguing (I flatter myself, I know). In addition, I of course still want to be able to say what I want whenever I want. However, what was very lost amongst the kerfuffle and scandal of the auction was discussion on several important social topics that are very much a part of my story. Examples include:
- the oppressive history of virginity.
- the human rights and policy debate surrounding sex work (which is noticeably deficient in the United States).
- more generally, the social acceptability of slut-shaming (we’ve all done it in thoughtless moments).
- far too many others to list!
It is my first intention to correct this oversight on the new blog (and I won’t stop at that), and it will surely be much better for it! As well as a bit more “respectable.”
So, to sum things up honestly, I think you will find the new blog to be a combination of me entertaining myself (and hopefully you) and educating myself (and hopefully you); two activities that are very often one and the same in my way of living. And the topics covered will be quite broad and include sex, virginity, sex work, sexual health, sexual equality, sexual politics, women’s rights, women’s health…. you get the gist. In addition, I can guarantee you that the new blog will be more meaningful, well-researched, thought-provoking, useful, and something I personally care so much more about.
I hope you will let me know what you think! There is still a lot of work to be done, so any feedback is very welcome and will be given all consideration. In addition, the blog title is absolutely still negotiable, so try and come up with something better if you can!