Mar 192007
 


For months this story was in my work file as “Spring Break Story”. Literally the day before I posted the first preview, I realized I still didn’t have a title. Wordslut suggested ‘BDSM Beach’ and I was struck by how un-subtle that was. I love fancy titles but I have a fondness for the ones that say “Look, it’s a story about the beach and a lot of BDSM stuff. You interested?”

BDSM Beach Preview One

BDSM Beach Preview Part Two Weirdly enough, this post had one of my biggest record number of web hits despite zero comments. I think it was because I caught every naughty search word with this post.

The Actual Story

BDSM Beach Part One

BDSM Beach Part Two

BDSM Beach Part Three

BDSM Beach Part Four

BDSM Beach Part Five

BDSM Beach Part Six

BDSM Beach Part Seven

BDSM Beach Part Eight

BDSM Beach Part Nine

BDSM Beach Part Ten

BDSM Beach Part Eleven

BDSM Beach Part Twelve

BDSM Beach Part Thirteen

  6 Responses to “BDSM Beach”

  1. Never underestimate the sheer power of the lurkers. They are like an iceberg. You get your commenters up above the water, bright and sparkling, shimmering on the ocean’s surface, worth of showing up in National Geographic and showing off to your friends, and then you have ten million tons of solid, dense ice that you will never know… until you hit it.

    I’ve managed to get over a million hits on my websites in the last five years and maybe… thirty comments. :)

    As for me, I just enjoy your writing.

  2. t’sade- Wow, one million hits and 30 comments. I’ll stop mentioning it now :)I like the concept of ice, I’m remembering that.

  3. (Let’s see if my actual Google ID works so I can stop doing the enter these captcha characters a gazillion times).

    Actually, there is nothing wrong with talking about comments. I mean, I’m an edge case. I’ve been around since 2000 (when I registered my domain, actually ’97 was when I first posted a story) but I don’t advertise. The only exception was the one year where I actually got banner ads for my novel. Other than that, I’ve been pretty much just word of mouth. So, my admittedly very screwed up view/poster is because I haven’t really pushed myself, nor do I have a community like Blogger to expand people’s awareness of me.

    The ice idea came when I first created a forum (rodo). I had 23 registered users for the first six months. Then, I made registration mandatory because of legal CYA, suddenly 900 registered users. One of the forums I helped migrate went from 800 to 15,000 in six months when they forced the lurkers to register to view the contents. That is what I meant by iceberg. You hit it when you change something, or you actually become aware of how many people are out there.

    I’m not saying comments are all important. Hell, I feed off of comments like a lamphrey–it is pretty much the only responses I get to my stories, so I honestly do treasure each one.

    So, I guess I’m saying for everyone person like me, there are hundreds out there silently agreeing and not saying anything.

  4. t’sade- Sorry about the word verification. I had to put it in when I allowed anonymous comments. The spam amusing but kind of choking.

    You’re right about how people spring up when you change something. A dirty secret on ASSM was the idea of when you post a regular story, don’t post one week and see how many people freak out. It was astonishing the number of e-mails I got the time a Thigh Vs Thigh was late. Sigh.

    I thrive on comments but for sanity’s sake I think it helps to take a ‘for the archive’ approach. You put the stories in and if no one comments this week, you hope that one day someone will go spelunking through your archives and stumble across their new favorite all time story.

  5. Don’t worry about the captcha. It doesn’t bother me actually. Just one of those things. For some reason, I honestly can’t do them… I guess that makes me a bot. So, I keep entering them until I get it right or I find a set of characters I can read. :)

    The alternative is far worse, I neither want a bigger penis or breasts or even stocks. Okay, maybe stockings, but they never actually put appropriate spam on forums. “Ping pong paddles and stockings, only…”

    Envy you on ASSM. I never got enough going to be consistent with my ASSM posts. I had a couple of reviews, then kind of sputtered. Felt… strange posting every week actually, like I was being annoying. I know I wasn’t, it was just my own head.

  6. Wow. Shon, I followed a link to your blog from Musns, and I am so glad I did!

    I’ve just devoured all of BDSM Beach, and thoroughly enjoyed it. And now I’m about to go and thoroughly enjoy myself …

    xx Dee

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