Monday, June 21, 2010

No One Cares About Your Blog

Last August, I participated in Kink for All, an unconference on sexuality founded by my friend Maymay. During last night’s broadcast of Kink on Tap—another brainchild of brainy Maymay—I learned that my presentation, which was recorded, is available online.



No One Cares About Your Blog


My tongue was somewhat in cheek when I entitled the presentation, which concerned the risks of putting one’s sex life online. I addressed my ex wife’s discovery of my blog and her subsequent (and unsuccessful) effort to use my sexuality to take my children from their father. I also talked about the flame wars and smear campaigns initiated by a team of three sex bloggers—Dacia and the brain trust she encouraged, Tess and Dee—as they outed me and otherwise sought to tarnish my reputation and affect the custody case then underway.

The title was in earnest, however, as the lessons drawn as these episodes overlapped. My ex wife cynically believed that the State of New York would concur that my writing endangered my children. In fact, the State of New York proved unconcerned with either my writing or my sex life. My ex learned that, like everyone else, the father of her children is allowed free speech and sexual freedom. The State of New York doesn’t care about my blog.

Further, in their slanderous gossip and malicious online attacks, Dacia, Tess and Dee seemed to believe their blogs were powerful engines to destroy reputations and damage people, including families. Their actions revealed wild delusions of import. Putting gossip into blogs doesn’t make it real or influential. Dacia later regretted this “feverish, sad drama” as a figment largely of her own creation. Their attacks were engineered by blog drama, not in reality, and in real life, no one cared about their blogs.

3 comments:

Janie Blooms said...

You remark that no one comments on your blog anymore! Here's a comment!

I think what's probably most important is that everyone has peace with their own lives, offline. And when I say offline, I don't even mean peace with their families, their jobs, their lovers--even that's way too much to ask for, because we can't control all those things--when I say offline I mean peace inside OURSELVES. Like waaaaay offline. On the rare occasion, when I sense that kind of peace in myself, it really is all good.

AoH said...

Ain't called blob drama for nothing....

Cause you're right, outside of whatever blog world you're in, nobody cares.

Goddess Linda said...

Thanks for finally sharing what your voice sounds like. Sexy voice! Ear candy...