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Friday, November 9, 2012

LOL7: The Cage Bird Sings

I am a lurker on my own blog. It is only appropriate I post on this LOL7 Day.

One day you’re in, and one day you’re out. I watch a lot of Project Runway and Heidi Klum’s famous words seem to apply to my recent hiatus. I understand how it could be considered unforgivable, to abandon my blog without even a proper “auf wiedersehen,” or at least an explanation. The truth of the matter is that I have gotten quite comfortable blogging about my life, often forgetting how public it actually is. When I first started my blog, I thought it would be relatively superficial, writing about this and that. I quickly found it much more fulfilling to go into depth with my emotions, my feelings. Naturally, I got more comfortable sharing the shell that holds that inner-self. Long story short, I had a small security issue that did not go unnoticed. It was a threat not only to the secret life I keep private from blogland, but a threat to the secret life I protect so fiercely everyday…neither one worth risking anything for. The plug had to be pulled, and it had to be fast. I apologize to all my readers, from the loyal contributors who so eloquently support me to the lurkers who I would be smart to take a note from and enjoy this world in silence.

But it simply is not in my nature to keep quiet. I might not post very often, and pictures will be very limited (even more so than before). Perhaps on this 7th Annual Love our Lurkers Day, those who prefer the darkeness of the shadows can come out and join me in the light of the public eye… if just for one day. And in exchange, I will do my best to channel my inner Tim Gunn and make it work.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Spankcake,

    Happy LOL 7 day! It's great to see you back again.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Thanks, Hermione! I think you were one of the very first commenters on my blog, ever! It's good to see you again :)

      xo,
      SC

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  2. SC,

    I am glad you are back. Post whenever you can and your words are enough.

    Happy LOL 7.

    Hug,
    Joey

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    1. Thank you, Joey! You have been most encouraging!

      xo,
      SC

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  3. Good to see you back. Happy LOL Day.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Ronnie! Happy LOL Day to you!

      xo,
      SC

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  4. Dear SC -- you are missed, you know. But we understand. You gotta do what you gotta do. Happy LOL 7, and I will look forward to whatever you decide to post, whenever the mood strikes. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Erica... I think of blogs as living art, and we have to evolve with our needs. I like to think my blog is just changing... growing with me.

      xo,
      SC

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  5. No apologies needed. Always think of what is best for you first.

    Looking forward to more fun.

    Zee

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    1. Missed you, Zee! You have been among my most loyal and most anonymous contributors.

      xo,
      SC

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    2. I do stay hidden as you say. For me I think that is best. But I promise to stay loyal as well. Maybe one day I will exchange a thought for one of your pennies. And when I have about 300 pennies or so then I can afford to buy you a coffee.

      Zee

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    3. LOL, Zee... feel free to email me anytime. I'll pay you in pounds and we'll get to that coffee in half the time ;)

      xo,
      SC

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  6. Happy LOL Day, SC! As I already said in my recent comment, it is great to have you back. But, your own safety always comes first. May many lurkers use this special occasion to say hi. :-)

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    1. Kaelah, I will miss posting pictures, but will have your lovely ones to live vicariously through!

      xo,
      SC

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  7. I was wondering what happened to your blog! I'm so sorry you've hit sort of a scary patch. I know the feeling. :(

    But I hope you continue blogging!

    XOXO,
    Beth

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    1. Thanks, Beth. It's not just the dark alleys near fetish club where danger lurks... a good reminder and a good lesson!

      xo,
      SC

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  8. Happy LOL day and welcome back.

    FD

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  9. Hope you LOL Day is good for you.

    Prefectdt

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    1. It's been wonderful, Prefectdt! Thanks for stopping by!

      xo,
      SC

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  10. I am de-lurking and joining your blog!
    Hope you had a great LOL Day!
    MrBB

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    1. Thank you, MrBBSpanker! You make lucky #36!

      xo,
      SC

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  11. I know what you guard so fiercely. Same thing I do. And how perfect and so you to speak of it for LOL.

    What have we done to speak? What's to become of us? Remembered whispered voices in the dark? Tiny stars still flickering in the dark? I don't believe it. I don't believe we can be undone, whatever the form our communication takes.

    I told you my new acronym -- TLWW? This link won't work but I'll try :)

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=j9J9rTZJBmw&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dj9J9rTZJBmw

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    1. YLDW!

      We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
      Searchin' our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
      Love Is A Battlefield

      Truth.

      xo,
      SC

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  12. A belated happy LOL day to you!

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    1. Thanks, Lea! Happy LOL day to you, too!

      xo,
      SC

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  13. Happy LOL Day!

    :)
    ~Todd and Suzy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Todd and Suzy! Nice to meet you guys!

      xo,
      SC

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