Monday, February 12, 2007

A Question, Gentle Readers - and a Prize For You


I've been doing my best to do a post every single day - as a writer, it's good discipline, plus I feel like I'm stockpiling content so that if I really need a few days off, you'll have archives to browse until I post again.

But for general reference - how often do you actually visit? And do you read only what's posted that day, or do you scroll back to the last place you read?

Thank you, and I will send the other 3/4 of this charming picture (of me) to anyone who responds to this post with information on their...ahem...reading habits. Because hey, you get what you pay for, right?

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read this almost every day but anonymously. I come from a grimy Midwestern town and I've tried the scene. Reading your blog gives me hope that sexy and fun and smart are alive.

More importantly, that they can be rented!

:)

Anonymous said...

Of course now how do I claim my prize? An email?

Mandy said...

That's the best way I can think of :) If you don't have an anonymous email that you're comfortable with, though, tell me a better way!

Anonymous said...

How about gentlereaderofthemuse@hushmail.com

;)

Al Laddin said...

I susscribe to you on bloglines and I check a few times/day for you and the my other fave bloggists.

I even go back and look for new comments on a post tht got some "action".

I'm hooked, baby.

zymerge said...

I've just recently discovered your writing. After sampling your most recent posts, I felt compelled to read your entire blog from the beginning.

I'll check in on you every day or two, always going back to where I left off.

I must say that you're providing quite the incentive. Looking forward to it.

dick day said...

I started off slowly but now...every day. Sometimes twice a day. Hey, I guy can dream can't he?

Ill Mo said...

I read about once a day.

Ill Mo said...

Sorry. Blogger lost part of my coment. To answer your questions: I usually read whatever is new and sometimes look back at older posts.

onlinetony said...

I check in about once a week and pick up where I left off during my last visit. You're a good writer, and I appreciate your efforts!

alexd said...

I read new posts as they show up in my RSS reader.

LA Player said...

I have about 50 subscriptions to like minded bloggers using a reader, Google Reader. It's a little like email so new entries by anyone will not be missed. So the update frequency is not important. But I don't usually remember who's who unless they update frequently and have their unique writing style.

I usually read at least once a day, more than enough to cover all the interesting articles. I may read some old blog entries when I first discover a blog. But I won't catch up with months and months of old entries unless I'm really in tune with the writers.

aplayerinla at yahoo

Tom Paine said...

I read every day, but if for some reason I can't make it, I always go back to the last post I have read. After the "Aunie Mame" graph, I'm hooked. And you know how to reach me, so where's my prize?????

Anonymous said...

I read just about every day, but, if I skip a day, I always go back to the last post and read forward, not backward (if that makes any sense).

Your writing invigorates me - you should see me squirming in my seat as I read you! The sight must be quite amusing.

please send prize to cheriech@hotmail.com

Thanks - and keep up the wonderful story telling!

EJP said...

I've subscribed to you in Google Reader since stumbling on your blog, so I don't miss a post.

You're a really fantastic writer and I enjoy reading your stuff a lot - it's sexy, smart, and interesting. Keep up the good work.

thegrimace82@gmail.com

Giampaolo said...

I stumbled across your blog from another site (fleshbot, I believe, though I can't recall). After reading the two most recent posts I went back to the beginning and read every entry.

You can send the prize over to giampi13 [ at ] hotmail [ dot ] com.

Thanks :)

Blissfully Wed said...

Just found your blog recently and added you to my Reader. So, I read every post.

;)

~Him

AussieJackNina said...

I check and read everyday. I wish I could post everyday like you but I don't have the discipline. So far about once a week. While I'm commenting, I'd like to say that I really enjoy your blog. It's all great reading from the ouch this hurts to the damn that's sexy and everything in between. I know your not looking for applause but...thanks.
Jack
aussiejacknina@netspace.net.au

ravenous said...

I read you every day through my Google reader. You have a great story. Being a 40-something woman myself, I celebrate any woman who has the courage to live her life authentically.

Keep writing and I will keep reading.

dma2637 said...

I use http://google.com/reader

I subscribe to a lot of different things and check it every day for new posts. It does a good job of showing old posts if I miss a few.

Mandy said...

Gentle Readers - can I just say I'm damn thrilled at how many people are reading? It really renews my desire to make sure I keep posting every day. OK, now I'm going to go bask in happiness and joy :)

I've just now rewarded everyone above this comment. If you don't get your prize, it means I've no way to contact you. So please let me know how to reach you if you would like the pic!

francesca said...

I read you almost every day.
In reference to your Outcall Post. My experience is that most good swivelers have a nice length that helps them not to fall out. The great rhythm and timing of my former black lovers certainly increased the pleasure and their success in accomplishing the rollover. I did have a white lover with a very large instrument of love as he called it who spoiled me for life. He could effortlessly change positions without separating and never failed to send me to the ozone layer.

Take care and be careful on revealing too much more to Circus Guy. Just a suggestion from someone who has been hurt badly in the past by some shared personal knowledge in the wrong man's hands. Yes, he told me to trust him and that he had my best interests always in mind. At least of course, until I said no to a request that was really a command.

I know how hard it is not to share with clients that you enjoy serving. It is so tempting no matter what industry, especially with repeat clients that you have known for years. I am going to be so guilty and tempted soon when my industry's convention is in town. Some of my favorite clients have already called for dinner dates and to invite me to some bar meetings.. Granted I learn more from the guys in the bar than I do in class. My husband knows that I will not be home much that week. He has met most of the men I will be seeing at previous conventions. There are definite benefits to being a privileged minority in a male fraternity. But I am still going to have to be careful since too much of a good thing can backfire.
I enjoy your blog and wish you much success and great sex.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog but I'll be coming back several times a week! And I'll definitely catch up if I missed anything.

NeverEZme said...

I have just started reading your blog a few days ago. I really can't say how I found it but it is now on my blog list I keep tucked away. If I haven't read all of your blog by now I will have in a little while.

Anonymous said...

I drop by most days, and check to make sure I didn't miss anything.

Anonymous said...

I found you through compartments' FAQ, and read you whenever you write (using netvibes to keep on top of the news). I did skim your archives the first time I visited.

Also: readinghabits9241@trashmail.net :)

JoeBlo said...

I check in on you once a day. I always start reading where I left off the previous time I checked in.

Also, I learned about you from Compartments- thanks to her for sharing your interesting blog with me.

You can send my prize to:
j0ebl0@dodgeit.com

Thanks!

J said...

Weekly and with much enjoyment

yiqgjyvc@trashmail.net said...

I read whenever you post a new entry; I get updates immediately through the Atom feed for your site.

Anonymous said...

I usually check your blog every other day or so but try to every day. It's great reading and I look forward to the new posts. I only found your blog a few weeks ago so went back to the beginning and am now up to date. Please keep the posts coming. Ken (krp1066@yahoo.com)

Osbasso said...

I just found you from HNT, so I've been checking every day. Certainly a more unusual perspective than most blogs I check! I'm lovin' it!

I've found that the discipline of having to come up with a picture every week for HNT is good for me, but I don't write daily like I used to. It sort of depends on what real life is throwing at me at the time.

Email address is on my profile!

Denis Connor said...
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Denis Connor said...

Like others who have posted previously, I subscribe to your blog via an aggregator (in my case, Bloglines). So I visit when you post something new.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Iowa! I stop by about every 2-3 days. Great content and your pics are lovely.

My email is clearslate2007@gmail.com

Take care,

Xela

Anonymous said...

I've been hooked for a while. I usually backtrack to the last post I read and then read forward.

I read about every other day.

The other 3/4 are greatly anticipated!

thelastonthelist at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi. I read everyday, looking for a new post and sometimes comments.

I want some.

brainfog@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I read just about every weekend day. You are a GREAT read!

I also go back to where I started from.

Now, send my picture to a_petunia@hotmail.com


please ;)

Anonymous said...

I have been lurking for quite a while now...and I always go back to where I last left off. I'm hooked...

Anonymous said...

I've just found you, but I read your blog almost every day now. Very interesting perspective of a life I could only dream about.

dalevilledesperado@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I tried to respond before, but I guess it didn't work. I read every couple days and read all the new posts.

skier508 at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i enter to read every few days but always go back to where I left off.

pufta1010@hotmail.com

fun blog, by the way

Mary said...

first visit. If you stay this intriquing I will most likely visit once or twice a week or 10 times a day - depending on my work schedule. Mostly it is the once or twice a week for those sites I really enjoy. That is the most I allow myself as responsibilities happen.

gus_hogan@yahoo.com said...

I just learned about your blog, but I tend to visit "interesting" blogs every morning while I enjoy a cup of coffee and a bit of breakfast. Kind of like catching up on the news.

Alyce said...

Just found you through Steve's site. I imagine I'll be back far too often (daily during the week).

Mandy said...

Most popular...post...ever...

I've sent the picture to everyone above this comment - if you haven't received it, it means I've no way to contact you - a couple of people have private Blogger accounts, or only a yahoo messenger name. So don't go away disappointed, let me know where to send it!

figleaf said...

Hi Mandy,

I just ran across your notice on Osbasso's latest HNT post today.

I too usually read blogs with the help of an RSS aggregator and now your blog is in the mix.

You have a very interesting take on things, and I admire your commitment to write very day. I think I've read your whole site so far.

Quick note about hit counters since you mentioned how many hits you've been getting recently. It just occurred to me that our counters may only register the one hit from Google's RSS reader no matter how many people read our posts there. The downside is the hit counters aren't that accurate. The upside is we probably have more readers than we thought.

Take care,

figleaf

K. said...

I just started reading, from the first post up to this one (and I plan to continue!). Fascinating, and I can't help but root for you! You make me want to blog my exploits... :)

dexplorer said...

Well I found you late last night. I've missed a lot of sleep reading you straight on through to here so far. And commenting lots. Your writing and your story and your honesty is that compelling.

I'm proceeding again to read you straight through. (I think it's gonna be a light day.) You're like crack (I imagine). Well, ok like too much coke (I know).

Your rss feed's entered into my Google Reader. If you keep being THIS GOOD I'm likely to read you every day. Except when I get really busy. Anyway if it keeps up anywhere near this good, I'll always catch up. Actually, normally i like to read a number of posts of blogs I like in a clump, back from where I left off if its good enough like here. But this is so good I may not manage that clumping for awhile.

Pic, pretty please:

ddexplorer(at)earthlinkdotcom

p.s. Does Lover know about this blog? Does he read it? Some dynamics involved there, I'd imagine. But yeah, lots more about lover would be great. And your sexual history. Lots of it. No lack of material there for exercising those yummy writer's muscles of yours -- he says hopefully. ;0

Anonymous said...

Found you through another blog yesterday and have been reading ever since and am now catching up to this post.

Usually check the blogs I like every day and am almost bummed when my favorite writers do not blog...lol...

Due to time constraints I only read about 5 blogs but yours just made my top5. So, who do I kick out now?

To late for my prize?

If not BendOver Biker at gmail dot com would appreciate the pic :o) (no spaces obviously).

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy

Only just found your blog and thought your recent entries were good so am now reading through from the beginning. You have a great writing style and an interesting way of looking at, and commenting on, your new venture in life. If I were closer than 2000 miles to you I'd love to drink coffee with you.. but as things are I'll add you to my favourites and look forward to hearing more from you as your journey continues.

MrBadger1337 @ hotmail.com please, if you're still responding to very late comments like mine.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mandy,

to me, your blog provides the right mix of insight, gossip and occasional eroticism. I check it about once a week. However, I might search the archives for some older posts, whenever I need something to push me over the edge. :)
Really looking forward to seeing the rest of your picture.

overk13 (at) yahoo.de

Chris