I started this blog as a way to write about the effects of being locked in a chastity device. I also included pages to share knowledge that I have. About two-thirds of the people who visit get here via a search engine. They can land anywhere. Apparently many read more than their original search topic. Every day there are several visitors that stay here more than eight hours. Some of the people who read regularly become a part of our family and often offer advice and encouragement. I love that. It’s totally unexpected. One of our visitors sent an email to me (Contact Us) to tell me that I should make breakfast every day. Mrs. Lion had expressed some frustration at having to decide what to have each morning. He went on to say that if he had a keyholder like Mrs. Lion, he would make breakfast every day. If he knew what I’m like in the morning, he may not have made that strong suggestion. His email raised an interesting point. It goes to how enforced chastity and FLM influence or change how we divide domestic chores. On some level I realize that what I write here is seen by a lot of people. But on another, deeper level, I’m writing to Mrs. Lion and also recording where I am at the moment I write. I think of the blog as a journal of the birth, evolution, and eventual death of power exchanges we try.
Blogging has had some unexpected benefits. Other, like-minded bloggers read The Journal regularly. They offer support and help. We try to do the same. There is an informal community of people who blog about their real-life enforced chastity and FLM experiences. This is the “Internet” that Mrs. Lion mentioned in her post yesterday. It’s true. I get ideas from their posts. Maybe they get some from ours. I certainly love reading their posts. Many of these blogs are listed in the right column of this page. It isn’t exhaustive. I read many other blogs as well. The ones I list are my favorites. There are so many more good blogs to read. There are two blogrolls that I regularly consult: Keyheld and Sheheld. A blogger who has been around for years maintains this site. The choices are his alone and reflect his taste in enforced chastity and FLM. He features a few blogs. Again, they are his personal faves. We haven’t reached that exalted status.
We are unique in that we offer two posts a day; one from Mrs. Lion and one from me. Most bloggers post less frequently. My vision was to create the enforced chastity daily newspaper. I also wanted to be sure that both the keyholder and locked male’s point of view are represented. In the beginning I asked a keyholder that I found in a chastity forum to offer the keyholder perspective. It didn’t work out very well. After a short time she went off an started her own blog (now defunct). I asked Mrs. Lion if she would take on the job of reporting her perspective. She agreed. It turned out that each of us publishing daily posts offered us a powerful form of communication. This medium has been invaluable in helping us grow up in enforced chastity and now FLM. Some others maintain private blogs where they share information privately. We chose to be public. Of course, we also exchange many emails each day that deal with the details of our power exchange. However, most of the stuff ends up here.
Our readership has steadily grown. I take that as an indication that we are on the right track. It surprises me a bit that we get so few comments to our posts. Many blogs routinely get between five and fifteen comments for each post. It’s rare that we get more than one or two. I don’t know how to interpret that. On one hand I know how many people read each post every day, and that number is large. On the other hand, they don’t add input. Does that mean we are a source of news rather than a conversation with our readers? Are our topics not discussion-worthy? Are we off-putting? I don’t know. I do know that we both love comments and frequently learn from them. It’s a mystery. One thing we both love and appreciate is that you take the time to see what we are up to. Thank you for being part of our family!