So long, farewell…

I believe the time has come for me to stop blogging.  I had a lot of time to think about this this past weekend in Atlantic City, and I think it’s the best choice.  I am not leaving the spanking community, but it’s time for me to move on.  I haven’t identified as Kate James in a very long time and I need to just be Marie. I need to focus on school, real life relationships, work, my family, and me.  I will leave this up here as an archive, and I will still be reachable via email, but this blog will no longer be updated.

I will continue to read and comment on others blogs and can still be found on Twitter, SSS, and several other forums and websites.

My email address is still thatgirlmarie@gmail.com

All the best,

Marie

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas readers!  I hope that all of you had a peaceful and pleasant day.  My day was quiet and fairly uneventful.  Woke up, opened gifts with my family, had a big breakfast, relaxed, dog peed on the floor, had a nice dinner with my family.

And I did something for all of you.  A few months ago Richard Windsor put together a giant blog roll called the Spanking Universe, using Blogger/Blogspot.  They suck, and so they deleted it.  Idiots. Well, he’s said over on his blog that he will work on a more permanent solution for the future, but in the mean time, I’ve put together the Spanking Blog Roll.  There are 120 blogs (gotten from a google cache of the original spanking universe.) added today and more to come tomorrow.

I hope it works for now.  I know I miss visiting the spanking universe for my daily blog fix.  I liked having it! Richard manages so much and already does so much, so I figured I could handle a temporary replacement.

Enjoy.

– Marie

Love Our Lurkers 2009!

Well, welcome to the fourth annual Love Our Lurkers Day!! I remember my personal first love our lurkers day in 2007.  I didn’t participate but I remember reading all the posts and even commenting on a few blogs.  2008 was the first year I participated and it was a lot of fun.  Granted, it was on my old domain, there’s always a time for change, right?

I know not a lot of people read here, but I am hoping that will change soon, with the addition of more posts now that I have a more regular schedule, and with more interaction.  I am hoping more people come out and read, and even more so, those who ARE reading…tell me! If you’re feeling shy still and don’t want to comment, please send me an email at thatgirlmarie [at] gmail [dot] com.

I had a busy weekend which is highly unusual for me.  There was a spanking party, and then I went to Paddles (more on that later or tomorrow), and then Sunday night I went to the infamous Suspension party in the east village and it was incredible.  I highly encourage new comers to come out and play today, reading and commenting on blogs, and hope you’ll find something that makes you happy so maybe you too can have awesome busy weekends.

So, delurk with your answer to THIS fancy question: What is your favorite implement to use/have used on you, and why? How does it make you feel? Does it hold a special connection for you?

Special thanks to Bonnie for organizing this day!

To make it more fun, a lot of my friends and favorite bloggers are participating! Rad wrote about coffee IVs and making noise at parties, Mija wrote about lemon twists, Sandy shared a LoLCat…get it? Dev thanks his readers,  Sparkle (Serenity) talks about her butler, Casey offers a bribe (or two, or three…), Eliane shares her own memories of lurking and not commenting, and Scarlet offers more bribes, while Erica asks for your favorite cereal (maybe she’s going grocery shopping?)

And my own bribe? I will post a racey picture from my recent Suspension party if at least 10 people comment 🙂

Marie

A little bit more…

about this new blog…

It’s going to be different.  I am going to try and write more meaningfully.  I want what I write to have more behind it, and not simply be fueled for “fans”.  I am over that.  While I use the name Kate James for video work, etc. to protect my privacy, I am *not* Kate James.  I am Marie.  And video work is only a part of who I am.  That said, I hope this new endeaver takes off and does well.  Pictures will be less important than the words on this blog.  That being said, here’s one to welcome us back to blogging!

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New Home

My blog has a new home. My old domain name has unfortunately expired and I’ve decided not to renew it. Primarily because of financial reasons, and secondly because I think I am ready to move on. I am no longer actively seeking video work – although if it were offered I’d happiyl partake, and thus don’t feel the need to keep so active in the blogosphere. I have gotten a total of one email about where my blog went. One person.

Only one person who isn’t a fellow blogger, has asked about it. That’s reason enough not to keep it. I’m hoping to create something different with this, but I am not sure where it will progress to. Stories, anecdotes, probably very few, if any, pictures – is where this blog will remain.

Also a lot in my life is changing right now.  We’re moving on Tuesday, June 30th to a new (albeit temporary for 6 months) apartment, and school starts in September.  Once it starts, my life is going to get very busy, very quickly.  My course load will be demanding, time consuming, and tough. I’d like to focus on my writing more, and that includes spanking and other erotic stories!

Marie