Saturday, August 19, 2017

Changing times // it's been 5 years

This is not a sexual post, and has nothing to do with me changing in public. It's just a reflection on this journey so far.

This year marks the 5th year I've got this blog up and running. Now, as usual, I'm naked in my room, a vibrator casually going off, and I can't help but look back at this virtual journey.

I started this blog when I first entered university. At that time, I have already been reading Singapore erotica for quite some time. It started as simply a means to share my experiences and fantasies, like many others out there did - the more prominent ones at that time being Staplerman and LindaMichelle. What I did not expect was to be considered and directly compared with them - I am flattered; as much as I'm not shy in the bedroom, I don't take such fame very well.

And now, I've graduated.

With both my uni batch, and the community.

Things change. Across the years, many have come and go. Many bloggers with whom I was familiar back in 2012 have faded into the distance. New bloggers have popped up and I'm not saying their writing is bad; it just feels different in an era where I've become somewhat more 'senior' in this (virtual) scene. There is a renewal even at SBF - the stories from which I draw inspiration are now authored by different bloggers and forumers.

Some things, however, cannot change. Intangibly, this whole community has given me a place to confide in, particularly the things I've done. It has also taught me how to handle toxic people who relentlessly ask for sex and meetups. Tangibly, I do tell some employers that I created a blog that has generated over 3 million views in 4 years.

Our readers are central to our virtual lives. I've always believed writing for an audience, and in writing erotica in Singapore, our audience is a rather specific one - with lots of shared experiences. This brings us together, somehow. But trends more often that not consume us. More and more of us are starting to use ask.fm, me included. More readers are flocking between the Tumblr blogs for pictures and the traditional ones for good old erotica, and some bloggers have adapted.

Of course, this is inevitable in this digital age. I use Snapchat and all that in my personal life, too. But it's somewhat nostalgic to look back at the past half-decade and see how things have changed. We've all changed. I've changed, too.

I think I'll stick here though. It reminds me of the times when I first started writing, and why I'm doing all of this.

A time which I miss - when I was innocent, idealistic, and with lots of room to learn every day.

Here's a blast to the past, cheers to the future, and health to everyone. :)

Love,
Charmaine

P.S. I'm not stopping with writing! Just thought this is a good time to look back.

15 comments:

  1. All the best charmaine! write more stories

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  2. Keep it up. Am rooting for you.

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  3. Love your stories! Could you post another one about you with a young boy? I remember one a few years back where you posted about your friend's 10 year old cousin. I loved that one :)

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  4. Hope to hear more of your stories. My most fave is the one about your schooldays the one you had sex at school if im not wrong

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  5. It has been interesting. I started reading your stories since approximately the time you started. From being single, to being attached and back to being single. I used to look forward to your stories of a mix of fiction and non fiction, thank you for all this years and may there be another 5 years.

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  6. Being here since the beginning. All the way while reading this post I hoped it ends as it ended. Glad to see you stay! <3

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  7. wow, the slut is still here, i guess singlish girls will always be slut shame and DESERVED TO BE SLUT SHAME....THAT A FACT, YOU DONT LIKE IT, TOO BAD, THAT A FACT, LIVE WITH IT.

    when one is a slut, one deserved to be called slut, nothing wrong being a slut, what wrong is not admiring to it.

    and taking from a guy that pick up singlish girls for a living...yeah, that a fact, you are a slut

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    1. Lmao that english

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    2. shut the fuck up anonymous, go and suck a dick, you white knight mangina

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    3. I love how you are here "slut shame",and if you didn't know it's called "slut shaming and not slut shame", all the "SINGLISH girls", that is not how you categorise them as SINGLISH girls HAHAHAH IT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS, THAT A FACT
      How about you stop being a negative f*ck, stop causing cancer to this community and to the world and do yourself a favour, stop being a douchebag and white ass cunty jerk who talks shit but that's all you do, THAT A FACT, WHAT WRONG IS BE ADMIRING FA T THAT TRUE IS BE (egnlish good very yours is)

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  8. welcome back..
    Hope you have done well for your exam too.
    Dont you?

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  9. I like Naomi neo and wanna fuck her

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  11. How I wished that I could have known you OMG, Have always thought that Singapore is all clean and green and nothing bad runs amok anywhere, and thank god almighty I'm wrong XD
    I have only been introduced to your fantasies that is really enticing and intriguing and how I actually would want to play as the guys in the roles of some stories HAHAHAHAH, Gurl your imagination so great, you should be Singapore's porn story writer and bring a taboo company into sg and make it big because WE NEED OUR ENJOYABLE MATERIALS TOO!
    (PS, I kind of have a thing AGAINST child pornography, I'm not stopping you, just telling you that it is a serious crime and it is not taken likely and I'm pretty sure you know, I'm not a snitch but I hate paedophilia :)

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