I have long been a fan of “Life on the Swingset”, the podcast. It led me to “Pedestrian Polyamory” the podcast and to abiding crushes on pretty much the entire cast of both podcasts. Talking with other open/poly/swinger folks it seems I am not alone in this. After a while I checked out their website, and I’m a fan of that too. It has great blogs and info.
I think when I first opened up I was so hungry for information about how to navigate all of this heady adventure, and so amazed to find that there was a broad community out there figuring this stuff out too. I also enjoyed Dan Savage’s “Savage Lovecast” and Minx’s “Polyamory Weekly”, and Sex Nerd Sandra’s podcast. I love learning and I often go on jags when I discover great new things to learn. I read “Sex at Dawn”, “SM 101”, “Opening Up” and “The Ethical Slut”. I read websites and scoured the net.
I started this blog during this phase, needing a place to talk about all the things that were happening because the only open people I knew were the people I was dating. Over time I found community with local meet ups and munches and slowly came out everywhere but at work.
Anyway.. long story summed up, I became a fan-girl of some of the people blogging and writing and podcasting about all of this stuff and I’m insanely honored to say that I’ll be submitting posts to contribute to Life on the Swingset’s blog community. I’m writing my bio and my first post. I can’t believe it. I am very excited. I think I’ve read the email from Miko the Techogeisha something like 90 times. I can’t believe she said she and Cooper are already familiar with this blog. Wow. Wow. Wow. I shouldn’t be surprised.. I mean.. they are people. They are people like me who are figuring this stuff out too. Part of what I love about the people I so admire in this community is that by and large they all seem to be still learning too. They have a lot to share, and part of that is their own journeys with this stuff and the ways they learn and change over time. This little old blog has a wider reach that I understand sometimes.
I’m 3 people shy of 600 subscribers. And I am constantly in awe of this. I know by blog standards this is still relatively small, but I am deeply deeply humbled. I hope I can contribute something useful and I hope I can add to the community of voices out here. It’s like anything though, right? I’m not a learned pro. What I can add that is really valuable and really unique to me is my experiences. I’ll try not to state tooooo many opinions though I will share some. I’ll try to share experiences as I can, and I’ll try not to embarrass anyone but me. It took a few days to inform my little murder. We’re submitting to Life on the Swingset!!! Booya!