When I started this blog in October of 2004, about eight people came to visit it. I wasn’t concerned— I had just come off a movie set about getting your sexual mojo back after incest, and I was inspired.
I didn’t want to wait one minute to see if the local paper would allow me to say my piece.
The faith to "blog on" was like having a beloved imaginary friend. I cottoned to this place too much to admit that it might not be real.
At this point, I can't imagine life as either a journalist or an author without blogging. For one, I'm writing the stories that used to be killed by advertisers at the magazines I freelanced for. That practice was lucrative, but crushing. Example: I was once paid a $3000 kill fee by a mag whose advertiser, "Hanes Panty Hose" objected to my use of the word "ejaculate.")
Now, I happily pound out all kinds of words about sex, culture, and politics that MSM editors used to turn down faster than you can spit, "You Can't Say That." (Molly Ivins would never get hired in a mainstream newspaper today, would she?)
I've been poring over the stats today. As of this morning, I’ve written 489 stories, relished your 5,987 comments, and apparently entertained 1,277,026 visitors. Holy Fat Vagina!
Do you know how much that pleases me? Very, very much. Plus, I really like your taste… Here are the top ten stories of the past month, in case you've missed one:
Too Busy: The Sexual Politics of the Presidential Crisis
This Woman Has a Tattoo of Homer Simpson On Her Hoo-Hoo
Ted Haggard Betting Pool - Bet on Ted!
I Am Ms. Wet T-Shirt 2007— Already
I moved at a passionate snail's pace on this blog using my “free” time— I wrote it for almost two years before I thought of asking for subscribtions.
That was a great idea, and financially essential, but it's also been eyeopening for me to connect with my readers this way. The letters you’ve written me, when you’ve sent me your subs and donations, are as encouraging to me as the money itself. I have a real sense of who I'm speaking to here. And the friends and colleagues who've come to support me this way— it means more to me than I can say without a big hankie.
Speaking of money, I’ve bought all the tools to keep me going (stamps, printer ink, endless computer repairs) and proceeded with gusto, knowing you all had my back. So, THANK YOU.
How much more could I do with this blog with enough coming in to sustain the effort?
Number 1: I could respond quickly to events and give that patented "Susie Take on Things" right on the spot.
For example, a lot of you have been asking if I’m going to comment on the “D.C. Madam” anytime soon! Of course I am— it’s a big story. I want to bring something new to the dirty trick towel— that you won’t get in the Times. We all learned so much from Jeff Gannon, Mr. Aggressive Verbal Top.
When you buy a $5 @month subscription from me, you're giving me an incredible gift of research and writing time.
Your dollars— which I hope for you is like taking me on a coffee date once a month— is the reason I can give you the inside scoop on angry World Bank secretaries, warn you against super-tight twats, and keep funding my analysis of fundies.
So, okay, what’s my secret gambit this time?
As you may also know, some time back, I was cleaning out the attic and discovered a whole box of porno— stuffed with review copies of videocassettes and DVDs sent to me over the past couple decades.
Turns out, in a forgotten corner in my attic, I have found another giant box of abandoned porno. (Can you see what’s coming?)
Some of them are labeled, some aren’t, and they all deserve better homes! Most of them are VHS, with a sprinkling of DVDs.
I will offer one Priceless Anonymous Porn Classic as a gift to anyone who subscribes to my blog, for $5/month.
Subscribe now, and get your free X-Cassette:
Last time we did this, every last drop of naughtiness was quickly shipped out! Will you end up with White Bun Busters, G-Spot Flooders, or Traci Lord’s swan song?
I have NO IDEA. I don't play favorites, I just reach into the box and start stuffing your envelope.
Maybe you will discover a long forgotten gem. A howler. Or maybe after seeing it, you will think, “Ah well, at least I helped Susie out.” It’s quality out-of-control! It’s a big box of porno! What better way to send off your old VCR than by plugging it with a juicy tape, one last time.
(If you're already a subscriber to my blog— and missed the first porno-give-away, please do email me, with the same address and subject line as I describe below, and I'd be happy to include you in the panda-porni-monium!)
One final thing— we could make this even more fun. After you subscribe and watch your movie, email me and send your review. I’ll post your critique right here, in our erotic-film corner; we’ll start "The Mystery 2000 Porno Theater Circle."
If you send me a review, keep it to about 500 words or less— some of you may only want to use five— and we'll all enjoy it!
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But what if:
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Looking forward to your porno critique!
P.S. What if I run out of blue movies? You know, that hasn't happened before when I offered a subscription premium. But I will update this post if it does! I always wish thousands of people would subscribe, but it's usually just A Few Fabulous Ones who step up to the plate! See you in the inner circle!