Gritty Woman’s blog is approaching 1 year old! Time flies when you are having fun. This time last year, I was sat at my computer, trying to figure out how to start blogging. I had no idea where to start and little confidence in my ability to write quality posts that people may want to come and read. (I am still working on that one.) On February 21st 2013, Gritty Woman’s Blog came into being and like a demon possessed, I began filling the pages with sex toy reviews.
As the year rolled on, more and more people came to visit, leaving lovely comments that inspired me to keep working hard. I then joined Twitter and discovered an amazing community of like-minded, wonderful people, who inspired me to push myself further. I began creating video reviews, writing articles/guides and even began taking part in memes such as Sinful Sunday. My blog has become my passion.
There are so many things I am proud of achieving this year. I was placed 39th in Kinkly’s “Top 100 Sex Blogging Superheroes of 2013” and a few months later I discovered that Rori, from betweenmysheets.com had chosen Gritty Woman Blog to receive her “New Voice of the Year” award. Beck, from beckandherkinks.com also placed Gritty Woman in her top 25 bloggers of 2013 list. My images have also featured in Molly’s Sinful Sunday Round-up. All of these acclamations are a big deal to me. I feel so proud and honoured to feature alongside so many amazing, talented bloggers.
|I can’t take all the credit though. While I pour my heart and soul into creating the posts, my partner handles all the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff. He is the video editor, the Photoshop whizz and the website designer, among other ‘techy’ things. I am not a patient person. If something breaks, I attempt to fix the problem by shouting at my PC and clicking my mouse buttons harder. Annoyingly, this never seems to work and although I am sure he feels like strangling me on a daily basis, he always comes to the rescue and gets things running smoothly again. He also allows me take pictures of his cute ass and lets me to share them with you guys. So there’s that!|
Others who have helped me throughout the last year include the amazing Cara Sutra, a fellow sex blogger and someone I now consider a friend. There is Epiphora, who wrote the amazing “Beginners Guide to Sex Toy Reviewing and Blogging”, which became my bible in the first few months of blogging and Dangerous Lilly, who has also written a number of detailed posts aimed at helping sex bloggers. Over the past year I have met so many inspirational bloggers (See my blogroll) who welcomed me into the community, offering help, advice and lots of cheeky banter.
I am also thankful to have worked with so many fabulous companies. I have had the pleasure of speaking with so many passionate company spokespeople, from those just launching their products onto the market, to those who promote and manufacture body safe sex toys. I am certainly looking forward to discovering and reviewing some of the new sex toys and products launched in 2014.
Finally though, I want to extend a special thank you to my readers and followers, who come to read my posts, leave lovely comments that inspire me to continue writing. You guys keep my blog alive. I do all of this for you. Without you, I would just be talking to myself a lot and that’s a little creepy.
I have so many ideas for continuing Gritty Woman’s Blog in 2014, but being the perfectionist I am, they never see the light of day until I believe they are ready. My interest in BDSM and Kink has grown tenfold in the last year and I want to write more about that. I also want to find more time to produce more video reviews. (I have had to put them on the back burner for a while, as I had so many products to review towards the end of last year.) I am definitely looking forward to seeing how things develop in 2014
Anyway, less rambling, more to the point. I wanted to celebrate my 1st year of blogging in style, passing along a very special “Thank you” to all my readers and followers. What better way to do that, than to offer you all the chance to win some sex toy goodies? I have joined forces with some of my all-time favourite companies and I plan on hosting a whole array of sex toy giveaways during the entire month of February.
Keep checking my “Giveaways” page, from 1st Feb 2014, to see what is on offer!
Here’s to another year of writing about sex!