Saturday, August 23, 2008

KinkySexLink.com: The Enigmatic Angel's New Home Away From Home

A ***NEW*** BDSM Haven for BDSM Bloggers

Recently, my good friend Lady Evyl decided to start up a new and exciting project: KinkySexLink.com.

KinkySexLink.com is a new site featuring an exciting and eclectic group of kinky, fetish and bdsm bloggers.

Well, when my good friend invited me to join this exciting new concept -
how could I say no?

It's just TOO tempting! :)

There are so many sites for sex bloggers out there but where can you find a site that welcomes an amalgamation of the kinkiest and most diverse bloggers out there?

So, I will be hanging out at
KinkySexLink.com from time to time.

You'll see me cross-posting some posts from this blog, but I will also be writing content only to be found on
KinkySexLink.com, my new virtual home away from home. :)

Check out my first post there:
Kinky Sex Link: A Kinky Haven For Kinky Bloggers


Come and check it out....the water's warm, kinky folks!

Angel :)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Domme To Combat The I.R.S.....and More


A Domme To Manage Your Money

Well, this is just something kind of neat that I stumbled across.

I know that many Dommes have their specialities. But this was just too great.

Meet Mistress Lori, The Tax Domme.
"Bringing your tax liability to its knees", her website says.

Oh and here is another cool thing.
Her mom is the The Financial Madam.

Looks like two sharp cookies with great genes!
Talk about great marketing indeed.

Too bad they only work in the U.S. ;)

Angel :)

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Sex Bloggers, Traffic, Kinky Festival...and the Public vs. Private Debate


Sex Bloggers and Traffic


Well, it's amazing just how many things have happened in my little BDSM universe this week. Some highs and lows...and lots to make me think yet even more enigmatic thoughts.

Well, to begin with, for a brief millisecond, I was part of a sex bloggers group site.
Now isn't that just...odd.

When I was invited to join the site, I admit that I had doubts about being part of the project. But I was reassured that they were trying to find a very large cross-section of bloggers to add more flavour. So I went ahead and joined. And tentatively posted just one post to test the waters. One of my poems. Which I've added to at least 3 blog sites, including this Enigmatic Angel blog. Now, this particular poem had received some very strong reactions when I posted it before. But on the sex bloggers site? Zip. Nada. Nunca. Niente. So I stood back aways, looking at this sex blogger project unfold and see what kind of content would start to shape the site. Oh yes, there was lots of sex. But also lots and lots of sex toy reviews, with the appropriate affiliate links attached. Well, actually a whole page was devoted to Reviews. So I started to see where things were headed.

I have nothing against sex bloggers, really. I enjoy reading sex blogs when I am in the right mood for it.

But I'm not a sex blogger. Yes, what I write can be exciting and sometimes sensual. But very little of the content of my blog site is sexual. It's much more about the mental state of mind that comes with BDSM. And the BDSM in my world does not necessarily come (ha!) wrapped in sex. That's just me.

What my writing (and this blog) is about is a hint of kink. A touch of fetish. And a helluva lot of BDSM. That's what I am all about. And yes, first and foremost - I am a writer. I love writing my poetry. Whether it's my vanilla poetry which is featured on my 4 vanilla blogs out in the blogosphere. Or whether it's my more sensual and bdsm-flavoured offerings, posted right here on The Enigmatic Angel.

So while I was making up my mind & dealing with my ambivalent feelings about being part of a sex bloggers group - they decided to make my mind up for me - by giving me what they called the gentle boot.

Oh yes, I had become too small a fish to swim in their waters. Not when they were busy writing splashy intros for sex writers who wrote for the N.Y. Village Voice and the like. I had neither the traffic numbers - nor the blogosphere fame (or infamy) that they were interested in.

Ah well. C'est la vie as they say. You know it didn't even make me angry, truth be told. I didn't feel great about the project, so it just made my mind clearer that it was good for me not to be involved in that project.

I can't argue against people who believe in numbers and traffic. They have their value in the blogosphere. Lots of people have respect for them.

You know, I got a real taste of the thrill of numbers when I participated in the Sugasm for a few weeks. Oh my goodness, did my traffic numbers go through the roof! Oh yes - that was a delicious moment. Quite the thrill.

But then I started to think, what do numbers mean?
I'll tell you what numbers are most important to me.

The amount of time a reader spends on my blog - and the number of pages they view.

I really wish I could know who those readers are - the ones who get me or really want to know me.
You know, the ones who spend the most time on my blog site.
The ones who view the most pages.
The ones who add me to their special blog rolls - not the ones who SAY they will add me...and never do.

Thank YOU
so much to all those who added my blog to your own site!
And those priceless treasures - the readers who return, time and time again, to read my blog.

Now if you are one of those readers - please, I'd love to hear from you!
Tell what it is that you're reading. Leave a comment (oh those treasured comments) or send me a private msg through my Contact The Enigmatic Angel link.

Why are you spending time on my blog?
Kinky enquiring minds want to know!

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Kinky Festival Thoughts

This Kinky Festival week-end was quite an eventful one that also made me think of what was important to me, in terms of my interest in BDSM.

Saturday afternoon was fun because I helped out my good friend Lady Evyl at her funSexxxtoys booth.

Oh I met many interesting people while helping out at the Merchant expo. The highlight for me of the whole Kinky Festival was by far meeting and chatting with Lew Rubens, internationally-acclaimed Rope Artist and so much more. Now why was meeting him such a highlight? Because he was really such a great guy! And funny! Really great to chat with. That was a wonderful moment meeting Lew, the "Bondage Consultant" for Kink.com. Oh and I chatted with him about how he shot my very favourite bondage picture of his. You just have to see it - it's SO amazing. You can find it here. Well, anyway, I was really impressed when I met Lew in person. How rare it is to meet someone so famous, who is also so genuine and down-to-earth.

Later on that night, I had fun doing a private photo shoot with
Lady Evyl and her sweet submissive Anastasia. It was great to try out some ideas I had in my head of what would be great to shoot of the two of them. There are a few very special shots that came out of that. It was delightful to shoot them, really.

And of course, Saturday night was the night of the Kinky Festival's probably most-hyped highlight of the whole week-end - the Dark Fairy Tales Ball. Les Bains Mathieu was really cool and atmospheric and I enjoyed the ambiance. But being at that party made me think of my very own Dark Fairy Tale - the story of my last 10 years of practising BDSM. And you know what? When I came home, I decided my private play sessions are what I want to concentrate on more. Nothing compares to that intensity, and the depth of my private experiences. So, you will be seeing less of this Enigmatic Angel at public events, while I focus more on my private life.

Fact is, I am a very private person by nature. Hard to believe of someone who has 5 blogs, right? But it's true, nevertheless. I am enigmatic by nature and by choice.

And that's all she wrote.

Angel :)

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

whisper


a small breath of sound
carried on the wind
teases my ear
with a barely indiscernible touch -
makes me smile.

*** Angel

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