5 Things I Hate About Blogging

5 Things I Hate About Blogging

Things I Hate About Blogging

I love blogging- it’s probably one of my favourite things to do apart from reading stuff about history because for some weird reason my brain thinks reading hundreds of pages about things that happened hundreds of years ago is fun. But I digress, I love blogging but I have to admit- like everything it has it’s advantages and disadvantages. I read this post by Shelly– an awesome blogger you should immediately check out if you haven’t already- and that’s where I got the idea from this post from. Our posts are a bit different but her post is what gave me this idea and I always want to support other bloggers plus credit should be given where it’s due so do check out her post as well- it’s very interesting and super relatable.

Here are five things I hate about blogging:

Spam Comments

You guys know this had to be at the top of my list. I am so freaking tired of getting “please check out my posts” comments EVERY SINGLE DAY!! I can guarantee you that some people will leave comments like that on this post too because people like that clearly don’t read or even care about your post. They just want to advertise their own blog and think that for some weird reason other people’s posts are the best place to do this.

I have had the pleasure of reading a lot of amazing blog posts by a lot of amazing bloggers and I think it’s just insanely disrespectful to ignore their hard work (I guarantee that every blogger puts at least a certain amount of time and effort to create their posts) and use their blog to grow your own. And to be honest it’s also a really stupid thing to do as well as a great way to destroy the chances of your blog actually growing because most bloggers block or delete such comments/commenters. If you just left a genuine comment talking about their post they would be very likely to check out your blog anyway.

I know some bloggers do this without realizing what they are doing is wrong so I would urge anyone reading this not to leave these kind of comments and instead take the time to genuinely connect with other bloggers. This is a way better way to grow and honestly kind of easier in my opinion.

Feeling Used

As you guys probably know if you’ve been following me for a while I have a lot of posts with blogging advice and I guess because of those posts combined with my following people tend to assume I’m great at blogging (I’m really not I’m just very lucky to have such fantastic followers!) and I end up getting A LOT of messages, emails and comments asking me for help. A lot of them are general questions which I really don’t mind. If I can help someone I usually try to depending on how busy I am with school work. This doesn’t bother me at all.

What does bother me is people who are really rude about asking for help. To be honest,  I’m just a blogger and I don’t have to help anyone if I don’t want to but I try to help when I can because I’ve been blogging for like six years now and I know how difficult blogging can be. However, some people sort of try to use me like tech support which is a bit annoying because that’s not my job?? To kind of explain what I mean- sometimes people ask me about really specific technical issues they are experiencing and I usually tell them to talk to the happiness engineers because they are better equipped to help them with such things. Like one time someone’s blog didn’t have a follow button and they kept asking me why and I told them I didn’t know because I honestly didn’t know what the issue was and told them to contact WP since it could be a glitch. However, for some reason they got super offended that I couldn’t help them and became really passive aggressive which kind of threw me off. That’s just one example, but yeah when that happens it annoys me because I’m not like your blogging teacher- I’m just a girl trying to blog and not go crazy writing research papers all day.

Another thing I get often is people asking me for help to grow their site and expecting some kind of magic formula that will instantly get them from 0-1000 followers. That’s not how it works- it took me years to get to where I am. I try to give them advice and tell them how I grow my blog but some people get super passive aggressive as if I’m hiding some secret about growing your blog. I also have had people ask me to go through their entire site and read every post to see if anything can be improved- I mean why would I do that? I don’t mind giving general pointers but I’m not going to redo your entire blog for you especially when I’m so busy with university that I don’t even have time to write anything except six word stories for my own blog. It’s not my job to teach you how to blog- that’s something you should learn on your own through your own research and I think it’s rude to even ask someone to do something like that for you unless they offer some kind of service to do that and you are willing to pay them for their time and effort.

Plagiarism

I know people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but to be honest it can be quite annoying. Sometimes I see people stealing my posts- like entire posts or using certain sentences word for word and it really annoys me. I don’t mind if one of my ideas inspires you to write something similar- I don’t even want credit for that. What annoys me is when people steal my work word for word.

From what I have seen in all the years I have been blogging I know that bloggers work really hard on their posts and it’s really difficult to come up with unique ideas all the time so it’s really upsetting when someone decides to steal your posts and not even bother changing the words. And it’s not just me who has experienced this. Most bloggers have experienced this at least once which just makes me so sad.

If you are someone who uses other peoples work without crediting them I really hope you stop because it’s just so awful.

WordPress

I love blogging but to be honest WordPress can be super annoying sometimes. I just feel like they don’t take their content creators seriously because they continue to make certain changes to their platform that I personally find quite unnecessary while ignoring certain things that would actually be quite beneficial for users. It would be pretty easy to find out what we would like to see them improve- literally all they would have to do is ask. They also continuously make changes without giving a proper heads up to people so they can brace themselves for these changes which annoys me a lot. As someone with anxiety I like to know if something is changing in advance so I can prepare myself for it and I know a lot of people feel that way too. It’s quite difficult to deal with the changes when they are so sudden especially if you’re like me and are not too tech savvy.

Feeling Unsatisfied

Sometimes I just feel extremely unsatisfied with my posts because I’ll put out a post that I put so much effort into writing and that I’m very passionate about and it will get a really bad response and the next day I’ll put out a post I wrote about something random in a rush and it will do really well. I mean I’m super grateful but at the same time I kind of feel unsatisfied like I wish I had gotten a better response for some of the other posts that didn’t do as well. I don’t know if you guys have ever experienced this but it has happened to me a couple of times. Let me know in the comments if that’s ever happened to you!

Technical Stuff

The thing I love most about blogging is just being able to express myself as I want to. Blogging has always been a place for me where I can just be myself. And then I learnt about SEO and DA and Alexa scores and a million other things and honestly when I think about them they just annoy me so much. Why does a post have to be SEO friendly and all that other stuff to be successful. I don’t get why technical stuff gets so much say in what readers want to see on your posts.

For example, I’ve been using Google for like forever now like most people who are around my age and as the years pass I can tell the results are getting more inaccurate. First, you get a million ads trying to sell you stuff, then you FINALLY get to the posts but it’s all irrelevant stuff that only shows up because it has high SEO scores. You don’t actually get the information you need which is super annoying and you need to go through a bunch of articles before you get to what you were actually looking for, It annoys me so much because I see so many wonderful blogs that honestly deserve so much better. They deserve so much more traffic than they get and most of it is not because their blogs aren’t wonderful but because of stupid algorithms that are screwing their chances of growing.

I see it with Instagram too- if you can get into the algorithm and do everything right you grow and if not you’re kind of stuck even though your content is great. I think that’s ridiculous because it just means everyone on social media just ends up doing the same stuff again and again and anyone who dares to do something different is basically stuck.

Another example of why the technical stuff is stupid is that they tell you what posts people want to see on your blog but guess what? They’re probably wrong. SEO stuff says your posts need to be long- at least 1500 words but how many of you have genuinely read posts that are that long without just skimming through them and picking up on the sections you want to read? How many of you are have even made it till here on this post? People tend to just ramble on and say things that could be said in like 500 words so that their posts reach 1500-2000 words. It’s like writing research papers all over again and it makes something that was created so people could freely express themselves a lot less fun. My six word stories are literally six words and they bring in just as much traffic as my longer posts.

Sorry, this section turned into a bit of a rant but I had to reach my 1500-2000 word goal… LOL kidding… or am I just going to keep rambling till I get to 2000? Kidding again? Or am I? Okay, I’ll stop now- I am very sleep deprived and just finished a three hour class so I am going to stop typing now before I further ruin this post. But I stand by what I said about technical stuff being stupid- it is stupid.

Your Thoughts

Do you also find any of the things I mentioned about blogging annoying too? Do you find anything about blogging annoying? If so what do you find annoying about blogging? What is the worst experience you have had through blogging? How is was your day? Let me know in the comments below because I love hearing from you guys or simply stop by and say hi!


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Blogger Interview With Over-The-Shoulder

Blogger Interview With Over-The-Shoulder
I had so much fun with this interview because you guys know how much I love my TV time haha! I really hope you check out Over-The-Shoulder– it’s one of the most fun and interesting blogs I have come across. As always the blog will be linked below.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
Unfortunately, I can’t tell you my real name, but I go by the pseudonym Over-The-Shoulder – which I think is pretty cool, but it’s a personal preference. I live in London and I’m a screenwriter. I review TV and film for my blog, varying from classics like The Godfather to new blockbusters like Parasite. I like to think of it as ‘gonzo’ journalism, which, hopefully, makes Over-The-Shoulder a little more original.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
I started last year in November, so we’re still a little fresh out of the block. Why did I start blogging? To be honest, it really came out of the blue. I just really love writing, and I really love watching TV. It felt like a match made in heaven, and as I wasn’t working at the time, I started up the blog, not knowing the hell what I was doing. Ever since, it’s been a great learning experience and it’s going better than I ever could of hoped.
3. I’m a huge fan of The Office and noticed you were getting into it- how are you liking it so far?
Ha! Yes, The Office – I laugh just thinking about it. I love it. I love sitcoms anyhow, partly because unlike anything else in life they’re so easy to watch and provide some much needed escapism, especially in tough times like these. I’m in the sixth series now, and alongside Seinfeld and Arrested Development, it’s probably in my top three, or at least top five, favourite sitcoms. I think we can agree, if only you and me, Pooja, The Office is a great watch.
4. What are some of your favourite TV shows and movies to have reviewed so far?
That’s a good one – Fight Club is a fantastic film and I think Parasite definitely deserves the raucous praise it received. I enjoyed, both a little surprisingly, Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler, and relatively unknown American Animals, and I highly recommend either or. And if anyone needs a new series to watch, I reckon Ozark is your best bet. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel I haven’t reviewed yet, but I would also put that on my list.
5. Have you ever gotten any negative comments about your reviews and if so how did you deal with them?
So far, so good. I’ll be honest, I don’t mind a negative comment – in fact, I implore my readers to disagree with me. One of the main reasons I started a blog is to create a community that could join together to just discuss great films or shows. I want us to bounce ideas off of each other and conversations to spark. I think that’s the most important part of blogging. Once, a very wise person said to me, it’s about “not just talking at people, but being part of a conversation.” To that I say, amen.
6. Has blogging changed how you watch things or what movies/tv shows you pick to watch?
For sure. Before, I could just let things sort of wash over me, if you know what I mean. I didn’t really have to concentrate on what was going on. Now, I think I value films or TV far more because when you actually watch something – truly just watch it – it’s like nothing else. It is incredible. It’s definitely helped me in my work to watch so many different genres, or styles, or techniques, to see what works and what doesn’t, what I like and don’t, and try and incorporate that in what I do. Film is such a fascinating thing because it lets us live vicariously – I can be a drug kingpin, a comedian, a boxer, a jazz musician and a deer hunter all in one day. Nothing can replicate that. Blogging has helped me truly appreciate film and TV.
7. What is your favourite food?
Toughest one so far. I don’t want to be that guy who says pasta, but I do really like pasta. To sound sophisticated, I’ll say, al dente strozzapreti with a rich and spicy ragù sauce. Delectable 😏
8. What is the weirdest thing you believed as a child?
That is cruel. Such a hard question… Ok, I’ll go with that my parents were perfect. If I’m in for a rollicking tonight, I’m blaming you, Pooja.
9. What was your favourite movie when you were growing up?
Without a doubt, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. What more needs to be said? I think it may even be more delectable than al dente strozzapreti.
10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.
That was fun, eh? I’d just like to thank your readers, my readers, every single reader out there. Without you guys we’d be nothing, writing in an empty vacuum. We appreciate every follow, like or comment (the holy grail) like I’m sure you know. Keep up the great work Pooja and the same goes for your readers. Thanks again! Over-The-Shoulder

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I don’t have a post today because I had a research paper to finish but I just wanted to say hi and hope you guys have a happy Easter.

I know I haven’t been responding to comments lately but I’ve been super busy but I will try to catch up to them whenever possible. I have been reading them though and I really appreciate every one of them.


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Blogger Interview With Yuvi

Blogger Interview With Yuvi
I had so much fun interviewing Yuvi, she is such a wonderful person and her blog is really great so please do take a minute to check it out- as always it will be linked below.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
My name is Yuvi and I’m from south India. My blog is about all things art. You can find various doodle ideas and drawing techniques. Sometimes I write funny, relatable, daily-life satire too categorized as Art of Banter. You can find the banter posts here: https://artwarlock.com/category/art-of-banter/
2. When did you start your blog and what inspired you to start a blog?
I started as a hobby blogger three years ago but discontinued very soon. I tried writing poetry but it didn’t stick with me, maybe because that is not my passion. I started blogging again a few months back and changed my niche to art.
3. How has your blog evolved since you first created it?
When I started blogging, I didn’t know what I should share or write. I saw many bloggers sharing beautiful poetry and I’ve tried too. (Honestly, my old posts will be embarrassing!😁) But now after changing my niche to what I’m passionate about, I feel my blog has evolved to something out of the ’embarrassing’ range.
4. I noticed you write about a number of topics- do you have a favourite and if so which is your favourite to write about? 
 My favorite topic is all about art and drawings. I’m trying other topics too sometimes just to experiment which works best for me and my beautiful readers.
5. What are some of your long term blogging goals?
My long term blogging goals is to improve the quality of my drawings and inspire my readers to draw with me by sharing ideas and printables like this. https://artwarlock.com/2021/03/10/doodle-art-idea-with-free-printables/
6. How has blogging impacted you and your life?
I’m that girl who gets bored easily. So before starting my blogging journey, I’ve tried various hobbies but none of them stuck with me. But now since I blog about what I’m passionate about, I’m happy.
7. What is your favourite food?
My favorite food is spicy Indian foods. If it is spicy, I will love it!
8. What was your favourite candy growing up?
Growing up I’ve always loved those cotton candies at the local exhibitions and festivals.
9. What is your favourite movie?
My favorite genre is fantasy so my evergreen favorites will be Harry Potter, LOTR, Pirates of the Caribbean and alike.

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Blogger Interview With Helen And Matt

Blogger Interview With Helen And Matt

Disclaimer: This interview contains adult information and explicit content. 

Helen and Matt are lovely people and I have really enjoyed chatting with Helen on this interview as well as through WP and email. I truly appreciate how supportive she has been of this blog and is just in general. If their blog is something you would be interested in do check it out- as always it will be linked below.

1. Thank you so much for being part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your blog,

Thankyou, Pooja, for interviewing us. We are Helen and Matt, a married, openly kinky couple in our thirties from Bristol in the United Kingdom. Normally, our blog is run by the two of us. However, for today, it’ll be just me, Helen, who answers your questions – with Matt’s involvement where necessary!

Two Kinky Cooks is essentially run by us, for our readers. We enjoy sharing, delighting and informing in a way that is relaxed, friendly and informal. We have a combination of different posts, from recipes and international snack tastings, through to mental health and thoughts on the  coronavirus pandemic (from someone who worked for the NHS during the 2009 swine flu outbreak). We also talk BDSM, but with emphasis on kinky relationships that are more relaxed and informal than some others. Matt and I do away with a lot of the common formalities found in BDSM relationships (such as BDSM contracts and collars) and we have flung open the doors to invite our readers to come and see what we do, how relaxed and fun and normal we are, and maybe, just maybe, get some ideas on where and how they can get started for themselves!

2. What inspired you to start a blog?

Two Kinky Cooks was an idea that came about last year in the second UK lockdown. We were working through our Greek snacks tasting and I was talking to Matt about some of the frustrations and challenges that I’d faced over my years of blogging under previous names, especially as I was finding it so hard to manage the social media side of my blog as well, given that I’m not that much of a social media person! Matt offered to help and initially I refused him because it was supposed to be my blog, not our blog. However, later on in our tasting and our conversation, I joked that we were “essentially two kinky cooks”, and that was how it came to be! It went from a passing joke to a project, an ambition, something that we could try with Matt on board and it would be either sink or swim. We could keep bringing the international snack tastings and keep talking BDSM, too. I am proud to say that in just the three months that Two Kinky Cooks has been active, our blog has already been a growing success!

3. You have been writing about trying tasting new snacks which has been so fun to read about. What inspired you to start trying new snacks and sharing your adventures on your blog?

Initially, it probably started with watching Youtuber Emmymade, who we both love. Over time, I introduced Matt to other similar Youtube channels, like HiHo Kids, Dancing Bacons and my latest favourite, Tribal People Try. I used to watch those videos a lot and then Matt told me one day that he’d ordered a box from SnackCrate, and I just sort of shrugged it off. We tried the snacks and that was sort of that. The next time we had a box delivered, I thought I’d write about them on my blog because hey, I have a blog. Why not, right? It’s content. What I didn’t anticipate was it being a very popular post! Suddenly, it went from trying something once a month, to us both subscribing to two different boxes (we can’t agree over which snack box is better!) which we then try, photograph and share our views on every month. We also developed “Winner or Binner” for when we try the snacks, which was inspired by Dope Or Nope on YouTube. More recently, we also cooked up a recipe that had been sent to us from South Africa!

4. What has been your favourite snack to try so far and why?

Oh my goodness.. I think if we’re going by the ones that made me squeal with delight, then it’s the Dutch kaneelstok. For Matt, it was the Dutch stroopwafel.

Why? I defined the kaneelstok as “Christmas in a stick”. It has a sweet, creamy, crunchy centre, rolled in powdered cinnamon. The first time I tried it, it was just like I was walking through a snowy village at night with a Christmas market going on. I could almost taste the snow and the atmosphere of the market and Christmas itself, it was such an immersive experience. As for the stroopwafel, Matt loves the sweet, golden, chewy texture and the hint of cinnamon, which he says goes very well with a mug of hot coffee!

All that being said, I’m still madly in love with nougat from South Africa!

5. Your blog also discusses BDSM and other sexual content. It’s not always easy to talk about stuff like this- what made you decide to start a blog where you discuss topics that are sometimes thought of as taboo and do you get negative comments because of this content?

I’ve been in the BDSM community for almost 15 years now, and it’s been about 13 years for Matt. When I started out, I was very lucky in that I had some amazing mentors who kept me safe and were there to talk to about anything, any time that I needed. There were times that things were really messy, like a Dominant that sent me more than £200 worth of latex clothing that hadn’t been made to fit me. As a newcomer, that could have been a very awkward and scary experience, but my mentors were so great and even helped me get the stuff shipped back and formally end that relationship because I felt that he was a little (okay, a lot!) too much for me. After that, I sort of wanted to pay it forward by being here for the next generation of newcomers, and so on. Over time, the guidance given to newcomers is usually very typecast in a way and doesn’t quite coincide with what I was personally taught. Part of what I wanted to do was to create a blog where I could say “Hey! No! You don’t have to do X, Y or Z if you don’t want to!”, as I had always been taught. Of course we emphasise the really important matters like safety and consent (and safewords!), but when it comes to other areas that a lot of BDSM bloggers tell you you must have or must do (like Dominant hand signals and BDSM slave positions), we at Two Kinky Cooks have a very different teaching. We believe, and have been taught, that you should only have a collar or a contract in your kinky relationship if you want one. Don’t want one? That’s okay! We will talk you through lots of other ways to boost your communication to keep your relationship where you want it to be instead.

Have we received criticism? You know, BDSM is such a controversial topic, and some countries are far more strict about these topics than others. I won’t lie and say that I haven’t had some bad reactions to our blog, but mostly the reception to our work has been overwhelmingly positive. “Interesting”, “fun” and “cool” are words that I hear often, which is frankly very humbling.

Check out this post for more on criticisms about our lifestyle.

6. Has blogging helped you get out of your comfort zone more and try new things in the bedroom?

Mmm no, if anything, I would say the opposite. Not so long ago, I was following a lady who is quite involved in the Daddy Dom kink. It’s something that interested Matt, but after losing my biological father to cancer in 2019, I had a lot of issues with calling my husband “Daddy”. One of the other issues that I faced was the stereotype of the women in these Daddy Dom relationships- the baby talking, the love of colouring books and “stuffies”. I don’t have or do any of those things. I’m 32, and unless I’m being random and care-free (because that happens sometimes!), then I act my age, too. I’m much more comfortable being identified as a strong-willed submissive than as someone who is acting as an “age” that I’m not. It took quite some time, but I stuck to my guns and Matt now understands that it’s just not something that works for me.

7. What advice would you give someone who may want to try BDSM?

Read! Don’t do anything until you’ve learned the areas of the body you shouldn’t hit (the spine, the head, over the kidneys) and how to tie knots safely. I can’t emphasise this enough, if you don’t know what you’re doing and you just jump right in, you could KILL someone!

BDSM practitioners practice a lot before they perform acts on people. Practice spanking on a pillow until you feel confident in how you hold your hand and how much swing you give, and practice your knots by wrapping rope around a pole, even one out in the garden! How did I get so good at my square knots? I used to use them to secure the garden gate – fact!

When you do eventually play with your partner, make sure you have an agreed safeword and you both know and remember it. It doesn’t need to be complicated or fancy, If you use titles (Mistress, Sir etc), you could simply use their real name. A lot of people opt for the traffic light system, using “red” if there is a serious and urgent problem and “yellow” to mean “please slow down”.

Plan for aftercare. Your partner could have any number of reactions to your BDSM activities, so be ready for that. They might laugh, cry, fall asleep, be very snuggly or want to be left the hell alone for a few hours, so have some supplies to hand. Some wipes, a first aid kit (in case there are any accidental scrapes), some water and snacks and a blanket is usually a good starting point. Massage oil and scented candles (to help them relax!) Can be a nice touch, too.

Finally, keep communication open. Your first session won’t be perfect, so make sure you both have plenty of chances to talk and make it better for next time!

8. As someone who suffers from anxiety what advice would you give someone who may also be suffering from something similar?

Get therapy! Seriously, I cannot emphasise that enough. I was scared of therapy too at one time, and even more about the costs of it, but I was able to get ten sessions of CBT therapy for free through the NHS. Medication is okay, but I experienced a whole host of side effects on medication and some of them were truly horrible. I’m not ashamed of that saying I’ve been in therapy three times in my life. I’m not in any way messed up, but I was bullied at school and started believing what the bullies were saying, but therapy helped me find confidence in myself. In 2013, I tried group therapy for OCD but that wasn’t intensive enough, so I had ten sessions, one-on-one CBT therapy. You don’t lay on a couch and it’s okay to get upset. By about my third session, I felt really confident that I wasn’t going completely mad and I could really fight the monster!

Understand HALT, that’s Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, Tiredness. These are the four reasons that most people feel anxious. If  you can identify the cause, then you can think about a solution. Are you hungry? Have a bite to eat. Are you angry? Try meditation. You can see where I’m going with this?

Keep a journal. No matter what you write, just write, every day if you need to! I found that once I wrote them down, my obsessive thoughts seemed random and even stupid, but when you’re ruminating on them, they can feel all-consuming! I just write on Google Docs, but you could try something encrypted like Penzu, if you prefer.

Lastly, a little ASMR hurt nobody 😉 We all need to feel comforted and consoled sometimes!

9. What is your favourite food?

We were jointly agreed on Gousto’s Aromatic Si Lankan Chicken Curry, even without any discussion on this question. It’s easy to cook and it’s delicious, too!

10. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

That has to be Cornwall! We get down to Cornwall and we just change as people. The wind is all up in your hair and you feel so rugged and alive. It’s a far cry from a tropical paradise, but if you like wild and rugged, it’s perfect. It’s oddly romantic with all of the historic castles and defences and the tin mines are awesome to check out, too. You can’t actually go into them most of them, but they’re still interesting to look at and take pictures of. Can I also recommend a visit to  the sundial on top of the cliffs in Perranporth? There’s just so much to see and do. It’s no wonder we love it down there!

11. What was your favourite subject in high school?

Matt’s a wartime history geek, I was a science nerd. I may or may not have been sad enough to doodle electron diagrams when I was bored.. Hey, at least I turned out okay!

12. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

Thankyou for interviewing us, Pooja! I think really, the only thing I’d like to say is that, please don’t think kinky people are in any way weird or broken or have anything wrong with them, mentally. The BDSM community are very resolute about the importance of consent and everything that we do to one another is done with the enthusiastic consent of everyone involved. We have a motto – Safe, Sane, Consensual – which means to say that everything we do is done safely, it’s done sensibly, and everyone who is involved is agreed for it to happen. We are not freaks and weirdos, we are just normal people who do occasionally strange-looking things, but  we do love normal things, too! On Two Kinky Cooks, one of the things that we really wanted to encompass is that we share a love for BDSM and we share a love forgood food too, like plenty of normal people do. It’s all about the senses and for us and many kinky people alike, the two can and do cross over. If you’re into one and curious about the other, come say hi! We don’t bite. Even if you’re into one and not into the other, come say hi anyway because we’d love to share our recipes and really interesting snack reviews with you.

Finally, if you would like to interview us for your blog, please do drop us an email at hello@twokinkycooks.com and we will see what we can do. Thankyou for reading about us!

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I’m a little busy at the moment and have quite a few interviews ready to post so please don’t worry if I don’t respond immediately. I will definitely respond as soon as possible.


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Six Word Story #97

Six Word Story #97

“Together forever,” he promised. April Fools.


Happy April everyone! Time flies so fast doesn’t it? I have a lot of stuff due in the next few days so I may not be as active but I’ll still be reading all your comments ❤

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It’s Back!!

It’s Back!! Yesterday I made a post about the changes on WP and I noticed that a lot of you have noticed the changes and some of you are not really enjoying them either. I don’t particularly have a lot of issues with the changes but the one things I really hated was that the classic editor was no longer an option for creating your posts. I had been using this editor since day one and it’s not as advanced as the block editor but it’s super easy to use and I am very used to it. I think what annoys me about the situation that A LOT of you also pointed out is that they keep fixing things that don’t need fixing. It’s particularly annoying because as someone who has been on WP for years now I can think of quite a few things that do need fixing. Anyway, I was busy complaining and being all sad about the change but one fellow blogger left a wonderful comment about how I can change some settings and continue using the classic editor and guess what?? It worked!! I am so happy and thankful to be able to continue using this editor and I wanted to share this comment with you guys because a number of people in the comments also said they were sad they could no longer use the classic editor and I though this way you guys can continue using it too if you want to. Thanks again to Barb! This is why I love the WP community- we’re always here for one another and everyone is super kind and helpful. Do go check out her wonderful blog by clicking here.
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Ummmm

Ummmm

So I’m not going crazy right? Like WP really just woke up and decided to change a bunch of stuff? Are you guys able to access your dashboard/admin page like before? I don’t have the classic editor option anymore which is what I used to use all the time. I am not a huge fan of change as it is especially when it comes to WP because I feel like every time they change something it just makes it worse. I really liked the classic editor- it was simple to use and I had been using it for like 6 years. What do you guys think of these changes?

Sorry if this post looks weird I’m using the stupid block editor.

On the plus side I made a reel for Instagram for the first time which was fun- fee; free to check it out below if you haven’t already:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CNBvG8Dpzbl/?igshid=1huvbdua40n6h


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Six Word Story #96

Six Word Story #96

Adulting is just so frustratingly constant.


As you can maybe tell I have had enough of adulting for now and am considering taking a break by enrolling in nursery again… That’s an option right?

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