After dedicating February Photofest 2017 to the history of my seven years of blogging, I decided to do the A-Z Blogging Challenge 2017 in a similar way. Similar, not the same.
When you use the word ‘intimate’ as an adjective it can have either of the following meanings:
- closely acquainted; familiar (example: intimate friends)
- private and personal (example: “going into intimate details of his sexual encounters)
In the last example the words ‘intimate details’ are mentioned. If you look at this blog, that is exactly what I share: intimate details. I share those details in words, but also in images. I tell you about dates we’ve had and I share intimate details from those dates (always with permission). When I share images that show someone else but me, I always ask for permission to share those, as I am then not only sharing intimate details of myself, but also of others.
This makes me think of a gorgeous image of Sophia and me. This was such an incredibly intimate moment – a moment of connection, a moment of peace, a moment to… be.
If I think of other intimate things I have shared on this blog, what comes to mind are the following posts:
- writing a letter to my 10-year old self;
- telling the world about my friend who died of AIDS and how ‘lucky’ I was, despite being quite promiscuous in my younger years;
- sharing several of my ‘first times‘ with the world;
- sharing the story on how I lost my virginity, which left me pregnant at the age of 16;
- talking about getting more intimate piercings;
- admitting that I have cheated and mentioning the reasons why (not that it makes it better though)
- talking about how I followed my heart and finally found my true love, Master T;
- and speaking of which, more on marriage and divorce;
- last but not least, talking about our kind of monogamy, which I even shared with my mom!
There are many ways to share intimate details and each of us choose how much we want to share. I started my blog because I wanted to share my words, my fantasies, and I ended up sharing much more than that. My blog has grown into a journal for myself, as well as a place where I can connect with like-minded people – people who love to share their intimate details too.
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