Okay, this is a bit of a rant and I am getting frustrated by a few, probably some who just troll for the hell of it… but whatever, I think this needs to be said – and I will post this on Fetlife and link it to Twitter too!
The next round is nearly ready but before I continue with that in my next post… I want to say how much time and effort this takes and to be honest, I actually LOSE out financially running these awards spending a lot of time on them instead of working on other far more lucrative projects outside of these awards. In case you all think I have interests that I promote myself. I don’t include sites closest to me currently like AAA (even though I don’t own it anymore it is still closest to me, naturally) and I can’t stop someone like Sarah Gregory who is her own separate entity and can’t help being in the public eye – as such… I put her in if she gets nominated. Of course I want her to do well, she is my real life partner – but I am not going to exclude her because of associating with me, am I? Yes I was asked to do that by someone, seriously? She was nominated by a hell of a lot of people, she has an established fanbase, like many others (way before me) … also those with a larger social media presence will often do better, I can’t help that either. All I ask is that those nominated get a fair crack… please do give those nominated the respect and check them out… some of you will just blindly vote for your favorites regardless… the times I see “nominate such and such in all categories” … really? That is lazy but I bite my lip and count them along with the others when the nominations are counted.
This year I am also asking PRODUCERS to nominate their own film for the film awards, it can be a part of a series they are proud of, and I will be contacting as many as I can think of that are in the public eye.
Here is the list of producers I intend to contact (if I can) – I will be mailing them over the next few days as I will put this up for vote just after Xmas.
If I have missed any. Let me know! These are in alphabetical order (I had to arrange these in the interests of not appearing to favor anyone – sigh.)
- Bars and Stripes
- Clare Fonda Pass Network (up to 5 sites to choose from)
- English Spankers
- Firmhand Spanking
- Good Spanking
- Momma Spankings
- Northern spanking
- Punished Brats
- RealSpankings Network (Realsp & RSI)
- Sarah Gregory Spanking
- Spanked in Uniform
- Spanking Sarah
Have I missed any? Remember I have to contact them too and they have to send me a brief description (and why it is nominated) as to what film and 4 images that they want you to view as part of the description to help you decide why you should get their award. & please don’t moan to me about not including Pandora Blake’s excellent Dreams of Spanking – I have already said why until I am blue in the face… if it isn’t active at the time of voting, then it can’t be voted on. We all know why, and we all hope her site comes back once her appeal decision is made. I’m sure she doesn’t give a damn if this isn’t in the Awards this year. having won a prestigious Short Film award in Berlin recently. She’ll get a special award at the end of this for her services but I can’t ask you to vote on something that isn’t techically there… there is no membership site currently!
Okay… so back to the awards.
I actually want to say that I actually do it for the love of it (believe it or not… but I just need to offload this so you all understand) and because it felt like a void after Brushstrokes stopped it in 2013 on his now defunct Spankingspot blog and anyone who has run this knows what a f*cking pain in the ass it is to run. It’s an adrenaline rush to see people voting, though. I think it’s a nice thing to recognize those in The Scene (full or part time) that contribute something in the online world of our favorite subject and this is what these awards try to convey… it’s also meant to be a bit of fun, so stop bitching at me and just take this in the spirit it is intended. I also can’t get you nominations for people who don’t really show their faces in the party scene or don’t want public exposure – seriously, are some of you insane? They don’t want to be outed!!!
So once again, I also have people complaining to me in yet more anonymous emails (nice one!) about why there are no male bottom awards – well, I asked last year, asked again this year if we should run it and did you nominate any or say what a marvellous idea? – NO! Also some producers who don’t share their traffic (which I personally find incredibly selfish) when they expect us bloggers to just promote them in our own spare time for nothing? LOL! I’d rather promote my own stuff or Sarah… as that is my personal preference, just as you have chosen to exclude affiliates from helping you and rewarding them for their considerable time and effort. Well, you’ll get a helping hand as I have decided to run a Clips Store vote as the last one this year. So guess what… why don’t you actually all think about who you want? I don’t f*cking care who it is, as long as the store is primarily based in the SPANKING categories of any clip store. So there you go… this is YOUR big chance to promote yourselves GRATIS… as long as you get the required nominations. Go knock yourselves out… get people to help nominate you. I will only put through the Top 10 (and please don’t use multiple IPs and emails, I can actually see that, you know? It’s embarrassing) So, I can’t say fairer than that… right?
Sorry, I didn’t want to sound negative, it’s just sometimes, these things had to be said to clear the air! Anyway, look forward to BEST MALE & FEMALE SPANKER later to vote on… there’s some good entrants in these categories!
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