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Joy of Kink’s Dedication and Acknowledgements

by | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 comments

A Proper Dedication

Books Get A Dedication Page ~ Why Not Blogs Too?

Joy of Kink ~ A Dedication

Namaste! Kind greetings to you, my dear reader. This is my blog’s equivalent of a book’s dedication page.

If you are the kind of person who skips over the dedication page in books, I should probably begin with the unusual suggestion that you use the menu (above) to seek other content. If you don’t care to read dedications, that’s ok by me. There is plenty of other content here for you to enjoy.

In all honesty, I skipped pages of that sort myself for the first 2/3rds of my life. It’s true that dedications only became important to me as I began writing more seriously myself. It seems I now want a better window into the author’s mindset.

It’s true that not all dedications will provide a window into an author’s thought process. Some are pretty rote. But, the most satisfying dedications do sometimes give hints.

With that in mind, I’d like to give you a peek into my own mindset when I started the JoyOfKink.com. The dedication that follows was written (but unpublished) back in 2012…

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Original 2012 Joy of Kink Dedication

This blog, the Joy of Kink, is dedicated first, to all the friends I’ve met and learned from along my personal journey through kink. Quite obviously, it’s not a journey I could have experienced on my own. I thank you for what you shared with me. And, that you’ve allowed me to share myself with you.

But, more specifically, I’m writing this dedication with a wonderful couple in mind, a pair of terrific people who also happen to be the newest friends brought into my life because of BDSM and kink. You asked for a measure of my experience and a peek into the lifestyle, and I was happy to oblige. This blog is for you, a wonderful couple, whose first initials also happen to be B&D.

In following through on that promise to you, I’ve met a pair of the most wonderful people, a guy with an impish grin when he lets his inner dominant free to play. And, a lady with the most peaceful and beautiful countenance when she goes into a submissive headspace.

Thank you both for the honor of allowing me to help guide you in your own journey into this world. And, thank you for honoring me by suggesting – “You should write a book.”

Write a Book?

The thought of writing a book actually terrifies me, I can’t help but envisioning a hardbound tome full of blank pages waiting for me to write everything down in some kind of coherent order. That’s a task I simply can’t envision ever completing.

Thankfully, I can picture myself sitting down on a regular basis to write essays and share stories of my knowledge and experiences. Yes, I can’t be there in person to help (or mentor) everyone who needs help understanding and finding their own place in this world. But, I can help at least a little by sharing what I’ve learned on the pages of the Joy of Kink.

So this blog is for the MILF who one day realizes that there is a name for the kind of secret fantasies she’s harbored her whole life. Yes, there are real people out there doing those kinds of naughty things to each other every day.

This blog is for the loving husband who desires to fulfill his wife’s fantasies. If only he knew how to do it in a safe and sane way where he could be confident she’d get everything she wants. If only he knew how to assure she was never suffering any ill from those more aggressive desires…

My Many Acknowledgements

As I said in my original dedication, the journey I am on is a path I could not have traveled on my own. The first acknowledgment I must make is to all of the wonderful folks I’ve met on my BDSM journey.

I have played next to you. Perhaps I’ve played with you. Undoubtedly, I have learned from you. We’ve talked and laughed, and shared the kind of special moments that aren’t always discussed, but, will always be remembered. My life is undoubtedly richer for the experience.

For Alpha, my friend, who has shared so many wonderful moments with my family. To Bliss, my longest term partner who’s path, sadly, diverged from my own a decade ago. For David, my friend, and mentor. To Serafina, who also has a different path to tread than my own.

And, to Tricia and her Lulu Doll, Larry and Cherub, “B” and Dee, Switchlove and her Justine, Gena and John, Geil and Kitty, Lady J and puppet, Dragonmoon, Liz, Nova, Rope Artist, Zarious, Lori, Eagle, Elise, Cheryl, Nancy, Marcie, Kristen, Kaye, and Anon Neighbor. And, to any others, who I may have failed to name through my own thoughtlessness.

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Last But Not Least

I must specifically acknowledge my current partner, Sinnjara. What you see here is a result of her hard work. Yes, I’m the site’s primary author. But, she is the architect of the site’s design.

Her technical expertise brings it all to life. What will be written and explored here is as much a testament to her inspiration and imagination, as it is to my writing skills. It’s Sinnjara’s web skills that brought my vision for the Joy of Kink back to life.

She designed the Joy of Kink logo you see in the heading. Sinnjara researched and purchased the professional site builder used to beautify and amplify my words. I likely would never have begun blogging again without her encouragement and inspiration. I do expect you’ll get to know and love Sinnjara as well. She plans to be a regular contributor to this site.

So, I want to give to Sinnjara special thanks, as well as giving everyone else who has touched and influenced my life, a very heartfelt thank you. Thank you all, each and every one of you. You have my love and admiration. And, no matter where our own paths have led, the man who stands before you today, would not be the same without your influence.

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About The Author

Michael Samadhi

Michael Samadhi – Joy of Kink Editor – author, lifestyle dominant, sex blogger, sex educator, photographer, artist, pansexual, sapiosexual, polyamorist, audiophile, historian, pagan/Buddhist, former political activist, and community organizer. I tied up a girlfriend (consensually) the first time back in 1980, and it’s been a hell of a ride ever since.

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