Still here!

Hi all,

I realized the other day how long it's been since I posted a new article, and wanted to reassure those who have emailed that I'm still here and haven't in any way abandoned The Disciplined Feminist.

I try to post only when I have something that I feel genuinely merits your time, and I think spending so much time on the two books last year tapped me for a bit. But I will return as soon as I have more insights to share, and in the meantime, I always read and respond to comments.

I am also considering an offer to write a third book in the trilogy, but am not quite sure what that book would be just yet. If you have any ideas for what you'd like to see addressed in a third volume, please don't hesitate to email your suggestions!

Warmest,
Viv

14 comments:

  1. Good to know! I found your blog last December and loved it, and got all caught up. So, I am pleased you're still around.

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  2. Vivian,
    I'd been one of your loyal lurkers for quite a while, and my husband bought one of your books, so you've been an influence and a presence in our home for months. I'm so glad you're alive and well and on your way back. You've been missed.

    SugarAnne

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  3. Hi SugarAnne,

    Thank you for your nice comment. I am indeed still very much here, and still deeply committed to The Disciplined Feminist.

    Warmest,
    Viv

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  4. So, you claim to be "still here", but you haven't posted anything since May? Sorry but I disagree. I think you deserve a good long spanking for neglecting your readers. If you're going to write a blog, you need to commit to writing something at least once a week. Keep it active, girl!

    luvinit

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  5. Noted, Leslie.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Warmest,
    Viv
    :-)

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  6. Anonymous13:50

    Very true Leslie...

    No doubt Vivian needs some over the knee discipline to help keep her on track with the blog.

    >:-)

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  7. I'm glad that I found this blog today.

    And I join other commenters in hoping that you post again soon, preferably with good news.

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  8. Anonymous21:51

    Please come back. I find your blog extremely enlightening and enjoyable.

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  9. Thank you, Anonymous! I miss writing the blog, too, just haven't had any insights that are on topic and worth sharing. Almost 500 pages of writing and three years of blog posts left me a bit worn out.

    I am working on a possible third book in collaboration with another writer --that may get the inspiration flowing again.

    Warmest,
    Viv

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  10. Jane11:53

    I agree with the others who'd like to see you post again. (also would be nice if blog displayed dates of posts rather than time of day?)

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  11. Hardwood00:11

    I would like to see your third book explore in depth the realities of domestic discipline, much as your blog does, but with a wider frame of reference which goes beyond your own relationship.

    My loving partner and I greatly appreciate the insight and understanding you bring to our world through this blog. Thank you.

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  12. Thank you for the suggestion, Harwood.

    I would like to write such a book, too -- once I feel I really have some answers re: doing all of this long term, which is still something I'm experimenting with. You know what they say about experts -- we're the people who have made all the mistakes it's possible to make and learned from them. And I still have a few (!) mistakes to make and learn from when it comes to DD relationships...

    Warmest,
    Viv

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  13. Anonymous21:42

    Hi Viv
    glad you're back. i discovered your blog when i first began researching DD. you have the knack for putting into words what i am feeling and trying to explain to my DH. it helps a lot to be able to say this is what i am feeling, without having to struggle with finding the right words.

    thanks so much
    Anne

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  14. Anonymous05:54

    I would love to see a book for those of us that want this powerfully in the bedroom but in moderation outside the bedroom. My husband is someone whose nature requires deep collaboration in order to make decisions and he is painfully aware of the consequences when he makes them alone. But I still want this to be part of our relationship, so could you write about how this can be integrated into one on a limited level? He will choose to abstain completely if he is to make decisions without serious discussion and collaboration with me. He strongly believes (and I agree) that he is not intuitive and often misreads situations, leading to often costly problems. I really would love to know how to do this comfortably for both of us. And I bet there's a lot if people out there like us.

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