News: Bad Porn, Novice Non-Monogamy, and Reading Digests

Like Damon Albarn and Alex Turner, I like to think of myself as having fingers in many different pies. Then again, I could just be Ado Annie – a girl who can’t say no. Either way, I have many projects on the go, and I know that this here blog is being neglected, yet again. It may be time for a little reboot, but we’ll see. Basically, one way or another this blog is going to make itself useful again. But I won’t make any promises about when.

In the meantime I’ll be honest, I’m not quite sure whether I’m writing this for my readers or for me. Usually I write to impart knowledge, or argue ideas; today I’m writing what is effectively a list of reminders. Or perhaps it’s a list of promises. Either way, it is a list which will probably prove more useful to me than to you. On the other hand, if I’m having trouble keeping up with my various projects, I can only imagine how lost you are. And I remain convinced that I do still have a handful of readers who care where my work is, and what I’m up to. So, in the spirit of being a good host, here goes…

AiWLBad Porn Club is the new podcast from Mister Gryphon and myself, wherein we talk all things bad porn. In our pilot episode we discuss the curry house in Wimbledon that has seen fit to distribute condoms with their kormas, we review the seminal 1976 classic, Alice in Wonderland (pictured right), and we introduce our twisted audio quiz, Porn or Labour.

The Novice Non-Monogamist, my Life on the Swingset (pictured below) blog, is one place where I have been writing fairly consistently, and will continue to do so. In my weekly Friday articles I discuss the lessons I’m learning, and the mistakes I’m making, as I traverse the landscape of non-monogamy.

(It Girl. Rag Doll), you may have noticed, is currently over-populated by Protected Posts. With a new job under my belt I’m having to up my privacy a little, but with some tweaking of my online presence I’m hoping that won’t be the case for too much longer. Meanwhile, if you want access to these posts, email me on harper (at) itgirlragdoll dot com, and I will take your request into consideration.

The Reading Press has also been neglected in the month of May, as I was completing coursework and revising for exams, but now that June has arrived it’s business as usual. For those of you who don’t know, I read approximately 100 blogs, and The Reading Press is a twitter-based digest of the best writing and media around.

LotSSex Bytes – of which I am honoured editor – is an interactive reading digest, where you can submit blogs and articles – by you or others – and vote for your favourites. Every month, the top voted post will be featured in the e[lust] digest as the reader’s choice.

The (It Girl. Rag Doll) Podcast has also been quiet throughout the heavy coursework/revision season, but will be back very soon! In the meantime there are two full episodes there for you to listen to, and if you subscribe to the blog and/or iTunes, you will be notified of new episodes as soon as we’re back in the swing of things.

Send Harper to Eroticon USA! is going incredibly well. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. It looks like the trip is going to happen! but I still need to reach my goal in order to book flights and confirm everything, so if you are able to donate to this worthy cause, it would be much appreciated.

Strummed, which features my story And the Midnight Trio, is available as both an eBook and a paperback, from Amazon and Smashwords. Grab yourself a copy, and if anyone feels like writing a review, let me know and I will give your blog/site/post a little shout out.

For a Few Dollars More, a slightly more transgressive piece of fiction, is available on Ether Books for a mere 69p. Again if you read it and feel like writing me a review, let me know and I will promote your blog along with the review.

And I think that’s all I have to say for now. Times are changing, and I’ll keep you updated on everything as it happens. Watch this space.

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2 Responses to News: Bad Porn, Novice Non-Monogamy, and Reading Digests

  1. I hear you…it can be hard to find time for a blog – when you are writing elsewhere and working, and doing a host of other benign and/or naughty things to make life pass more pleasurably. I appreciate the update. It’s validating also to hear that I’m not the only one who “neglects” my blog. I always have a tendency to find it again though – and amazingly…I find that the readers never left.

    • Harper Eliot says:

      I think my readers come and go, but I can’t blame them for moving to greener pastures. But! I do fully intend to write a little more often if I can. Thank you for the comment – it is definitely all a balancing act!

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