Men, huh? Can't live with 'em. Can't strip 'em and spank 'em. Well actually, you CAN, in this little corner of cyberspace. Around here, fully grown males are at constant risk of humiliating bare bottomed correction - hence the 'humblings' of the title.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Now We Are One

On 5th April 2010, I fired up Underling's Humblings by pressing the big orange 'PUBLISH' button for the very first time.

Twelve months on from that first post, here we all are, if not quite hurtling through cyberspace then at least still trundling along and enjoying the view and the conversation.

So far the journey has been pretty leisurely - I've posted around twenty drawings and a handful of stories and animations, and picked up a quarter of a million page views and a hundred or so fellow travellers.

I've also struck up online friendships with regular readers, fellow bloggers and even a few spanking artists and writers whom I view with the kind of awe that other people bestow on rock stars.

It's been fun, and I hope it always will be. And since the people who make any blog are its visitors, then I wish all of you
many happy returns!

Now, clearly a spanking blog's birthday merits a birthday spanking for the blogger. Much as I'd love to receive one, sadly current internet technology doesn't allow them to be delivered online - maybe someone will fix that in time for next year.

Meanwhile, here's my virtual whipping boy waiting to be hairbrushed on my behalf (you'll need to go and get Flash Player if you can't see him).

Obviously this young man is super keen for his spanking to get under way, but before that can happen I need to figure out how many swats a year-old blog ought to invite. I think tradition says one swat per year plus one to grow on. But two swats isn't any kind of a spanking, is it?

Anyone have any suggestions?


  1. 10+1=11 Sounds good to me, and congratulations on your 1 year Birthday!!
    This is one of the better blogs that I really enjoy.

    Thanks for all your efforts.


  2. Why not make it 12 of the best, one for every month? The poor guy looks so scared, though, maybe he should get a "good boy" spanking?! I mean you have been a good boy / man who has regularly made his readers smile with his drawings and stories!

    Congratulations on your blogiversary, Underling! I'm looking forward to more years of blogging, drawings and stories to come. :-)

  3. Happy blogiversary. That first year is always a doozy. Great blog by the way.


  4. It's all about the Hits remember ;)

  5. Well, the guy doesn't look like he could take 365 (days in a year) swats with his strict lady's hairbrush, but hopefully he could 'tough it out' for 52 (weeks in a year) smacks anyway.

    Hopefully she'll let him blow out the candle, then move the cake out of the way before she orders, "Drop 'em down and bend over the table, young man, it's time to celebrate your birthday..." --C.K.

  6. What about 365? -and be glad it's not a leap year!

  7. Hello Underling,
    Why not take a hint from the spanking olympics, and have the birthday boy get spanked until his "will is broken" and, of course, he must be naked from the waist down, as well!! I think that Helen Highwaters would certainly be up to the task.
    Happy blog birthday Underling, and I truly wish you a very red behind for all of your excellent efforts!! Well done indeed!! You've earned every welt.
    Thanks again JayJay

  8. Underling,

    My heartfelt congratulations. Just wish you could feel something on that cute bottom of yours!


  9. Absolutely a fabulous gif(t) to all of your readers. Congratulations on one year of blogging. I suggest the number of spanks should be equal to the number of days that you have not blogged.
    happy spankings

  10. Every year on the anniversary of our marriage.
    My butt feels the determination of my wife.

  11. James, thanks for the nice words.

    Kaelah, twelve sounds a reasonable number. And I'm glad you think I'm a good boy :).

    Prefectdt, cheers. It has been a fun year.

    Rogue, all kinds of hits are good.

    CK, so you're going for 52. I expect our guy could tough that out so long as they're not too hard. Regarding bending over the table, I guess he ought to. Although I quite like an occasional 'stand up' spanking for a change.

    Recidavist and anon, one per day? Harsh!

    JayJay, I'm not sure it's fair to break someone's will on his birthday. But yeah, I guess that underwear should come down.

    Suzanne, thank you - both for the congratulations, and suggesting I have a cute bottom!

    Red, your suggestion made me grin. That's a little less severe than 365 swats - but not much!

    Clementine, lucky you. But is it only your anniversary that merits that attention? No birthday 'celebration'?

  12. Happy blogaversary! I love your animations. Keep them coming!


  13. Underling-
    Congratulations on your first year. I guess I didn't realize that we started only a few days apart. And what a journey its been for both of us!

    As far as the hairbrush, I would suggest just asking her to 'go for it'. Counting can be sooooo distracting.

  14. BTW, does "Now We Are One" indicate that you're a fan of A.A. Milne? --C.K.

  15. CK, is that where 'Now We Are One' comes from? I knew I'd heard it somewhere and like it, but I couldn't remember the original source.

    Ken, I hadn't realised we'd started so close together either. Lucky we're not in competition, because you've been a lot more active than I have :). Still loving your blog.

    Hermione, thank you. I like animations too - not least because I can actually complete them faster than drawings!

  16. A.A. Milne, the British creator of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, also wrote two books of child-oriented poetry, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG followed by NOW WE ARE SIX.

    "Now We Are One" would presumably be a variation on that latter work's title... --C.K.

  17. Sorry late stopping by. Belated congratulations, love your work.


  18. Happy First!

    By the way, kudos on that sublimely subtle and well-done animation! Your art is always inspirational!

  19. Dave, thank you sir! And at the risk of turning this into a mutual back-slapping exercise, yours is one of my favourite sites to get an F/M art fix. And I think your work would lend itself very well to animation.

    Ronnie, if you were late with your anniversary greeting then I'm even later with my response. Thank you!


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