Your host, Rod Cayenne, remembers…
On June 11th 2011, I launched The Canery as somewhere to post my caning stories. That’s ten years of very hot and sore bottoms! The first story posted was Again And Again, a Male/Female and Female/Male story. It was very short in length and a bit so-so, but I was soon posting follow-ups, including the first ever caning fiction story I wrote, A Day In The Woods, a decidedly Male/Male tale, which had originally appeared on a Yahoo Group. In those days, I was guided, encouraged and cajoled by my very close friend Jonathan.
Sadly, he passed away a few years ago, but I will never forget him. He was my mentor, muse and mate. He had a heart of gold, RIP.
I promised Jonathan that I’d keep The Canery bisexual. I’m not sure why he insisted on that, as he was very much a gay man. I’ve retained the policy out of respect for him, although in truth most of the stories I post nowadays are Male/Male. Gradually, I’ve received a lot of guest authors’ stories. They are a true highlight of The Canery. At the risk of messing up the site search functionality, I’m going to list the recent guest authors: Joelstrap, Baddlad17, sukemnsee, Clifton Castigo, Charles Hamilton II and David Stewart. Thank you all. But I’m truly grateful for all sorts of contributions I’ve received – stories, comments, pictures, emails and messages of support. Thank you everyone. Without your input there would be no site.
I need to thank WordPress too, for hosting my site and providing the software, and all free of charge. Recently, they have imposed new editor software on users, and I cannot pretend that the changeover has been easy. Hence, the over-reliance on repeated stories while I got to grips with the new software. I think I’ve got there now, and normal service has resumed.
Lockdown and the pandemic have presented new challenges. In March and April 2020, the site “hit” statistics peaked. The following month, they fell off a cliff! I guess everyone had other things on their minds. Now, one year on, the statistics are climbing again, and I think we can all look forward to better times. Keep safe and well everyone, and get those jabs!
Comments welcome – comments are here.
Congratulations! 10 years is a great run!
Thanks Nora! I really cannot believe that it’s been a decade!
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Congratulations. You were an inspiration and great encouragement to me when I started my own story website. here’s to 10 more year … Charles
Thanks Charles! Your support is appreciated, and your story site is truly something special, so many hot stories, and updated so frequently.
Thanks Rod for your TENacity over this decade. You have followed your brief and there is still a wide variety of content and useful links here. I wish all power to your elbow or someone else’s as you plough forward in years ahead. Selfish hopes of course, where else would I get such an array of author fiction for my pleasures.
Thanks, Sukemnsee! Your support and friendship over the years is gratefully appreciated. I’ll be publishing one your hot stories again, very soon. Rod x
Happy Birthday, Canery!
Congratulations as well to Rod for keeping the site going so successfully for a whole decade, and for providing hot stories in an attractive format, with even a few pictures to enliven things still further!
I’m hoping that the second ten years is as enjoyable and entertaining as the first has been.
Hey, Joel! Thanks for the comment dude! Your support on the journey has been invaluable, and its been a privelege to share your excellent stories here. Rodders.
It’s time to move on from the anniversary celebrations. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and wishes. Rod x