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!
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