Wednesday, December 26, 2012

HNT...One Year Later

So I had this idea.  To ask people to post half-nekkid pics of themselves online.  Back in 2005, it was just a silly idea that I didn't anticipate lasting more than one or two weeks.  But what would happen if I were to ask again, seven and a half years later?  To be honest, I'm not really sure...

Things have changed quite a bit since last December.  I think that retiring HNT at that time was fortuitous.  I have no doubt that if it had continued, it would have withered away unceremoniously.  It could not have fully functioned for another year.  Yet, when I made the suggestion that we bring it back for a day, the feedback was pretty darned positive.  So we'll see who planned ahead, and who waited until the last minute and did/didn't join in.  This could be a great reunion or a big flop.

Two things have jumped out at me over the past year.  (well, three--I do miss seeing some of you half-nekkid)  First off--where did any of us find the time to do it on a weekly basis???  I have loved having my Wednesdays back (when I did most of my HNT work), but I still find myself with not enough hours in the day to do anything.  It's probably too much time on FB, but I used to juggle those two pretty well, back in the day!

Secondly, and more sobering--the loss of the community.  There are no two ways around it, the community is gone.  Sure, many of us are still in contact with each other, but just as many have disappeared.  Blogs have been neglected.  Blogs have been abandoned.  Blogs have been deleted.  This, in turn, has affected how the rest of us participate on our blogs.  It's discouraging to have so few comments, or comments from the same people time after time.  This is not said in a "comment whore" way--we'd all love to get at least some feedback!  There's a few who continue posting pics on Twitter (the toy of the devil), some who occasionally will post on their blogs, but for the most part, the novelty of posting half-nekkid pics has fallen by the wayside. 

Could HNT have started today?  I don't think so.  It was borne in a fun, innocent time when blogging was just beginning to take off.  I just don't see that it would take off like it did.  It was luck that made it all come together.  It was luck that unending friendships could be made through it.  It was luck that it lasted as long as it did.

Be sure to check the comments to see who's up (and if you're up, let us know!).  And also check OHNT to see who joined in, even though their blogs no longer exist (their names will be included with their pic).  And from me I hope you all have had a great 2012, and will have a greater 2013!!


When I suggested having a one-day return, one person immediately asked if we'd have a Mystery Guest as well.  Honestly, I hadn't even thought about it.  So of course, I was more than happy to take her! 

Since her last turn as MG, she's turned her attention towards horses, excelled as the mother of The Two Evils, and continued to fight the fight for the right.  And all the time, maintained her natural princess-like beauty!

If you haven't figured out who it is, she'll be revealed on Thursday afternoon.  And if you do, you know where to stop by and say hi!

Not much of a mystery here.  The MG is, of course, GucciMama!

Just for this one day, submissions to OHNT were accepted as well.  Be sure to stop by there and check those out!  There's also a couple of HNTs from people who chose not to do it on their own sites because they've been closed or just didn't want to do it on their own site.  Leave some comment love for them!

I'll hopefully get another post or two in before the end of the year.  I've done a 'best of' and 'worst of' post every other year, so I'm sure to get those in.  Maybe even more!!  Be sure to come back and check!

21 comments:

Osbasso said...

Be sure to stop by and say hi to Autumn! http://autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com

Osbasso said...

And Heelsnstocking over at Sexual Adventures of a Married Woman!
http://heelsnstocking.blogspot.com

Chapter Two said...

Glad to take the camera out for such a fun purpose again. Life has indeed changed in a year. Glad to be back again

Libidinous Man said...

We are up too at http://libidinousman.blogspot.ca/2012/12/our-hnt-anniversary-post.html, Happy New Year to all!

Lusting Lola! said...

I'm afraid I definitely became one of those who fell away once HNT stopped. Okay, okay. Probably before that even. 2012 was BUSY!

It was lucky happenstance that I stumbled upon the post announcing the one day return. I was beyond excited! Procrastination still got the better of me, and I didn't take any pics until tonight. Oops!

I did manage some that I thought were pretty good, too. Check them out here.

JM said...

While I lamented the demise of HNT last year, I also understood. As I said at the time, everything that has a beginning, has an end, but that sometimes, endings are just a new beginning. And so it was, that as time wore on, and I kept blogging to a degree, eventually I would neglect my own work as well. Perhaps this is what I needed to return to the bloggosphere. So with that being said, I (we) are up once again, for perhaps the last time?

So until we meet again Os, happy HNT!

Dana said...

I might have agreed to participate today ... then forgot what day it was because I've been on vacation ... until I saw a post in my reader that was an HNT ... maybe ...

So what if I was a last minute entry, and so what if I forgot how to do a click-through (managed to figure that out after about an hour)??

And there is NO DOUBT in my mind that HNT wouldn't survive today. Facebook wouldn't tolerate it, and those folks over on tumblr don't have the patience to do anything more creative than to point their phone at a mirror and take a picture of themselves.

I got half-nekkid ... one more time HERE

SexyLittleIdeas said...

This is our first time here...hope you enjoy ;)

http://sexylittleideas.com/predator-vs-predator/

Cheeky Minx said...

"Twitter as toy of the devil"?! Perhaps you're right since this very wicked minx often posts her outtakes there and still indulges in weekly erotic self-portraiture. (Have I mentioned lately how truly indebted I am to you and HNT for that?)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed everyone comes out to play tonight. I've missed that saucy HNT crowd.

On that note, it's time to utter that memorable and infamous little phrase: I'm up.

~Minx x

(PS That very familiar MG is luscious...)

DD said...

Where has the year gone?

Here i am ... http://dazzlingdeviant.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/hnt-one-year-later.html

Happy HNT and wishing you all a very healthy and happy 2013!

Cande said...

I'm up as well!! and thanks for making it all possible!

http://secretdiaryofanonlinestripper.blogspot.it/2012/12/hnt-is-back-temporarily.html

No one Special said...

I didn't think I'd make it but
I'm Up...

Thanks for all you do.
Happy holidays

Sexy Smile said...

Thought I'd play along again too. Thanks!

http://sexysmilessinfulsuburbanlife.blogspot.com

Vixen said...

The household has been sick and mine auto posted....but I'm UP!

On one hand....HNT almost got to a point where it began to feel tedious. At times it almost felt like a job. (Course the fact that I'm so OCD I'm sure has a teensy bit to do with that *snort*).

BUT I do really miss it. Especially as Os mentioned- the community. For such a long time the blogging community was so tight knit....and I loved that.

Sigh... So anyway, Happy HNT!
http://blue-eyedvixen.com/2012/12/those-three-little-words/

~Vixen

Osbasso said...

Susie's up with a blast from the past!
http://susiestheboss.blogspot.com/2006/06/leave-your-hat-on.html

MinorityReport said...

Good to see you again! :)

I'm up. Happy HNT.

Osbasso said...

~m is up in the shower! Go check her out!
http://ihotness.wordpress.com/

Eyas Unbound said...

Os,
I'm up. Better late than never...

Cougar in Training said...

What a fun HNT pic for your return! And a very familiar MG!

Also... I'm up!

The Muffin Fan said...

So nice to see everyone again. I guess I need to throw something up now.

thesecretivewriter.wordpress.com said...

HNT was definitely fun and gave that little something extra to the blogging world. I miss it from time to time. I am one of those people who have let her blog rest for a bit, but luckily it will always be there for me. I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Os!