March 03, 2009

...and I need your help

I'm just curious. I always want to know who's reading my blog. I mean, I know the people who comment regularly. But I don't know the rest, the lurkers, the voyeurs. Don't worry. I'm not going to shine a big spotlight on you or anything. Or make you take off your clothes. (Unless that would turn you on.) But if you have a minute today, let me know who you are and what you do. Like, "My name is Alison. And I..." Uhoh, I just blanked out. What do I do? I spend too much time playing one really dumb game on line. I snark on the phone to friends while drinking coffee. I'll start again. "My name is Alison and I am a writer." Now you.

You don't have to. It's not mandatory. You can be anonymous or stay anonymous. Like I said, I'm just curious. But who knows. I might just give away buttons!


P.S. Regular commenters can play along, too.


Anonymous said...

good morning Alison...... i fell
in love with a very sexy younger
woman who really digs you and I do
as well ..... i bought her a couple of your books and read them to her ...... i am growing younger
as a result and i started at 65 .... many thanks , my dear !!

Alison Tyler said...

Wow, you should see the huge smile on my face right now!


Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Hey Alison, it's Dayle (aka Andrea Dale and 1/2 of Sophie Mouette). I rarely have time to post, but I do pop in when I can to see what naughty things you're up to. You're an inspiration!

Alison Tyler said...

Hi Dayle, I think you count as several people. Thanks so much for waving hello!!

Emerald said...

Your blog is along the top of my bookmarks bar...I visit it almost every time I'm at the computer (which sometimes seems to be a ridiculous amount). Incidentally, thank you for posting my notes today. :)

As that post implies, I am a writer as well. In fact, that is arguably what I should be doing right now rather than flitting around from blog to blog like an electronically-oriented butterfly.

But in all seriousness, I have followed your blog pretty regularly for almost two and a half years now — thanks for all the sharing!

Angell said...

Well, you know I'm here all the time - in fact I should set up shop :D Angell checking in - I'm a writer, and a lover, and most definately a fan.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Alison, my name is Jessica and I'm a paralegal. I found your blog when you first started it, and followed the Jack story. I still love even your random posts because I love the way you tell your stories.

For the record, your Jack story kept me interested in sex during a time when it wasn't a fun option for me. So, that helps explain why I love your blog so much.

I'm also interested in writing in general, so I love to read about the erotica community, and the writing process, and how life unfolds as a writer.

love and chocolate chip cookies,

Alison Tyler said...

Hey all, thanks for pausing to say hello. You know that feeling you get at a meeting or a party when you know you're going to have to introduce yourself. And your face flushes and you worry about what to say. (Maybe this is just me. If so, feel free to ignore.) But then there's also that rush of excitement that goes along with the fear. The "oh, it's almost my turn" feeling. I am hoping that people who feel the first (god, I don't want to say anything) will also feel the second (oooh, I get to speak up).

Um, you know?

probitionate said...

Let's see... I'm a writer with my own erotica site...although I don't spend much time writing 'smut' anymore, as I'm too busy with mainstream material...

I stop by regularly to see what's going on in your world because I love your energy, your enthusiasm, the way you walk through this e-world of ours. (I bet you'd be a very interesting coffee partner.)

It's always encouraging to witness someone in their own element. I wish you continued success.

Heidi Champa said...

I'm Heidi and I'm a writer too. I found you almost 2 years ago. I check in almost every day. It's like a little morning pick-me-up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,

I'm a grad student at MIT who loves your column. I've always had a desire for the smart, slutty and open minded prove to me that they do exist in spades! Such a turn on to read as well. Always a many ways.



Anonymous said...

Hi, just a fan from VT.

Alison Tyler said...

Oooh, it's almost cocktail time. I'd like to offer each of you the drink of your choice (coffee, tea, or...) and thanks again for taking the bold move and saying hello!

Shanna Germain said...

My name is Shanna. I'm an Alison Addict.

--hello Shanna--

(Yes, I regularly hear voices in my head. Most of them are characters.)

Hi. -blushes shyly- I come once a day and read whatever Alison's written. I.. I .. can't get enough of her. Is there some kind of sex-step... er, six-step program for me?

Marina said...

Hi, I'm Marina and I'm a musician and a writer.

I've been checking your blog daily for the past year - such a fun, educational place for someone new to the erotica genre! Thanks, Alison!

Alison Tyler said...

I'm addicted right back, SG. And Marina—oooh, what type of musician?

Miss B said...

Hello Ms Tyler,

Am I late for the delurking? :) I'm a starving artist and a really big fan of your work and blog (which I have bookmarked under writing inspiration). Thanks so much for your wonderful site.

Miss B

Alison Tyler said...

Never too late for the delurking! Now, where do we send the donuts. (Or is it Chow Mein? What is it starving artists most prefer these days?) Thanks very much for the sweet, sweet words!

EllaRegina said...

Another AT addict here.

You are in my toolbar, next to Etsy. ;-)

I have "you" up most of the day, as you can probably tell from your stats. In fact, I was worried you'd think I was a stalker and thought perhaps I should visit less frequently, but I cannot seem to shake the addiction.

I'm lured here for so many reasons -- how you talk straight about stuff, your inspirational words, your general POV, your personal take on the ups and downs of the creative life -- the erotica writing and publishing biz in particular, your contests, your Etsy discoveries (!), your stories, other writers' stories... it's a real battle to close your browser window!

Keith said...

Hi Alison,

I found your blog some time ago and set up feeds for it and your other works! I'm a dispatcher with the FBI (really!!) in Birmingham, Alabama. I could not get enough of the Jack story and you've got me hooked on your writing!! Thank you for doing what you do!!!

Elise said...

I'm Elise and you inspire me a lot. I'm a burgeoning freelance writer, only have one publication to my name, but I try. Thanks.

Mouse said...

I'm Tove, I'm a mama and a student; I also do xstitch. I can't remember how I found this blog, but it always entertains; in fact the folder in my bloglines you sit in is called "fun".

Anonymous said...

my name is danielle, i m 28...and i m a lover of your site ( along the sites of kristina & shanna) the vibe , the style and most the wicked mind behind it all..hehe*

i m a french-brazilian writer living in germany and..well..i write...erotica, horror, columns and essays

how i "found" you is a long story...i first noted you long ago on shannas page when i noticed the cover of b is for bondage...this cover made me buy a few more of the "letter-books" when i saw them again in amsterdam in a bookstore...and then i found your blog through kristinas homepage..and since then i m a devoted reader...uhm*..thats all i guess..:-) see we already have a kind of a "long" lovestory going on...

Anonymous said...

Allison..... I just recently found your blog. I found it via Glamour magazine and fell in love with it after reading about your books and the anonymous post about "Bub". I am looking forward to reading all of your books!!!
My name is Heather and I am a manager at an outdoor store .... I am in my prime at the age of 30, and your blog has helped fuel my sexual curiosity!!! Thank you!

Erobintica said...

No longer a lurker here, but I did lurk off and on for a couple of years - more in the last 7-8 months I think - until December when I couldn't stand it anymore and started doing the contests. So yeah, I'm Robin and I'm an addict. But it's such a fun addiction! And you meet the nicest people. :-)

Oh and did I hear something about buttons?

Alison Tyler said...

Look what happens... I unplug for a few and the bar fills up. What a lazy hostess I am. Really, you all made my day, night, morning, month. I mean, it's not as if I feel that I'm talking to myself—but sometimes I just wonder who's out in the crowd, or sitting next to me on the bus (you've talked to yourself on the bus before, right? Or sat next to someone who has? — god, is it just me?).

So thanks so much for the introductions. I think it's time to pass around the mimosas!

Anonymous said...

Am I too late for a mimosa? I'm Stephen, and I'm *between* jobs at the moment... I think I originally found your blog through a link from your website. I suppose I've mainly been a lurker (until now!). I just like the things you write about, and the way you write about them.

Alison Tyler said...

Never too late for mimosas. Well, actually, I'm not sure if that's true. I should check my hostess guide. What liquor *is* appropriate at 7:35 a.m.? Thanks for saying good morning!


Anonymous said...

I'm Michael from NC. I have you in my Google Reader, safely hidden under the "News" heading with the handful of other "dirty" feeds I have, in hopes of keeping them secret from my wife.

I'm not even sure why I do that, it's not like she'd freak out over it or anything. She'd more likely think there's something wrong with her and that I'm forced to read smut because of her imagined deficiencies or something equally ridiculous. You women are all crazy, you know that don't you? :->

Before I put the cloak back on, I'd like to thank you for all of your talent and effort that you put into this.


Tony said...

I'm Tony. 55. You may recognize me as somebody who reviewed one of your books on; I still owe you another review. I'm a writer (long-time stints at both Apple and Microsoft). A voracious reader. I appreciate not only your writing talents, but especially your ability to select other good writers -- frankly, everybody thinks they can write erotica, but most of what's out there (including most of what's published) is pure (or maybe I should say "impure") junk. It takes skill to put your books together, and an awful lot of work, and I admire you for it.

Angell said...

Woah Ali - the FBI is watching. *giggle*

Anyone else find that strangely naughty and a huge turn on? :P

chicago girl said...

Hi Alison,
I fell in love with your writing after reading "Something About Workmen". I searched you on Google and found your blog - I read it everyday. I confess that I was horribly disappointed when the Jack/Alex/Alison story stopped - I even drunk emailed you my angst once (sorry about that!). I continue to preorder everything written or edited by you and find your blog one of my daily pleasures. Keep it up! ps. I love it when you mention tidbits about you and Sam - why not tell us that story? Sam and Alison sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g....Chicago Girl.

Alison Tyler said...

Yes, yes, yes! I found the FBI information naughty and turn-on, too. I couldn't figure out how to phrase that. But, hell, I have a bit of a Dragnet/Law & Order disorder. Soooo. Big kisses to the FBI dispatcher!

And Tony and Michael, really, thank you for stopping in. Yeah, Michael, we're all crazy. But, um, as far as I can tell, so are men. And Tony—appreciate the reviews very much! Porn is hard work. You have to get the outfit just right, and totter around in these 5-inch heels. Jeepers. People have no idea!


Alison Tyler said...

You've been so patient, Chicago Girl. I fully appreciate your support! I swear I will tie up my loose ends someday. I just don't know exactly when or how. But thanks for hanging in there!

Alison Tyler said...

P.S. To Miss B—I need your mailing address so I can send you your mustache pin!! (Email to msalisontyler at yahoo dot com!)

kiki said... name is kiki...i *beam* a lot...i've not been able to be here as often or post as much as i like...but i still love you the you want more from us? you know where i live. muahahahaha


Classy Slut said...

I call myself Jane and I'm a student. I write a bit myself and like Michael have subscribed to you in my Google Reader, though I keep this separate account for the dirty blogs I read.

Hope I'm not too late in the delurking, yesterday was my birthday and I was too busy out having a good time to read blogs. ;)

Victoria Janssen said...

I found your blog after you bought a story from me!

Elizabeth said...

Hey Alison! It's Liz here. I'm a writer and I LOVE reading your site. thinking about starting to write some porn... been tossing the idea around in my head.
Keep on writing! :P If you stop I'd cry!

Anonymous said...


it was about half past three in the afternoon here. sounds like mimosa time to me!


arun.yothin said...

My name's Aruhn and I'm a student right now. I've been reading the blog for almost a year. I don't read a whole lot, but I do love your books. I spend most of my time looking at girls and drawing them.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm late to the party, but another addict checking in...

I know you were my 2nd Black Lace purchase waaay back when (believe it was Sweet Thing). When I picked up reading erotica again, you were one of the names I remembered so I went browsing and found the blog, and was instantly hooked...again. It's always fun to read what you're up to, all the story contests, and your spin-off blogs.


SingleOne said...

Hello, Alison.

I'm a lurker. I enjoy your blog. I do not know how I found your blog, but it is bookmarked.


EllaRegina said...

What a genius idea putting the button up there linking to this post. It's going to be bursting metropolis in here soon! And, it will be ongoing!

Alison Tyler said...

In my world, there is no "late to the party." We have an open door policy, round the clock entertainment, a handsome bartender and a whiskey-voiced jazz singer. So please... keep introducing yourselves. Let me know how you happened to stumble in. You have no idea how much I appreciate hearing from you.

*beaming* right back at you, Kiki!


Nudiemuse said...

Hi Alison I'm Shannon. I like your writing, I have a terrible soft spot for smart ladies. You make my brain tingle in a good way.

Alison Tyler said...

Hi Shannon!

"Making brains tingle. Just another service I offer."

God, my resume is growing by the day!


cerulean said...

Hi Alison!

I found my way to your blog through Erobintica and have been lurking for the past two weeks. Submitted a contest story as my grand literary entrance. Who'd have thunk? Certainly no one who knows me in the real world, which makes it all the more satisfying. (At 53, satisfying is what it's all about now. mmmm...) Thanks for the bridge to all that's out there.

Alison Tyler said...

Hi, Cerulean!

You're my favorite kind of blue.
Thank you very much for taking the time to introduce yourself!


Regin said...

Hi. I'm Regin: You recently sent me a copy of "Afternoon Delight". I still owe a review of that. I loved the cover letter with the image of the Starland Vocal Band single: I used to own that album!

I'm 54, between jobs at the moment but I think of myself as a writer. As a hobby, I adapt public-domain stories for audio drama, and sometimes act in them as well. It doesn't pay, but it's a lot of fun.

I'm only just now catching up with the feeds I follow on Google Reader, which is why this is so late.

Alison Tyler said...

Hey Regin!

I hope you liked AD! I'm impressed you read me on Google Reader. I don't even know how that works.

I don't think I ever owned Afternoon Delight on vinyl. But at the thrift store today I picked up a nifty little John Travolta album.

God. Did I say that out loud?


EllaRegina said...

I heard it, but I won't tell anybody.

Alison Tyler said...

Oh, good! I guess my secret is safe with you and the 2590 other people who stopped by yesterday!


Suzanne said...

Hi! I thought I did this but I guess not. I found your blog through one of your stories at goodvibes. I enjoy reading it, and you've inspired me to stop dabbling and start writing. I've picked up a few of your anthologies and enjoyed every one.

I'm also a Witch, a wife, and a trainer for a customer service call center in western New York. The story "This call may be monitored for quality assurance" in Open for Business was especially entertaining to me.

Keep doing what you do!

Love and Blessed Be,


Alison Tyler said...

Thanks so much, Suzanne! How awesome that you're a Witch! And I'm thrilled that you're writing. That's just killer!


(Excuse over use of exclamation points, please. Have been up since 2!)

J. Stone said...

Hi Alison,

I'm a newbie to erotica writing, and have found the more blogs I visit, the more blogs I find TO visit! My trail to your blog is littered with bookmarks, additions to my Google Reader(yours too!) and damp panties [blush]

I've jumped in with both feet, starting my own blog to post my naughty tidbits, and just won smutgirl's love letter contest - I think my husband is still blushing.

I love writing, and feel that I have just found my niche. It's like wearing that old t-shirt that soft and smooth as silk and clings in all the right spots ;)

I'm looking forward to reading more, but certain I shouldn't be reading it at work.


Anonymous said...


Like your books, just found your blog. You do give me ideas. Thanks.

Amy said...

hello I just found your blog. I love the pumps,pumps,pumps. and the panty parade I was going to send ya a pic of my fave drawers....I enjoy different writing styles and feel sexiness is not always naughty.