What Went Wrong?

OTK Night last night. The munch had a nearly full turnout but oddly unbalanced — something on the order of 4 to 1 male to female ratio. Paddles faired no better as it was nearly a men’s club with some females present including a couple of pro Dommes. I’m thinking I did not do enough to promote it.

It was a tough one to figure out because the decision to move the party to the week before the first Saturday in Sept was made for several mutual reasons. First and foremost, both Sandy and I were going to be at the Shadow Lane party over Labor Day weekend as were a bunch of the regulars who attend OTK Night. That paired with the fact that it was going to be Labor Day weekend (traditionally a get-away weekend and “end” of summer) convinced both us and Michael that there would be few people showing up if OTK Night was on it’s regular night.

Here’s the thing that bothers me about the whole affair. People did show up for the munch — we had a full table of folks but why few women? Were they all busy last night? Did we not put the word out in all the right places? It’s really sort of tough to be thorough about notifications because there is not one central clearinghouse for spanking related information. There are like a thousand Yahoo groups, each with four people in them. Fetlife folks are all over the place and if people don’t happen to see or go out of their way to search for the OTK Night Munch event notification, then it sits there notifying anyone. I’ve tried creating a Twitter account for people to follow if they want notification but obviously it’s for people who are Twitter users or who don’t mind becoming Twitter users.

So, back to the drawing board. We have to figure out a better way of notifying people and perhaps even reaching out an inviting certain folks to come to the munch and then OTK night so that it doesn’t end up the sausagefest that it was last night.

I got to play a good amount but I always do — I’m thinking about all the folks that show up and for whom there are few choices.

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4 Responses to “What Went Wrong?”

  1. It truly was bizarre. I won’t lie and say I didn’t mind the quiet feel of it, the more friendly, close group feel, but there truly were only 4-5 women, one of which was a pro domme.

    Odd.

    • I actually prefer it when it’s crowded and hopping. As a male, it’s quite probably a different experience when at times like that because I imagine women (both Tops and bottoms) are being constantly approached when it’s crowded.

  2. kernalgeneral Says:

    As a couple, we like it to be more crowded. Saturday night was dissapointing to say the least, we only stayed about an hour, we weren’t feeling the vibe, “if there was one” Hopefully, next month will be better.
    Ps enjoyed watching you play with Marie
    joe and loretta

  3. For myself, I was hoping that OTK night would be the 2nd Saturday in September. I had family obligations on the 29th and Labor Day weekend, so I had hoped for the 2nd Sat…but it is what it is, and I’m sorry it wasn’t what you expected. Have a great time in Vegas to make up for it…

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