2021 Wrap Up

2021 Wrap Up from the bikini and thong blog The Bottom Drawer

It’s hard to believe the end of the year is here already. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the content I put out there this year. As I mentioned in my last year roundup, I didn’t keep up with my consistent posting this year again. I got them up as soon as I could get something written and put together. That trend will most likely continue.

First off I want to thank everyone for reading my blog. Without you there wouldn’t be a blog. Seeing comments expanding on the posts, telling your stories, or just saying you feel the same makes me want to continue to try and come up with more ideas to put out there. I appreciate everyone that reaches out to me via an email, contact form, social media, the forums. It’s great interacting with like minded individuals.

This year for me ended up being a pretty good swim bikini brief year. With a mini vacation to a hotel with an indoor pool. Then we fit in 4 local beach trips, which is double our normal summer amount. I also managed to sneak in a couple solo trips before the weather got too chilly. The result was me getting spoiled with lots of swim brief time. Probably going to be hard to beat.

On another personal note for 2021, I’ve become intrigued with tights or leggings. I’ve worn them for many years for bicycling and cross country skiing, but never thought about wearing them for other things. I grabbed an inexpensive pair off of Amazon. To start things off, I stuck with what I was used to wearing tights for and that was to ride the spin bike. This got me some time to wear them and introduce the family to them. After a while of just wearing them for that, I decided it was time to test them hiking. I found wearing them very enjoyable and have started incorporating them in more.

The blog seems to have remained steady with its traffic though it would be better if I was more consistent with my posting. Although the forums haven’t quite doubled in members it has over double in the amount of traffic it has received. We’re at least getting others to read what we share there. I’m not sure what is in store for 2022. I’m always open for suggestions. I would like to get back to some conversation pieces, which I don’t recall having done any in 2021. I’ll try to continue to do my one review a month. I do have something I’ve been playing with in the works that I wanted to have done by now, but I don’t. It’s close, but then I have to decide how I want to handle it. It is something I threw out there at the beginning of the year, but not how I was originally thinking of doing it.

One thing that I know will be coming in 2022 is more reviews of Posher rayv50 items. Since I wasn’t tempted with any Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals I ordered some more styles from him to try out. What would you like to see or see more of in 2022? Comment below or send me a message with things I can consider. Happy New Year!

14 Responses

  1. Larry Mlynek says:

    Your posts are great. Continue the great work in 2023

  2. undies4life says:

    I consider you a trailblazer in men’s underwear and swimwear. You personal experiences are always interesting to me. Keep up the awesome leadership!

  3. Mike says:

    I really appreciate everything you’ve done to create a mens underwear community. I can’t thank you enough for “normalising” guys talking about their underwear, especially thongs and G strings, although I love hearing about bikinis and bathers.
    I admit I may have a bit of an obsession with thongs and sexy mens undies, but it’s great to hear from others about what they like.
    I also have recently started wearing cockrings and would be interested in what others thought about them.
    I understand you’ve got other pressures, which limit your articles, perhaps you could think about some of us writing articles for you, of course vetted by you.

    • The Bottom Drawer says:

      Thanks, I think bring the forums online is a big help with the community aspect. Hopefully the user numbers will grow a little more than last year. I think many of us have a bit of obsession with skimpier underwear and swimwear. I’ve only tried a pair of underwear with a c-panel ring before and didn’t like the fit of the pair. For sharing there is the Share the Goods series that a few have joined in on. I’ll think about some other ways that others can try and join in. Maybe like sharing your journey into against the norm underwear and/or swimwear.

  4. T says:

    Happy New Year to you Nate(and all the blog and forum regulars), and congratulations on making it through another year as the Blogmaster! Long may you continue to entertain and inform us with your posts, whenever you have the time and inspiration to do so. Hopefully more of the guys will help the blog continue to flourish by taking the time to send in ideas for topics to discuss, as well as taking pics of their undies/swimwear for the “Share the goods” features that need new content. Here’s to a safer 2022 for all!

  5. DonS says:

    I’ve certainly enjoyed reading your posts and the discussions on the Forum. I have also discovered new brands to try thanks to these posts. Jovanadesign was the only successful brand that I ended purchasing, but if that’s one more customer to her, and one more brand for me, we’re both winners.

    I’d like to see more of your three-way discussions. It’s a shame that women are not contributing their ideas about men’s underwear and swimwear, but maybe will as the number of contributors increases.

    I hope you all have an enjoyable 2022.

    • The Bottom Drawer says:

      Glad the Jovanadesign was a winner for you. I agree I like to do more with discussions. My struggle is with topics and questions at times. I catch myself repeating past topics and questions. It is on my list to do some more Q&A and conversations this year.

      I don’t know if we’ll every draw women into the conversation. I’ve tried to do general posts that suit both males and females. I believe there are females visiting the blog especially the thong irritation posts from a couple years ago. My guess is they are going to be hesitant contributing to a place ran by a guy along with it being guys contributing. Anyone have any ideas to draw some in let me know.

      • T says:

        On the subject of drawing more women into the conversations on the blog and forum. Everyone knows that the butt is one of the first things a woman checks out on a guy, so the answer is simple. Nate, our glorious leader! Seeing as you’ve been blessed in that particular area(as anyone who has seen you in that red thong will testify)lol, there is no time like the present for you to lose your inhibitions and give the ladies what they want!!! p.s If this comment leads to me being relieved of my forum moderator duties, it’s a price worth paying(lol).

  6. JR2 says:

    Thank you for a great blog , its been helpful on selecting new thongs and bikinis. Great topics too!! Can’t wait to see what 2022 brings.

  7. SM_Thongguy says:

    Happy new year to you and all the members.

    It’s been a year but let’s hope 2022 treats us better.

    Thanks for the great content

  8. David_nc says:

    Happy New Year to everyone. Nate I think you are doing a great job with the site and forum and congratulations to becoming more active on IG. You put together great content and honest reviews. I have personally found some new brands thanks to your recommendations and other brands in search of those. I hope everyone has a great 2022 and stays safe.

  9. Dav says:

    from Colombia I always read your blog thank you and much success

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