You can’t please everyone all the time.
A platitude that is true and one that bears repeating.
When I started e[lust] it was equally meant to be a replacement for the extinct Sugasm, but also an evolved sister of it. Sugasm had many participants that I didn’t agree with – non-writers, commercial sites, etc. So when setting up my guidelines, I tried to move away from that.
Perhaps by naming it “elust” I shot myself in the foot? While the project has indeed taken off well, and I have many happy sexy bloggers participating….I also know of a number of bloggers that shy away from joining because they feel it sends the wrong message. They feel it doesn’t belong on their blog, because their blog isn’t about “smut”. Their blog is the thinking sex blog. Or the personal diary sex blog.
I’m not sure how to get through to bloggers like this that I don’t want primarily erotic writing. I want an equal mix. Educational, informative, thought-provoking, , and yes of course – smut. Mildly evocative of arousal or hard-core sex on paper. I want it all. *laughs* Is that too much to ask?? In my grand scheme, e[lust] is equally about exposure/traffic as it is exposure/broadening your horizons. I want humorous sex posts because if you can’t laugh during sex then you’re not with the right partner. I want to spread the word about how anti-depressants affect your libido and all the encompassing experiences and opinions.
I just today put out the second edition, so I know there’s room to grow and change and expand. The question is–how? I don’t want this to be a secret club. I want it to be a gateway.
As an aside, any html gurus out there care to mentor me on the formatting and re-posting of the code from blog to blog and why the FUCK I’m having issues with it?