I have no idea where this year has gone. It seemed like only weeks ago we were at Eroticon and now here I am writing the housekeeping post for the Top 100 Sex Blogs list, today is December and tomorrow I shall post the ultimate #SoSS in the form of the list. However before we get to that here are a few important bits and pieces that I want to share with you.
A Word about the Sponsors
This year I was thrilled when Chaturbate agreed to sponsor the list. Working with them has been an absolute pleasure and their enthusiasm for supporting the sex blogging has been wonderful to encounter. I really can’t thank them enough for their support with this project. Without them it would be much harder for me to devote the amount of time needed to do this project justice, with their support it means I can take a bit of time away from my other projects during November to get through all the reading that is required. Companies like Chaturbate really do make a difference and so please do take a few moments to go and check them out. You might find yourself hooked though as their site is full of many distractions!
How do you make the list?
I have written a detailed post on this which you should really go and read. It also explains what type of feedback you can get if you so wish. The Transparency Report
Why am I not on the list?
There are a number of possible reasons for this but the most likely is one of the following
- You were not nominated – To be considered for the list someone has to have nominated you.
- Not enough content – You had less that 24 posts over the last year or have not posted anything in the last 45 days.
- Not old enough – You have been blogging for less than a year.
- Password Protected – You blog is all or mostly password protected.
- Reblogging – Your content is all or mostly reblogged from elsewhere.
- You are not really a sex blog – The majority of your content is not about sex or sexuality.
- Your content is not sex positive. Examples are; sexual health advice that is untrue/harmful, content that is homophobic, sexiest, raciest, misogynistic, transphobic, anti sex workers or anything else that is openly discriminatory or hateful.
- You link to/promote sites that are sex negative in some way (see previous point)
I don’t like your list
I am sorry about that. I have worked very hard indeed to not make this a popularity contest but to score each and every blog fairly, and with as much of an unprejudiced eye as I can, based on the quality of the blog and content. I have spent hours not only reading but agonizing over the scores in the hope that the list will reflect this, but as with all things I am fully aware that you can not please all of the people all of the time. Trying to do so would only mean that the list would never get produced. If you really hate it that much then why not make your own?
Last year I wrote this for my final thoughts.
The world is a challenging place at the moment. As a community we are often isolated, ridiculed and even harassed for the work that we do. Many bloggers feel they have no option but to remain anonymous to safeguard their jobs, family, relationships etc. I live in hope that maybe one day that will no longer be the case and when it is I know that this community of sexual advocates will have played a huge roll in bringing about that change. The list, is a celebration of that whole community.
I wish I could say I felt that things had improved even a tiny bit but sadly that is not the case.In fact I think they have got even worse. Age verification of adult content in the UK seems to definitely be on the cards for 2018. Do not assume that because you are outside the UK this will not affect you because it will. I suggest you read here if you not aware of what is going on. Twitter has also been making some odd moves of late shadow-banning an extensive number of adult content creators. Corporations and governments are increasingly being led by right wing conservatives/religious people. As a result our community is probably more under threat of censorship now than it ever has been in the past.
There is no way this list is going to change the world but if it helps just one person to find a new blog to read or helps to encourage folks to be kick arse sex bloggers and acknowledges the fabulous job you all do as content creators in this hostile world then it is a worth while project.