9 Things New Sex Bloggers Need to Know

a growing list of things new and experienced sex bloggers need to know or be reminded of

Thanks to Quinn Rhodes for suggesting this topic. Her actual request was for a podcast episode on the things I wish I’d known or the things newbie sex bloggers need to know, and I think that’ll happen in the future. For now, let’s talk about the topic here. It’s big enough to come back to…

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What I Learned About the Sex Blogging Community from a Cross-Stitch Convention

What I Learned About the Sex Blogging Community from a Cross-Stitch Convention

In August 2018, I attended my first ever cross-stitch (a form of needlepoint) convention. Even though I’ve been stitching for 30 years, I felt completely out of my element. During it all, I learned a lot about myself, sex blogging, and communities. The first thing I learned is that there’s a convention for everything, including…

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: August 2018

August 2018 income report for Kayla Lords, the smutlancer and sex writer

I’m not going to lie to you — putting out my income and expenses onto the internet leaves me feeling extremely vulnerable. Last month I went through an anxious, rage-y thing (in my head, where no one else could see). It wasn’t until people told me how much this helped them or inspired them that…

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Creating a Path to Reach Your Smutlancing Goals SL031

episode 31 on smutlancer podcast on creating a path to reach your smutlancing goals

I’m not gonna lie. This week’s episode has me feeling vulnerable and emotional. It’s also longer than normal. Basically, my imposter syndrome is all over the damn place. But I hope it’s helpful and useful to you as you work towards your own smutlancing goals. This is one strategic path I’m taking to get some…

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Social Media Use and Presence — How Much is Enough? SL030

episode 30 is about finding the balance of our social media presence as a smutlancer

I’m back from a convention that wasn’t about business but purely about fun. Even though I’m going through con-drop, I’m also re-evaluating my relationship with social media. Not just as a private individual, but also as someone who wants to make a career online. I have no answers in this week’s episode. Only questions for…

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What It Takes to Make Smutlancing a Full-Time Job

What It Takes to Make Smutlancing a Full-Time Job

I wish I could wave a magic wand and give you a 10-step checklist so you can make all your smutlancing dreams come true. But anything that can be boiled down into a single list should be taken with a grain of salt. (Says the woman who’s making a list to help you become a…

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We All Start at the Bottom SL029

episode 29 of the smutlancer -- we all start at the bottom

This week’s episode is a bit rambling, likely a lot ranty, and in my defense, I was tired, lol. Okay so that’s not a good reason, but it’s one of those weird topics where I don’t want anyone to feel discouraged, but the truth might hurt. No one makes their top price when they get…

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How to Tell If You’re on the Right Track

figuring out if you're on the right track with your smutlancing goals

A big thanks to Amy of Coffee and Kink for inspiring this particular post. We had a good Twitter conversation (as we often do) that got me thinking. Knowing if you’re on the right track with your smutlancing goals or if you’re just spinning your wheels is a question we all have to face at…

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How Good Self-Promotion Works

what good self-promotion looks like

Earlier this week, I talked about why your self-promotion tactics might not be working, and there are a lot of ways to promote yourself so that you get attention. But how should it work, does it work, and can you make promotion work for you? In my mind, it’s kind of fuzzy. Primarily because you’re…

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Getting Comfortable with Self-Promotion SL028

episode 28 of smutlancer podcast discusses getting comfortable with self-promotion

This week, I’m going with a theme — self-promotion. On Monday we talked about what’s not working, and on Friday, we talked about what good self-promotion looks like (links below). Today, though, let’s focus on getting comfortable with it. If promoting yourself makes you slightly uncomfortable, you’re not alone. In this episode: This week’s episode…

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