How to Make It As a Smutlancer if You’re Not Very Good at Smutlancing

Girl on the Net

Girl on the Net (she/her) is a sex blogger and author who writes filth, feminism, and funny stuff over at She also makes audio porn – turning sexy stories into audio recordings to help make erotica more accessible (and also just because so many of us love a dirty bedtime story). She has been blogging for 9 years, has written two books, and is very keen to help other bloggers turn their sexy hobby into a day job just like she did. Hit her up at her website or on Patreon ( for more filth and fuckery.

4 Responses

  1. Quinn Rhodes says:

    Confession: I cried when I scanned the first few lines of this post after it landed in my inbox earlier. I really fucking needed this today. After months of not writing because I’m so ill and having only published two blog posts so far in 2021, I had a complete meltdown last night because I was on a call with some of my favourite people and we were all supposed to be writing about sex together, and I just couldn’t write anything. Thank you for the advice and the pep talk.

    “No one does what you do quite like you.” I’m going to go and write that down in my planner right now, because I really need to remember it at the moment. It’s really fucking hard to remember that my voice matters and that I have Shit To Say that’s worth posting, but I feel like I spend all my time right now apologising for taking up space and wasting other people’s time. Being this ill doesn’t help, but that doesn’t mean I should roll over and let the imposter syndrome win.

    • Girlonthenet says:

      Ahhh Quinn, I know you struggle with imposter syndrome a lot, and I kind of wish I could give you an Alice-in-Wonderland style bottle of self-confidence labelled ‘drink me’: the second you drank it you’d be able to see your own work from an outside perspective and understand how, even on the days you think are bad ones, you are still an exceptional writer. Being ill absolutely doesn’t help, but you’re doing brilliantly. I find pandemic means I might have one week when I’m super-prolific and another where all I want to do is lie in a pile and weep, so I think at the moment the best thing any of us can do is point to what we *have* done and go ‘LOOK! I did THAT! Even when everything’s super hard! GO ME!’

      So: go you =)

  2. Theon Nord says:

    My take on it: Write about things that happen to you. Take the vibrator example. If you give your account of using it with photos, then it’ll be interesting enough.

    Why not add a video?

    As a sex blogger (and a nudist), I find then I don’t have enough time to write about all things my followers want to know about me. I wish to suffer one day from a syndrome that I don’t know what else to write about. Write now I have 150 drafts 🙂

    Good Luck!


    • Girlonthenet says:

      I completely agree re: writing things that happen to you. Sometimes focusing on the personal is the best way to shuffle through all the noise and ideas, and work out what the best thing is for you to bring to the table!

      With photos/videos though, a note of caution: while I absolutely LOVE other people’s photos + vids, there is a danger in posting explicit pics/videos if you’re also trying to make money via channels which have strict content guidelines. I use Patreon, and it’s absolutely vital as an income stream for me, but if I were to post a photo or video of me using a vibrator I would get ditched from that platform and lose a significant portion of my income. Photos + videos can definitely be great ways to engage (and also brilliant when the words don’t come and you feel writing is too much!) but I’d always advise someone to be aware of the restrictions of the platforms you’re using (hosting, social, patreon etc) before choosing to publish something like this.

      Congratulations on the 150 drafts though! That is amazing! I think I have plenty of drafts but they’re languishing there because I am not quite sure how to finish them. Oh to have ideas which I can actually see through to the end =) That’s one of my biggest Achilles’ heels!

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