Why Authenticity Matters SL013

episode 13 discusses why authenticity matters

This week, after an unplanned for hiatus, I’m back and it’s time to discuss being authentic when you’re online and why it matters. Short answer? It helps build an audience, a brand, and ultimately, a business that earns you money. In this episode: Pardon the absence. Blame tech troubles. I went on a Twitter rant…

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Podcasting 101: 2018 Eroticon Podcast Panel SL012

I haven’t had a chance to gush about 2018 Eroticon yet, but I will, and soon. Until then, take a listen to the podcasting panel I sat on with John Brownstone (my partner in crime over at Loving BDSM) and Andrew and Pixie of Kink Craft. Whether you were unable to attend the session while…

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Deciding Whether to Hit Publish or Not SL011

episode 11 of smutlancer podcast discusses reasons why you should publish anyway

Sometimes writing a blog or making a thing is easy. We almost feel a compulsion to do it or we’re “on brand” so of course we’ll put it out there. But what happens when you want to (or do) write or make a thing, but you wonder if you “should” publish it? This week I’m…

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Advice from an Advice-Giver on Giving Advice

smutlancer podcast episode 10 discusses giving advice

Not everyone who creates content wants to give advice, and frankly not everyone even should. But if you’re interested in offering your perspective on the world in a way that might help others, I have some, well, advice. Ultimately, you have to find what works for you. As someone who used to think there was…

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3 Things You Need for Your Website SL009

episode 9 of smutlancer podcast discusses keeping your website operational

As someone trying to earn money and build a career off of the sexy, smutty stuff you make, your website must work. While you can’t prevent crashes (or most of them), there are things and people you can have to help you survive them. When my own website crashed this week, I was reminded of…

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Ignoring Your Critics and Getting Better at What You Do SL008

episode 8 discusses ignoring the critics and making your thing anyway

This week I went on a rant (it’s kind of my thing) about ignoring your critics – even your own inner critic – and doing your thing. We all start somewhere and we all get better with time. It’s easy for someone to sit on the outside and say you did it wrong, but much…

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Why Community Matters SL007

episode seven discusses the importance of community

After talking about friendships in episode 6, the sex blogging community as a whole is on my mind. Cultivating friendships is important but being a part of the community, even in a small way, matters just as much. In this episode: Communities remind us we’re not completely solitary. We might not all be besties but…

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Why Friendship is Important When You’re a Smutlancer SL006

Smutlancer podcast episode on friendship

Over the weekend I read a book called A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. While it was a fascinating look at a forgotten or ignored part of literary history, it also got me thinking about how important friendship is to the smutlancing life. In this…

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The Compare and Contrast Thing We All Do SL005

Smutlancer Podcast episode on comparing yourself to other sex bloggers and creatives

In episode 5, I discuss a bad habit that a lot of creative people have – and as a sex blogger, I know I do it. We compare ourselves to others and decide there’s something wrong with us. Sometimes the insecurity of jealousy makes us not like the other person but most often, we find…

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Interview with Kink Craft

Interview with Kink Craft

I promised interviews with companies, brands, and websites that publish sex writing and other creative content, and I meant it. For the first interview, I talked to Andrew and Pixie from Kink Craft in the UK. What began as a professional relationship between writer and company has grown into a genuine friendship between us. Hear…

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