The Smutlancers Podcast


The Smutlancers podcast is a weekly show hosted by Kayla Lords and Molly Moore discussing our experiences as smutlancers trying to reach our goals, find success, and build the career, life, and website of our dreams. We share our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, tips, tricks, and how-tos each week!

Below, you’ll find the audio and show notes pages for every episode of the podcast.

episode 103 of the Smutlancers podcast

Finding the Balance When You Can’t Keep Up

Keep up with what? It could be anything, but specific to our conversation, we refer to your (and our) to-do list, goals, work promised to clients, etc. The topic comes from a question Quinn Rhodes (ze/hir) asked us about maintaining a work-life balance when chronic conditions (like mental health) get in the way — without working seven days a week and burning yourself out (or making yourself worse).

episode 102 of the Smutlancers podcast

Picking a WordPress Theme

In this week’s episode, Molly and Michael talk about picking a WordPress theme for your site! This is an extremely important decision — but it can also be a difficult one. Whether your current site needs an update or you’re building a new site, give this episode a listen!

episode 101 of the Smutlancer Podcast

Collaborating In the Way That Works for You

This week’s episode is a mash-up of two ideas I thought I had strong opinions about: collaboration and hiring people to do the tasks you can’t or don’t want to do. As in past episodes, this is a look at my current experience and thinking on the topic, as well as (hopefully) a few useful tips.

episode 100 of the Smutlancers podcast

Smutlancers Q&A: July 2020 Mailbag

Every month we answer questions from Smutlancers on a variety of topics. This month, the questions went a bit deeper from navigating how to speak about (and stand-up for) more inclusivity in the sex blogging community to how to support causes that matter to you. (Also, it’s episode 100 but we had no idea when we recorded this!)

episode 99 of the Smutlancer podcast discussing turning fever dreams into reality

Turning Your Fever Dreams Into Something Real

Neither Molly nor myself are immune to big dreams. In fact, we thrive on them. But sometimes those big dreams are more like fever dreams and have no basis in reality. In this week’s episode, we talk about a recent(ish) fever dream from late 2019 that we’re only just now turning into something real. More importantly, we’re sharing lessons we’ve learned and things we’re doing differently.

episode 97 of the Smutlancer podcast hosted by Molly Moore discussing website traffic

Traffic Ups and Downs

Looking at your website stats recently and feeling bummed that traffic is down? That dip might have nothing to do with your site or your content. In this episode, Molly discusses seasonal traffic spikes and dips and also how traffic flow can change due to things that are completely out of your control.

episode 96 of the Smutlancers podcast hosted by Kayla Lords and Molly Moore

A Professional to the End

Basically, I became very anxious about telling a client I could no longer work with them, overprepared, lost sleep, and made the “perfect” plan. I forgot that a plan means nothing if the other person decides to react differently than you expect them to. Ultimately, my goal in this situation was to be a professional until the very end.

episode 94 of the Smutlancers podcast hosted by Kayla Lords and Molly Moore

On Starting and Stopping Projects

I haven’t met a smutlancer yet that wasn’t filled with ideas — and doubts about how to execute them. After last week’s episode, Molly and I sat down to discuss how we approach starting new things AND deciding when to stop ongoing projects. Tl, dr: It’s complicated.