March 30, 2008
I know. It’s been a long time. But we didn’t forget about you, I swear.
We started out with wild enthusiasm for this project, and time. The wild enthusiasm remains, but the time has been a bit more problematic. However, this site still remains what it set out to be: a collection of quality blogs, rather than a small proportion of blogs that people post their writing and photos on, care about, and nurture, lost in a sea of scanned pictures of big boobies.
We’re about to relaunch, with the help of someone who knows a bit more about all this shit than we do, and has the requisite wild enthusiasm, so watch this space, and watch your stats :)
August 20, 2007
When we put the directory up, we had 63 sites. At the last count today, we had 108!
Thanks to everyone who has linked to us and mentioned us – we really appreciate it, and we hope that you are seeing the first signs of traffic from here – and that you are enjoying the illustrious company you are keeping.
We’re still working on more links for the visual part, so please keep the suggestions coming.
August 14, 2007
The best of this week’s blogs by the bloggers who blog them. Highlighting the top 3 posts as chosen by Sugasm participants. Want in Sugasm #93? Submit a link to your best post of the week using this form. Participants, repost the link list within a week and you’re all set.
This Week’s Picks
Do one thing every day that scares you…
“What I didn’t know what that it would turn me on as much as it hurt me.”
Interview With Deborah Jeane Palfrey, AKA The DC Madam
“I wanted to see coverage treating sex workers as just that-workers.”
“She bites, she writhes, she moans, she claws- none of which she can remember after.”
Mr. Sugasm Himself
Keep Britain Tidy, Gimp
In Her Mind, the Pigeons Were Always Fucking
(Sugasm participants should re-post all the links above. The following links may be excluded as long as you include all the above links.)
BDSM & Fetish
Erotic Writing and Experiences
Catalina loves Penelope and Odysseus
Devil’s Last Dance (PJ story)
I’m A Woman Man: Episode 5 – Hands
The Most Famous Cock in the World
My slum goddess
Vignette: 3 #2
NSFW Pics, Videos & Audio
August 10, 2007
We’ve divided the written links into three preliminary subcategories: Erotic Writing, D/s – BDSM, and Sex, Etc. The links are in the sidebar on the main page, otherwise they are on the bottom. Yes, we’d like them at the top, too, but apparently the software won’t allow us to do that. This is why we need ads – so that we can upgrade as soon as possible.
If you feel that you have been put in the wrong category, let The Curator know, and he’ll happily move you.
August 9, 2007
We are sadly missing links from the Visuals category. This is partly because we are more familiar with written blogs, and partly because we turned our attention to that category last. The fact is that once you get into photographic and artistic blogs the Ooh! Look! Shiny! factor becomes overwhelming, and we got overwhelmed, followed links like maniacs, and lost track of where we’d been and who we’d emailed, and just generally lost the plot.
So if you know of any wonderful sites that you think we should include, please let us know, and in the meantime we’ll continue to plow our way through the many sites we have bookmarked.
August 9, 2007
“OK, say you went to one of these directories, and you found my site in amongst all these XXXX Nude Teen Boobies and Cuties Anally-Reamed by Humungous Dicks!!! What would you do?”
“I’d bookmark it till later, and go back to it after I’d got my rocks off.”
“Huh. You wouldn’t get your rocks off on my site?”
“Er… sure, honey. But I’d still look at the naked boobies first.”
“I wish there was another site just for decent writing and photography, and I wasn’t getting lost in porn in all these directories.”
“Well, we can make one if you want.”
“Really? Can we really?”
“Sure. Let’s do it.”
And so Eye of Venus was born, all out of a petulant wish to avoid having to compete with nymphets with better tits. It is possible that if the parties concerned had known they were going to wear their fingers to the bone and their keyboards to stubs, they might have put the brakes on each other, but not all that likely. In their initial euphoria they envisaged an idealistic virtual coffee shop populated by all their favorite bloggers, a place where they could hang out in eclectically sexy company chatting and debating, whilst swigging a virtual cappuccino or a cocktail (it was a coffee shop with a liquor license, apparently), whilst eavesdropping on an orgy, or a whipping, or some tender loving sex, or learning something about sexual politics. On sober reflection, they decided to concentrate on collecting some links and getting a site up first, before getting too carried away.
The technically incompetent person was put in charge of PR, begging emails, and general bossing about. The unfortunate technically competent person found themselves doing all the donkey work, and having to be polite whilst fielding remarks of an: “OK, now you’ve done all that, can we just change it a bit?” nature. By some miracle, no sex bloggers were injured in the creation of this directory, and none were driven to violence.
So. The directory is up, and the company contained within is illustrious. Many bloggers were approached, many answered, and a gratifying number offered encouragement and assistance. Some didn’t answer, possibly because they didn’t investigate their spam folders. Some answered with reservations, and subsequently accepted graciously. Some were never approached, either because they had no immediately apparent contact address, or because the PR person had resorted to petulance again, and was hunched sobbing over a keyboard, wailing: “I can’t do it any more! I can’t send another email!” and had to have a little lie down. Some of those, gratifyingly, signed up of their own free will.
The site is up, and the links are pretty great, not to say pretty fucking impressive. There is even a button (instructions in the sidebar). There will soon be an RSS feed. Someday there will be a proper members area. Sometime soon the extra bits will be cleared away, and in the meantime there is this: a proper blog. But for the moment we feel rather like new parents – thrilled and excited, but wondering when the exhaustion is going to wear off, and the baby will sleep through the night.
A heartfelt thank you again to everyone, and if we’re slow in answering emails don’t worry, we’re just negotiating the teething problems.
August 9, 2007
Thanks to everyone who has agreed to be linked, visited, said lovely things, offered support, and even mentioned us on their blogs. We’re still moving in here – painting walls and shifting furniture and laying carpets and squabbling about what needs doing next – but we’ll get to everything in time, we promise.
In the meantime, we’ve added more sites, and instructions for linking to us using our fabulous button are to be found in the sidebar under Main Menu, and now we even have this blog.