Important stuff was going on lately, so I thought I’ll update you with the current stuff, and what’s next 🙂
Blog traffic, web hosting
So the blog is now having a steady 25000 visits/month, that’s 3 times as much as last year. That’s an awesome development, and I don’t see it weakening anytime soon, that’s definitively too much load on the old hosting service. Just a few days ago I smoothly rolled out a scalable VPS server in Canada and enabled CloudFlare SSL, making the blog both faster and more secure. Now it’s ready for hefty loads from the USA and elsewhere without giving up on visitor privacy !
Privacy, that was the concern when I switched from “Tumblr Ask” to Ask.fm, because the later doesn’t require you to register to send questions. Tumblr’s mainly a visual content stream anyway, interesting questions would be buried far deep away in the tumblr-blog, that’s not exactly what I had in mind. I see in Ask.fm a nice and fun way to share Q&A without hassle, background noise or dumb user registration 😛 You find the button to the Ask.fm anytime in the right sidebar, along with the other stuff (feed, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr, email form). Can be any question 🙂
Kinkly top bloggers
The other day I was browsing Twitter, looking for interesting sextoy bloggers to follow. Needless to say that I didn’t find any other onahole-bloggers there, me and Infernal Monkey remain the only ones 🙁 I noticed most of them are in a kind of competition on the Kinkly top sex bloggers, so I thought it would be fun to join the club, poking the bloggers community about the existence of all the Japanese toys in the market, maybe inspiring existing and new bloggers to start reviewing onaholes too ! Wanna help ? Vote for Onahole Review and Infernal Monkey, and any other noncommercial Japanese-sextoy bloggers that may appear there, let’s pervert the world more and more 😉
Tailstelltales’ reviews !
Last July you were surprised to see Tailstelltales’ first review on Onahole Review, not only because she actually reviewed female sextoys, but also because she did video reviews, something I can’t do with my horrible English tongue ! I’d like to thank everybody for your feedback, it was a very positive experience and Tailstelltales became Onahole Review’s first author ! As an author, she can create and publish her own reviews here and explore further into Japan’s sextoy maze than I could do alone, giving helpful opinions for female visitors seeking advice ! Because everyone should have fun 🙂
Introducing these two:
You spotted them on the (new) banner: spent some time vectorizing from existing material since I’m not good at drawing, they will randomly appear in the reviews, guiding you and giving useful hints, a bit like the couple from Onahodouga:
Hints, expressions, illustrating the mood during a review, various clothes, hair accessories, maybe we will have to give them names, background stories and occupations, bringing them to life here… just throwing a few ideas, I’m not able to draw manga myself. Call for illustrators who wanna do something with these ideas, may it be paper-drawing or vectors 🙂
Those following me on Twitter/Tumblr had a short summary of my life lately, which sums up to: back to family’s house, without decent income, running a sloppy business that doesn’t even pay. I’m worse off than most healthy people my age. Yeah you guess, running this blog and seeing it grow up above expectations pretty much prevented me of becoming depressed and jobless and alcoholic and homeless and bankrupt and drug-addict and whatever shit may have happened to me on top of the initial events, so yeah I’m keeping the motivation to move on and put my life back on tracks ! And that is partly thanks to you, anonymous visitors who bought products from the shops with commissions, who voted for the stuff you’d like to see reviewed here, who shared your opinions in the comments and in the boards, who made it possible for Tailstelltales to join the ship ! The month is not over yet, but I can already tell you: the Chokyo Shojo is finally reachable, an exclusive onahole I have been dying to review for so long ! Meanwhile, Tailstelltales and me still have a bunch of stuff underway, this blog won’t run cold this winter 😉
See you soon !