People periodically send me letters asking how they can be me. I don’t know that being me is always totally awesome, although I wouldn’t trade with anyone else. But I do know that the #1 piece of advice I would give anyone seeking to innovate is to go to trade shows in lots of…( Read more )
Spooky Athena Hollow
Posted by Amelia G
I always like working with people who do more than one thing. I will pick multifaceted hotness over just-ad-model every day of the week. Athena Hollow, among other things, does affiliate site promo.
The SpookyCash affiliate program pays people like Athena Hollow for sending members to Gothic Sluts, Erotic Fandom, Barely Evil, Erotic BPM, the Blue Blood VIP and other sites published by Blue Blood and friends of Blue Blood. This is a great system for people who have webzines with a lot of visitors or popular Twitter profiles and such. A lot of membership sites beg for links or even demand them, but SpookyCash shares the wealth whenever your links result in members signing up. (I’ll be happy to assist any BlueBlood.net reader who is unfamiliar with affiliate promo, but has a high traffic site or profile.)
Anyway, SpookyCash printed some really cool . . .
Yesterday, we completed a big awesome relaunch of Blue Blood’s SpookyCash affiliate program.
Sometimes achieving big milestones on internet projects leaves me feeling discontent, restless, or sad. It’s like I feel like confetti should be falling from the ceiling, but then it isn’t.
It’s like I have this momentary spike of doing the happy happy dance and then I’m like why aren’t more people dancing with me or something. Partly, I think this horrible economy is getting me down. The big picture news is all mostly maddening. So many big companies seem to be reaching into the little guy’s pockets. The celeb news is all mostly depressing. People keep hitting me up to ask me to do things for less than it costs me to do them. Which probably means I should lower what I pay other people during this recession, but I just don’t feel comfortable with that. I’ve found some people actually want to raise their rates right now because they are working so rarely, so they want to make it count when they get something finally. Which I kinda understand I guess. Heck, some people keep just hitting me up to buy them stuff, like I’m supposed to be some kind of sugar daddy . . . and not people I’m fucking. I realize that now there will be multiple people, including folks I was not thinking of at all while writing this, who will be pissed off if I post this and think I mean them. But I’m tired of always pussyfooting around other people’s feelings, without getting the same consideration.
And, of course, the problem is most everybody at the moment is feeling put upon. Even if everything is hunky-dorey in their fiscal and personal life, the aura of meltdown in the air is distressing, even if it is big picture financial meltdown and other people’s local personal meltdowns.
So, anyway, I’m honestly really happy about the SpookyCash project milestone, but I just wish I could get my celebratory on a bit better today. I’m happy to have been able to work with Ed’s artwork. I’m happy to have been able to work with all the great content from all the fabulous Blue Blood, Gothic Sluts, Barely Evil, Rubber Dollies, EroticBPM, etc. photographers. Plus the images Forrest Black and I have shot of all the cool models for the sites. I’m grateful for the contributions from W, C, E, S, and N. And I am incredibly fortunate to have had Forrest Black overseeing the technical and design teams on this project.
I do believe that, in many ways, we make our own luck. But I also do feel lucky.
If you are a professional webmaster, this next bit will be of interest: You can now promote SpookyCash via either CCBill or Epoch. We upgraded a bunch of the sales tools There are now thumbnail previews for the hosted galleries. Picture of the day sizes are now fully customizable to flawlessly fit the design of your site. SpookyCash first brought RSS and hosted blog tech to the adult space in 2005 and that feed is updated all the time. There are also customizable RSS feeds for all hosted gallery releases now as well. Plus a nifty banner selector with auto-rotating banners available where you just select a site and size. And don’t forget how easy it is to get paid with just one link to SpookyCash’s fully hosted no-leaks complete TGP where you get credit for everything. SpookyCash will be adding some new sites soon too.
I guess that last bit is all I meant to post, but then I got all emotional on it. So it goes.
by Amelia G : March 12th, 2009
SXSW is upon us once again. This reminds me that I meant to post the podcast of a panel Halcyon and I and this camgirl Seska did at SXSW. Halcyon is the king of coming up with humorous, lurid, and otherwise catchy panel titles. This means that, like me and like most web professionals, he has about a billion funny site domains. His main home on the web is currently CockyBastard, although Pinkgasm is listed in the SXSW credits. I’ll spare you all full bios, but SXSW edited my bio to say “Amelia G holds the titles of editor, writer, and photographer who founded Blue Blood” instead of just saying I’m an editor, writer, and photographer. My title on my business cards says chick-in-charge and writer and photographer are not titles. SXSW is a fun conference and they felt very strongly this particular year that it was vital that they refer to those things as titles, so I rolled with it and who knows what process they used for deciding how to specify site or company for each guest speaker.
At any rate, here is the MP3 podcast of our panel:
Pay Up! Should Publishers Choose the Porn Path?
Moderator: John Halcyon Halcyon Styn Digital Explorer, Pinkgasm
John Halcyon Styn Digital Explorer, Pinkgasm
Amelia G Chick in Charge, Blue Blood
Seska Lee Sajnet
As the public becomes more comfortable paying for premium content and services, what can we learn from the pornographic trailblazers? What billing models and payment systems are working online in porn that would successfully crossover to mainstream? What types of content and services can types of sites are ready for the Porn Path of Pay to Peruse? The panel will include veterans in . . .
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