Sex in a Blog Post
Let's first start with some deep, philosophical questions:
Why do you have a personal blog in the first place?
Are you story telling or are you writing your life's journal and do you care that the journal is truthful? If you have taken the diary approach, have you established the subjects and limits you plan to share with the rest of the world? Once I determined what was "off-limits" (yes, believe it or not, I have at least 3 things in my life that I will never write about on my blog!), I found it liberating to write about all the other subjects. I tend to take the honest approach and really tell-it-like-it-is because it just doesn't feel right otherwise. I do not want to be deceptive....to myself or to my readers.
Does sex play an important role in your real life or do prefer to place everything about sex on the back shelf of your kitchen pantry..........where you might not see or taste it for years to come?
If sex is an important part of how you define yourself, then it probably has a place in your writing topics. My only advice is to remember that ANYONE can read your blog, including your children, your boss, your Mother-in-Law and that creepy neighbor down the street! Be prepared to possibly have an embarrassing moment or two.
If sex is hidden in the pantry, I would suggest leaving it there until you are ready to come out of the pantry, so to speak! It could be a liberating or a debilitating experience; I don't want to take any responsibility for the direction you may choose to take.
Is the subject of sex an appropriate topic for your blog niche? Will it increase or decrease your following?
I once told a story about my volunteer days as a candy stripper back in my high school days. I joked about the uncomfortable uniform and showed examples of how they have changed for the better. Well, my readership for that particular day spiked tenfold. At first I was quite excited but really, the readers who probably Googled 'High School Candy Stripers' and landed on my site, were probably there for a total of 6 seconds once they realized my blog was not one of "those kinds of sites"! I am pretty sure none of them came back the next day, either! (Too bad....they could have learned all about insomnia!)
There could easily be an argument that almost every blog niche could use a little sex topic now and then. The important thing to remember is to write about sex as it relates to your niche. As an empty nest parent, the sex topic is usually a humorous one. At this age, we have learned to poke fun at a lot of once-taboo topics!
So there, as promised.....a sexy little post about SEX. See you tomorrow!