Productivity tip for adult blogging

Today’s tip is quick and simple. Go and buy MarsEdit.

OK, I will explain why. It is an application that you can write blog posts in. So far, so VERY dull, Damian. Why is this cool? I hear you scream at your screen in frustration.

Well, it allows you to post to multiple blogs within one app. It’s got a lovely interface. Does insto-previews based on your blog, so you know if a pic will fit, etc. The uploading is nice.

Oh, and of course it works offline. So you can write lots of lovely blog posts on the train, then publish them when you get to wifi.

Go try the 30 day trial here.

Mac only. There are probably similar Windows apps, but who cares.

Free book to make you think…

Seth Godin is great at making you think. Yes, he is a *shudder* mainstream marketer, but his is great and that’s that.

Check out a free ebook he put out:

Read it. It’s lots of different people’s thoughts on What Matters Now…

New Episode of SMASH HIT PODCAST about porn and beer

Yes kids. I know you’ve been waiting for episode two of the smash hit video podcast Porn Beer. Well wait no longer. It is live and online at the only blog in the world to review porn and beer.

Vegas is coming up

So this year, why not get some cool business cards done?

Mistakes usually made:

- Crap stock. Really weak stock just makes you look cheap

- Gmail address. I will never do business with you if you cannot afford a domain

- Too small a font

Here, have some inspiration:

Try something different. Try to stand out.

Big porn review site list

OK, it’s not *my* list but merely one I nicked from GFY. But I thought some people that read this little lovely blog may not read the zoo, so here is a long list of sites that review porn sites.

You should submit your porn site to these places. All of them. May take a while, but heck, it’s what I am doing today!

Ever worry a site is down?

Check your domain with the excellent:

Use Twitter to find out when to send your email newsletter

Now this is brilliant. Use Twitter to find out when to send your email newsletter. Obviously, which day of the week and what time you send your email newsletters can change how effectively they work. But when to send? Loads of testing right? Nope.

Just pop along to and type in some keywords related to your niche and porn in general. Note the RSS feed for this query. Pop that into your google reader account (get one here if you don’t have one).

Click show details the top right and you see a blank graph. After a few days this will show some fantastic data on what day of the week, month and time that people were talking about your niche.

This data tells you when you should be sending out your newsletter. Clever, eh?, purelynsfw, Sean Hickey = spammers

You may remember a while ago, a clueless spammer called Sean Hickey from spammed me. I explained how it was a really bad way to try and get new business, he threatened me with legal action, I laughed.

Guess what, the clueless monkey has done it again!

I complained.

He sent more abusive emails.


I thought anyone interested in would be interested to see how the conduct themselves. Here is the email thread:


Dear Damian,
We own and run, which Alexa rank as a top 100K Website globally and sub 40,000 in the USA. We achieve millions of monthly visitors through giving our readers what they want, without popups or over advertising. This means our click through rates are excellent.
The vast majority of our readers are of credit card spending age between 21-35 years of age and a massive 70% of these readers reside in the USA. We are now actively seeking new adult companies to advertise with us. This follows the successful completion of campaigns on behalf of some of the biggest names in the last quarter.In terms of advertisers, we look to ensure we do not bombard the reader with to many ads as we believe this lessens the impact and therefore results. This means that when we do run a campaign the click through rates are much higher than average.
We are able to offer bespoke campaigns with content to match the product or site being sold. From straight banner ads to full campaigns sponsoring some of our popular series, we have the content to attract the sales to you. All of our campaigns are cost effective and ensure you get great returns. We want to build long term relationships, so our opening charges for first time campaigns are extremely competitive.

If you are interested in discussing this further, please either reply to this email or you can also contact us on ICQ 620790064.

Thanks for reading.


Sean Hickey

Project Head



I politely replied:


Hi Sean

I make it a rule never to do business with people that spam me.
All the best
Sean Hickey of then went on some kind of meltdown rant sending me email after email abusing me.
To clarify,
We run adult Websites specifically designed to sell the services of affil progs, camsites etc. We looked up and found your contact details noted under the heading – help/marketing/partners. We then sent you a specific email addressed to you, with a personal salutation discussing the current options for advertising on one of our sites.
THIS IS NOT SPAM – but you are an idiot who just mad a GIANT fool of himself.
Then another…
Now, a third email just because it is clear now who you are. The idiot behind What a SAD LITTLE IDIOT you are. Now go away an ‘conjure’ up some other angle to annoy hard working people…
We had decided from legal advice not to take action against your sites post but now you are actually attempting to harrass we will be re-instating our line of litigation. Especially as we now have your postal address.
And another:
Oh and…
For someone who is blacklisted for placing spam comments on peoples sites (YOU), I think you should review who you accuse of anything.
And another
We sent an email to you regarding the 3wayscash program. We sent it to the email address listed publicly for marketing and partner enquiries. How does this fall under unsolicited? The legal definition is void when you place an email address on a public site asking for contacts to be passed to that email address.
Poor little sprat doesn’t understand the word unsoliclited, nor commercial, nor email.
Now, everyone in adult knows that if you are selling traffic it means you cannot monetise it yourself. So it is shit traffic. No one sells good traffic. Because, well, why would they?
Shame have such bad traffic they cannot make anything with it. And shame they feel spamming is a legitimate way to try and sell this shit traffic to people who are so stupid that they think Alexa is a good measure.
It amused me, anyway.
Anyone that would like help with writing emails to go to double opt in accounts, let me know. I can show you how to make your mailing list work, rather than spamming random addresses you scrape from google.

Increase the click through rate on ALL your buttons overnight.

This seems to obvious, but no one does it.

There are probably whole books written on this, but it boils down to this:

Green = go
Red = stop

Humans are used to these cues from colours. Red traffic light means you have to stop. Green traffic light means you go. It’s universal.

How many of your call to action buttons are green? I make all my clients alter them to be green and I have seen – via splt tests – that is makes a HELL of a difference.

Correct colour/color for call to action button

Correct colour/color for call to action button

Try it, let me know how you get on.


Oh porn designers and porn sites, why do you not know about the basics of branding?

A logo and a logotype are two different things.

The nike swoosh is a logo. The font used for the work nike is a logotype.

Why don’t porn sites apply the same branding as the mainstream?