Sunday, January 31, 2016

A question for all the Buddies -- UPDATE 02/01/2016


GUYS, CAN'T TELL YOU HOW GREAT IT IS TO READ YOUR COMMENTS. APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU SAY!  Steve


Hey Folks,

I have a question for you. We've been putting our little blog out here since the end of December 2008. There have been 4,771 posts, a total of 7,416,680 page views, 3,438 published comments, and as of today 639 followers -- but I like calling you Buddies.

(Maybe some of you who are more tech savvy can help me understand a recent change. Two weeks ago, there were more than 800, then when I opened the blog a few days later it said 720. Did that many Buddies stop being fans all at once or does Blogger do some kind of purge? I honestly don't know).

Anyway, it's become waaaaaay more popular than we ever imagined. It was just for fun. Also, because we like things and people in their natural state. Like I've said many times, it's not how much hair you have on your body, it's the fact that its yours and makes you a unique individual, not a shaved down, buffed, puffed clone. "Smooth as a baby's ass or hairy as whatever, be proud of what you've got!"

It's still fun. I like making the pics look as good as possible. Scooter sends a bunch and some of you do, too. Most need to be touched up, a lot aren't good enough quality. Have to decide what's going to look hot in a montage, or as Pic of the Day, etc., etc. Takes a while. Throw in a sense of humor and a dose of liberal politics and it's not the typical porn site. There are plenty of those and they're easy to find. Not a porn site at all, right? Art appreciation!  ;-)

And here's the question. Is there anything you really don't like? Is there anything you'd like better?

Some things won't change. This will still be a place to see "natural" dudes. As natural as we can find! I'll still put up stuff that makes me laugh. Or think. And it will still be politically liberal. What else would you like?

That's about it. Have a great night!

Steve

13 comments:

boyglenn said...

Just want to say I love the blog. I especially look forward to Grab Bag Sunday. As for your loss of followers, check out "Google Blogger Closes Gay Blogs" site. It just posted an article about how something is causing a massive reduction in followers on the various blogs.

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your blog through RSS. Does Blogger provide you with numbers of subscribers like me? How many of us are there, and do our numbers contribute to or affect the number of followers of your blog? I am really interested to learn this, not only of Blogger, but also Tumbler, etc. It would be cool if you would mention not only the number of followers but also the number of RSS subscribers who enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Question?

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great blog as it is, and I look forward to seeing it several times a day. Thanks for all the work you do for us!

Fullmoonma said...

I think you're doing just fine. I like the limited number of daily images and the comments when you have something to say. I love smooth skin and smooth bodies but you've shown me the beauty of all kinds of men!

whkattk said...

Hey, buddy. I love your blog exactly as it is. Truly. Don't change a thing.

I've been experiencing the exact same issue. A loss of 100 followers, then one of 30+ more, then again last week another 25. I do think it is another Google Blogger thing, as boyglenn indicates.

Check out their post. The "Blocking" thing makes sense...well, the whole post makes sense, actually.

Ralph said...

"A question for all the Buddies". When I really like some of the men I see here, I comment on them. I don't comment on guys I don't enjoy seeing here. I really like your site...

Anonymous said...

I'm one of those bears that isn't web-savvy enough to do things like subscribe or RSS (whatever that is), so I don't know if you see my visits every day in your numbers or not. I like your blog not only for the pics, but for the wide range of articles.
What I don't like about your blog:
Anyway, I read your blog last in the morning, because I believe one should save the best for last. :) Thank you for continuing to post.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for many years now and love it just the way it is. I know you will change some things along the way to keep it interesting but in general you have a terrific sense of what's fun and enlightening and downright erotic. I never go a day without viewing it and read most of the articles you include for us. Can't thank you enough.
Dennis

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog, and check it out daily . . . . I'm not particularly computer "literate", so I don't know if my visits show up on any visiter listing or not. I would guess that there are lots of people like me who are not noted as "followers", or "subscribers."

In any event, I hope you continue doing what you're doing. It's a good place to visit, and your efforts are appreciated.

Joe said...

Your blog is by far my favorite. I check it out everyday to see what you post. When I want to post a news story on my blog, I always check to make sure you haven't beat me to it. We always seem to find fascinating the same stories. Keep up the great work.

Chris said...

What I like about your site: Everything except the (occasional) liberal politics. That's better left alone; plenty of other people to fulminate about it.

SteveXS said...

Joe, Closet Professor is one of those I try to read as often as I can. I think my site is fun but yours is inspirational. Hope life keeps getting better!