Some personal reflection for you this morning.
I have been married for four years now. We’ve experienced many a thing in our 8 year (cumulative) relationship.
One thing we do well at… At least occasionally… Is talking.
We talk about everything.
So with my writing lately, I’ve often talked to my husband to ask his opinion. With the book I’ve been working on I’ll hash out plot lines, characters etc with him. With my blog, I talk about using social media or learning new html. I know, exciting.
We were talking about blog traffic and marketing. I know the gist of things. But I’m self educated on what I do know. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that sex sells.
I mean, you clicked, right?
Here’s conservative little me posting an article about sex. And curiosity brought you in. Right?
Well hey there. My name is Jenn. Let’s talk about
Remember when a G rating on a movie was enough to still quantify it as a good movie? We all knew in Casablanca and The Princess Bride the depth of the main characters’ love for each other. They kissed, gazed lovingly, kissed and no sex. But we still as viewers understood.
Then movies got a little more risky. Panning away once it’s obvious what’s about to go down.
Then onto more graphic and longer scenes.
Etc etc etc
All in order to push the envelope. To get more views. I hate when movies that are otherwise flawless feel the need to show nudity to up a rating. Especially when it has nothing to do with the story.
But sex sells.
And that’s frustrating.
In my mind, “how can I be a successful writer if I don’t write about sex?”
Well I’m not about to sell myself out whore out my blog in order to be salacious and get a few more views.
Sex is good.
Of course, as a Christian, I believe within the confines of marriage it is good. So let’s keep it that way. I won’t be blogging about it in order to cheapen it for views, no matter how many times I see a tutorial prompting me to do so.
Or will I?
This morning thought was spurred by a suggestion on another website to prompt writers and bloggers to be more risky (read naughty) in their posts. As a conservative writer, it saddens me that one would feel the need to sell themselves short in this way just to get a few more view. But I tried it myself, in my own way. I will be posting a follow up to this post when I see what the result is, if any 😉