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redrockrascal 64M
8580 posts
5/15/2017 3:39 pm
Will


Given the new limitations I was effectively asked on my last post if the site might charge to blog? This has come up before when things change around here. This is just off the top of my head so I haven't fully thought it through.

My initial thought is no they won't. Reason being, there are lots of places people can "blog" or post stuff/questions/etc on the net. Many are subject specific; politics, sports, travel, etc. - things that do get discussed here. Farcebook is one. The biggest difference is people are, or can be, naked here. Viva Las Naked . Otherwise much of what bloggers do here can be done elsewhere - for free. Unpaid members are potential payers if they come across something here that gets them motivated to pay. Blogging was possibly a source of some paid members when a certain blogger was here and had a very large following.

The only thing(s) that work against us is we (bloggers) are a very small percentage of the total membership on these sites. So we seem to go unnoticed. And standard members are even less then that. If they did charge it wouldn't effect any big number of members.

OK use your words.


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/17/2017 6:55 am

    Quoting author51:
    If they ever do charge us to blog I am off the site as well.I hope that day never comes...
They're in for a big surprise if they do charge - $0 and zero people.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


author51 59F  
130010 posts
5/17/2017 12:46 am

If they ever do charge us to blog I am off the site as well.I hope that day never comes...


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 5:00 pm

    Quoting  :

They're surprises aren't very good huh? I would miss you too K.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:59 pm

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    I don't see them charging members to blog....as it is blogging is in a serious decline on the site....they give most female bloggers free gold so I doubt it would raise much revenue if they started to charge.
I hope you're right SS2

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:58 pm

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    I wouldn't put it pass them. With the decline in chatrooms over the years I am sure blogland is only thing that is bring people into the site now since most are not getting laid! Don't give them any ideas they already have enough of our money hugssssssss V
I have no plans on giving them another penny Sweets.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:57 pm

    Quoting  :

Yeah, I know. But the ideas they com up with tend to suck too.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:56 pm

    Quoting goodatpoetry2:
    I don't think they'll make us pay to blog, but they might make us pay to enjoy the way we blog now.
    For instance... That thing where we can't get to page #2 on the blogs and even in our own blog, that could be just a new gimmick and not a glitch.
    Maybe we will only be able to comment on what's on page 1 or who we have saved as favorites. . If you want to be able to really look around, you'll have to get Gold.
    I could see them doing that...
Interesting thoughts GaP. I guess we are about to see on the pages thing.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:53 pm

    Quoting tickles4us:
    Let me rub my crystals balls for a view of the future.... Hmmm, things are looking fuzzy.
That is just WRONG ! ! !

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:51 pm

    Quoting Furbal1972:
    Bloggers supply free and fresh content to their site. (Oversight is minimal.) .. Sometimes we're considered and thought about, while we are not at the top of the list for attention.

    Blogging can feel like work sometimes. - I would not pay to do it.
It does take more thought and time than I had originally imagined. I won't play to do that work.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:50 pm

    Quoting porterpiper1:
    If they do I am going to miss you fellow bloggers, I enjoy reading your blogs and commenting, but I will not pay to blog or comment on blogs, unless we the members are making money from it, Because being the top blogger and not getting money for it isn't going to pay rent, car note or insurance lolol
I wouldn't pay either and I would miss many of those who are here.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:48 pm

    Quoting Red_Elf:
    I can't imagine they'd do so. They promote blogging as a way to boost popularity and reward popularity by giving away gold memberships, even if it's just 2 weeks at a time for those of us slackers who are downright inconsistent about blogging.
It would be foolish, but they have done foolish things. We both seem to be somewhat inconsistent about blogging.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:47 pm

    Quoting Dick4001567:
    It doesn't make any kind of financial sense for this to ever be a thought or go on here and there would definitely be a decline in membership if it happens and as you said there are other places one can blog for free?
It would certainly further diminish what is already diminished a lot already.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:45 pm

    Quoting s2ndegree:
    There was a time when it was well worth paying a years membership just to blog.Then I realized all I was doing was financing the very people that deemed me to old to be here.Rather counterproductive,sadly!
We're never too old 2nd and I sure won't pay to be told that.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:44 pm

    Quoting  :

That does make a lot o sense EA

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/16/2017 4:43 pm

    Quoting GhostofH:
    Whether 'They' decide to charge or not, to blog or comment will be a decision they may never have to make. In this ever-changing cyber world, I feel people demand to know things soon and faster, (ie. Twitter, Instagram etc.) and so blogging will become passé and die a slow death all on its own without anyone's help. I have been blogging on this site for well over a decade and I've seen multiple changes, and people, both bloggers and active commenters, come and go. When I first started blogging, there were pages of new blogs every day. Now, probably barely a page on a good day. So like the way of the dial/rotary phones, and then the flip phones, change is inevitable and I read that soon Smartphones will too be a thing of the past.... Time changes and waits for no one......
Oh great, wise and oooooold Ghost . . . you’re right change is inevitable (that doesn’t chnge) and blogging here seems to be dying a slow death already. Bloggers seem to get chased off for various reasons and less come in to replace them. However, me thinks that as long as we have web pages to scribe stuff on there will be people who scribe stuff. But what do I know; I’m just an old guy with a flip phone.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


sexysixties2 104F
39750 posts
5/16/2017 10:40 am

I don't see them charging members to blog....as it is blogging is in a serious decline on the site....they give most female bloggers free gold so I doubt it would raise much revenue if they started to charge.

"Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, protects you from age."

~~Anais Nin~~


sweet_VM 64F
81699 posts
5/16/2017 7:12 am

I wouldn't put it pass them. With the decline in chatrooms over the years I am sure blogland is only thing that is bring people into the site now since most are not getting laid! Don't give them any ideas they already have enough of our money hugssssssss V

Become a blog watcher sweet_vm


goodatpoetry2 72M
16552 posts
5/16/2017 3:34 am

I don't think they'll make us pay to blog, but they might make us pay to enjoy the way we blog now.
For instance... That thing where we can't get to page #2 on the blogs and even in our own blog, that could be just a new gimmick and not a glitch.
Maybe we will only be able to comment on what's on page 1 or who we have saved as favorites. . If you want to be able to really look around, you'll have to get Gold.
I could see them doing that...


tickles4us 60M
7262 posts
5/15/2017 11:21 pm

Let me rub my crystals balls for a view of the future.... Hmmm, things are looking fuzzy.

Vive La Difference


Furbal1972 50M
18571 posts
5/15/2017 9:59 pm

Bloggers supply free and fresh content to their site. (Oversight is minimal.) .. Sometimes we're considered and thought about, while we are not at the top of the list for attention.

Blogging can feel like work sometimes. - I would not pay to do it.

Read my diary Journal of a Taxi Driver for taxi stories and pictures of flowers and trees.


porterpiper1 55F
3755 posts
5/15/2017 9:15 pm

If they do I am going to miss you fellow bloggers, I enjoy reading your blogs and commenting, but I will not pay to blog or comment on blogs, unless we the members are making money from it, Because being the top blogger and not getting money for it isn't going to pay rent, car note or insurance lolol


Red_Elf 49F
617 posts
5/15/2017 9:13 pm

I can't imagine they'd do so. They promote blogging as a way to boost popularity and reward popularity by giving away gold memberships, even if it's just 2 weeks at a time for those of us slackers who are downright inconsistent about blogging.

MOST of the time I'm well behaved...but if you weren't, and, enjoyed having your ass handed to you, visit my blog and become a subscriber. There you can read all about how I am actively authoring, and rewriting, my life .

Trying to get a bigger audience? Here's my .02 Content What Content 8 Things To Consider Towards Better Content {=}


Dick4001567 62M
3941 posts
5/15/2017 8:56 pm

It doesn't make any kind of financial sense for this to ever be a thought or go on here and there would definitely be a decline in membership if it happens and as you said there are other places one can blog for free?


s2ndegree 63M  
9800 posts
5/15/2017 8:20 pm

There was a time when it was well worth paying a years membership just to blog.Then I realized all I was doing was financing the very people that deemed me to old to be here.Rather counterproductive,sadly!

Using more than all the road!


GhostofH 63M
22788 posts
5/15/2017 5:44 pm

Whether 'They' decide to charge or not, to blog or comment will be a decision they may never have to make. In this ever-changing cyber world, I feel people demand to know things soon and faster, (ie. Twitter, Instagram etc.) and so blogging will become passé and die a slow death all on its own without anyone's help. I have been blogging on this site for well over a decade and I've seen multiple changes, and people, both bloggers and active commenters, come and go. When I first started blogging, there were pages of new blogs every day. Now, probably barely a page on a good day. So like the way of the dial/rotary phones, and then the flip phones, change is inevitable and I read that soon Smartphones will too be a thing of the past.... Time changes and waits for no one......


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/15/2017 4:56 pm

    Quoting  :

Can say I disagree but . . . that would make this a ghost town.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/15/2017 4:54 pm

    Quoting veryfunnycple64:
    If this site does start charging then I will go go o gle place to blog...it's free! I think if they actually give women free gold profiles (increase the female membership) it will naturally increase male membership! that is sure fire way to increase revenue!
Is Google's blog a "sex" site thing or generic?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/15/2017 4:52 pm

    Quoting  :

I’m on a number of subject specific sites/forums. All of them have a place to post about other subjects but it is separate from the main topic/subtopics. None that I am on have limits. There are tons of sites dedicated to specific topics, I am on ones for various makes of cars and motorcycles, home improvements, tools, and business/occupational to name a few. They all have a lot of traffic and interesting, if not good and accurate info.

Far as Faceblech goes, I only use it for info/research. IMO it is mostly FaceBitch and fraught with drama queens.

You sent a friends request here? No I haven’t received it.

I don’t disagree with the multi poster thing but that is a somewhat separate subject.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/15/2017 4:19 pm

    Quoting foz19504:
    I agree with Philospher, blogs will be free. But, commenting will probably cost a standard. If that happens, adios, this will be a ghost town.
I just replied to GP's comment. But I do agree it would ghost this place.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/15/2017 4:18 pm

    Quoting greekphilosopher:
    Now now mate, don't give them any ideas! The way the been able to comment on live member cams as a standard was a first step, now they took away the free viewing for standards, how long do you think are they from charging performers so standards can view them, like the "standard messages" facility for a gold, when , after he paid to join and freely message anyone, he now has to pay more for standards to be able to view his / her messages!!!!! They would probably never charge for the ability to blog, only just some points to leave a comment may be, hope fucking not!
Hey GP, first I have to dispel the “took away the free (cams) viewing for standards” thing . When it came up a few days ago or so I went and checked – I was able to look at several without being asked for points or to join. I just commented on another post about this today.

Maybe they’ll make commenting on blogs a points thing, but all it would do is lose them potential paying (as in dollars not points) members. I doubt they would give that up. Like you I hope not.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


foz19504 67M
1657 posts
5/15/2017 4:15 pm

I agree with Philospher, blogs will be free. But, commenting will probably cost a standard. If that happens, adios, this will be a ghost town.


veryfunnycple64 58M/59F
21770 posts
5/15/2017 4:12 pm

If this site does start charging then I will go go o gle place to blog...it's free! I think if they actually give women free gold profiles (increase the female membership) it will naturally increase male membership! that is sure fire way to increase revenue!

“Life is available only in the present moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Come and read my blog! Become a watcher!


veryfunnycple64


greekphilosopher 59M
4077 posts
5/15/2017 4:05 pm

Now now mate, don't give them any ideas! The way the been able to comment on live member cams as a standard was a first step, now they took away the free viewing for standards, how long do you think are they from charging performers so standards can view them, like the "standard messages" facility for a gold, when , after he paid to join and freely message anyone, he now has to pay more for standards to be able to view his / her messages!!!!! They would probably never charge for the ability to blog, only just some points to leave a comment may be, hope fucking not!


redrockrascal 64M
23580 posts
5/15/2017 3:40 pm

Words to glitch by.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


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