What Happened to the Nudist Bloggers?

It’s about 7:00 PM here in the south with a cool breeze blowing outside. I’m sitting in my driveway in a jacket watching all the kids play, and I see an occasionally neighbor with a wine glass waking about. Everyone does their best to social distance, but we are a close community and it’s hard to just stay inside all day. At least I have my little dog on my lap to help keep me warm.

While I’m sitting here watching everyone and listening to the cows moo and the it’s chirp, I open up my WordPress app to explore the bloggers realm to see who else I can find to follow that intrigued me. I have found some RV bloggers, travel bloggers, and others just expressing their thoughts about life and philosophy. What I don’t see is a major representation of the nudist community. I do see a lot of blog professing to be “nudist”, but I’m reality there’s some clickbait and embedded porn behind the name. I have found some blogs that appear to be actually nudist friendly, but most of them have not posted in several years. I’m sure some of them were starter blogs from WordPress who have graduated to their own domain name, and have vanished into cyberspace somewhere, but the vast majority seem to be abandoned in every aspect. Kinda saddening or me because I love to see and learn about how others are living their lives naked.

What Caused You to Stop

I sit here and wander to myself, “what would make someone who has started to gain a small amount of followers stop?” I’m sure it has a lot to do with life commitments, maybe they started a family, moved, new job, or any other logical excuses. Maybe they just got bored and didn’t have anything else to say, but what I’m most worried about is bloggers becoming discouraged due to the lack of followers, or the floods of spam and other bots. I have to say, this has been a la or of love for me. I’ve always wanted my own website, but I had no idea how much it would become a part of my life. I may never get 25 or more followers, but at least I have a place to journal my thoughts and share the things I’m interested in. I’m not very good at talking, but I can write like it’s no ones business. What you started years ago but there wasn’t that big of a niche when you started? I would encourage you to restart if you’ve been dormant for a while.

Now is the Time to Start

If you’ve never had a blog, but find them very interesting, then you may have a second calling as a blogger. You don’t have to start out with your own domain or WordPress site, but you can be a guest writer on someone else’s blog. I don’t have a large blog following yet, but I’m open to guest writers if you have the desire. I don’t discriminate against anyone. If you have a thought or idea you’d like to share, then hit me up in the comments or use my contact page to get started.

It can be extremely difficult and discouraging trying to get started with your own blog. I’ve been playing around with them for years testing new things, different venues, and styles. After a couple of years and lots of tears, I finally settled down here to share my thoughts about life and nudism. However, don’t let the work turn you off, because there are much simpler options than what I chose. Most hosting companies, and especially WordPress make getting and started easy, but I’ve always been a DIY and techie person and chose to do it the hard way.

We Need More Real Nudist

To really support the cause and to get the word out about nudism, we need more like you to increase our presence in cyberspace and help advocate for our cause. We need and want everyone to see what it’s like to be a real nudist, and that we aren’t just a bunch of pervs looking to get off or swap partners in some kind of swinging orgy. It’s time we set the record straight about who we really are and what we care about. If you want to guest blog on here, just let me know and I’ll give you a shot at it.

Get Naked, Live Naked

AJ

2 thoughts on “What Happened to the Nudist Bloggers?

  • This is a very good question. I’ve been writing about naturism on the Internet (off and on) since 1996 (and even before that at places you may never have heard of, like “CompuServe”). I’ve also been inactive for various periods of time too, so I can understand why people go on hiatus. In any case, welcome to the naturist “blogosphere”! Your enthusiasm is quite welcome, especially since most female naturist bloggers seem to have given up (for reasons you obviously understand).

    I’ve also been puzzled how many naturist bloggers have disappeared recently. Just as a hypothesis, one reason may be that a sense of “community” among naturist bloggers has disappeared in the past several years. The format and appearance of blogs (of all kinds) has changed. It used to be that most blogs had a “blogroll” that listed other blogs on the same topic that the blogger especially liked. That’s mostly gone by the wayside now, so it’s more difficult for people to discover other blogs they might like. Naturist bloggers no longer seem interested in promoting others doing the same thing, and that’s a real shame.

    Also, it used to be that blogs had a more standard format, which included good links to archived articles, lists of comments to blog posts, well-defined categories and tags for posts, and so on. Now, it seems to be the style that only a handful of posts show up on the front page, with very little way to explore everything on the blog. The emphasis is on surface aesthetics rather than on content.

    Another thing is that along with Twitter and “microblogs” where posts consist of a dozen or so words or less, readers are less interested in longer articles, which seem like just too much effort to bother reading. And then there are things like Instagram, which mainly feature pictures and little else. People, it seems, have mostly lost interest in reading or writing about much of anything in any depth. So perhaps this comment will seem overly long as well. It’s unfortunate.

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