If this post goes out AFTER September 3rd (when the Naughty America 9.95 sale ENDS), my apologies. I’m attempting to program this post FAR in advance, or at least farther in advance than I ever have before, and test runs have NOT been very successful so … if it goes out before then, it’s not so terrible, but if it goes out AFTER the sale is over, well that kinda sucks, haha. So let’s hope.
Really, this post is just to show off this hilarious & incredible banner my friend hodayathink had made for me. This dude has helped me and my blog out SO much, y’all, for real. He is pretty much The Master of all things Naughty America; he is SUCH a devoted fan of the company. And we all know that JC is pretty much NA’s unofficial contract dude, so hodayathink has offered me help, guidance and surprises on more than one occasion. He’s the reason I know exactly how many scenes JC has done for the main NA site, he’s surprised me with extremely generous gestures BEFORE regarding NA, he let me hang with him this year at Exxxotica, and he surprised me AGAIN with an amazing & awesome gesture by emailing me this banner outta the blue one day!
THIS is the kind of stuff I’ve been wanting for my blog for over a year now! JC specific promotional material from the sites he features on a lot, like NA and “the company who shall not be mentioned.” I mean, the other company already uses him in TONS of promotional banners I see on other porn sites anyways, so why not make some that revolve around him? Again, companies do not realize the money they are missing out on by NOT marketing SPECIFICALLY to female fans or fans of male talent!
A banner like the one above would make me STOP, stare, and then click cuz I wanna see MORE of THAT dude! It’s not anything a company has to devote a whole department to, but just one person working on stuff catered to fans of male talent … well, not to shine my own shoes, but look at what I have done marketing towards fans of male talent.
Cuz of what I have done over the last 2.5 years, TALKING TO fans of male talent …
- fellow fans of male talent feel emboldened enough to step up and SAY they are fans of male talent, willing to spend their money on DVDs, memberships, and even merch, if only any males would take the time to put some together and open up a store
- fans are helping market these guys because most companies WILL NOT do it themselves (and let’s be honest, most of the GUYS don’t even do it themselves, and fans do a better job of any that do because the ones that do just don’t take marketing themselves seriously enough)
- I got companies to start tagging male talent in online promotions of scenes/movies/DVDs because most WERE NOT including male talent in ANY sort of promo, not even their names
- I’ve turned fellow fans and even PERFORMERS onto male talent they were unaware of before they saw me posting/tweeting about said talent on the constant
- I’ve gotten JC jobs with companies that had no idea who he was but learned about him because of me, I put him in touch with directors who had no idea how to contact him OR gotten him hired by folk that were not fans of him because of my glowing endorsements (yes, I have been TOLD THIS by heads of studios and directors; I’ve put money DIRECTLY into his pocket!)
- I and my fellow fans got JC nominated for an award by going and MANUALLY NOMINATING HIM EVERY DAY, without EVER getting any help from him, and once nominated against ALL FEMALE PERFORMERS who each have THOUSANDS MORE FOLLOWERS than JC that each female was consistently promoting the awards to regularly … with NO help from him whatsoever, (because a tweet the day before the last day of the awards telling people to vote for him if they were sitting on the toilet does NOT count in my book), myself and my fellow fans WON JC AN AWARD (I remember you guys who were voting from 6 different devices every day or bugging family/friends everyday. YOU GUYS were the heroes, NEVER forget it!)
- I’ve been told that my blog would be a great place to put marketing materials/affiliate links BECAUSE I am focusing on an audience that goes unnoticed & underappreciated! Fans of male talent WANT TO SPEND MONEY to support our fave dudes, we do!
If I could do all this (and more), think about what companies could accomplish if they JUST took the DEDICATED AUDIENCE of male talent seriously, and they marketed even a little bit towards us. Think about it!
Y’all have TWO DAYS left to sign up to Naughty America for JUST 9.95 for one month! At the time of this queue up, that’s access to over 200 scenes and photosets featuring Johnny Castle! And if you sign up now, who knows how many more that will pop up in the next month. Y’all KNOW how much JC works for Naughty, so you KNOW you can count on more, more, more! So under $10 for alllllll that? I’ve signed up for my membership :) If you’d like to sign up, just click on the banner above to be taken directly to the JOIN NOW page (or in case I’ve done it wrong CLICK HERE too). SALE ENDS SEPTEMBER 3rd! Wish I could tell you if that means when the clock clicks OVER to September 3rd or at the END of September 3rd, but I’m not sure. If you have a Twitter account, maybe tweet @naughtyamerica and ask for clarification.
This banner will now occupy the greatest honor I can bestow upon it, and that is to be in the blog sidebar at the very tippy top, even before the ABOUT ME info! Clicking on it THERE will take you to JC’s archive at the Naughty America site so you can always check out his most recent work for them :)
Again, HUGE THANKS to hodayathink for thinking of me and getting this done and surprising me with it. I’ve had people that I have asked, well BEGGED, for help and though it would benefit them in the end … they have denied me or said they’d help me and have never followed through. You have done SO MUCH for me just cuz you’re helpful and kind and awesome, and I SO appreciate it. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for always answering my questions and for everything you’ve done for me/the blog. This place was better for your contributions to it <3
And if things glitch, as they have been, and this post goes out AFTER the sale is over, I’m so sorry! Hopefully you’ve been reminded about it by the man himself cuz really, he should be letting everyone know about the company who keeps him laid & paid so very much offering such a great deal to his fans. And if not, well, hopefully you got to take advantage anyways. Maybe this will glitch and go out BEFORE the scheduled time and still be in time for the sale, I dunno.
Just know that hodayathink is super wonderful, companies should start making marketing material like this GEARED TOWARDS FANS OF MALE TALENT on the reg, and if you agree then you can make your voice heard by respectfully letting companies know via their sites you’re a member of/message boards/on Twitter. Make your voices heard and dollars count, fellow fans. I know just how capable y’all are ;)
All I am and all I’ve ever been is a creepy, obnoxious a$$hole. Yet for reasons unknown to me, this place that started out as a hobby & safe haven evolved into something kinda important. For reasons unknown to me, people took notice of what I was doing and listened to me. For reasons unknown to me, without me ever having to ask folks to follow me, they did. For reasons unknown to me, fans & even talent, asked for my opinions and took me seriously. For reasons unknown to me, things I said and things I did made a difference. I was even told by others that they started their fan accounts/fan pages/websites because they saw what I was doing.
…that’s crazy! Now, if a creepy obnoxious a$$hole can do everything that I have … just imagine the difference YOU could make. “I’ve never had followers, only sisters and brothers, all in the name of cause.” Don’t EVER forget that you have a voice, and as a customer, you have the power of the dollar. USE that power, respectfully, and who knows what might get accomplished. Never forget that you CAN make a difference.
PS If I remember things right, and I probably don’t cuz my memory is one of the WORST in the ‘Verse but I swear it was the end of August/beginning of September (AND this post goes out when it’s supposed to or at least around that time), about a year ago, JC had his knee surgery. His recovery was reedick from the start; dude was back to work within like 6 weeks when it was supposed to take 6 months. I used to tease him and call him Steve Austin (as a reference to the Bionic Man) and he asked me why I was comparing him to a pro-wrestler *headdesk*
Anyways, this would mean that it’s been almost a year since the GET WELL JC project only 2 fans participated in. paintdarosesred & geeky_d sent in some wonderful art & some notes to send to JC, which I did, along with a bunch of stuff I’d gotten him from Hugo Boss cuz I thought that was his style (I thought wrong). I wonder if he’s like me and a packrat and still has the notes/gifts. Anyways, I just wanna take this opportunity to thank those 2 fans for participating. I have no idea if y’all are still out there or around, but if you are, know that you are still remembered & appreciated. I was heartbroken that I didn’t have more to send JC in his Get Well package, and if it wasn’t for you two, I wouldn’t have had anything at all. <333
To anyone/everyone who has ever visited the blog, reblogged/liked, tweeted at me, taken time to send me a message or email, offered support/encouragement/help, or just BEEN a JC fan … thank you. He has some of the most loyal & dedicated fans ever, and I hope he knows it! Honestly, there are some of you out there who’ve been following him since the very start of his career, there are those of you who buy memberships to every site he works on (even if it’s only 1 scene), there are those of you who buy memberships to his crappy personal sites even though they are not updated and/or promise stuff that is never delivered, there are those of you who go to any & every length to make sure his name is out there or to get him recognition you believe he deserves. Up until the past couple of years, he wasn’t always the most “in touch” with you guys cuz he was quite private, so the fact he inspires that type of loyalty is really astounding. Again, I hope he knows just how blessed he is cuz y’all really do support & believe in him. I’ve seen it myself on Tumblr, Twitter and via communication y’all send me. THANK YOU for lending ME some of that support, too :)
The ‘Verse knows that seeing the support & loyalty is why I was ever taken seriously by those that took me seriously. I was told by the head of a studio that seeing the reaction to JC in a film they hired him for, as well as all the extra promotion they got for the film BECAUSE of the blog & you guys is a big reason why they continue to hire him for jobs. Yes he looks good on film, yes he gets the job done, but FAN SUPPORT also factors in. It is NOT FRIVOLOUS when I say that you fans are the ones helping keep him laid & paid! Never underestimate the effect your support (or even lack thereof) can have on a career! And never forget that you never know who is watching/paying attention.