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Changes at Elust

Take a deep breath, it is all okay. While there are changes, they are not huge and Elust will continue much as it has before. So now to the news. Molly will be stepping down as the Editor of Elust. She has too many other projects going to devote the time to Elust that it deserves. So instead of searching for a new editor I want to offer all the Elust judges a chance to be a guest editor each month. The talented and wonderful @thereon_cara has offered to be our first guest editor. So if you are currently a judge for Elust and would like to claim a slot as the guest editor, please send an email to submissions@dev.elustsexblogs.com If you’d like to be a judge we are always looking to expand the pool, so email me there too.


The other changes will happen over the course of 2020 both here and Sexbytes. They will largely be cosmetic and a fresh look for both sites. I will also be looking for companies to sponsor Elust so that I can devote more time and resources to grow Elust and in doing so help all of you to do better. If you have something to promote and wish to sponsor a monthly Elust cycle please do contact me. This doesn’t just apply to big companies. If you have a shop on your site or have a small sex positive business or even just want to promote your blog or website site we want to promote you too.

Sexbytes is currently not working and that needs to be completely rebuilt for the new WordPress developments. I plan to have it running by the end of January, the good lord willing and the creek don’t rise.


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A Blogger Update

We don’t usually address these issues here on e[lust] but we felt that this was of special importance to our sex blogging community.

As you might have heard by now Blogger has it in for Adult bloggers. You may have received an email that looks like this.

Important Update to Adult Content Policy on Blogger

You are receiving this message because you are the admin of a blog hosted on Blogger which is identified to have Adult content.

Please be advised that on June 30th 2013, we will be updating our Content Policy to strictly prohibit the monetization of Adult content on Blogger. After June 30th 2013, we will be enforcing this policy and will remove blogs which are adult in nature and are displaying advertisements to adult websites.

If your adult blog currently has advertisements which are adult in nature, you should remove them as soon as possible as to avoid any potential Terms of Service violation and/or content removals.

The Blogger Team

Even if you haven’t received this email you are not off the hook, as I suspect you soon will.

This is a wakeup call; it is time to move your blog to self-hosting if you have adult content of any type. *Even if you are on WordPress.com, rumor has it that they are deleting blogs too.

It is not hard, nor is it very expensive.

You need three things

  1. A Domain Name
  2. Domain Privacy
  3. A Hosting Company


Step 1: Export all of your content from Blogger. Do this NOW! Do not do any of the other steps. I’ll wait. Blogger Export Instructions!
Do this even if you are not going to self-host, or think you are safe. This is your content; grab it now before anything bad happens.

Step 2: Go to Who is and see if the domain name you want is available. I do not recommend that you buy a .co.uk address as it has privacy issues (message me if you need this explained further), ALWAYS buy a .com address if you can.

Step 3: Choose a hosting company. Read their Terms of Service very carefully about adult content. Do NOT choose GoDaddy

Step 4: Purchase your domain name. You can do this from whoever you like however please be sure that they offer domain privacy or you might find your name and address visible on the web for all to see. As a best practice I suggest buying it from the same people you are going to buy your hosting from. It just makes things simpler later. *If you have already purchased your domain name for use with your Blogger/Wordpress.com site this makes things a little more complicated. Contact me directly for more information.

Step 5: Buy your hosting, again please be sure to VERY carefully read their Terms of Service for Adult content. (I am a big fan of Hostgator  I’d suggest the “baby package”)

Step 6: Install your blogging software of choice on your new host, I find that the WordPress software works extremely well, but it is not the only choice. On most hosting packages they have a very simple wizard to walk you through doing this.

Step 7: Import the file from your old site and choose a new theme and design for your blog

Step 8: Extend your right arm out horizontally from your body with your palm up and fingers clenched, slowly raise your middle finger and say “FO Google”

For more information (or to hire me to help) contact me @domsigns on twitter or visit my site Subtle Mark




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Elust #43 Update and News

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Elust #43 Update


With 38 submissions so far to Elust #43 we are off to a fantastic start, so if you haven’t gotten your post in yet you’d better hurry since the submission window will close tomorrow morning! We’d like to thank everyone one who has entered so far, both regular players and first time contributors. Looking at the entries to date it seems the judges will have their work cut out. Don’t forget that we are also looking for photo submissions too (and that form never closes).  We are looking at adding a new category for everyone  to vote on called “Readers Choice” (more on that below)

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In other news we have updated the Advertising Page with our new offerings and pricing, so if you (or anyone else you know) is interested in advertising on Elust please do contact us. We are endeavoring to keep ad presence on the front page minimal while offering advertisers the kind of value that is needed with the changes to Google’s search listings.

 Digest Publishing Change?

Since taking over Elust we have been debating the method of republication the digest. The plus side of the current method is the fact that your site gets links back from all the sites that participate in that edition of Elust. On the down side is the fact that this might be problematic with the recent changes for SEO results. Most search engines don’t like duplicate content and everyone publishing the Elust digest repeatedly is duplicating. Therefore we are considering a change to the manner in which participants republish the digests to their blog. Rather than a list of links we would create an Elust badge that  you would be reuse with some minor text changes for each new edition.The rules would remain the same in that you would need to make a new post for each edition, but instead of publishing the list of links that the current format provides, you would publish the badge  The badge will then send your readers to Elust where they will find your (and all the other) links. To gauge how people feel, we are inserting a poll into this post to garner your opinion. Please take a moment to express your opinion on the matter by using this poll, commenting, or emailing us.

Poll Closed

A Brand New Feature

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We are always looking for ways to share news, information and exciting new posts from the blogging community and so we have added a new feature to Elust called Sex Bytes. Sex Bytes is a place where you can share links to Articles, News, and Posts of a sexual nature that you think others might have missed. You can also vote for the stories that you find to be the most interesting, funny, or relevant and share those sites with your favourite social networks. If you are a subscriber to Elust updates, Sex Bytes has a different subscription so you will need to subscribe  to the Sex Bytes feed to get those updates.

We will be adding the Top Voted Site of the Month from Sexbytes as the Readers Choice to the Elust digest (see, I told you I would get to this) so be sure to submit and vote for the link that you think should make it into the Elust monthly digest.



It takes a lot of hard working and dedicated people to make Elust run every month, and if you’d like to be one of those people please contact us

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the judges who are currently reading through all of your wonderful posts to put together the next edition, without these dedicated individuals this couldn’t work at all!.



P.S. I will shortly be sending an email to the judging group on a new feature just for them ;-)

Elust Continues…Under New Management

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Hello everyone! This is just a short update about the future of Elust – things will continue on! Molly, whom I’m sure nearly all of you know, is now the new site owner and Elust editor. So in case you’ve abstained from participating in Elust due to your personal feelings for me (Lilly) then you can now breathe a sigh of relief that a new leader has been named!

This post is my last, official duty for Elust. The Twitter account and the Gmail accounts will remain the same and for now the way Elust is run will remain the same – just all will be run my Molly instead of me. You can expect submissions to open up on February 1st for a new edition, so keep your eyes open!

This is Lilly, signing off officially. Goodbye all!