Cuntlove: Not Good Enough for BlogsByWomen
Alright, here’s the deal. I get a good amount of incoming traffic here on Cuntlove. It’s steady and what I consider a fair amount. When I first started this blog, I would see the traffic increase week by week and that was fabulous, but around January things sort of stabilized and the number of incoming hits per day stayed pretty much the same. One of the reasons this may have happened, at that particular time, is because I started posting at a less frequent rate right around January.
Last night I was thinking about ways I could get more exposure and I decided to submit Cuntlove to a variety of blog directories. It was late at night and I didn’t really take the time to search out the blog directories that would be most appropriate or beneficial. Instead, I just submitted my blog url to has many sites as possible in the shortest amount of time and without reading their individual guidelines.
As it turns out, there are a lot of blog directories that will not accept blogs that contain what they deem to be “adult content”. Boo for me, but I wasn’t exactly surprised. What did, however, piss me off this fine day is that the blog directory BlogByWomen refused to add Cuntlove to their directory even though they have a category that caters to sex and sexuality related blogs.
This gave me pause. Why would they refuse to include Cuntlove?
I decided to backtrack and read their submission guidelines. They’re pretty vague and contain no specifics besides: no spam. Since they offered no explanation to their refusal, I used their contact form to ask them what it was about my blog that they deemed unworthy of their support. I received the following response:
We are concerned that featuring the title/url of your blog may lead search engines deem us “adult”, in which case, everyone loses. While we like the content of your blog, we feel it is in the best interest of the directory not to list it at this time.
I suppose that makes sense. And it is fully within their right to refuse to add Cuntlove to their directory, but it still rubs me the wrong way. A quick glance at the titles/urls listed in the sex and sexuality category suggests to me that there is more to it than that. After all, blog titles such as: Ways Woman Orgasm, Tales of a Sacred Prostitute, Confessions of a Closet Nympho, Lusty Lady, Dreams of an Erotica Queen, Sex Kitten, Erin Gets Spanked, Sexy Whispers, and Porno Babble are just as likely to “lead search engines [to] deem [them] adult” in content. Also, how does “everyone lose” if this becomes the case?
All things I pointed out to them in my subsequent email, which they have yet to respond to. I for one would really like to know if it was really a matter of the title of my blog, and if so what is so reprehensible about the word cunt especially when it’s associated with the word love? Either way I’m feeling a little miffed. Like I’ve just been dumped.