Brrr! I tried to go skinnydipping today, but the water is freezing, much colder than it was last weekend when I did get to go for a swim. So, I waded in today up to my knees, and splish-splashed a bit, then sat on a towel by the lake and sunbathed. Still, it was nice to be au naturel in such a natural setting. I’m looking forward to a summer of naturist activities, including lots of swimming.
On another note: I’m still learning about my readership here compared to people who are reading my Gazette blog. Sure, some of the readers of the Gazette blog are now clicking in here. But, I am seeing a big difference in the types of posts that interest readers on each site. Take, for example, the post I did today about sex workers. I posted it on both sites: in the Gazette blog, it has drawn 634 views today. In this blog, it has drawn 39 views, 16 of them who clicked in from the Gazette site to see reader comments here. So, I have withdrawn the post here due to lack of reader interest.
So, I’m still settling in here. Of course I will still continue to cover the bigger LGBTQ stories around the world, because I know some of my Gazette readers who no longer have access to that site are interested.
And there will be lots of other stuff, too, including the most favourite subject of all here: Nudism/Naturism.
There isn’t a finite amount of space on here is there?
If people don’t want to read a specific blog post, they’d just scroll past it, no?
Actually, there is a finite amount of space here and once filled, one has to pay for more. But that really isn’t the point: if I think readers are not interested in a particular subject here, I will remove it. But you can still read the post on the Gazette site because you will have at least 10 free looks before the paywall gets ya.
I’m one of the refugees from the Gazette site, mostly because of the paywall, but also because this one loads so much faster! Whilst I’m interested in the naturism angle, it’s not what drew me to your blogs to start with. I used to click through most of the articles you wrote there, rarely skipping any entirely, and I’ve moved over to doing the same here, although I do it mostly via the e-mail notifications now.
So yes, It’s possible to go and pick out ten or so from the other site each month, but the real problem is knowing when there is something there worth looking at that isn’t also posted here, without having to follow both sites at once.
As a nudist I would say most nudist are not interested in the plight of sex workers. I say that because nudism is not about sex. However many swingers do exist in the nude community. So if one were to say or perceive that no sex exist in the nudist community you would be mistaken. It is however up to each individual or couple to take from this wonderful lifestyle what they enjoy. Glad you enjoyed your time on your towel and hope you find many more such days.
For me I hardly consider swimming any other way but nude though I’m spoiled by having Wreck Beach in Vancouver. I encourage you to brave the chilly water. I find it’s only the first few minutes that the cold bothers me and if I swim briskly I soon warm up. I ended up swimming in colder water simply because I didn’t want to stop when summer ended. It’s given me a good excuse to be nude outdoors even when the conditions aren’t suitable for sunbathing. The colder water can be a source of exhilaration too. Confession, I do wear a cap and goggles.