January 13, 2009 03:24pm
Understanding AltPorn Popularity Contests
Source: Blue Blood
by: Company Press Release
(HOLLYWOOD, CA) -- Blue Blood editor Amelia G is best known for founding Blue Blood, in addition to her writing and photography, but she is also an acknowledged expert in direct marketing in general, and web traffic in specific. She has spoken at conventions for internet professionals and written for trade magazines on the topic.
In her recent BlueBlood.net article ''Understanding AltPorn Popularity Contests'' (www.blueblood.net/altporn-rank), Amelia G debunks some common misconceptions, explains how and when audience size matters, and shows how to see who the players in the so-called altporn genre are in 2009. AltPorn refers to the niche of sites which feature both web 2.0 community and members areas with models in (and out of) music-influenced fashion, often sporting tattoos and flamboyant haircuts.
The well-informed editrix writes, ''I prefer the term counterculture erotica to altporn because I founded Blue Blood in print in 1992 and I feel the cohesive lifestyle aspect is larger than the sex aspect. (What I like is erotica; what the other guy likes is porn.) So I hesitate to call anything I do altporn, but, if everything were still on dead trees and a magazine distributor asked me what publications to shelve Blue Blood with, I would be familiar enough with the marketplace to know the answer is to rack Blue Blood with SuicideGirls, EroticBPM, GodsGirls, DeviantNation, and Burning Angel.''
Amelia G goes on to discuss journalistic responsibility and rank the various networks by common benchmarks of aggregated statistics. In a niche rife with those who, not only do not give credit where it is due, but often avoid even acknowledging others in their niche, Amelia G provides a genuine overview of the top of the field, saying, ''I do not feel that anyone else's success diminishes my own.''
About Amelia G:
Amelia G is the editor, writer, and photographer who founded Blue Blood, the seminal counterculture print magazine, and now helms an extended network of adult and non-adult entertainment sites, the Blue Blood Boutique, and the affiliate program SpookyCash. Amelia G's B2B internet properties have received coverage in venues from adult internet trade magazines to Forbes. Amelia is called upon to offer her subcultural expertise when the New York Times Magazine wants to know about vampires and when .TV wants to know about this Gothic thing. In partnership with Forrest Black, Amelia G has shot dozens of magazine covers and a couple thousand pages of magazine editorial. Forrest Black and Amelia G have worked for pretty much every important large or small circulation subculture magazine, photographed members of more than one hundred bands, shot dozens of clothing designers' lines and had their work published by all the major adult publishing houses including Playboy, Penthouse, Flynt, Crescent, Magna, and AVN. As a writer, Amelia G started out writing for science fiction and punk zines and for professional metal magazines as a teenager, and lost count of her nonfiction clips when the total broke a thousand published features. Her fiction has appeared in dozens of anthologies and magazines, is regularly honored in Best of collections, and was described by Locus as ''poignant.'' Amelia G was born in London and lived in five countries on three continents, before making Los Angeles her home. Her vices include pretty boys, pretty girls, iced lattes, and original ideas.
About Blue Blood:
Blue Blood is a counterculture lifestyle company founded by Amelia G in 1992. Blue Blood began as a pioneering magazine dedicated to showcasing the beauty, sensuality, and coolness of the emerging eclectic underground populated by gothic, punk, fandom, and pre-internet cyberculture. The magazine quickly rose to the largest circulation in its niche. In addition to sponsoring numerous successful events, Blue Blood very successfully transitioned to the web. Both the print and digital incarnations of Blue Blood have received press in diverse venues, ranging from HBO and Fox to Lollipop and Vf to Marquis and the Hong Kong Sun. Among Blue Blood's various enterprises are a variety of entertainment publications in both print and digital media, innovation in content-packaging, and the SpookyCash affiliate program, as well as the Blue Blood Boutique, which purveys a signature line of apparel and accessories. Blue Blood also recently launched a model and photo submissions site complete with interactive knowledgebase at BlueBloodPhoto.com.