I'm watching the battle of the blogs going on.........
In one corner we have TheSword.com(Zach Sire)
In the other corner we have MOC blog(Victor Hoff)
The backdrop of the story is that both bloggers apparently are a having words with each other. Now for those of you who don't know about Blogging wars, they are very heated and sometimes it gets ugly. It seems each blogger has their stance on certain things and they both are using the power of their blogs to push an agenda(Right or Wrong not my concern)
This particular "Blog War" however is more deeper and complex than it appears on the surface(The Race issue, Press, Personal conflicts, Name calling bah bah)I'm a porn model that gets press from both. But I'm also a blogger myself, so I love a good "Blog Battle"
I sit at my computer laughing at the "Blog War" playing out in front of me because its....
A Blog War about the "Race Issue"(more Men of color, more coverage bah bah) in gay porn...
The Bloggers going at it are both White!!!
Bloggers are a mixed breed, we all sit in front of a computer and put together posts. Some bloggers think they are all "Deep" and "Insightful" some think they are "Rebels" going against the Establishment!! Some believe they are true Journalists and have to post according to "morals" "ethics". Some bloggers just put up "Trash" and call it a blog.
The intended use of a blog was to use this media for expression, stating your opinions wheter right or wrong that was its intended purpose. If you did not agree with the blog then you posted a comment to the contrary(comment section) or you simply did not read it.
Unfortunately these bloggers have Affiliates, or have people that support them with money. So the freedom of expression for these bloggers are limited! Fear of losing money or a job keeps these bloggers at bay. They have some freedom!! But they can not go "Ape Shit" without facing negative feed back from somebody.
The most recent play by play and I call it like I see it....
TheSword hit MOC with your using content illegally.... MOC blog had to remove the footage for fear of being sued!!
Underlings for MOC had theSword remove images they deemed inappropriate, and the fear of losing sponsors made thesword replace those images with other ones.
I'm watching the battle an "Eye for an eye right now"!!Its nuts!! Other people probably have no clue what is going on. I'm a blogger and I'm sitting home with Popcorn keeping track of each update!!...
Now let me kill some rumors that "Wannabee" bloggers have about my relationship with both of these bloggers.
I met Zach when he was working for Unzipped, we talked for a couple of minutes and he took some pics for the Unzipped blog. I met him again at the Cybersocket party, we talked for a few(more pics) and then I didn't see him again until the Grabbys where We again talked for a few mins and took more pics. I didn't see Zach again until the GayVns, we walked to two bars and had a drink and that is the end of it. We exchanged like five emails and talked on the phone, Hmmm?? maybe three times. I'm friendly with Zach Sire but We are not "Best" friends.
He's not my bitch nor is Diesel his bitch!! Alot of people don't get why Zach covers my blog as much as He does.
It's because I'm a Rebel blogger!! I'm not backed by a studio, site, affiliates.... So I write my blogs all the way from left field and I'm outspoken as hell and not afraid to express my opinion. My posts are entertaining sometimes crazy but always entertaining.
To the other bloggers out there, step up your game. Write interesting posts and he would cover you as well. You have to remember Bloggers are also human so they will write about their "favorites". Its their right!! They can write about anybody they want to...If you don't like it then don't read the blog.
Zach Sire is a natural rebel blogger himself but he writes for a Company blog now. So sorry to say Zach your hands are somewhat tied together.
I met Victor once at the Cybersocket party, I had no clue who he was at first. He introduced himself to Me and I couldn't put two and two together at first. I didn't realize that he was the blogger behind MOC. We had alot of email exchanges in the past, He wanted to interview me for his blog. I went to his blog a couple of times and went through some of the stories posted there. There was one post with Wolf Hudson(friend of mine)so I contacted Wolf and asked him the scoop of his interview style. Will it be done through email, phone chat, skype? Then Wolf warned Me about his site, it seems that one of his contributing writers said same nasty things about Wolf in the comment section. So I was turned off about the idea because I had words with this same "contributing writer" why give an interview to this blog when one of the "Contributing writers" there was a Dick!!! I put off the idea of the interview for months.
Yet I was still getting emails from Victor Hoff constantly and he was leaving comments on my blog saying "We need to talk". At this point I just wanted no contact with him. Then he started posting stories about Me on his site, alot of double edged posts where he thinks he is talking over my head. I would respond in the comment section(stating my stance) and then his "contributing writer" would lash out in the comment section with bullshit!!. So trust with this blogger was gone!! Done!!
Then came the default black porn actor(he used this term in previous posts as well)so that is where the bad blood comes with Victor Hoff
I had words with Zach Sire at one point as well...
But unlike Victor I had the chance to see him in person, and we talked about the "Situation". When confronted he explained his side of the story and he listened to my side as well....
So if I had to pick sides in this "Battle of the Blogs"
I side with Zach...
The reason why:
Zach is just a better blogger, he tackles porn, social issues, talks to the models, looks for the stories and that is fucking hard! There is a style and wit to his writing, alot of people think some of his posts are alittle harsh with the wording. But as a blogger your allowed to do that, because you just don't want to write a boring story. You want a post to have some humor to it, sometimes his posts are alittle nippy at some of the stars. But come on Press is Press
And he spells your name right.
Victor's blog, the writing has gotten better, and he provides coverage for alot of Men of color models who would get no press without him(for that I give him props). But as of lately he resorted to putting up Xtube Vids, and alot of illegal downloads of bareback porn. Using those Vids to drive traffic to your site is kinda of cheesy. Sorry but I have to be real!! Using that ploy takes attention away from the intended purpose of the site.
Keeping people informed!!
And this is only my opinion:
I understand that you want to give Men of Color a voice on your blog(hence calling it MOC blog)and that is very important. At the same time I'm not sure about all the bareback content that you support. The African American community is being ripped apart by HIV.
And I haven't seen many posts dealing with the HIV issue or promoting safe sex. Just tons of bareback Vids from Xtube. And then all the promotion of Bareback DVD's, lets be real the numbers are rising in the African American community with the spreading of the HIV virus.
And Victor's underlings are upset about images of the KKK,
But your Underling is a bareback performer who fuels that stereotype that African amercians are nothing but "Black Savages" looking to fuck breed/load any white ass that is put in front of them!! That is just nasty and dirty and clearly not the message we need to send out to the Black community
So that is another reason why I pick Zach in this battle!!
I'm not clear on the stance of the MOC when it comes to barebacking and HIV.
I'm friendly with alot of the bloggers(non porn stars) covering the gay porn world,
Some of the Queerclick bloggers
Sue from fairviewsue.wordpress.com
Jack from Gaypornblog
Tam from Guiltily Pleasured
So I'm familiar with alot of the bloggers in the gay porn community, its a job that "True" bloggers take serious.
Some people think its just a space to write gossip or rant and rave. To others its their home and their space in the internet world.
One of the biggest rules in the Blogging world:
Never delete a post because of negative feedback, once you do that you have lost the Integrity of the blog. Blogs are freedom of expression, and once you back down and remove a post you have lost that freedom that true writers have. And that is something that you don't want to do.
There are more rules to this game but lets stop there....
Anyway I just wanted to state where I stand in this battle!!