How are blogs evaluated?
We've used essentially the same scoring system since Superheroes started. In essence, it's an algorithm (we use a scoring spreadsheet) made up of seven components. Some of these components are objective while others are observed facts. Overall, we are looking at all sex blogs through the lens of whether that blog would be useful to its intended audience. That's an important distinction because we recognize that while a given reviewer may not be into, say, flogging, there are lots of people out there who totally are! In other words, we do our best to evaluate that blog from the perspective of someone looking for that kind of content. That spirit is also what inspired our scoring system. Sex Blogging Superheroes is about highlighting bloggers, but it's also about helping our audience at large connect with great connect. So, we try to look at blogs as our audience would.
Our scoring system consists of the following elements:
Writing Quality: When people are seeking a resource - whether it’s for sex tips or erotic stories - they’re looking for quality content. We look at writing quality first and foremost. Top points go to writers with something to say and an engaging way of saying it.
Frequency of Posts: In general, a blog that updates its content regularly is a better resource than one that doesn’t. Blogs that have posted at least 12 times in the past year (and not necessarily once per month) get top marks on this measure.
Sex Positive: Our aim is to promote blogs that help people fully embrace their sexual selves - no matter what that means for them. Blogs that embrace consent, safety and the acceptance of sexual and gender diversity get top marks from us. We assess all blogs added to the Sex Blogger Directory on this basis and aim to weed out blogs that are racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. That said, this is an imperfect (ie. human) system; if you are aware of blogs in our Directory that fail to meet these guidelines, please contact us with details.
Design: Blogs that look professional and are easy to navigate are better for users! Each blog is assessed for its design in accordance with the audience it aims to serve as well as how well the blog functions. Is the blog laid out in a way that makes content easy to find? Has the blogger clearly put some work into the design or is it just an off-the-shelf Wordpress page?
Social Media: This score is based on whether a blog has a social presence, not how many followers it has. If a blog has at least two active social media profiles, it gets top marks here. Be sure to add your profiles to your Directory listing - it makes it easier for us to find them! Note that social media scoring was removed from the Sex Blogger Directory in 2019 due API issues with a number of social networks. Social platforms are still displayed on bloggers' profiles if they choose.
Overall Impression: This one’s subjective, but this portion involves a combined score from each person on our panel based on their overall impression of the blog. Note that we aim to evaluate each blog based on its value for that blog’s target audience, not our own tastes.
Votes: A blog only needs five votes or nominations to be considered for our Sex Blogging Superheroes list. While more votes do help to boost the blog’s total score, votes are only one component of our algorithm. Having the most votes won’t get a blogger on the list unless other portions of the score are high as well.
This goes to the blog with the most votes.
Top New Sex Blog
The top blog in this category must have been started up in the past year and must not have appeared on previous Sex Blogging Superheroes lists.
Top BIPOC Blog
This goes to the top BIPOC blogger.
Top Sex Toy Review Blog
This goes to the top blog that features sex toy reviews as a key part of its content.
Top LGBTQ Blog
This goes to the top blog that features content geared toward the LGBTQ community.
Top Blogs For/By Men
This goes to the top blog written by and for men.
Top Erotica Blog
This goes to the top blog that includes or focuses on erotic stories (either personal or fictional).
How to Vote
Easy. Just head on over to the Sex Blogger Directory and click "Vote" under your favorite bloggers' profiles.
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