Hi, thanks for stopping by!
My name is Paul. I started the Little Gay Blog in 2013.
For me, the blog is a chance to channel my creativity and love for writing in a way that I enjoy – and hopefully readers enjoy too!
Want to find out more? Keep reading as I answer some of the most commonly asked questions I receive.
How many people work on the blog?
It’s funny to get emails that start with “Hey team” or “Hi guys” – when it’s really just me. This blog is a side passion project. I don’t make any money off it (more on that in the next question). So, the Little Gay Blog really is little – it’s just one guy!
Can I advertise on the blog?
Nope. I’ve deliberately created the blog as an ad-free space. You can also add sponsorship-free to that as well.
I don’t like ads. I think they’re ugly and they clutter up websites. I think most readers will agree with that too. We’re all ad-fatigued, so my philosophy is not to add to it.
Everything you read on the blog is 100% authentic, unpaid for and not sponsored in any way, shape or form. If I’m writing an article about a brand or business, it’s because I approached them. Or, they approached me and I genuinely like them. It really is that simple.
So, how do you make money?
Good question. The short answer is – I don’t. Like I mentioned above, I don’t ever intend on allowing advertising on here.
But as the blog continues to grow and attract more readers each month, I am now beginning to wonder if there are any monetisation opportunities to be made from the blog. It’s a difficult proposition because people expect to get content for free online, so I’m very much in the early stages of thinking about it.
I’m honestly not too worried about it though. My main focus is on creating great content that guys from all over the world enjoy reading. That really is satisfaction enough for me.
What type of stories do you feature?
I aim to cover a diverse range of topics here. As you can read in the tagline, everything from life, love, sex, health, travel, community, rights + more!
Generally, articles can be categorised into three broad categories:
- Most of the stories are simply my own take on issues that affect me or are playing out in the gay community. I’d say about 60% of articles fall into this category. It is after all, a personal blog.
- I also love showcasing people and brands within our community. I love being able to shine a spotlight on someone, and give them a platform to share their thoughts and ideas with the world. About 30% of articles you’ll find on here come into this category.
- Last but not least, sometimes I get weird and random ideas in my head that I just want to write down. So I do. And I do it knowing not many people will read them, but some of the best feedback I’ve ever received are about these sorts of articles, so it just goes to show.
How often do you write?
I do have a day job, and I try to have a life so I aim for one new article a week.
Sometimes, I might write more frequently, other times it falls back to a new article every 2-3 weeks.
Over the last almost 5 years of writing though, I’ve managed to stay pretty consistent within these timeframes.
Do you accept guest posts?
I sure do!
One of my favourite aspects of the blog is showcasing the many different and diverse lives we lead.
If you’d like to submit an article, get in touch with me via email (details below) and we can have a conversation about your idea.
You don’t need to be a professional writer, or even have English as your first language. I’m not interested in technical perfection. I’m interested in a unique idea that you’d like to express.
The best way to reach me is via email. I do have social media channels for the blog, but in all honesty I don’t check them that often. Messages can fall through the cracks, whereas I do check my email regularly.
The email address to reach me on is – [email protected]
I look forward to hearing from you!