Getting Back into the Swing of Things – A Blog Update

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    Hello, cherished readers!

    Today, I’m stepping away from the usual format to share something a bit more personal. As the sole voice behind Gaming Smut, I’ve always aimed to maintain a semblance of professionalism in delivering gaming news and insights. Yet, the journey of running this platform single-handedly has been anything but smooth sailing.

    Let’s address the elephant in the room: my content hiatus since December 2023. This break wasn’t planned; life simply took over. Between family time during the holidays and work commitments, my schedule was packed. But what truly dampened my spirits was a piece of disheartening news that affected my passion for this blog.

    Google, in an unexpected turn of events, labeled my site as inappropriate for monetization, claiming it hosts pornographic content. This accusation couldn’t be further from the truth. My coverage on adult-themed games always stays within the bounds of decency, avoiding explicit imagery and language. Yet, it seems even a nuanced exploration of mature themes is enough to land on Google’s blacklist, which has been a frustrating hurdle.

    Getting Back into the Swing of Things – A Blog Update

    The inception of Gaming Smut was driven by two passions: my love for writing and my enthusiasm for mature-themed games. The reality check from Google, however, casts a shadow over the feasibility of sustaining this venture. With monetization off the table, my budget for game purchases and site maintenance is constrained, directly impacting my ability to support indie developers and produce content.

    Despite these challenges, the support from the gaming community has been a silver lining. Many developers have generously provided game copies for review, fostering a network of professional camaraderie and mutual support. These gestures have been invaluable, allowing me to continue sharing content with you all.

    I want to clarify that I’m not in a financial bind. My commitment to supporting game creators through Patreon and direct purchases remains unwavering, albeit on a slightly smaller scale.

    Looking ahead, I’m optimistic about the future of Gaming Smut. The hurdles have been significant, but the journey is far from over. Expect more engaging content as we navigate these challenges together.

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Here’s to many more adventures in the world of mature gaming!


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