Towards the end of last year I put a survey on the blog asking for your opinions on my blog posts, and the blog in general, as well as your general taste in muscle/bodybuilders.
Firstly I'd like
to say a huge thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to
complete it. The website I used to create it only allowed for 200 people
to participate, which was filled pretty quickly. I had also intended to
post the results a lot sooner but didn't quite get round to it!
always really appreciated people giving me feedback on the blog so it
was awesome to get the opinions of 200 of my readers, and discover more
of what you think about certain aspects of the blog! Here are the main
points from the results:
- "Well known amateur
bodybuilders" received the most votes when asked what your favourite
types of bodybuilders were, followed by American bodybuilders, young
muscle guys, "little known amateur bodybuilders" and European
- Body size was the most voted for option
when asked what the biggest factor in determining how much you like a
bodybuilder was, closely followed by a bodybuilders pecs, and his looks!
The vast majority of you said that the pictures featured in a post were
what determined how much you like it (I kind of knew that already -
- My muscle pic collections are my most popular
types of posts, followed by posts on specific bodybuilders, my "posing
at home" posts (will have to do these more often!) and my muscle fiction
- 41% of you check the blog daily, 36% check it 2-3 times a week.
- 37% of you said you often read the text/commentary in my posts while 31% of you said you always read it.
- "Sexy/hot" and "humorous" are the two most popular opinions of the text/commentary in my posts (bless you guys)!
- The most popular opinion of the pictures featured on the blog is that there is a good variation.
The biggest criticism of the pictures is that there are too many
stage/competition shots (sorry but I don't intend to change this as I
fucking love shots of
bodybuilders tanned up in freakishly ripped condition, blasting out
poses in nothing but their shiny posing trunks in competition!!),
followed by there being too many pictures per post (this is something I
am very conscious of and the only excuse I have is that I
just really struggle to keep the number of pictures to a minimum,
particularly when doing posts on specific bodybuilders, because
there are so many fucking incredible muscle pictures out there)!
- 38% of you said you sometimes read my muscle fiction stories, while 25% of you said you always read them.
- "Sexy/hot" and "well written" are the two most popular opinions of my muscle fiction stories (very flattered by this)!!
- 64% of you think the blog is better than most muscle blogs on the net (bless you again)!
- 44% of you said you didn't have any criticisms of the blog.
The two biggest criticisms reported is that the posts aren't regular
enough (sorry guys no plans to change this - in general I prefer to do
just a couple of big posts a week rather than lots of little ones as
other muscle blogs do - as good as they are!) and that there isn't
enough variation of bodybuilders (I also know I'm guilty of this)!
- My blog followers are from a very broad age range, with the most popular bracket being 35-45!
good number of you also provided some specific feedback in my last two
"free text" questions and using the other options in some of the
Some of the things you said you wanted to
see more on the blog included "more men of color" (again - I know this
is something I'm guilty of), vital stats - height/weight in the text,
labelling or identifying bodybuilder, particularly in the case of my
muscle pic collections (I will try and make more an effort to do this
but I quite often don't know the names of all the bodybuilders myself),
more old school bodybuilders, more stories, more variety of
bodybuilders, more British lads, more muscle daddies, more pump
room/backstage shots, more group shots on stage (I love these too!),
hairy bodybuilders, "off seasonish, not fat, but a few
months out", unoiled and untanned bodybuilders, "outside in a
casual/every day type of pose - next to normal sized people", more
videos and pictures of glutes, back and calves and more Arabian, Aussie
& Brazilian bodybuilders.
My last "feel free to provide any feedback" received some awesome (and very lovely!) comments. Here are a few highlights:
LOVE the blog! Any quibbles with what you post, how you post it, etc.
are really just minor quibbles since no one else posts as good stuff as
you do! And I LOVE the text that accompanies the pic posts even if
sometimes it does feel a little bit samey - but only cumulatively. Not
that I blame you - there are only so many ways to describe the fantastic
muscle beasts! THANK YOU for this blog!
Keep doing a great job. Love coming here to worship real men.
Thanks MA. Granny MA would be proud. (HAHA - love it!)
may go against the blog but some of the 'bigger' 'muscle models are
very hot! (Agreed - and I have started featuring more, particularly in
my pic collections!)
I love this blog so don't reinvent the wheel-the pics are clean-of super
quality and I just think you should tweak it a little and give more
contest information once in a while -And I think you should tell me how
to get a job tanning those bodies up for competitions. Woof.
Muscle Addict. Your blog is terrific and I enjoy checking in every
day to have a look (and a drool). The fact that you change it regularly
keeps it alive and it's good to know other muscle obsessed fanatics are
out there and alive and kicking. I really enjoy reading your commentary
- regularly gets me hot under the collar and it's also very funny.
I occasionally think you repeat a particular bodybuilder(s) a little too
often and for me personally would really like to see more muscle
monsters and especially British guys. However, you do a terrific blog
with loads of content and I admire and appreciate your hard, hard work.
So well done.
One last thing. I'm often keen to make a comment and
like a number of guys. For quite some time though, when I've written my
comment and then pressed 'Edit' or 'Publish' it doesn't allow it and
wipes anything that's in the comment box. Is it me or is it a glitch?
(Bless you whoever wrote this, very kinds words! In response to the
comments, do you have problems using your phone by any chance because I
often have trouble commenting on blogs using my phone!)
the insanely hot muscle pic in the upper right corner. It would be
better to click on the thumbnail to make the pic larger and to identify
the guy. Incredible muscle blog. Many thanks and keep up the great
work!!! (If I knew how I would but it's just one of the features
provided by blogger which doesn't give you the option to make it
It is so good - a late comer myself but I'm pleased to have found it for
its frankness, seeing and reporting "as it is". Greatly appreciate the
common interest in massive muscularity and minimal poser coverage.
Your blog is simply AWESOME. Thanks a lot !
massive thanks again to all those who took part in the survey
(especially as I didn't know if anyone even would) and provided me with
all the above fantastic feedback. I've taken the results, your
preferences and comments on board and will definitely take them into
consideration for future posts, and for the blog in general.
I'd also like to say a final thanks to everyone who checks the blog
regularly, those of you who have stayed loyal to the blog over the years, everyone who
has contributed and left comments (the types of comments that are left
on my posts I don't see on any other blog so trust me when I say
it's appreciated!), and everyone who just simply enjoys viewing my
posts! Without an audience, I really wouldn't continue to blog!