WITS AND TITS
The first post for annettejane.com’s official blog, Wits and Tits
Welcome to my wittyful, tittyful little corner of the internet
Hello to all of my fellow freaks and friends! Here we are; the launch of my very own blog. It’s been a long time coming but after months of brainstorming, market research, quizzing friends, picking the brains of other SWers on reddit and A LOT of self evaluation I have finally arrived at a point where I feel ready to put out quality content and valuable information to an audience on a regular basis. Actually, I’ve been ready to launch Wits and Tits for over a month but I was hopelessly stuck on stupid about how and what to write for the obligatory ‘Welcome to [insert name of blog]!’ first post. I was dreading it. Actually, who am I kidding? I’m still full of dread right now. As I type this. LOL! For weeks I’ve attempted to complete this post. 6 drafts in total. That’s how many I’ll fated and half assed literary ventures I’ve began and quickly abandoned since mid-December. I say all of this to basically ask your forgiveness in advance for how scattered and lacking in substance this first blog post is. I have so many awesome ideas and plans for W&T but I had to get this VERY. FIRST. POST. typed out and published before I can start churning out the hits! LMAO. Okay, maybe my blog won’t be an Escorting staple or icon right away but I can wish for it, right?
First thing’s first; let’s address the name change. All of my current subscribers have done so before wits and tits launched without any content to speak of and I appreciate the confidence and interest in me very much. But I’m guessing many of you subscribed after seeing the COMING SOON page where the blog name was in the shoes of a professional whore and are possibly a bit confused. I came up with ‘in the shoes..’ off the top of my head and just went with it. I mean, why not? It’s intriguing, sounds great and is kind of edgy. Perfect! I had thought. I was in love with how regal and full of mystique the title sounded. On an excited and confident high I immediately made the blog banner, first post and promo graphics for social media. I was set. Raring and ready to go!
…. And then life happened in the fucked up tragic way that its known to do and I ended up shelving the whole blog idea for 3+ months. I had all of Autumn to live with and marinate on ‘in the shoes of a professional whore’ and as time went on I felt less and less certain that it was the right choice. Don’t get me wrong, I still think it’s a kick-ass name for an escort blog but it’s not me. Actually it IS me in a semantics and technical sense; in fact I am a whore who is professional. I approach my erotic practice as if it is a small business/entrepreneurial venture/freelance career because that is exactly what it is. Despite me being, quite literally, word for word matching the definition of this particular name choice it doesn’t embody my experience as an escort in any real or accurate way. Neither does it convey the theme of this blog.
After weeks of deliberation and some unofficial polling of my closest pals and sexworker community on Reddit I settled on Wits and Tits. That’s what my time as an escort boils down to. When all the bullshit and filler words/feelings are stripped away and reduced to the most base level that’s the perfect simple description of me. My personality + physicality = witty and titties! There you have it, wits and tits.
‘Wits and Tits’ embodies the essensce of who I am in such a simple and effective way. That goes for my work persona as well as me, because as much as I wish I could tell you that I have a sexymysteriouscool, significantly more polished and totally in control at all the right moments escort persona. A badass bitch who is everything that I am not which allows for sexual exploration at depths that would leave my vanilla friends jaws on the floor. Sounds exciting and if done right, a fun and harmless outlet aiding my ability to perform the job as a whore day in – day out without a mental breakdown thus far.
As superbly sexy and intriguing a concept that is the reality is that I am very…. me. At all times. No matter who my companion for the evening is or the audience im in front of happens to be. I tweak certain personality traits and interests for some clients because that’s literally in the job description; curating an erotic fantasy experience. But it’s hard for me to feign my core beliefs or personality type. Plus I’m not gonna lie, I love to be the way I am and share that with clients. I know they like me for me (which can make things murky if boundaries are not enforced stringently from the jump) and has the additional perk of not having to fake my interests. Ala wits and tits.
A funny meme that I happened upon on one of my favorite SW subreddits. I feel like it perfectly conveys my exact sentiment about why clients should never ask their erotic companion on a date; we’ve curated a personality and experience for you and it just may not be anywhere near our real life everyday personality.
There are a myriad of reasons to launch a blog as an escort with a personal website. There’s really no downside to having one even if it’s just used to post an occasional life update, tour dates/information and general self promotion. The ability to control the content of the information that you put out, in the way you want it out out is an invaluable tool for SWers living in the U.S. and other places that haven’t yet been decriminalized or legalized. In the age of FOSTA/SESTA escort advertising platforms are at constant threat of being shut down by Dept. of homeland security like with Backpage in 2016 and more recently, CityXGuide being seized and shutdown just a few months ago. Which means that you those sites have to moderate heavily and censor out posts that have the slightest appearance of impropriety to cover their asses legally which lays the burden of increased miscommunication, assumptions and lack of concise information with clients right in our laps. Sometimes with devastating consequences.
Besides having more control over what and how your content is consumed there are seemingly exponential benefits from a marketing standpoint. A blog allows an escort to carefully curate an experience for their readers which is exactly what we already do in-person but online it takes on a life of it’s own. Potential clients can soak up your personality, likes/dislikes, kinks and are more likely to be aware of what to expect. Every sexworker can attest that managing expectations is one of the single most valuable tools to achieving an end result that clients are satisfied with.
Reasons that I added a blog to my site….
- Organic traffic and growth of my website
- Build an email list in the case that I become de-platformed from escort ad sites and/or social media. due to FOSTA/SESTA
- Utilize the space for ‘Annette Jane’ specific news, updates, tour information, etc.
- Engage existing AND perspective clients by showcasing my personality and talents
- My accumulative knowledge of the sex industry is quite a sum of information and I’d like to share it with other escorts
In time I’d like to get other escorts interested in reading Wits and Tits. I’ll often be posting about subjects specifically for sexworkers that will benefit them. My inspiration being Slixa’s blog, the Tryst blog and the iconic Tits and Sass. These blogs are invaluable to escorts and play host to a wealth of resources, tips, advice column and how-to guides.
My primary overall objective is to put out content that is relevent, entertaining and beneficial in the everyday lives of both clients and escorts. One of the things that I hope sets Wits and Tits apart from other SW focused blogs is that I aim to educate clients/anyone with plans to intimately interact with escorts about what to expect, how to conduct themselves, dispelling myths and stigma and basically just creating a space that is about sexworkers BUT told in a way that sheds light on the most important points that our patrons need to focus on in order to properly communicate with their ASP (adult service provider) and in turn, maximize the pleasure of their experience with us.
So, in summary…
- Name change from ‘in the shoes of a professional whore’ to ‘Wits and Tits’.
- I started a blog to take control over what and how my content and information is displayed.
- The goal of Wits and Tits is to serve as a wealth of my information based on my knowledge, experience and research + an ongoing and ever growing clients guide to how to properly interact and conduct themselves with their ASP.
I so much look forward to write articles and create content that add value to my audiences lives. I plan to do this consistently and hopefully, in time, gain a following of loyal subscribers to interact with to ensure that I only put out high quality, sought after posts.
Until we meet again, Annette Jane