Monday, October 26, 2009

Server Config error...big oops

Some of you might have noticed that my web site, Hypnotic Dreams, was unavailable for several hours today. I was installing the jrox JAM software to run an affiliate program, and the installer told me to add the following line to my .htaccess file:

php_flag register_globals off

So I did. I got through installing the program, and a little way into testing (about 20 minutes later) when it quit working. I thought it was just the new software that was misconfigured, and I'd have to read up to find where the mistake was. So I decided to call it quits for the day. I didn't realize that the whole site went down until after midnight when I checked my traffic stats and discovered I had no traffic for the previous 6 hours.

I may still have to do a lot of reading to figure out the right way to configure the software.

My apologies to anyone who tried to view my web site.

Porn for the blind (part II)

Got approval to join one of the webrings for the blind and visually impaired community. Although the other webring appears to be abandoned, I'm going to leave the code for both webrings on my page. Who knows, maybe when Google crawls the page, the outgoing links will help boost the page in search results. (although I kind of doubt it)

Also did a quick keyword comparison. Google sees considerably more searches for "audio books" than for "audio stories". It would be a bit of exaggeration to call my stories "books", but maybe I can still add the more popular phrase into the page somewhere.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reviews of The Couch Trip.

My Rebate for Reviews promotion has been somewhat successful. In less than a week, I received three very positive reviews of The Couch Trip; two were posted to mcforum.net and one posted to inraptured.com. All three agree that the script and Tammy's voice were very hypnotic and very erotic.

The only negative thing that the reviewer's mentioned was the price. They noted that I charge $20 more for the femdom recordings than I do for the "for women" recordings. All I can say is, I priced the recording near the midrange of what other femdoms charge for their recordings. Several femdom hypnosis audio recordings are more expensive, several are less expensive. And I priced the "for women" recordings much cheaper because women are less eager to pay for sexual recordings.

Unfortunately, the good reviews didn't stop the traffic spike from dropping off. The announcement that The Couch Trip was available more than doubled my web traffic... for 2 days. But after the initial interest, I'm back to barely receiving any traffic from inraptured.com. It's very frustrating.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Astaroth vs Asmodeus

I was going to name my demon rape fantasy "Asteroth, the Corruptor". But it looks like I mixed up my demons. Asmodeus is the demon of lust. Astaroth is a demon of mathematics and inquisitions. Although it's beyond me why anyone would call on a demon to learn mathematics, I can think of at least one calculus teacher whose course was hell.

Funny, but "Asmodeus the Corruptor" just doesn't sound as menacing. Asmodeus reminds me of the movie Amadeus and the actor's annoyingly loud laugh. I'll either have to think of another name or ignore traditional mythology. Although....considering how movies and comic books constantly reinvent mythological characters, I wonder if any one would care.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Release: The Couch Trip


I am happy to announce the release of my second femdom hypnosis recording:

The Couch Trip
A devious sex therapist uses a covert induction to seduce you into a trance. She convinces your subconscious mind that you will experience more powerful erections if you stop thinking, accept her suggestions, and return for weekly reinforcement. While you're focused on imaging how hard she makes you, she slips more suggestions into your subconscious that enslaves your erection to her hypnotic control, and convinces you that it was what you've always wanted.

Rebates for reviews
Trying something different this time. Instead of the usual introductory sale, I'm offering a $10 rebate to the first 5 people who post a review of this recording inraptured.com or mcforum.net. Reviews must be more than just a simple "I like it", they be informative to potential future listeners. Include your forum ID with your purchase. The offer expires Oct 31, 2009.

Daniel
http://www.hypnoticdreams.com
http://femdom.hypnoticdreams.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Porn for the blind and visually impaired

It's been in the back of my mind for a couple of years: I produce audio stories. Wouldn't blind and visually impaired people enjoy them? According to this fleshbot blog, they would. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, there are over 20 million Americans with vision impairments. This could be a huge untapped market. Problem for me has always been that I sell on the internet; a predominantly visual medium. How do I attract the visually impaired to my site.

It finally occurred to me that there might be webrings for the visually impaired and I should join one. And while signing up, I decided to create a new landing page for the visually impaired; with larger type and more space between the lines.

My stories engage three senses: sight, hearing and touch. And to be honest, I don't know how people who were born blind would respond to the visualization suggestions. But I expect that people with low vision and those who lost their sight later in life will still be able to enjoy my work.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cat registered as hypnotherapist

Apparently the rules in the UK are so lax that even a cat can be registered as a hypnotherapist. We were all laughing at this over at mind control forum. But it's especially funny to those of us who live with (or used to live with) cats.

I have been resisting the idea of producing therapeutic recordings, because I'm not a therapist. But maybe I should reconsider.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Grenswetenschap.nl

I suddenly noticed a huge spike of traffic to my site coming from the dutch blog Grenswetenschap.nl. Google translates the dutch word "grenswetenschap" as "frontier science". But the blog entry is far from serious. It lists a bunch of trivial questions which were never addressed by an encyclopedia, including "Can you women erotic hypnosis bring?"

Back when Portal of Evil posted a link to poke fun at my recordings, I was reminded of the old adage, "There's no such think as bad publicity". But now I realize that there is such a thing as "wasted" publicity. All my recordings are in English. So I can't imagine dutch-speaking people developing much interest.

Still, it's kind of funny to see. (I had no idea that I was at the forefront of frontier science.) Now if only an obscenely popular American blogger would do the same.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rebates for Reviews?

I sent out an email to my mailing list asking this question:

No one has posted a substantial review of my first femdom recording, Held, and next week I expect to be announce the release my second femdom recording, The Couch Trip. So I was wondering: How many of my customers would be interested in exchanging a review for a rebate on Couch Trip? I could offer 30% rebate for the first 5 reviews.

Actually, since it's a rebate [after purchase of the Couch Trip], not a discount, the review could be of either recording. But it would have to be substantive (at least a paragraph) and posted to mcforum.net or inraptured.com.

What do people think of this idea?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Intro to Asteroth, The Corruptor

I had wanted to write the fellatio recording next, but I just can't seem to get into it.

But I wrote the introduction to Asteroth the Corrupter today. Here is the original description I posted on my site:
A sadistic demon rape fantasy for masochistic women. Bound and helpless in the demon's lair, you try to resist the demon's power. But the demon knows how to selectively apply pain to make you squirm against his cock until he dissolves your will into a haze of mindless lust.
This is going to be the first S/m story I've written, so I'm not sure how intense it's going to get yet. But I'm aiming for a intermediate-level "sadism".

Thursday, October 1, 2009

cunnilingus and menopause

I received an unusual email last night. A woman wrote that she (and many other women) going through menopause lose the ability to enjoy cunnilingus. She stated that menopause causes the lining of the vagina to become chronically irritated and it makes it impossible for her to feel the pleasure she used to enjoy. She asked if I'd consider developing a hypnosis recording to help women in her situation regain their pleasure.

I said I'd consider it, but I now I wonder if it would really be a good idea. Telling someone to ignore irritation like that (even during cunnilingus) could set the stage for making the physical problem worse.