It is with great sadness I am publishing this post to announce that after eight years, I have made the decision to stop updating Brad Bare. When I first started this blog, the number of studios producing bareback porn was smaller and I had more time to work on this project. More recently, there’s been a large increase in the number of studios producing bareback porn and my daytime work commitments have also increased, which has had me struggling even more to stay on top of introducing you to newly released scenes.
When I started this blog back in 2010 (2008 if you include the bareback blog I ran before creating this one), there were only a handful of bloggers featuring bareback porn and an even smaller number of these blogs were showcasing bareback porn exclusively. This was also a time when there were some gay porn bloggers who were anti-bareback and stated they would never feature bareback porn at their blogs, but fast forward a few years and you will find some of these same bloggers publishing a massive amount of bareback porn at their blogs.
I have always handled every aspect of Brad Bare, from sourcing content, to choosing which photos appear in updates. I manually resized and optimized every photo so they loaded quicker, plus I resized preview video clips and uploaded them at a separate video server at an additional expense to provide faster online delivery. I also personally wrote the scene descriptions for every update over many years, although in recent times, some descriptions provided by studios were used due to time constraints, although I still lightly edited the descriptions to keep them slightly different.
Running a blog is very time consuming and energy draining, particularly when personal attention to detail is important. I know some bloggers work full-time on their blogs or a number of people might be involved to keep them looking good. Because of my part-time blogging status and passion for wanting to maintain my personal attention to detail, this has resulted in me not being able to showcase new scenes the moment they are released by the studios. This means that more and more people have understandably been visiting other gay porn blogs so they can enjoy seeing up-to-date information.
Sometimes you need to know when to call it a day and for this reason, I have made the decision to make this the final post at Brad Bare. I have published over 2,500 posts (over 3,000 if you count the ones I deleted as a result of sites shutting down or no longer providing regular updates) and there are over 4,000 approved comments here. Over 400,000 spam comments have been blocked and over 175,000 malicious login attempts have been made to access the back-end of Brad Bare. A lot of work also goes into maintaining applications, sorting out technical problems and keeping things running smoothly, which is what I would take care of each day after returning home from work.
Thank you for your ongoing support over the years, which is one of the reasons I have been able to keep Brad Bare online for so long. I am now going to take a rest and see where that takes me, because running this blog has completely worn me out. I will be deleting the email addresses from my mailing list over the coming days to ensure the privacy of subscribers remains protected and although I will keep Brad Bare online for a while longer and continue making behind the scenes maintenance, there will be a time when I have to turn the server off and the live version of Brad Bare will disappear forever. Thank you again for your support over the years. I have made many friends and had contact with so many wonderful people. I wish you all the very best and please take care. – Brad.
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