Some Good, Some Meh!

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This is just a quick followup to this post. The RSS feed and comment editing should both be working again. The performance of the site should, while not perfect yet, be significantly better again.

It turned out that the problem was you guys ;) The new server was actually too small to handle the number of visitors. I switched to the new server last week hoping that I could save some money because the ads barely do anything anymore (most people use ad blockers so many won’t even see them, let alone click on them and actually buy porn :P) and while the number of Patreon supporters is pretty stable, the amount of pledges not going through because of declined credit cards goes up every month.

I’m not blaming anyone here of course, I know many people need every cent they earn, donating to a place like this is a luxury and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who did in the past.

I’ll try to figure it out somehow. I’m still happy about every new supporter of course (and now you even get some extra content out of it over at juiceboys!) but I’m sure we’ll find a way, we always did after all <3

juiceboys

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The new NSFW sideblog is finally up and running! I will post there at least twice a day and as promised I will post some extra eye candy for milkboys supporters on a regular basis. The design is a placeholder, I’ll get on that over the coming days but the content will start dropping from now on so I hope you’ll enjoy the twinks because I have a lot of them to share with you ;)

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Status Update

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Hey everyone, just a quick update on what’s going on and keeping me busy at the moment: I wanted to get the new NSFW blog online over the weekend but didn’t get around to it. We’re currently having some technical problems with the new server we moved milkboys to and I was busy trying to fix those, sadly without much success.

You probably noticed that the site is painfully slow sometimes and not all features are working as intended (comment editing, the RSS feed etc). I already had the host look into it, they did some optimisations but couldn’t fix the general unresponsiveness either. I’m trying to find a web dev who can take a look at the site and maybe figure out what the problem is. In worst case I’ll try to upgrade the server and see if that helps.

I’ll hopefully manage to get the new site online within the next few days anyway but please be patient with me. We’re having close to 40° here on a daily basis and I’m dealing with some other important life issues at the same time. I’m doing what I can but it’s all pretty exhausting, I’m sure many of you can relate.

gifs from a Helix Studios video

Server Move

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In preparation for the launch of the new milkboys NSFW blog I moved the site to a new server. I’m not gonna bore you with the technical details but if you know a bit how this stuff works, you’ll know that a new server comes with a new IP and that some DNS servers take a while to update until they point our domain to the new IP.

This is why some of you couldn’t access the site for a few hours yesterday. I realise now that I should have told you that beforehand ;) But for the future: If the site is offline and you want to know when it’s back, the quickest way to check is our Twitter.

I also post some random cuties and interesting queer news over there. Plus you won’t miss any blog posts! Another way to find out what’s up would be the milkboys community. That has comes with the upside that you can hang out with other milkies if you have some time to kill ;)

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Hang out with us!

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Did you know that we have a community on Discord? Come hang out, if you’ve got nothing else to do. It can run in your browser so no downloads needed.

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Dear Supporters

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I decided that I’ll use the opportunity of the new NSFW blog I’m working on to give all milkboys supporters a little treat. While most of the content will be available to everyone, there will be some special posts every now and then that will be exclusive to past and future supporters.

If you’re a milkboys Patreon or donated on GoFundMe, I’ll get in touch with you soon about account details. So please make sure that your Patreon e-mail address is up-to-date. If you used an address for a GoFundMe donation that is now outdated, please drop me a message here.

Thank you! <3

More Milk, More Boys

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Recently there were some somewhat controversial discussions about the question if porn belongs onto milkboys and how, if at all, it should be presented.

Personally I’d love to normalise porn. Almost everyone is looking at it on a regular basis, yet we act like it’s something shameful that needs to be hidden. I realise though that some people use this site in an environment that might not appreciate such an approach (schools, unis, work etc.).

So instead of making a this or that choice, why not do both? I’d like to start a second blog that focuses on the “naughty” side of things. milkboys will still feature bare skin from time to time, especially in an artistic or non-sexual context (e.g. Skyclad Saturday) but the more explicit stuff will go onto the new site.

That way people who don’t appreciate being greeted by a hard dick can avoid just that while the folks who don’t mind seeing naked twinks doing twinkstuff get even more such content on the new site.

I’ll start setting up the new site within the next few days. I’ll use this opportunity to move some stuff for this blog around so there might be some downtimes, just so you know why you might be seeing the infamous Account Suspended page during the coming days ;)

As always, thanks for your support & stay fabulous! <3

I’m sick

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This is going to be a pretty long & very personal post. I understand that many people come here for entertainment and have enough bad stuff going on in their life and I don’t want to add to that burden so consider this a content warning ;) 

I’m sick a lot. I noticed that but didn’t think too much of it since, other than some pretty regular allergy attacks (which I know now weren’t exactly an allergy), it just seemed to be normal, random colds & flus.

It became an issue over the last year or so because it started to have a noticeable impact on my ability to handle life.

I would drag myself to work, come home and be all done and tired after being awake for barely 12 hours just to go to bed and wake up almost on an hourly basis because my whole body is hurting. Getting even simple things done (like grocery shopping, doing the laundry etc) became a daunting task because I could just not muster the energy some days, my body would just not let me.

current level of energy…

In a way I’m really happy that I know now what the issue is because it means I can start fixing it. The prospect is also scary tho (more on that later).

So, the doctor I went to about my last “allergy” attack made some extra tests and he seems to think I have an issue that affects my immune system. It’s not very common which explains why it wasn’t found before, especially because the symptoms themselves aren’t out of the ordinary for less serious issues (symptoms of having a cold, very sensitive skin, having no energy etc).

I don’t really want to get into too many details because to be quite honest with you, I always feel embarrassed talking about being ill/having issues with my body. I don’t know why that is, I know it’s silly but it actually takes a significant amount of “fuck it” for me to even admit in public that there’s something wrong with me.

To get that out of the way tho: While my doctor said that it’s a serious issue, it’s certainly not life-threatening. This is not a “Shit, I might die” post ;)

But! This illness had a huge negative impact on my life and I’m eager to start fixing it. The easy part here is medicine. The harder one that my doctor was very clear that I should, well, basically take extremely good care of myself because my body needs an absolute no-stress phase for a while. He strongly suggested that I stay home and that’s the issue:

As some of you know I was in the process of starting a new job a friend organised for me in his company. I spoke to him today and luckily he was extremely understanding and offered me to start at a later date (in June, so about three months from now), at which point I hopefully will be a lot better if the medicine works as expected.

I’m not quite sure what to do until then financially tho. You guys were so incredibly generous before when I struggled with life in way less serious ways. I don’t want you to think that asking you to do that one more time is like a default for me now, an easy way out so I don’t have to lie awake at night and worry about solving it like most other people have to.

I sat down and looked at my essential monthly costs (rent, water, heating, utility, food, internet and so on and thought about what I can do without (like for example, I can probably live without phone for a while, stuff like that) and then multiplied the costs by three (for three months) and made that my GoFundMe goal. I’m so annoyed at myself for this because I know what that makes me look like, how I come across.

donation link :( 

I will look into other ways of supporting myself during that time though and adjust the goal accordingly to keep it as low as possible. If you happen to be financially worry-free I’m be eternally grateful for your support, as ashamed as I am about it.

That being said, this will be the last time I do this. I will have a job in a few months and it’s about time that I stand on my own feet and I’m optimistic that once I get there, I’ll be able to.

I’ll take care of milkboys during this time since this is something I can do from home and that doesn’t require anything stressful. I actually, and that’s a small silver line, will have more time for it than usual and the site deserves a bit more attention than I gave it recently anyway.

I’ll keep you updated about everything else as it happens. Thanks for reading, you have no idea how much it means and pushes me that some people out there actually care about me even tho we never met. Love you!

sickboys

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I don’t know if you ever tried having an allergy attack and a cold from hell at the same time. Well, you don’t have to anymore because I did it for you and I can definitely not recommend the experience.

Just letting you know in case you’re wondering why the posting schedule is a bit erratic at the moment. I’ll also try to get on the mails/rewards for the donors from earlier this month as soon as I can feel my head again. Not forgetting any of you, no worries. Now excuse me while I drown myself in tea 🤒

Twenty Seventeen

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The year is almost over and I thought I’d write down a few quick, assorted musings before we head into a new year full of queer adventures.


🌸 This year, like most I guess, was a bit of a bumpy one for me personally. It seems only fitting that I’m writing this while sniffing and coughing thanks to the annual cold wave from hell ;)

I can’t even imagine how it would have played out without your help though. From moral to financial support you kept me going and I’m incredibly thankful for that. I’d like to especially thank the amazing people who helped me kick-start my move to another city even though it has nothing to do with the blog. I’m far from being worry-free financially but without you… I don’t even want to think about it. Thank you! <3

🌸 I was super pleased to see that, over the last few weeks, the traffic to the blog has picked up quite a bit. I mentioned before how blogs aren’t quite en vogue anymore, how many people barely leave their bubble of Facebook plus the odd one or two other sites anymore. So it makes me extra happy and proud that, right now, we’re having more daily visitors than we had for the last two years!

🌸 We started a new milkboys community on Discord this year. We’re currently at about 1,800 members and what I think is a healthy level of activity. Moderating such a community is not always easy so thank you to our mods who sacrifice their free time to keep the place in order :)

🌸 I have been experimenting with some different content on the blog lately and I’d love to hear what you think! If you got a minute to leave a comment below and let me know what kind of content you like to see more of and what stuff you’d rather see less often or not at all, I’d appreciate it!

🌸 So, ten years of milkboys, hey? Which means the blog is about to hit puberty if you will ;) I have a nice project planned  for next year that is related to this blog but more about that later! For now enjoy the holidays and thank you so, so much for sticking with this place! <3