I would like to offer a brief message to viewers regarding UTS blog updates.
I have received several emails since the last post in March, asking what happened or just checking on my well being.
Most of the comments were nice and supportive…others, not so much. Which is fine of course, I can understand the frustration.
When I first created Underneathestarz, I was a 26-year-old unemployed grad student.
UTS was merely a side project to showcase one of my well hidden hobbies of collecting male celeb butt/bulge/nude pics… nothing more or less.
I never would have predicted or expected to reach 29 million total pages views or receive 15-40k views each day.
It doesn’t get said often but 5 years ago, UTS was a pioneer in screen capturing/Gif-ing Trey Songz, Drake, Justin Bieber, LeBron James etc
There even came a point when one site in particular literally copied my theme, font, titles, et all (malecelebbootyfest)
That old saying ‘imitation is the highest form of flattery’ is actually real.
I guess reaching nearly 30 million page views will afford you some kind of minor visibility on the internet.
One thing is for sure, I have always tried to give 110 percent to every post found on this blog…from creating 1,000s of original GIFS/screencaps to resizing, editing, and arranging the images.
UTS literally became my home away from home, so to speak.
It also became a sort of mixed blessing in disguise.
It began to consume way too much of my time, energy, and attention.
It became an obsession to gain more pages views, more comments, more ‘exclusives’ etc
I made the decision early on to have an open dialogue w/ UTS viewers over the years.
I wanted UTS to feel like that special place I always wanted to visit as a young teen. A multitude of diverse male celebs, black and white, young and older, music and film stars, sports guys etc… all in one place.
Underneath the stars to escape a sometimes sad/lonely reality.
That decision led me to perhaps overshare in my blog write ups and in the comment section.
It had nothing to do with UTS viewers personally, it was a lesson for me to learn for myself.
So that I can mature.
I also realized how little free time you actually have once you begin working a full time gig, 9 to 5 everyday or some days 9 to 9, depending on the workload.
Family or friends invite me to hang out?
“Nah,I have to work or sleep, or eat… sorry” Hardly no time for any fun, including UTS.
That is a reoccurring line Im beginning to use way too often smh…
So, for anyone wondering if I’m doing OK or thinking I’m in some type of personal distress because I’m not posting…is inaccurate.
I simply don’t post because I don’t have time.
And posting a blog update to announce that I’m busy working and unable to post is no longer what I feel obligated to do.
It will happen again and again.
Thankfully, I created 2,000 + posts in the archives from 2012-today.
I apologize to anyone that felt neglected or forgotten.
That was never, ever my intention. I have always shown appreciation and love to UTS viewers.
Hopefully, you understand where I’m coming from as well.