An Interviewing Divide
Apparently this meme has been doing the rounds for a few years now but I first discovered it on Gay Banker's blog. He puts a lot of effort into his interviews so his questions and the answers to them are great to read. So far, he’s interviewed 5 people including me.
I’ve just finished my second interview and have another in the pipeline. In comparing our interviewees, there's a distinct difference. All of his are gay males whereas all of mine are straight females.
Both of us are gay, so why the dramatic divide?
I suppose the answer lies in the subject matter of our respective blogs.
His is almost entirely devoted to sexual matters, his ‘illicit’ sexual encounters in particular. Although mine often proffers relatively explicit evidence of my rather promiscuous ways, it covers a wide range of things such as my past, my present, my interests, commentary on current affairs, etc. I have a diverse readership that includes lesbians, gay men and straights of both sexes. All of them make comments from time to time, including the straight males when I’m writing about gay sex. I wonder if they’re gritting their teeth when they read such stuff? *insert smile here*. But, despite Gay Banker’s blog mostly being about gay sex, his readership is pretty wide too. I don’t know if he has any straight male readers but he certainly has quite a number of straight female ones.
Why do you think only gay males volunteer to be interviewed by him?
Why do you think only straight females volunteer to be interviewed by me?
Incidentally, I’m not heterophobic, homocentric, misogynist, sexist or whatever so treat the above as an observation and not a complaint. And while I enjoy interviewing, it’s also not an invitation for a flood of volunteers asking to be interviewed.