About This Blog…
Running an adult company for over 21 years has been an experience, often duller than people would expect, there have also been the mega-stories you’d expect from a porn outfit. Most of my day is spent at a computer working with models, photographers and customers. This is my personal ruminations of running a prominent adult company – my thoughts on the industry, my current projects and funny emails – the websites, the models, the photographers… and occasionally, the customers.
Category Archives: Steven
Every couple of years I write about the difficulties of being a trans adult performer, the limited opportunities, how to maximise those opportunities and to share the view from a company owners perspective. I do this, to help explain to the 100’s of models who want to work with us but are unable, and the 100’s more models who do work with us – but want more work, why this isn’t available.
I also hope to share some insight into the industry – and I’m always open to questions (best asked on Twitter @groobysteven.
Everything here is from my view … Read More
I was both surprised and honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Progressive Leadership Award from Xbiz. So surprised in fact, that I’d stepped out of the show to make a few quick calls and missed my moment – but thankfully, the better version of me, Kristel Penn was there to take stage and offer my thanks.
I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank you to Xbiz for honoring me with this award. There are very few personal awards that I care about but this is one that means a lot to me and to what … Read More
Dear Supporters, Models and Partners,
Thank you for yet another fantastic year. 2018 has had it’s challenges as we continue to navigate through new laws, try different content ideas, lose some social marketing avenues and attempt to keep Grooby relevant, exciting and forward thinking.
As I’ve seen before, the trans niche expanded rapidly in 2017 as mainstream porn companies who were mostly ignorant to the scale or the issues with working in trans porn either built new sites, brought trans models into their studios or made big announcements about their new productions. In 2018, many of those came crashing down … Read More
I’d like to start by wishing everyone a very restful, happy and fun holidays and New Year. As the year comes to an end, I look to reflect on it, and how lucky we are to be working in an industry which we enjoy, in which we feel we make a difference and which brings so much enjoyment to so many people. It’s truly a privilege to be able to get up and look forward to going to work each day – and I enjoy the interaction I have with (most of) the website members, the models and my industry … Read More
Thank you to the members who took part in the survey. As so many of you added comments, I think it would be fair to answer them here so everyone can share in the direction we can take the websites.
- The majority of the answers came from ShemaleYum, Shemale.XXX and BlackTgirls
- People mainly joined the site for the ‘type of’ or ‘quality of’ the content (77%) and 21% were repeat members.
- 45% of people were members of 1 or more Grooby sites.
- 25% of people were members for less than one month, 23% for 1-3 months and 3-12 months and