I got a comment on my last blog post about the HFO personalized file.
I do not mean for this to be disrespectful or greedy, but will these custom files be made public like most custom files? For example, say my name was Mark (it isn’t). If another Mark purchased a custom file, would his be made public so I and any other Marks could listen to it as personalized?
The way this is phrased is a bit odd, actually.
It’s asking if I’ll release this file like must custom files. (Answer: yes.)
But then it goes on to say as an example, if someone named Mark gets it, will his version be made public so other Marks can listen, as if that’s an example of how I release most customs. But I’ve never once released a file, including those that were from non-exclusive custom orders, with any names!
Anyway, with that phrasing cleared up, I think what he was trying to get at was just a practical question… If I’ve got a file with versions that have a BUNCH of different names, why not release them all so anyone lucky enough to have that name can listen to a version with his name?
There are actually many reasons why not, and I’ll share some with you guys. I’ve always been the type who likes to let you all peek behind the curtain. Why stop now? 🙂 Ranging from least to most important…
1. Holy crap, I don’t want to host that many 45-minute files for download. Ahhh!
2. This would kinda suck for people with uncommon names. They’d never luck out and get a free file with their name. They’d probably end up have flashbacks to being a kid in a gift shop looking for a key chain with their name on it, only to be disappointed yet again. 😉
3. I’m a big fan of privacy. I know there are some extremely common names out there, and I know there are people who wouldn’t mind the larger hypnosis world knowing they got a personalized file for me no matter what their name is. But there are also people with first names that are recognizable in this small community. I’m not about to start broadcasting, in any way, who chose to purchase what from me. And that means I’d never release a file with a name.
But even if all those other reasons didn’t exist, this one would:
I give away most of my work for free. People who financially support me by purchasing custom and customized sessions are the ONLY reason I can do this.
The awesome guys who purchase personalized versions are patrons of my erotic art. They are the reason I can do what I love to do.
Yes, “personalization” means a guy’s name is in a file. But it’s more than that, at least for me. I think about the person who will get the end result as I record his name during the session. I’m hoping he’ll like it, I’m feeling pleased and grateful that he chose to financially support me and my hypnosis, I’m looking forward to giving him the session.
I’m thinking about him, not just stating his name.
So I don’t actually want anyone else to hear that file. It belongs to him and only him.
I haven’t ever had people double up on names (though I’ve come close with two people having two slightly different nicknames for a longer name), but I can honestly see myself recording the same name twice, once for each person, if that ever happened. Because it’s not just a file for a name, it’s a file for the specific kickass guy who wants to share this hypnotic experience with me and plays a part in making sure I’ll be able to stick around to create many more.