Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blogger Relents

As a number of bloggers have noted, Google/Blogger reversed their decision on forcing adult-oriented blogs into private mode.
Google said it has received a big backlash after deciding earlier in the week that bloggers will no longer be able to "publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity." The ban was to have taken place on March 23.
Instead, Google said that the company would simply double down on its crackdown of bloggers who use their sites to sell porn.
Thank goodness.

I hadn't decided what, if anything, I would do. I heard mixed things through the grapevine about porting a blog to Wordpress - and most of all, I'd *hate* to lose my comments. A snapshot of the blog without them would be missing something vital.

The thought of going through the blog post-by-post and removing images is simply unthinkable. Partly because of the volume (I note that I'm at 403 posts, making this #404), but even more because removing images will make many of my posts meaningless. I've written a lot of Flash Fiction Friday posts, where you write a story around a given pic. Without the pic, the story loses all context.

So it turns out to not be an issue. For now. Until the next policy change.

1 comment:

  1. Hallelujah! I am so relieved. FYI - I still recommend importing your blog elsewhere. If you do choose WordPress, it takes your posts and your comments.