I’ve literally just received the following message:
Dear Blogger User,
We’re writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content Policy that may affect your account.
In the coming weeks, we’ll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We’ll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.
The new policy will take effect on 23 March 2015. After this policy comes into force, Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the blog will be able to see the content that we’ve made private.
Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this policy. We would also ask you to make any necessary changes to your existing blog to comply as soon as possible so that you won’t experience any interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your content via Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/
For more information, please look here (https://support.google.com/
Yours sincerely, The Blogger Team
In order to prevent losing my blog and all the work that I’ve put into it, I’ll be migrating myself over to a new site before March 23rd, at which point I’ll be leaving this blog in place to direct people over to the new address. I’ll have to go through and remove all the photos involving nudity, though, to avoid it getting marked as private. I don’t yet know what the new address will be, and I do intend to do a couple more posts here before I migrate (a process which will preserve all the original content, so have no fear in that department) so please continue to check out this page for updates.
I’ll update you all when I have a new URL so you can change your bookmarks/links to me.
I hope that this annoying censorship doesn’t cause anyone to shut their doors permanently. If you’re a blogger who has been using blogger and you don’t know how to move your blog, feel free to contact me and we’ll see what we can figure out together. >Well, that’s annoying.
I got one of these emails as well… Guess I’ll be looking into WordPress. Not sure if there are any other options out there? :-/
WordPress does provide a few different kinds of options, and I think it will ultimately be better to host my own blog instead of dealing with crap like this, but I’d been doing this for years and was used to it, dammit!
Oh this is becoming ridiculous. This, the mess going on in the UK, and an ongoing issue with Youtube. What is going on! Where are these Neo-moralist coming from and how can we stop them?
Unfortunately, I don’t think that there’s much we can do besides keeping on fighting the good fight. :/
Yup, I got it too. This is really fucked up.
There is a woman on Facebook in the Spanking Group who says she provides blog migration services — for $25, she’ll do it all. I’m going to check her out. Here’s her site: http://lisapietsch.com/services/la-carte-services/ Look for “Blog Mover.”
That does seem like a good deal. Blogger bloggers, take note!
Oh no, I didn’t get an email, probably because I don’t do enough with my blog, but it’s not in compliance! What a pain. :/
SUCH a pain. Ugh. 🙁
Me too, Alex. Sucky. Let me know what you do and where you go. I have to check out Erica’s link too.
I’ll be relocating to http://alexinspankingland.com/, although there currently isn’t anything there. :/
Alex this is stupid censorship ,best .regards.