Tuesday, February 24, 2015


So like many of my fellow bloggers, I received this e-mail today.  

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 go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this policy goes into effect, 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 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. Also, we ask that you 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/settings/takeout/custom/blogger).

For more information, please read here (https://support.google.com/blogger?p=policy_update).

The Blogger Team

I'm not sure what this will mean for my blog or where it will go from here.  I'm pretty certain that there are other options out there where I can continue to post but I'm uncertain at this point if it is worth it to continue only to end up censored on another site.  I guess I could continue here by just taking the photo's down but I'm not sure how you readers will react.  Posts with pictures ALWAYS seem to be more read than those without.  I'm really going to have to think about this one.  If anyone has any suggestions, I'm glad to hear them.  Can't believe this is happening in the US in 2015!!