Hey folks. See Blogger's email to me - and I'm sure many of you who blog or who read these types of blogs:
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 . 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.
I don't know where this will leave this blog.
I have been posting more 'adult' imaged or videos. I suppose I could change my writing style to present my activities in terms of 'educational'.....maybe even 'scientific', but I'm not sure what - if anything - will get past their review board.
I can stick with just text.....but it is common knowledge that I get higher traffic when a picture of video is attached.
I don't know what 'restricted access' means. They won't delete my content, but only people expressly share my blog with will be able to see the content?
Does anyone know what that means?
I have 620+ entries here. Since I don't know the threshold of 'explicit', I'm not going to start amending previous posts. But if anyone has words of wisdom on what this actually means, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
From what I can tell is that I will have to make my blog private by March 23rd.
I wasn't planning on buying my own url to support this endeavor, but if I went private - would you guys be ok with that?
I've got a month to figure this all out.