I received an email this morning from Google about their recent decision to severely restrict access to adult content on the blogs they host. I had posted a few days ago about this, and asked my readers to send me emails to request private access to the blog. Sadly, I've received only two requests to date (I know I have more readers than that!). But no worries: Google's new email says the following:
We've received lots of feedback about making a policy change that impacts longstanding blogs and the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities.I'm very pleased that I no longer have to hold back what I write on this blog. My only regret is that I wasn't one of those voices who spoke out. Uncharacteristic of me!
We appreciate the feedback. Instead of making this change, we will be maintaining our existing policies.
What this means for your blog:Commercial porn will continue to be prohibited.If you have pornographic or sexually explicit content on your blog, you must turn on the adult content setting so a warning will show.
If you don't have sexually explicit content on your blog and you're following the rest of the Blogger Content Policy , you don't need to make any changes to your blog.
Thanks to all who read this blog. And send comments or questions!