Monday, February 23, 2015

Contemplating the End

I think we'll all be reading this message across quite a few of the blogs we read over the next day or two.

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 

For more information, please look here 

Yours sincerely,
The Blogger Team

Thanks Blogger Team.  Oddly, my blog almost never contains images of female nudity, despite being (let's face it chaps, if we're honest with ourselves) a pornographic blog devoted to the female form. There are occasional male slaves (OK quite a lot, actually, two just in the post below)... would it help if I found those images and deleted them? Somehow I suspect not.  I think it is more likely that you are going to regard all of this blog as too naughty for Google, sooner or later, and the blog is doomed.
So I think this is The End.

After four years... several hundred posts, 2000 images, about 50 stories, one or two decent jokes...
Anyway. What a good thing I set up a Tumblr just a few months ago...

See you there!
[UPDATE: This link pointed to the wrong page in the first version of this post.  Thanks to an anonymous commentator below for pointing it out.  Should work now.] 


  1. Yeah, leaving blogger would be the best thing to do.

  2. But the new site requires a password?

    1. Oops - yes, that's my administrator url. I've changed it in the post above -thanks.

  3. Hello Servitor.

    I like your work, sometimes I like to go back to your old entries, maybe wander through tags cloud to find somethng i might miss. So, my question is - will you migrate ALL of your work from here on your tumblr? I know this will be much work, and I will understand if you won't do that. Please, tell me what will you do, because, if you won't migrate all your content, I will have to scan this blog and save all my favourites.


    I don't like tumblr, but I will follow you there.

  4. Thanks Adam. I don't much like Tumblr either - it feels more like just a way of uploading pictures, less of a conversation with the reader. But for now, it seems to be what there is.

    As for what happens next, I am exploring a few options but I will make sure that all the old material is accessible somehow. I am going to post about this very shortly.

    All the best