Saturday, February 28, 2015

the future of blogging

Dammit Blogger...

So this week I received the following message from Google:

"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).

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team"

I thought, initially- that maybe I could just delete a few pics... No doubt I've embraced nudity, but the nudity on my blog is mostly artistic, educational, and in the context of science after all. Perhaps I could just remove the pics of spanked bottoms where the lady's lips were peeking out, or something. In the past, when given privacy concerns, I've even made my blog private myself for awhile- which is the "stick" bloggers are being threatened with if their content is deemed explicit and graphic.  But then, come to find out, almost every spanking blogger had received the same notice. We're not making money from writing these blogs- in fact it's something that started as a hobby and is still occasionally rewarding but has become almost a burden... perhaps it's time to give it up.

Nah... fuck it. And fuck those censoring fuckers at Google (who now owns blogger) for censoring content.  "Please refrain..." How about a link to perhaps the most offensive, yet still humorous (to me) site on the internet: Efuckt.com has videos of porno fails.  Take that.  

(Okay so I'm a weenie- I'll mention how the Charlie Hebdo magazine cover showed a cartoon depiction of Muhammad as a limp dick but won't actually include the cover in my post, and I'll post a link but not a video to failed porno scenes most of which involve either premature ejaculation or a young girl discovering that anal is not for her.)

But this whole controversy got me thinking... I've said for awhile that blogging in the traditional format was slowly dying, but I think there's something to be said for individual bloggers writing what they want to write about, and readers reading it... or not.  I read an interesting article recently about the death of blogging and how it would be replaced with Medium (a site started by the same team that originally created Blogger and then Twitter, so eventually it will probably be a big deal.) The premise of the article was that even in a new format, eventually stories would be author-driven and in a most recent post first format that would resemble traditional blogs.  But I looked on Medium and searched for spanking, and at this point, there's very little there.  So in the next few weeks I'll reluctantly join my fellow spanking bloggers in switching to wordpress for now.  Once that's done I'll post an announcement and it will be my final post on this blog.  But for now, I feel like at least there should be an explanation and condemnation of blogger and the parent company of Google for creating this pain in the ass.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

i'm still here

So I missed the whole 50 Shades of Grey thing and Valentines Day... a couple of good reasons to blog about my thoughts on both.  Dang.
Oh well.
I'm still here.  Here's a link to a post of an interview of me- I feel bad I haven't updated the blog in case readers of that interview wanted to check mine out... Oh Well.

Here's something curious that happened with my blog -

No idea what that was... Some pic on my blog gained a bit of momentary internet fame.  I've been busy with my job and my family and any extra late night time by myself on the internet has been devoted more toward NCAA basketball than spanking. Sorry.  I'll be back. Promise.