If you are on Google’s Blogger platform, no doubt you have already seen this policy change about adult content:
Starting March 23, 2015, you won’t be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.
–Full policy text here
Obviously this is huge for sex bloggers who share any kind of photos.
I know the first instinct is to get off Blogger and go somewhere else. First port of call would be, I guess, the free WordPress.com platform.
But please be aware that WordPress.com doesn’t allow ‘pornographic content’, and while you may be on there forever without a problem, they DO have blitzes at times where they simply suspend blogs that they feel violates their policy. I wrote about this in 2013: one minute the blog is there, the next it’s inaccessible, and I know it’s really difficult to get it ‘unsuspended’ once they’ve locked it down.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this policy change by Blogger triggers a crackdown on ‘pornographic’ blogs by WordPress.com because heaven knows they don’t want to be known as ‘the porn platform’! *clutches pearls*
Self hosting gets around this issue entirely, but it costs money.
I know there are other platforms around that are free and I assume some of them have no concerns about sexual content, but I don’t know enough about any of them to recommend one.
If you have any suggestions that are a) free and b) accepting of explicit content, please let us know in the comments.
In the meantime, if you are on those platforms, please backup and/or export your content just in case.
Update 27 Feb 2015: Well, what do you know… sometimes people-power works: Google reverses decision to ban adult content on Blogger *smile*.