Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's A March Miracle!

Dear Blogger User,

This week, you received an email telling you about some changes we were making to the Blogger Content Policy. In that email, we announced a change to Blogger's porn policy stating that blogs that distributed sexually explicit images or graphic nudity would be made private.

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.

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.

Thank you for your continued feedback,

The Blogger Team
Wow, I wasn't expecting this! That's a great move; I had no idea there was a movement afoot to reason with Google. I think it's a great move on their part and a sense that free, open, internet might be important to Google, or at least to their bottom line.

Thanks to all of you who contacted me directly to request being added to the private blog; it was nice to hear from you all! :)

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