Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Blogger #Censorship Email Everyone's Talking About

Here it is:

Important Update to Adult Content Policy on Blogger

You are receiving this message because you are the admin of a blog hosted on Blogger which is identified to have Adult content.
Please be advised that on June 30th 2013, we will be updating our Content Policy to strictly prohibit the monetization of Adult content on Blogger. After June 30th 2013, we will be enforcing this policy and will remove blogs which are adult in nature and are displaying advertisements to adult websites.
If your adult blog currently has advertisements which are adult in nature, you should remove them as soon as possible as to avoid any potential Terms of Service violation and/or content removals.
The Blogger Team

If anyone has any inside information about how this will impact us authors, please share!

UPDATE: Read this~~>  (you can thank me later)


  1. I've looked through the terms of service and can't figure it out. Is linking to our own books considered "monetization" of adult content?

  2. Ugh! Can't figure it out either :( I just want to write lovely books about loveliness and loving. That is all. It is all so complicated. x

  3. Exactly, Louisa (and Tabitha)!

    The terms of service strike me as unclear in this regard. I assume they're intent upon targeting bloggers linking to P0RN but I've been burned before. My first website was hosted by Freewebs and they shut me down hard. Even after I'd removed ALL CONTENT from my site (literally--it just redirected to a new site) and personnel reviewed it and assured me it was fine and dandy, they shut me down again. This happened over and over, until they finally just stopped answering my emails. Real professional, huh?