The ramifications concerning Google’s decision to shut down or hide all of the adult blogs are still unknown, but already some bloggers in the kink community are taking matters into their own ha… er, have whipped up a… I mean, are being proactive about this.
Some bloggers are moving their content over to other platforms, notably WordPress (which has an importing tool), while others are moving their writing and pictures over to Tumblr. People should note, however, that just a couple of years ago, WordPress cracked down on some of the adult-content blogs — mainly the ones that had a lot of pictures. Hot, graphic pictures. And Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo, upon which they made the adult content almost impossible to search for.
Some people will probably keep their text up on Blogger, and simply move the graphical content over to Tumblr. Last year, I started backing up some of my own graphic content to an Imgur account, not that I have much. But it’s an alternative.
Some friends of mine have decided that they won’t be beaten into submi… umm, wanted to take a different route, and have picked up server space to create a community for people who would prefer to have their stuff privately hosted. Fetblogger, as it’s now called, offers a free (as of this writing) blogging space, (although donations for keeping the server space rented will be welcomed).
Anyway, they are still getting it up and running, but be sure to drop by Fetblogger as they start adding new content.
In the meantime, I’m sure that a lot of people would like to have a word with the Google…