I received this email from the Google Blogger Team late last night:
This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.
Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.
Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.
Thank you for your continued feedback.
The Blogger Team
It would appear the backlash has worked. If you were one of the people - like me - who took the time to send a message regarding the new policy, we Bloggers of Adult Content surely thank you.
My readers are important to me. Unfettered access is the only way for a truly free society to exist.