2/23/15

Beasts In Human Skin is Moving.


This isn't the post I had planned for today.

About an hour ago I received an email from Google saying that blogs with adult content are no longer going to be allowed under their new Content Policy which goes into effect in March.  This new policy change will obviously affect this blog, so it's time to move on from Blogger to a blogging platform which allows more freedom.  I don't really want to get into a debate about internet censorship or how Google's shady policies have made me switch from Android back to BlackBerry (I don't think Google's "don't be evil" motto applies anymore. And the new BlackBerry phones are freakin' awesome, by the way).  I'm just going to move on.

It's common knowledge that the Blogger platform has become a dinosaur over the last couple of years with its lack of customization and support, but I stuck with it because the outdated platform seemed to suit the retro subject matter of the blog.  About a year and a half ago, Google threatened to shut down all blogs which had ads linking to adult sites and I considered moving Beasts in Human Skin then, but fortunately the blog was spared.  Now there seems to be no other option than to move to a different platform.

The problem is, I don't exactly know where I should move the blog.  Is WordPress the best option?  Does anybody have any suggestions?  They would be greatly appreciated.


*UPDATE: It looks like Google has reversed its decision and blogs with adult content will be allowed to stay.

8 comments:

Gorilla Man said...

Wherever you go, I shall follow. I was unsure if this blog had entered a state of permanent hibernation and was thrilled to see you return to a regular habit of posting recently. I don't have a suggestion for a more suitable platform but I hope you can leave a trail to your new home once settled.

Mr. Xploit, Esquire said...

Google does seem to be less in favor of net neutrality every day. I've encountered many people that closed their Facebook accounts because of their privacy policies, but they think it's okay to still be on Google for some reason. Anyway, sad to see you leave, but I'll follow you elsewhere. And I also don't know what blog service is better. Someone smarter should comment now.

Beasts in Human Skin said...

Thanks for the comments! My problem with Google (before the censorship thing) is that I feel like everything I do is being used to try to sell me shit. Google is trying to make money off of everything I do and is taking away all of my privacy in order to do it. That's why I stopped using Android and went back to BlackBerry.

Now I just have to find a place for this blog. I'll post an update when I do.

Thanks again, guys!

Draw said...

Hi, I really enjoy your blog and I hope it can continue somehow.my other favourite blogspot blogger is facing the same problem:
http://venusobservations.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/no-more-venuses.html?zx=347ae7eb56ba6563
suggestions include tumblr and livejournal as solutions. I don't think your site suits tumblr myself. have you considered paid hosting?

Sy-Ghud said...

I've got the same problem as you on cinephileschizophrene.blogspot.com (french language).
I don't know yet where to move either. I'll let you know if I find some way other than auto-hosting.

Beasts in Human Skin said...

At the moment, it looks like I'm going to go with paid hosting. I've narrowed it down to a few options and I just have to do some more research before deciding which one to use.

I looked at tumblr and you're right, I don't think it would work for me. If you guys discover any new options, please let me know!

Anonymous said...

The ground is swelling, things are changing! You may 'confuse' aka 'use projection' with your claims such as 'silly religious doctrine' or 'net neutrality' issues...But! Men and women are realizing that objectification of humans (with you more specifically,naked women) has a positive co-relation one's earliest experiences being subjected to poor modeling of 'respect' from caregiver(s) and an 'insecure attachment style' from the objectifier's earliest development as an infant and child. Also the studies indicate attachment issues with a mother figure. So if you are caught up in this whole thing - take this as your cue to reflect.
Join us in evolving past the fixation and obsession of the naked body! it is after all just a naked body (albeit never a naked man's body, just women, a fixation on women-naked! the men are always completed covered/clothed!)The social cost of this objectification is absorbed by the rest of the women around you. It is born/absorbed by the women you objectify, we all suffer.
Okay, now go off and resist the irrational temptation to respond defensively...that too is a common reaction from the likes of you. in contrast we invite you all to EVOLVE!

Beasts in Human Skin said...

Thank you for your comment. I would suggest you look into Fairbairn, Winnicott and Object Relations Theory for an explanation of projection and attachment in early childhood development.

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