Blogger bloggers since the end of 2004 -- a very long time. We've survived at least one major upgrade to the Blogger hosting tools. We've wended our way through all sorts of quirky and sometimes downright maddening glitches and oddities. We've met so many interesting and good-hearted people from around the globe because we've spent a lot of time here on Blogger.
Blogger is not perfect, but Blogger has been good to us and for us.
Today, however, might be the last day for us, and a lot of our Blogger "blogspot" neighbors, and the really scary thing is that there is no way to know for sure. I want to believe that my blog does not fall under the sanction delineated by this Blogger email that I received earlier in the week:
But, the truth is, I'm not certain. This is a pretty tame site as adult blogs go, but I have some links in my blogroll to sites that do advertise for adult sites. I have, over almost nine years, occasionally referred to and/or linked to sites that would probably be classified as "adult." I've tried to be careful and respectful about that. The place carries the adult content designation, and there is the "up top" disclaimer that tells you what you will find here -- in case you landed here by accident. I'm not trying to shock or offend anyone who doesn't plan to be here. I don't "monetize" this blog. There are no ads for anything here -- not sex aids or whips or kinky books. Honest -- I've never made a single penny as a result of writing here. I'm just talking to myself and my friends; writing a journal that details my personal journey. I know it isn't for everyone, but I can't imagine that my writing here does anyone any harm.
The ominous sounding Blogger email declares that everything changes as of today. I don't know how long it will take for the beheadings to begin. I don't know who is really at risk. I don't know where the lines are going to be drawn. And so... I wait. Maybe a lot of us are waiting to see whether our blogs will still be here when the sun rises tomorrow. I hope I'm still here. I hope all of the rest of you are still here.