Sifting and skimming through my “Voyeuristic Tendencies” tonight…I found 3 posts relating to bloggers who are setting up their own domains and leaving the confines of Blogger/Wordpress behind.
Good on ’em.
I don’t have ads on my site, but like another blogger wrote, it’s more the principle of the matter. What if I wanted to? I don’t really take to being told no. In fact, it pisses me off.
I’m sure I’m not far behind in the move. I’m a little slower to change than most. But, I’ll get there. You’re getting plenty of warning here.
But, I have to say, with all the news and hullabaloo about Blogger (especially) and WordPress (to a lesser degree) cracking down on Adult Content sites, it really makes me wonder: what are people so afraid of?
It seems to me, the more truth we have available to people, the better. And sex bloggers are pretty damn big on truth. We all do it for our own reasons, but regardless of our reasons, people read us to learn, gain insight, and find validation and connection.
For some reason, I feel like I’m back in high school, on the newspaper staff, fighting with the administration over a controversial story that the editors feel MUST run, but the principal is afraid it will enrage parents. All the concern over what SOMEONE (no one in particular) MIGHT (no promises they’ll even notice) be offended by, rather than the concern over the freedom of speech…the freedom of expression…and the respect for art – even when it isn’t your cup of tea.
It smacks of censorship. Which is unfair, judgmental, and well…wrong.
Too bad I’m too lazy to be in charge of the world. I might do something about it. Instead…I’ll blog about it, and prepare for my silent “fuck you” to the powers that be by continuing to figure out how to move out on my own.
Time to fly the nest. And it’s such a warm, comfy little nest I’ve made.