Hello? (Hello? Hello? Hello?)
Is there anybody out there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone home?
It has been so long since I’ve posted. I know I have said that in the past when have taken unplanned breaks throughout the years, but this time; well this very well may be the longest time I have been away.
So is anyone still around?
I took a very brief look around our little corner of the blogosphere and was happy to see a few familiar faces still posting. I see Hermione, I see Prefectdt and Ken, I see Wolfie, I see Fondles and Erica. There are others of course, but that was simply on a very quick glance around the room to see who has remained active.
I give credit to all those who have maintained blogging on a consistent basis. From personal experience, I know it isn’t easy to maintain. I also know it is hard to self motivate when comments are low or non-existent.
Logging back into Blogger I noticed a couple of new things. First of all, I have to log into every individual blog now which seemed a bit odd. That was the least of it as I suddenly saw my blog had been flagged. Well one post in particular had been flagged. However, in true Blogger fashion, the note across my Blogger dashboard read “This post was put behind a warning for readers because it contains sensitive content as outlined in Blogger’s Community Guidelines”. Ok so far I’m following except for the basic fact that they don’t tell me which post. LOL. Needless to say I’m a bit confused at this point as I'm not sure which was the “offensive” post and thus having a hard time finding the said “offense.”
Upon further research into my email and spam folder to be exact, I find the email warning pointing to the particular post. And yet, after reading the guidelines I am still unclear of the offense. Furthermore I wonder if someone reported that post and or my entire blog in general. Nonetheless Blogger “too action”.
The action being that now “Your blog readers must acknowledge the warning before being able to read the post/blog”. Again I am unclear if this is a different and additional step than the email log-in that is now required to see the blog. My blog, like so many others around here, was already under an "Adult Warning" page. And yet here we are, so many steps just to get to read the smut of our choosing - the outrage!
So dear readers, please let me know what you see when you log into my blog, if the process is particularly different.
Now coincidentally that offensive post happened to be a 4th of July / Independence Day themed post. Since most of you know what day today is (was), I’ll leave you with a convenient link to read that timely, and possibly offensive, post here:
I will give you all fair warning, or reminder, that this post in particular is a bit more graphic than the majority of my stories and posts. So be warned, but again that is what I though the original "Adult Warning" was all about.
So, is there an additional warning on that blog post page as well?
Regardless, please enjoy the story and let me know what you think of it, even if you remember reading it and commenting back then. If so, has your opinion of the story changed or stayed the same? Or especially if you have never read it before, please share your thoughts. Read it there, but comment back here.
And while you are at it, please let me
know how your are all doing. I have thought about you all, but things
have kept me away - all of which are best saved for another post