I've had a really good run with my blog and have to thank Blogger for making it so easy to write and publish content. However, for all that is good about Blogger, I've had my share of frustrations. Top on that list is Blogger's random hijacking of my photographs. You may have noticed in some of my postings a mysterious black box with an exclamation point inside a triangle - that is a Blogger censor pulling down that photo because it is deemed inappropriate.
While I'll freely admit, I've repeatedly exhibited low-brow humor, shirtless men and often times bad taste, nothing on my blog is inappropriate or pornographic so I'm constantly left to wonder why Blogger does this.
Blogger really exasperated me when they pulled a photo of my friend Graham in my 9/11 post this year. The photo I originally had on my post was of him in a pool looking up and smiling. The only thing naked about Graham was his chest, but the photo for some reason was removed. I've since replaced it with a picture of him when he was in VT (hopefully flannel is not too naughty for Blogger's censors). That action by Blogger really touched a nerve with me, and now I'm left wondering if the end is near.
The thought of figuring out another platform such as WordPress and following up with all the very thoughtful bloggers who over the past few years have placed links to my blog seems daunting so my blog may go quiet for a few days while I figure out how to proceed. All are welcome to comment of course, but if there are bloggers who have some insights or suggestions, I'd welcome hearing from you. You can email me at bosguymail-AT-gmail-DOT-com.