Google Blogger Is Now Censoring Writers, What Gay Men Want From Grindr, Ryan Field Books

 Google Blogger Is Now Censoring Writers

I’ve been with Google Blogger for almost 20 years now. I started out on LiveJournal, but quickly switched to Google Blogger when I was working for a start-up called Best Gay Blogs. At that time, blogging was another form of social media and bloggers interacted regularly with people who left comments. And Google Blogger was the place to go. 

Not so much anymore. I have had several of my older posts flagged for no reason at all. Google decided to actually censor G-rated content just because of certain words. And those of you who follow me know that I have always kept this blog SFW and G-rated. Even though I write erotic romance I didn’t want to have a website that focused on erotica. And I’ve always maintained this focus. 

But now Google Blogger is censoring everyone and I’m not sure I’ll be here much longer. I’m not going to disappear. I have maintained a website at Word Press for years now. I even imported all my posts from Google Blogger. The site is Ryan-Field.com. And it’s identical to this website. The only reason I haven’t switched is that I would hate to lose followers. I get a lot of hits here from all over the world. However, I recently found this wonderful website that explains how to move without losing anything.

At any point, either one of these companies can ban, censor, take down, or eliminate your content. And while a self-hosted blog can sound like a big financial investment (not to mention a lot of work), getting your own space and server is not that difficult. Today’s post is going to dispel the most common fears people have about moving from Blogger to WordPress.

Here’s more.  What I don’t understand is why Google Blogger would censor someone like me who never violates the rules and always keeps it G-rated. Is it the gay content?  I didn’t even try to dispute it. After they flagged me I just took down the posts myself. We’re living in a world of censorship nowadays and it is not worth the fight sometimes. 

What Gay Men Want From Grindr

I know nothing about hook-up apps, but I find them interesting from a gay culture POV. This time the hook-up app Grindr for gay men did something interesting. They came up with some new statistics through something called “Grindr Unwrapped,”  about gay men, and one of those is that even COVID couldn’t keep them home. But I don’t think that’s just gay men. If COVID taught us one thing it’s that you simply can’t keep some people at home. 

In any event, here’s part of what they came up with. 

“Grindr Unwrapped is a playful way to help our users get to know each other better, it serves as an ice-breaker for conversations on the app, and provides some interesting insights into trends from the past year.”

Here’s the rest. It’s actually a video you can watch. And in case Google Blogger is watching me, it’s totally SFW and G-rated.

 

Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

Amazon

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no-nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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