Monday, 1 July 2013

Eyecandy Monday

I'm taking a break from this blog for a couple of weeks. Some intensive research coming up ;-)

There is a possibility the blog won't be here next time I sign on. Apparently many people (though NOT me) have received notice from Blogger that adult-rated blogs with monetized links (and ONLY adult-rated blogs, which is pure discrimination) will be deleted from this month. Now, my blog isn't monetized ... in my opinion. I don't carry third-party adverts to any sites, sexually-themed or otherwise. I don't do reviews for money or freebies. I'm not even an Amazon associate. But the definition of "monetized" is vague - if I say "Look, my books are on sale at Sainsbury's!" or  "I've got a hot excerpt up on the Sh! site"- is that advertising? What about links to my books on publishers' sites and booksellers?

We are pawns in the hands of commercial bodies with their own agendas.

So, if this turns out to be my last post, thank you for reading, guys :-)
If it isn't ... then I'll be back mid-July. With photos :-)


Jo said...

I hope it won't come to that - pretty sure 'monetized' only means yo uget paid by google for advertising other sites.

But just in case - see you in your next incarnation!

Janine Ashbless said...

thank you Jo - I'm fairly optimistic myself, but if the worst happens there will be another incarnation :-)