Thursday, January 19, 2012

No More Content Warning

I took the content warning off Pagan Spirits this morning. I occasionally post public domain images - or images used with the permission of their creators - which contain nudity. Often, these are images of classical art. I have never been notified of anyone having been offended by them. Besides, I get most of them through Wikimedia Commons, which has no content warning. Anyone can view the same images there.

Adult themes, including erotic novels, are discussed on this blog - sometimes, but not always. I also discuss young adult and children's books, too. I welcome guest bloggers on all book-related topics, whether the book is geared toward an adult or teen audience. I recommend this blog for readers 18 and older because of the links to books that contain adult content, but I trust my readers to decide for themselves whether they want to visit my blog or not.

But I hope you do.

I get a little disappointed when potential guest bloggers say, "Your blog is not appropriate for me - it has an adult content warning." It's not a porn site; it's a book site written by a college-educated erotica and crime fiction author who was raised in a Catholic household. Many who were scared off by the content warning would be pleasantly surprised by the actual content.

Therefore, no more content warning. Come on in and discuss literature with me.

6 comments:

Shah Wharton said...

I think you made the right decision here Erin. I hope it gets more readers to your fabulous and informative blog. :) X

Erin O'Riordan said...

...but when I came back just now, I see that the content warning was back. I guess Blogger wants me to have it, whether I agree with that decision or not.

white witch Hi_D said...

Hi Erin. I don't know if the update is just slow or what but when I opened your blog, there was still a content warning. Anyway, I'm not bothered by the contents of your blog.
Keep blogging and I hope you get more readers.

Hi_D

Erin O'Riordan said...

Yep, apparently Google gives me a content warning whether I check the setting for it or not. Sigh...how depressing. I've seen racier blogs without the warning.

Intricate Knot said...

We're all so concerned with being "PC" these days, I think it's totally got out of hand! Loved your post and the fact that you wanted to take a stand. Maybe you should send an e-mail to Google and find out what the deal is? It's probably something dumb, like using the word "erotic"! Regardless, I think your site is awesome and you have a new follower! Found you through the Weekend Gathering Hop (Beck Valley Books). xo

natalie blair said...

You can try and disable it again!