The Slow Death of Adult Only Blogs
In the day Tumblr was the go to place for porn blogs, nude blogs, kink blogs and adult story blogs. Now it's a wasteland to the most part. I can see a photo blog anyplace and if I have to deal with the Tumblr interface, I better get content I find worthy.
Yes I realize there is a need for family friendly sites, but they exist now. I'm posting on Blogger at this very second. There are tens of millions of family safe blogs on here. However if you want to post adult content, it's doable with a warning screen. I do however realize a 12 year old is not going to see "must be 18 or over to view" and just leave. The reality is, the content is all over the place and if they want to see it, they will.
The kink community on Tumblr was thriving and interacting a lot, then it was banned. But oh well, now it's scattered all over the internet and a lot of online connections are now lost.
Now it's time to stop complaining and say why this happened. Well the advertisers is what happened. There is a global movement for corporations to to become family friendly. Because of a handful of influential people who are still in the minority, they forced the issue and the companies changed policy for who they will advertise with, and this caused a lot of money to bleed out of the site - so they changed.
The addition of a dual system where people are required to mark content as adult so different advertising can be placed on it would have done the job. However because of a small number of people who would say "to hell with your children, FREE SPEACH" this does not happen. There would also have to be a reporting system and an algorithm to insure the adult contend be marked as such.
The idea of "proof of age" is not going to happen. To be honest, if people have to prove who they are and how old they are on a blog site, they won't do it. So that would never be a reality in the near future, it would have to be phased in and a lot of people would call this a loss of rights and/or freedom.
So now we have a wider market of blogging sites who still allow you to post for free and stamp ads on your content. These are not ads for fast food or a new car for the most part. In fact I'm rather sure I'll never want to click any of the ads no matter how tempting it is. I'm kind of sure most of these "games" that are advertised are not safe to put on my phone. I'm also sure that the "premium content sites" advertising on there are not safe to give payment information to, so I can have chats with a web cam girl.
However the reality is, there is billions of dollars out there in the online porn site industry. Even like BDSMLR where it's ad driven, they are making money at it. I'm rather sure it's some shady ass people who are making the most of the money, but I don't care. I'm not giving them a credit card or PayPal ever and I'm never clicking their ads. I just want to see people posting their content and read some stories now and then.
There is also the idea that in some countries it's on the site to keep pirate content off the pages, and lets face it, most porn blogs are just that, a photo or a video they ripped off. So in all, the concept of adult blogs on the internet seems to be slowly dying. In a couple of generations it may be completely underground. This leads to a lot of shady ass shit going on because it's not regulated. But oh well, we must make the entire world think and act like we do (conservative thinking).