Well, this was a bit of a sucky thing to find in my inbox today. Apparently Google has (or rather is very soon) changing their policy regarding monetization of adult blogs (note: "adult", it doesn't say "pornographic". I'd consider some stand up comedy acts "adult", personally). They say you can't have ads on your blog that go to adult sites or have ads that are "adult in nature".
Their wording is so vague and the changes are coming so fast, I have very little time to figure out what to do about the Tuskar comic link I have listed here for sale. Lulu isn't an adult site. And the ad for it isn't pornographic in the least. But with potentially-arbitrary rulings against me, should I risk leaving it there?
It's such a headache. Ugh.
Edit 1: It seems like it only really involves blogs that are made to mass advertise other adult sites with the intent of making money on the blog. Their own content policy says, "Do not use Blogger as a way to make money on adult content. For example,
don't create blogs where a significant percentage of the content is ads
or links to commercial porn sites." Those two things, however, are contradictory. The first says not to do it at all, the second says don't do it "significantly".
Why don't they just say what they mean straight up without the fluffy, vague language?
Edit 2: I went ahead and adjusted a couple of things to minimize impact on the blog. I really don't think this would apply to Barbaric Brawn in the first place. I've seen Blogger pages that are absolutely riddled with affiliate links and the like, and I can imagine that this whole policy change was likely born because of that. But just in case, I took steps to protect it for the future.
Thanks for reading this, guys. Time for me to get back to work on the things that truly matter: muscle art!