Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Google Plus What?????

I really hate to ditch my Google + page, but that's likely what I'm going to do.  I'm really disgusted by the hardcore porn I find in large images almost every time I log onto the site. I've reported it more than once, but it keeps showing up anyway.



It's a shame, because unlike Twitter, the amount of text that can be included with an image post isn't limited to 140 characters. I suppose I can do that on Facebook, though. I like to include enough text with the cover images to generate the interest of potential readers.

Yes, I used to write some pretty explicit passages in my novels. Used to. But even that isn't quite as bad as large, full color photos, close ups of the sex act on a site that can be easily accessed by tech-savvy kids. Come to think of it, they don't even have to be all that savvy to get into Google +.

I guess I've become a prude, huh? 

I considered rewriting my novels to make them less graphic, but I got lazy. No, actually, I just figured that there are a lot of people out there who have read those books, most of them because of the sex, most likely.That's just not who I am now, which is why I decided to start the serial blog, An Army of Angels. I've changed, so I wanted readers to see how my characters have changed as well--how world events and personal growth have changed them, for better or worse.Some might like the changes, some might not. Time will tell.


16 comments:

  1. I click on Google+ when I comment on a blog, but that's pretty much it. I never bother with Google+ itself. It doesn't surprise me though that the site ends up doing that.

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    1. That's what I did for a long time. I might just do that now, not actually go to the site. I did it mostly to promote the Army of Angels blog.

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  2. Sorry to see you go but I totally understand. Thankfully, I haven't seen any of this but I have my page limited to show me only the people that I want to see. I've not tried Twitter or FB yet. Or Instagram or Tumbr or whatever else there is. So many these days.

    Anyway, I totally understand you're ditching your G+.

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    1. I have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I think Facebook still gets the most traffic.

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    2. I've heard that about FB and I've heard that about Pinterist (spelling?).

      Yes to the garbage can. It's only the most useful baby bin in the history of EVAR!

      Fits right under my sink with plenty of room to open. I tell ya, this declutter of 2016 has changed so much. To only need that baby bin is heaven. Heaven I tell you, heaven.

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  3. Tumblr is headed the same way, I think at least twice a week I've got some new hardcore porn blog following me...

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    1. I've had porn accounts follow me on Twitter, I always block them.

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    2. I block the people I don't want on my G+, too. Blocking is a wonderful feature.

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  4. I ignore the hard porn on Twitter. They can Follow me if they wish, but since I don't Follow back they go away. Facebook seems to have as much if not more traffic. At least I've had people on Facebook contact me for one of my books. That has not happened on Twitter that I know of, or of anyone actually going to my site or Amazon and buying. I think your current writing is better.

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    1. Please tell Miika that. I notice the only one of my books he labeled a publisher's choice is one of the old ones.

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  5. I am on Goggle + but I don't know how I got there and do not use it.
    Sorry to hear this. Just what we all need more porn, yuck.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I'm not going to delete my account, because spammers and scammers have a nasty habit of grabbing abandoned social media accounts and blogs. They got Eve's old blog and posted porn there.

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  6. I haven't done the Google + page. Too lazy. Ew. Now that I know about the porn, I'll stay lazy about it.

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  7. Norma, I'm the same way. I'm not interested in doing those scenes in my book any more, or reading such, for that matter.
    I'm not tech-savy, nor will I ever be. I know if I were not a writer, I wouldn't even have a computer, or be on a social site at all. My cell phone doesn't have internet, and I'm glad it doesn't.

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    1. I haven't been on Facebook for ages. I'm kind of in a blah way about everything. But I am sick of technology. If I could, I'd buy a mountain and hide on top.

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    2. There certainly are a lot of weirdos out in the world. Cybernet has made it more evident. Porn-nuts!

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