Beware the Free Blogs

09/10/2007 @ 12:26 PM | General, Technology with 4 Comments | Print This Post

Bloggers starting out are sometimes not really that savvy when it comes to getting a domain name and hosting for said domain which makes the free blog hosting appealing until they become more aware and/or would like to get their own domain and hosting. This in turn benefits them whether it be for earning a living, more professional in a general sense or just to have the secure knowledge that they will be able to keep the posts, comments, etc without it being deleted on a whim of the owner of the free service. One such blogger had 2 free blogs (which you can find at Girly Things and One Clear Dot) operating without a hitch until she had to go to her grandmothers funeral only to return and find out that her blogs were taken down and subsequently locked out of her account for a 2 week suspension all due to the trippy owner of the free blogging service disagreeing with the blogger giving her child Benadryl which was recommended by her own physician.

Now if free blog service owners are going to monitor and police the blogs they are hosting and strip them down due to something they disagree with then they need to put that in the ToS. But my better response would be to just grow up. Just because you may disagree with others parenting skills, which makes me wonder if this person even has children of their own and how they raise them, doesn’t give you the right to strip someones blog down which they make a living off of because you can. I have known quite a few parents who give their children Benadryl, whether it be medicinal, recommended by a physician for long trips because it does make them sleepy, or as in a close friend who gives it to her child on a nightly basis because it helps her airways open up and breath instead of snoring, that is their right as the parent and not someone elses. So go give some love to Girly Things and One Clear Dot and remember free blogs can come with a horrible price when you have free blog service owners who think they are above everything and everyone else.

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    Shannon // September 11th, 2007 at 11:17 PM

    ooooooooooooh that pissed me off when I read it on the boards. I lost a lot of respect for that mother daughter pair

    oh and I added you back 🙂

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    Saphyre Rose // September 12th, 2007 at 1:15 AM

    I find that some of the “best” parents, dog owners or spouses are not parents, pet owners or spouses at all! 😡
    They just feel they know better!
    I remember a friend who was divorced 4 times who tried to give me marriage advice!!!

    People have no right to interfere with parenting.
    Unless you see a child being abused, keep your yap shut.

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    // September 12th, 2007 at 7:57 AM

    So very true Saphyre Rose, so very true.

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    wireless unlimited calling plans // September 20th, 2007 at 3:14 AM

    I agree with you Saphy, That is one of the trade off at free blogging. many people feel they know better. Well, you just have to choose who you are talkin to.