So if you're in the mainland and reading this, I guess you're on a proxy. I don't know what's going on, I can log in and blog just fine, but it seems anything.blogspot.com is blocked. Buggered if I know how that works. Anyway, I'm still here, and hopefully my backup blog and Chinese study blog are still open and unblocked. Because I hate proxies and I'd rather my blog be openly available on the mainland (it's not like I'm a trouble-maker, after all, I only blog about the nothing that is my life, nothing to give the censors a heart attack) I might switch my main blogging over to what was my backup, but because I can still easily log in proxy-free here, I sure as shit won't be disappearing the way I did from my now semi-active live journal.
In the process of checking right now. Over-blog is working fine, so you can easily find me there. Canalblog isn't responding. Shit, I hope that isn't blocked now, too. Huh, suspiciously opens easily with a proxy. Fuck. Canalblog offered the better service of all my blog accounts, and now it seems to be blocked as well. This leaves me with four blog accounts, two definitely behind the firewall, this one which I can use but can't see, and only over-blog which is totally open. This is really fucking insane.
And now I'm told Green Bamboo has become Xin Phoenix. Here's what I don't understand, both are on spaces.live.com, but Green Bamboo is blocked, while Xin Phoenix is open.
Well, I'm going to keep everything going, by proxy or not, for the time being and see how things work out. I'm also going to explore other options for hosting blogs. Spent a bit of time on that last night. Came across one site apparently offering free website hosting. Came across a BSP for Kiwis only- clicked register and it said, you're in China, you're not allowed. Oh, but if you're a Kiwi in China, you can email us and we might help you set up a blog here. So there's two options.
So I don't really know what's going on right now or how long all this stupid blocking bullshit is going to last. I'm just going to see how it goes.