Last night Scottish music blog The Pop Cop was unceremoniously deleted by Blogger. The Pop Cop has been around for about three years, and was one of the main inspirations for me leaving behind the blogs I was doing at the time and moving on to start up Aye Tunes, so to say I’m a bit unhappy at its closure for “code violations” is a bit of an understatement. I may frequently disagree with the choice of bands featured and the opinions expressed, but I always enjoy reading them.
Head over here for all the details on what happened, and why.
Earlier this year a bunch of blogs were shut down around the same time, do a search for “blogocide” to find out more on that story. The good news is that on some of them at least Blogger did a U-turn, and reinstated the blogs. It’s my hope that the same will happen for The Pop Cop.
How can you help? Well, the best thing to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask that The Pop Cop be put back online. My email was quite heated, but try to remain polite and reasonable, it’s easier to ignore us if we send expletive filled rants.
Since nothing is a campaign without a Facebook page these days there’s one of those too here. By all means join up to show your support, but please, get emailing too.