Popular Japanese blog platform yaplog will be shutting down at the end of January 2020. This is notable for lolita, because Japanese brands like Angelic Pretty have been posting information about their items to shop yaplog blogs for over a decade. These blogs often can be used to find information about older items, and are one of the sources used for resources like lolibrary.
Yaplog is also home to personal blogs for tons of Japanese lolita, and many "iconic" images of Japanese lolita were lifted from these blogs.
You can read about yaplog closing here:https://www.yaplog.jp/contents/close/
Make sure you backup your own yaplog (if you have one) before the service ends Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:00
If you are the sort of person who enjoys checking out shop blogs, do you know of any shop blogs that aren't listed here?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eTIWwc1tCzKe6JH_LplkYw0SMrfQnifDpa4Dvn_6y3o/edit?usp=sharing
Because the wayback machine can be bad at picking up "complex" data like blogs, I'm trying to download a copy of many of the official shop blogs to use to back fill lolibrary when editing comes back online. If you are interested in getting a copy of any of them for research purposes, I will look into that closer to the time they shut down so that my archives can be as up to date as possible.
The 2nd tab of the spreadsheet has some personal yaplogs that you can flip through for fun, if you are interested.