Wednesday Morning Hello's from Mei Ling and me here at my Art Studio.
It has been a long night. We knew that there could possibly be issues with my blog yesterday.
I saw about 6 years ago that the Painter Peter Max used the Tumblr platform to run his blog through. It checked it out it looked pretty great and super easy to use so I started running mine on there as well. As did millions and millions of people. Then this week Tumblr announced that they were cracking down on Adult Content.
And I thought to myself, "Ok cool, kids don't need to be seeing that stuff anyhow. And it's their platform they can run it anyway they want. And I don't post anything 'Adult Content' on my blog anyhow. So doesn't affect me."
And that was true, until it did.
My blog & morning updates have a distinct business purpose for me. Sure it's fun to post the content that I do, but you may have noticed that almost everyday it's some celeb's BDay or Music/Movie event in pop culture History, that I have painted. It's a great way me to showcase some of my work on a consistent, daily basis. Those who know me personally know that this is how I make my living. And so almost everything I do has a bit (or a lot) of marketing thrown in there.
Now I not only post on Facebook, but also other social media platforms as well. Some of my business comes from Facebook, but it also comes from other places and platforms as well.
So those Morning Updates serve a purpose.
Now yesterday I had 7 pics flagged for adult content. One had Captain Kirk in a fight. I guess the Tumblr algorithm thought that there was going to be some space gay smooching or something. One had an actress in a nice outfit, that included High heels and her legs were crossed. etc etc. So I currently have all 7 flagged posts under Tumblr appeal. But still I don't dig my content being flagged by an Algorithm that is bad at it's job.
I think FB has a better system with human (members) flagging, but still it can (and has been) abused.
Regardless Im annoyed with Tumblr. So what can I do. Well I'll just run a dedicated blog through my website direct.
It took a little more time to post this morning, but it was day 1 (im still figuring it out) and Im on an hour sleep. So we shall see.
But so far Im liking it. As an experiment today I also posted to tumblr the morning updates as well. Nine Flags today. (I have them all under appeal) whoa! The same posts I also posted here on FB, I just don't see anything rsique or anything like that.
So that's been my morning.
On top of that I have a nervous new collector who is waiting on a Painting to roll in and our POTUS closed all the post offices today, so no mail. Thanks Don, um yeah that's just great. Ughh.
But better to focus on the positive and get some work done. Getting annoyed about things you can't control, never solves anything.
So with that in mind, Mei Ling and I are going to get to work on things we can control and move along with our day.
We hope everyone has a Productive and Awesome Wednesday. Talk at you tonight on my show.
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