Saturday, March 7, 2015

March News - Commissions/Art Show/Google Porn Nonsense

So a few things, both good & not so good, have happened since I've last posted here. Im a positive person so I'm going to lead with the positive. Here we go!

1. ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER

 My last post from Feb. shared a preview of a commission I was working on which I have since completed! My inner graphic designer surfaced when working on these and I love how clean, bright and streamlined they came out...so did my client! Larger separate versions on my TUMBLR. Speaking of, commission slots have re-opened, feel free to contact me now as production will pick back up sometime next month. Why the wait? See number 2!




2. NEW ART SHOW

I'll be in the "DIRTY LITTLE DRAWINGS" exhibition, hosted by the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art. March 27-29. I've been working on lots of new drawings this month hence me having to hold off on commissions til next. I'll be posting previews throughout the month and an official invite on Monday! If you're in the NYC area, come by and say hello!

3. GOOGLE'S PORN POLICY FLIP-FLOP

As many of us know by now, Google further tightened their restrictions on adult content and then quickly changed their minds by the following week. (Update posted below)

"Dear Blogger User,

This week, you received an email telling you about some changes we were making to the Blogger Content Policy. In that email, we announced a change to Blogger's porn policy stating that blogs that distributed sexually explicit images or graphic nudity would be made private.

We've received lots of feedback about making a policy change that impacts longstanding blogs and the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities.

We appreciate the feedback. Instead of making this change, we will be maintaining our existing policies (http://www.blogger.com/content.g).

What this means for your blog:
Commercial porn will continue to be prohibited.
If you have pornographic or sexually explicit content on your blog, you must turn on the adult content setting (https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/86944?hl=en) so a warning will show.

If you don't have sexually explicit content on your blog and you're following the rest of the Blogger Content Policy (http://www.blogger.com/content.g), you don't need to make any changes to your blog."


I appreciate the reversal on such tight censorship but honestly all the back & forth combined with their history of deleting adult blogs randomly leaves me feeling uneasy about remaining here. For now I'll stay & continue to update but I'll be focusing more on my tumblr, instagram & twitter. You can follow all three from the top right hand corner. I'll also be creating a Facebook fan page so stay tuned for that as well. If anyone has any suggestions on other platforms to call home, drop me a line.

1 comment:

  1. I'd also be down for knowing about other platforms. Tumblr and Instagram are picture oriented - dominated - and that does not suit my commentary purposes. I stay the %$@! away from Facebook, which has never remotely appealed to me anyway. But I am on Twitter!

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