I just got this today. Waddaya know? It’s been that long. I guess 10 years something’s gonna’ happen. I think they could have added “and all I got was this crummy sticker” on the bottom. I want a mug. I have a professional account and everything. I pay extra so y’all don’t have to look at advertisements. Or maybe a cap. I’ll take socks.
I think my blog is probably my greatest achievement in life, which is easier to say because I feature all my art here, in which case saying that doesn’t denigrate my art. And, uh, no offense to other artist bloggers or nothin’ but, I may have the most comprehensive art blog of anyone I’ve seen. Let’s not burst my bubble by reminding me I probably haven’t seen 99% of art blogs. Let me have my mugless moment here. And I also just said “most comprehensive” not “bestest”.
I’ve been working on an article all day, which I started yesterday. It’s gonna’ be a good one. I did a bunch of research on shadow banning, and I discovered a lot. I’ll give you a taste now. Twitter says that they don’t shadow ban. Well, the reason they can say this is just that they changed the definition of “shadow ban” to something that they don’t do. It’s like defining beer as a drink made from whale blubber, and then declaring that you don’t drink beer while knocking back a six pack. They secretly demote people and make them more or less invisible, without any notification. They give just enough functionality, and allow just enough interaction, to give the illusion that you are merely super unpopular. But because they don’t 100% ban you without telling you, they don’t call it “shadow banning”. Since they don’t have any word for what they really do, I came up with one for them. I call it “Downsizing”. So, that article is coming out tomorrow.
Meanwhile I’m working on a new art piece that’s #9, and I declare it to be the final piece in my “Misfits of the Metaverse” series. Only planned to do six, but kept adding another. This one’s the Elon Musk edition, so you might wanna’ stop by in a few days to see how that comes out.
Monday I’m getting an eye exam to see about having my cataract removed. I haven’t seen what I’m doing with two eyes for years. Just being able to see what I’m working on with both eyes has been a dream for too long.
Back to my greatest achievement in life. Not only does my blog showcase all my art, and my videos, but so many articles I’ve completely lost track, including a post for virtually every work I’ve made in the last 9 years. Most of those have details, and information about my process or the meaning. I’ve written enough art criticism to easily fill a book or two, plus expounded on political and philosophical ideas.
So, I’m kicking off year 10 in full stride. Ambitious new article and a final piece to a series about to bust through.
Have any of you been around since the very beginning? I got most my early followers when I wrote a piece of criticism about a Barnett Newman sale, and it got Freshly Pressed. If you remember this one from when it first appeared — and didn’t discover it later — you’ve been with me the whoooooooooole time: Buying Barnett Newman’s Art on Faith. You deserve a mug, or a cap, or a sock, a drink made from whale blubber.
Have you been following my blog for more than a year or two? How long?
I hope you’ll be around for my 10th anniversary.