under Portraits Of Girls on March 3, 2020

My attempt at having an Instagram page failed miserably – within a day or two, no less! I know that enough of you wanted an account for the website that you could follow and to you I apologize. I wish more people had the sense and willingness to turn to decentralized platforms (in which case I would be among the first to embrace a change).

A word of advice for all you established and wannabe influencers: do not allow any significant part of your livelihoods to be in the hands of Facebook (Instagram) or Google (YouTube). Always maintain a website or a podcast or whatever else and do so on your terms. Otherwise, carry on censoring and filtering yourselves and your content for eternity… or at least until you get #demonetized or #deplatformed just because.

And remember, per IG:

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under Portraits Of Girls on February 18, 2020

You may have noticed that features over the last few weeks have been more conservative than usual. In an attempt to make a couple extra bucks a month to help fund this project, I had decided to reapply for the most popular affiliate program on the web. The last ditch effort failed miserably due to the level of tolerance of said corporation for non-standard content being zero. This is the result of the masses relying on centralized systems for everything. Whether you are trying to get ahead as an artist on social media or modestly monetize a hugely popular website, this affects us all to some greater or lesser extent.

It is what it is. Thanks to all who support Portraits Of Girls on Patreon.

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