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My ill-timed return to Twitter has ended. I’ve thought about moving to Mastodon (supporting the federated model and all), but honestly I’m content just blogging here, even if it means a smaller audience.


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I’m back on Twitter. We’ll see it sticks this time. I still see this blog as the main channel for what I do, though.


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Decided to stop posting my art to Instagram. Some of the features of social media — likes and favorites, more than anything else — mess with my brain, latching on like behavioral barnacles that I can’t scrape off easily other than by exodus and abstention. And so I’ve left.

One of the other reasons for leaving: I’m inescapably fond of being able to craft and form the platform I publish my work on (to wit, this site). I’ll post more in this vein soon, but in the meantime, Zeldman’s recent article on the indie web is worth reading.


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Also, I’ve effectively retired my Twitter account (deleting almost all my tweets, cessation of posting, etc.) and will pretty much only be posting here on this blog. The “what to post where” dilemma is solved, knock on wood. (I do plan to still post new artwork to Instagram and Facebook, at least for now.)

Other reasons for this move: I like running things on my own platform. And Twitter is a (very) mixed bag with a whole host of issues. I don’t think I’ll miss posting to it.


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Mormon Artist on Twitter

My magazine, Mormon Artist, is now on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mormonartist. I’ll be posting relatively frequent updates on how the magazine’s going, so if you’re interested in keeping up with it, follow away.


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