Ok, while Ím triggering the Facebook sensors, I might as well go for it. I’ve been on a roll the last two posts, might as well keep going.
Apparently, therés just Something about me and my posts that trips the Facebook ´bots and makes them nuts.
When I began designing adult coloring pages in 2016, I got into a heck of a lot of trouble and put into the Facebook pokey. “Pokey” – my grandmother´s old-fashioned term for “jail.”
(Btw, for all yáll stampers and colorists sitting there at your keyboards howling with laughter, you go right ahead and laugh. I KNOW YOÚVE been in FB jail, TOO.)
In order to get onés artwork recognized and purchased, adult coloring book artists have to distribute their work into the coloring groups on Facebook. That’s very important. The more the better.
An artist creates the post on their page, then shares it into multiple groups. We just don’t have the time to hold down jobs, take care of our families, create art, then individually post into each and every group by creating a new post just for that group, so we share into multiple groups all at once. It´s a wonderful feature of Facebook sharing.
Unfortunately, spammers like it, too. And abuse it.
Then the rest of us get into trouble.
And, for those of you smart alecs who want to point out that I could be considered a spammer, too, Íd like to point out one very distinct difference….free coloring pages are a staple in the adult coloring community. We give away free pages, and the colorists color them and share them. It´s a legit and expected part of the landscape. It´s pretty much considered an “essential service.” Cańt say the same for the spammers.
I cańt tell you how many times Íve been put in the pokey for sharing my coloring pages (free, btw) into the adult coloring groups. Too fast, too many, wrong way, this way, that way, the other way.
I guess I tripped the spam sensors and the bots snagged my butt and threw me where I couldn’t cause any more trouble for awhile. I got to sit there and cool my jets til the next time they nabbed me for going too fast.
Apparently, an awful lot of other artists and colorists have been nabbed, too. And, not being stupid people, they’ve come up with some rather ingenious ways around the ´bots. But I couldn’t tell you what those are, though, so dońt ask (Ím clueless). Dońt bother to ask them cuz I don’t think they´re gonna spill.
I gave up. And I moved onto being a stamp designer with a design team. THEY can post into multiple groups and get nabbed by the bots while I safely sit back waaaayyyy over here, eat popcorn, offer my sincerest sympathies (and very helpfully giggle).
(For the above image, go to StampAddicts.com. Available as a grey rubber stamp. Title: “Robot Love.”)
The folks at Facebook Corporate must not be carnivores.
That´s just a wild guess based on my latest encounter with them in the guise of trying to add images to my FB shop.
Take the item below I was trying to upload, for instance…
I realize they believe it´s their Most Solemn Responsibility to make sure the rest of the us do what is right and go green, but there is no freaking way in heck I ´ll be giving up my fried chicken any time soon. Good luck with that one, MZ.
Facebook, that measured modern moderator of all things most beneficial to civilized society, doesn’t think she is appropriate for your delicate sensibilities, so she has been BANNED from their Very Respectable Forum. (Consequently, I can´t sell her to you in my Facebook shop.)
Apparently, she ´s too fast and loose for their tender tastes. Ooh, la, la!
I think it’s her dashing, suggestive slip that did the trick and set off their pearl-clutching, gasping and breast-heaving!
Quick! Somebody grab the smelling salts and fainting couch!
Do you suppose shés got French lace-trimmed pantaloons under there?
Whatever shall we do??
“Oh, my stars and garters!” as my great Aunt Gwen used to say.
Do you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, journaling, planners, papercrafting or anything else that involves pretty patterned pieces of paper, scissors, embellishments, ribbons, adhesives, buttons, pens, etc?
Or do you just like to buy awesome papercrafting supplies, put them on a shelf so they look nice and admire them?
If so, you are welcome to join my brand-spankin new Facebook group Paper People!