Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Facebook progress report...

Oh God... Oh the humanity!!! 

Ok, it's not that bad. But close. I'm finding it difficult to know what to do when out waiting on the tire and oil change, waiting for a food order to arrive at a restaurant, or while walking across a parking lot. Doesn't everyone walk blindly into deadly traffic situations while checking their latest comments?  I wake up, grab the iPad and I'm not sure why I have one now?  Hell... I have an old flip phone or two laying around, might as well go back to using one.  Hold on... I'm going rotary dial!!! 

(Since leaving Facebook I've built two large homes, trekked to Machu Picchu and written three novels.  It's not so bad.)

24 comments:

cj roughton said...

Are you sure you haven't peeked! Lol.
...., so nice being free for awhile!

Marc R. Hanson said...

No way! Deactivating is a great deterrent.

Jane Hunt said...

Hey Marc,
Just came over to see what happened to you - I hadn't realized you were undergoing FB detox! Happy for you for making such a decision for yourself, I agree with all your insights about FB - seems like a very healthy move. Anyway, I hope you're happy and well and have a wonderful time in Utah!
xo Jane

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Marc, keep going. We will all follow you on your blog and website. So for us, we still can enjoy your work. Best of luck Marc, your really don't need fb.
All the best to you,
Joan

Sergio Lopez said...

I've been trying to sketch more, which is what I used to do pre-phone/FB/Twitter/etc. I forget how much fun I used to have doing that.

Maggie Latham said...
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Barbra Joan said...

Hi Marc, came across your blog via Joan S.
Some years ago joined FB but couldn't get the hang of it as I didn't know what was a 'comment' and what was a 'wall'. and was it 'theirs' or 'mine' LOL !
So post your paintings on your blog.
That's what I do.. takes enough of your time.!
Just a suggestion. If you get rid of the robot verification tag, you'll get lots more comments on here.
Barbra Joan

Diane Mannion said...

Miss you on FB, Marc! But understand... think of you when I spend too much time on it. Maybe, just a once a week peek?

Michael Chesley Johnson PSA MPAC said...

Marc, get one of those sketch apps for the iPad and a stylus. You'll find many ways to fill your idle minutes with it! I've ordered your three novels - excellent! - and am anxiously awaiting the fourth in the series. I've heard that our hero, Jack, dies in the end? Is that true? I hope not, as I really want the series to continue. Signed, a Fan.

Jen said...

I'm scared to see how much you are going to accomplish without the FB distraction...8 paintings a day?! I should dump my account too. It is a huge time waster. Power to the painter!! ;-)

Jen said...

P.S. I know I'm a Facebook addict because I felt a strong desire to "like" Michael Chesley Johnson's comment. Aaack.

Arizona Pastel Artists Association said...

Ha! We found you anyway. And completely support you, by the way :)

Rebecca Neef said...

Oh, Marc, you are cracking me up! Seriously, not long ago someone who should know told me I'd never "make it" as a painter if I didn't get aggressive with social media marketing (oops, "networking"). I decided if that's what it took, I'd have to just do my art because it's what I do, and find another way to eat and pay the mortgage. Stick with it, I'm rooting for you!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Day 3... I made it to St George without ever once logging into Facebook! Now that's some progress.

I've heard, and have been sent a couple of screen shots of posts, that there's some discussion on there about this. Really? I'm surprised time is being spent talking about it. But then again, that's Facebook. I can't see all of that, but my good friends are keeping me posted.

I am really bolstered by the comments here from all of you. I'm completely secure that the choice I made was, for me and me alone, a good thing. Thank you all for what you write.

No matter how anyone else phrases or attempts to assign reasons to my choice... for me, that aren't my reasons, and no matter how higher than 'thou' some comments might sound... I really don't care a gnats rump about those thoughts. Some of them have vaguely eluded to the idea, or suggested, that I'm not grateful for, or don't see the value that Facebook has been to me as a business platform. That's bull hockey.

What may not be known by some, or realized by this sort of comment, is that I had used this blog as a way to "brand" and market my art LONG BEFORE I even knew what Facebook was. Yes Facebook is a good socializing platform. But it's not the only one. How many do we have time to nurture? I decided that I don't have time for them all. I'm choosing the one(s) that I feel are the best to do what I want to with my time and resources. I can do that here, share demos videos, share paintings,and thoughts, without ANY political rants, religious lectures, mutilated dog pics, and the other distracting, sometimes interesting, gobbligoop.

'Nuff on that. I've already wasted too much time talking about it.

Tomorrow all of the artists who are here will be painting around the gallery all day. Then the show opening tomorrow night, followed by another day of painting on Friday. I met the wonderful Jane Bell Meyer today, owner of Illume in Salt Lake City, and of Authentique and Mission Galleries here in St George. This is going to be a great couple of days.

Thanks again for everything you've written.

Rusty said...

Well Done...all the best to you..!

René PleinAir said...

Don't know if it's watchable in the US but if it's a little get going for you, ...

http://www.uitzendinggemist.nl/afleveringen/1410829

René PleinAir said...

Sorry, it looks like it's in Dutch but the interview itself is in English, ... ;-)

Tim said...

Oh, cool, I didnt know what the hell happened! Now I know to check in here in stead. Paint on, brother!

Anonymous said...

Good for you Marc. I have thought about leaving...it is a time waster. I will look forward to hearing the good from this change. Paint on and post on. Edie

Tess Traylor Walls said...

Since I'm way on the outside of the "in" circle I've only seen a bit of the chatter. The chatter...exactly what's wrong with that forum. You owe no one for any success as a result of your hard work and talent.

My greatest inspiration of late had more to do with personal relationships, you know real life people and real life exhibits.

I'm excited to see what comes of the contemplation that one only gets with time.

xo

Linda said...

Didn't know what had happened. Thought you had maybe unfriended me. Will look here now. Do enjoy seeing your art.

Kathy Cousart said...

Paint On! That's about all there is too it:) Happy for you!

Paul Nutting said...

Hi Marc. Any Colorado plein air workshops in your plans. Paul Nutting

Candace Castle said...

Good to know you're still alive and kicking.....I mean painting, Marc! :) Wondered why your Facebook posts weren't showing up anymore; don't know why it took so long to just check your blog!