MENTAL NOTE #144: FRUSTRATIONS WITH ART SITES THAT SOUND ‘GREAT’, BUT ARE A NIGHTMARE TO NAVIGATE!
You know what I mean? Have you been there, done that? I have.
You spend your PRECIOUS TIME reading their terms, what benefits they promise member artists, and all of that jazz.
So….Being All excited, you sign up. Everything is good — no hiccups. GREAT! You can’t wait to upload your artwork and start earning mucho dinero like never before. RIGHT!
Then, you get to the point where you need to start uploading your art images. AND THAT’S WHEN THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS! FRUSTRATIONS START!
AFTER your 10th Cup of Coffee, and two hours have been lost from your “LIFE-CLOCK”, and your 101st “Mutha-fuûcķ’a!” You say, “Screw THIS!” (Or the expletive of your choice)
I’m not sure about you, but this happens to me, A LOT! (Or, sometimes….I wanted to be dramatic)
We all have a very limited time on this planet, and being an Artist/Art Photographer in these crazy-Ass times, is not easy: Nothing good was ever easy! Or is it, ‘Nothing Easy is Ever Good!’
☆ Add on to the deductions from your “Life-Clock”, the URGENCY IN LIFE INCREASES if you OWN A DISEASE that doctors say will likely reduce your life expectancy — I own ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS). Doctors always remind patients like me (SPONDYs/AS’ers), of our mortality. Doctors say something like, “Nawfal, typically AS’ers die at a younger age, so you can expect to die soon,” or something similar to that.
My response is: “Hey Doc! Thanks a lot for reminding me….I guess I’ll be going back to therapy.”
NEVERTHELESS, I plan to stay as healthy as possible, anyway. BUT ONE THING I CAN’T STAND, is frustrating, time-wasting, Art-Selling membership websites that DO NOT WORK, or do not NAVIGATE easily, and which simply waste more of my extra-limited time from my Life-Clock!
I try new sites often, but usually abandon them quickly when they reveal themselves as being too FRUSTRATING!
Maybe some of you can relate to what I’m saying here.