Hello, fellow quilters!
I know many of us are checking out this new platform because of the announcement that Instagram is moving to an algorithm based feed. This is going to change the experience dramatically for most of us in the maker community, but the truth is that it will probably improve the experience for the majority user. Instagram wants everyone in the world to use their platform, and putting their feed in order for them will probably improve the experience for the masses.
Ello was purpose built for the type of sharing that creatives want to do with each other. They are committed to remaining ad-free and always keeping feeds chronological. You can read more about it in their Help section, but I want to share the Ello Manifesto here which is one of the things that convinced me this is the right platform for the quilting community:
Your social network is owned by advertisers.
Every post you share, every friend you make, and every link you follow is tracked, recorded, and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold.
We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity, and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership.
We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce, and manipulate — but a place to connect, create, and celebrate life.
You are not a product.
Starting out on a new platform can be hard, but I firmly believe it will be worth it! I started this community page so that we can discover those we already know from Instagram or get to know brand new people. So, let's start with some introductions!
My name is Sara and my personal account is @saraokern. I love to play with improvisation in my quilting. I have recently gone ruler-free while piecing (a-la Sherri Lynn Wood), and I am so enjoying the freedom it has brought to my process. Every morning I start my day with coffee, but not just any coffee. I use a stovetop espresso pot (moka pot) to brew and then froth milk (in the microwave!) to make lattes. Sometimes I make cafe cubano, but lattes are the norm.
Your turn! What kind of quilting do you do? What is your standard morning beverage? (feel free to answer one or both or neither of these questions. the only rule is to have fun)
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