everyone please read
i love you all and i love the people i've interacted with who admin this site. i also love your ethics model.
however, i don't like how both your website and app are increasingly bloated and poorly optimized.
i don't like how my notifications are endlessly filled up with contest spam that i can't turn off, essentially asking me and others to work for free.
i don't like that this site basically outgrew its usefulness to me as a creative professional as fast as it grew that usefulness initially.
i'm not sure what the direction is anymore, or the angle, or the brand. i just know it ain't great anymore, even though it may still look aesthetically pleasing at a glance. case-in-point: my macbook shouldn't be fucking beachballing and my browser stuttering just cause i'm typing in this form, which for all appearances, is quite minimal.
i wish you the best of luck on future endeavors, but i'm questioning what that future is and if, for ello, it's even going to exist if present coarse doesn't change.
at any rate, for those of you following me here, thank you. i will be ending my use of ello indefinitely at this point, mostly due to the fact that it's app data now inexplicably clogs up my iphone more than all other social media apps combined, on top of the list of things i've mentioned here. please find me by name - lars b amble - elsewhere on the internet or on vero, which has essentially replaced anything i've used ello for in the past, and has a similar ethics model with much better backend design principles and without the spam. i can also be reached via text/imessage at 415-716-7136.
for those of you at ello itself, i am readily available for hire in multiple creative capacities as well as brand consulting. contact info is on my website.
thanks everyone, see you hopefully elsewhere <3