So, I started this Facebook group…
I had a couple of really early name changes, and eventually landed on “Marketing, Branding and Other Dirty Words” as an SEO play and a living tribute to George Carlin.
It did OK. I had a few hundred folks – but I wasn’t feeling it. I shut it down and reopened as ARTPROLE, and we (mainly my PROLE brother and partner in crime, Pierre Paquette) just kind of played around, and the group grew and became active – but it also became a cesspool of memes and weird sex jokes. NOT QUITE WHAT I HAD IN MIND.
So – we cleaned house and kicked everyone out to restart ARTPROLE – with a new focus.
From our group description…
ARTPROLE is the safe haven for which your creative soul has been yearning. Within this group of friends, you will find creativity from every walk of life – all willing and ready to lend a non-judgemental ear!
Learn, grow, gather tools, blow off steam.
A new life awaits you in ARTPROLE. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure. LET’S GO TO THE PROLE!
And that’s what it is.
We’re still a small group. It will remain a small group. It’s not for everyone – but it’s for anyone that wants to find a tribe that is always there to lift and help and steer and advise and hang and all the stuff that – you know – small groups are supposed to do.
It’s a Facebook group – but it’s also something more, something that we’re super stoked about.
ARTPROLE.COM is live and starting to click. This is where the big magic will happen. We’ll have monthly & weekly events, archives of content – and more stuff than should be allowed on Facebook.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY ULTIMATE POINT: JOIN ARTPROLE AND HAVE A COMMUNITY THAT WILL EXIST – HASSLE AND DRAMA AND CENSORSHIP FREE – For a paltry $4.99 a month.
We’re just getting started – but watching where this is going is incredibly exciting. I’m very proud of this tribe – and I think you will be, too.
We’ll always have the free stuff in the Facebook group – but we’re building something that will last, that we own, that we control and that we can all use and benefit from.
And by “we” I really mean “we.” You, me, the other PROLES, the internet… everyone.
Let’s do it! SEE YOU IN THE PROLE!!!