Sunday, November 6, 2011

Some ways to follow me online

Don't have much this Sunday night, but I'm keeping this NaBloPoMo thing going, darn it. How about a self-centered post?

I have a lot of profiles online. There is quite a bit of crossover, but if you want to know how/why to follow me on the biggies, here you go.

Facebook

Here is my Facebook profile. Feel free to add me; just put some really short thing in the invite like "blog friend" or "Flickr contact." Otherwise, you'll get declined like the creepy guy I used to work with, or languish in the no-response lineup with obscure relatives I can't bring myself to accept or decline.

Use it if: You want to occasionally hear how my day went, and love to see videos about, read articles about, or hear my opinions on a variety of issues. The blog posts to here also, but I'm more likely to respond to blog comments on the blog.

Don't use if: You're only looking for regular photo sharing, or are offended by political opinions, evolution, immunizations, Harry Potter, and/or the occasional F word.

Google +

Here's my Google+ (or Google Plus, if you prefer) profile. Add away. I can add you back or not, but I probably will if you have a healthy profile as well.

Use it if: You want to follow my photos, especially some old favorites, which we're sharing through daily themes right now. I also occasionally share awesome photos from other G Plussers, usually spiders. Blog pimped here too. Only a tiny bit of opinion.

Don't use if: You don't like spiders. Seriously, I post a lot of spiders.

Flickr

If somehow you haven't had it foisted upon you before, here is my Flickr profile. I might have high and low periods on Flickr, but I'm way loyal to Flickr, mostly because it's where I started to get "into" photography, and where I got to know (or got to know better) several good friends.

Use it if: You like pictures, usually daily, but won't get all mad and stop following me if I flake for a week or two. It's where I post the daily shots for my Species a Day project. If it's photo related, I post it here, but there's not much of the other stuff. (Unfortunately, my life isn't daily photo strolls.)

Don't use if: You're not interested in photos, or if you're one of those photo snobs who scoffs at "shallow" comments. I love in-depth critique; really I do, but I'm totally OK with ten "Great shot!" comments in a row. Call me conceited. Also don't use it if you're a photo thief or are obsessed with bare feet. Weirdos.

Blog

My blog! You're already there. Hooray!

Use it if: You want to read regular posts on parenting, travel, nature, and/or photography. Sometimes, I'm funny too. Sometimes I try to be funny and it doesn't work out so well, but that's funny, at least, right? And comment away. Seriously. My ego is super happy every time I get a comment alert. Even when I reply to a comment, and then get a comment alert, and it's only me.

Don't use if: Who am I kidding? You can all use it. Did I mention the ego? But just so you know, spammers, I already have all the Ugg boots and Cialis I want, which is none.


E-mail

My e-mail is khosey1 at yahoo dot com. That's a "one" after my name.

Use it if: You want to have a conversation with me, but don't feel like having my friends and family weigh in on your personal life or political opinions. Also, use it if you're an editor. Yes, I probably do want to write for you.

Don't use if: You're sending any of these things. Or if you want me to write for free. Or if you're that creepy guy I used to work with.

There you go! I'm trying to be less of a failure at Twitter, where I also have a profile. Add me there if you'd like. The blog and photos get pimped there. I'll get better. Someday.

3 comments:

Christina Wilsdon said... Best Blogger Tips

Dang. I went to the Facebook page, but the stupid thing just fired off to you when I hit the "add friend" button with no chance to leave a "blog fan" note on it. Stupid Facebook....

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips

I gotcha!

Hmm, maybe Facebook does add friend differently now. Shows what I know.

Glad to be FB friends!

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

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