Whilst I think social media is kinda amazing, I’m also kinda ‘whatever’ about it these days.
As an introverted kinda person, and I guess as I get older and more cynical about things, I feel like blurting stuff out into the social web feels more and more like just shouting out something into a room and seeing what sticks, or who it sticks to.
I’m being a bit more intentional about what I write and have decided that I don’t really want big corporates to track me, follow me, own my data. I’ll still use them, because with what I do, I can’t just ditch it completely.
I’m resisting posting and slowly rethinking how and what I should write. I hate the fact that I’ve written so many tweets, that I wish I had just published on my own site.
As it stands now you can find me on any of my websites. Yes, that’s plural.
- rosiesherry.com for a bit of a professional out look on my life.
- Unschool.me for unschooling stuff.
- Messy Times for personal/family stuff
I also, increasingly just post testing type ideas to The Club for discussion. There’s lots of cool ideas and things we should all be talking about from a testing perspective, it feels more appropriate putting stuff out there on The Club. (Of course, I have my own self interest in MoT there too.)
I don’t always do it, but I’m trying my best to write in those places first. And then post them to social. I’ve even created my own ‘timeline’ on each website. 🙂
And tbh, it’s been a slow process of figure things out. How to write, what to write. I’m not even close to where I want to be, but I feel like I’m making progress - mostly from the aspect of writing stuff and also how to find stuff, think about stuff and organise stuff that I am interested in.
And really this is just a bit of an update from a previous post I wrote, but I’m kinda pleased that I’m at least keeping all 3 sites semi-active. The best thing is that I feel really good about it. Like I’m heading in the right direction, rather than just following on tweeting things out.