I know quite a lot of people: About 450 of them made it into my contact lists. But do we really know each other? They might know me from work, from school, from church, are part of my family or met me somewhere on my life journey. But other than that part of my life, most of them have never got the chance to experience the full Patrick.
This is something I’ve been thinking of a lot quite recently and had to realize that I was not really enabling anything, that allowed more to happen. So while also trying to give a more genuine picture in real life, I want to use the tools of social media additionally to give you access to these insides.
I looked at my current usage. Just now Facebook turned 10. I had a profile there for 7 years, but it does not feature that much. Pictures are pretty limited, a few status updates here and than; some thoughts, quite a lot likes but not too much more.
Also, I limited myself to Facebook at some point. So I tried to fit everything there is into that site; although there might be other, better tools to use. For example, Facebook posts should not be used for things as big as blog posts.
So what I am basically doing now, is I am starting to use accounts on other social media sites (again) to channel different types of information detail:
I use Twitter for my brief messages and activities. If a picture says more than the 140 characters, you might find it on Instagram. My Facebook Timeline will be more focused on highlights, things I want to share with bigger audiences and remember. As I did not want to start a real blog – I do not have that much to write (yet) – I chose this tumblr for everything that needs a bit more space as well as things that make me wonder (and there are quite a lot of those) or other stuff I want to put a small focus on. Also, you might ask me any question you like to.
So, be prepared, that in the next weeks my profiles will undergo updates, get more content and get more and more active. However, I won’t commit to anything regular or schedule-driven posts. This is not to produce content, it main goal is to reflect myself, my thoughts and events. Just as various life events come and go, my posting will be changing constantly. And as these posts don’t write themselfs; there might also be less, when other things get more important.
But depending on whatever you are interested, you can choose to follow me on all or only some of the specific services and determine yourself how much you want to take in.
So, here we go: Welcome to my new social media journey!
I hope we get to know each other better on the way. Also I’m really looking forward to get in touch with some old friends again. And maybe also get the chance to get to know someone new?
Let’s see how it goes. And if all this internet stuff isn’t your thing (or even if it is), remember there is also a real-life, offline version of me, that would love to meet you in person 😉