It’s been over two years since my last post went live on this blog. I’ve started to write three other posts in that time, but only one is even still in the “drafts” folder. We’ll see if any ever see the light of day.
Of course, any of you who know me know that a lack of posts on this blog does not constitute a lack of online activity from me. Quite to the contrary, my increased posting on other platforms continues to lessen the appeal of the long form blog for me as an outlet. It is basically now limited to times when I either have something that ranges longer to say, or something that I wish to be more permanent and really referenced. This post fits both categories to some degree.
This is a “station identification” post. An idea I’m blatantly stealing from someone else, though I can’t give them credit because I don’t remember who it was. Some random Tumblr blog I think.
So, here is me, on the web, in various forms. In keeping with the medium, this station ID post will have lengthily explains of each platform and how I use them. Other station ID posts I’ll make on other sites will fit their respective formats (some just lining back here).
If you’re on any of these platforms and we aren’t connected, feel free to friend/add/like/plus/connect me.
WordPress Blog – Geek Thoughts – http://nicholsonrecords.com/paul – WordPress blog who’s content dates back to an older Blogger blog. When I’m feeling philosophical (or a least long winded) this is most likely where I’ll post. See also: reviews of products, movies, and general opinion sharing.
Flickr - http://flickr.com/photos/paulnich – My main repository of images. If I only post an image one place, it’ll be here. Any images you see on Tumblr, 500px, Society6, Google+, or my Facebook photography page will also be here plus a few b-sides and deep album cuts. If I mark you as a friend or family on the service you’ll be able to see most of the 8,000+ images I have on the site. If you’re browsing as a member of the public you’ll have access to ‘only’ a few thousand.
Flickr (Family) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_nicholson_family - All of our general family photo stream goes here now. Pictures taken by yours truly as well as my wife, and even my two boys now that they have kid’s cameras.
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/102189248744130499783 - My favorite social media platform. If only I could convince everyone else to join me there.
Twitter (personal) http://twitter.com/pwnicholson – My twitter feed, started way back at BarCamp many years ago. This is where my fleeting rants, opinions, life updates, and points of interest get posted. One of my more active platforms for sure, though lately I’ve been lurking more than posting (relative to what I used to post at least). And let’s be honest, like most people in Nashville I’m still on Twitter just to follow @jrlind.
Reddit - http://www.reddit.com/user/pwnicholson - Front page of the internet. I’m there.
Tumblr (Photos) - http://pwnicholson.tumblr.com - “Best of” collection of my photography, shared to the hipster blog platform of choice for a little amplification.
Tumblr (Fashion) - http://attemptsatfashion.tumblr.com - My blog to attempt to educate myself on how to dress like an adult. Added women’s stuff that I find interesting at the wife’s request. Mostly reblogs.
Tumblr (Marketing) - http://ofmarketingthoughts.tumblr.com - 99% reblogs of cool ad campaigns or other interesting marketing. Gets my creative juices going for work.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pwnicholson - Notify me hear if you have any children, pets, or if you are participating in any fundraising activities.
Instagram - http://instagram.com/pwnicholson - My presence on the ubiquitous photo sharing app/site. I rarely post here, but when I do it is mostly fun pictures of family and friends taken on my phone that get cross-posted to Facebook. Occasionally I’ll post some of my photography work here as well, just for some extra visibility.
Quora - http://www.quora.com/Paul-Nicholson - Deep thoughts on areas of ”expertise”, though that sure is a dangerous word.
500px - http://500px.com/pwnicholson - The artsy photo sharing site of the moment in 2012. Gotta be there too, right?
Society6 - http://society6.com/pwnicholson - Monetizing photography. If you wanted to buy one of my pictures, this is where you can do it.
LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/Paulnich - Connections for people I have don, am doing, or am wanting to do business with.
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/pwnicholson - Rarely used archive of random videos. Now that I’m on BzzAgent you’ll occasionally see product review videos here too.
Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/pwnicholson - Even more rarely used archive of ‘nice’ videos. Every 3 years or so I scratch the itch to do more video that photo. Here’s where those project go.
Google+ Photography Page - https://plus.google.com/103216082673083295371 - Many “photogs” (I hate that term) prefer this to Flickr for high quality social photo sharing. I like it, but it’s still falls short on the meta tagging and mass-collection management fronts.
Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pwnicholson - Yes, I am male. Yes I have a pinterest page. It is sufficiently abandoned for me to still hold my Man Card though.
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/pwnicholson - Yes, it still exists. No, I don’t post there. Never did.
Diaspora - https://joindiaspora.com/u/pwnicholson - Remember that site that was going to change the world and replace Facebook?
Steam Community - http://steamcommunity.com/id/pwnicholson - Check here when they announce Half Life 3.
Playstation/PSN - http://us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/visit/profiles/pwnicholson - Decent odds that most of the activity here will actually be my kids playing PooYoo or Sports Champions under my account. I might fire up Burnout Paradise, NHL, or Need For Speed every few months.
Other Feeds and Sites
Spiceworks Communities – A social site for IT admins that use the Spiceworks platform. I very rarely post there for work-related projects.
Twitter (work) – My Twitter account for work-related stuff. Opinions and endorsements are not those of my employer. They might not even be mine.
East Nashville Facebook Group - I own and admin the East Nashville Facebook group. Yes I live in Inglewood. Yes I consider Inglewood to be a subset of East Nashville. This page is 90% lost/found pet posts
Reddit – I moderate the /r/Predators subreddit.