So, today is just a quick post to talk about some changes happening and stuff. So, as most of you know, I’m kinda flaky with posting on here regularly, and that’s because it takes a lot of preparation to create a really long blog post, even if I’m just telling you about what’s going on with me on the daily. I kinda hate that I can’t remain focused long enough to get a weekly post out. So I’m hoping what I’m about to tell you about will help me keep more active.
As the title states, I’ve created a Twitter account connected to this blog. There I’m going to provide daily ‘microblog’ style posts. I can’t even begin to tell you what they’ll be about, because I’ll be creating the content on the fly every day but I’ll try to keep on the topic of ‘Life as a Trans Male’. You may get to see some artwork, selfies, and maybe even some short videos if I can get up the nerve.
My Twitter handle is @legend_zen if you want to look me up, or you could use this link to go directly to my profile.
Why Not Facebook?
Well, I’m already on Facebook. I don’t really like Facebook, and the last thing I want to deal with is another Facebook page. Also, with some things that have come to light with the way Facebook handles certain content. I feel like that’s not the best place to be. Twitter, while I’m not very good at using it yet, is a much safer community for me. In a world of trans and LGBT bashing, Twitter has taken a stand and prohibited deadnaming and misgendering on their platform.
Other reasons not to have this on Facebook is that, though I have hundreds of friends, Facebook hides content from people even if they like a page or are friends with a person.
Why Not Instagram?
Instagram is a lovely platform, even if it’s owned by Facebook. However, I already have 3 accounts there, 2 for business and 1 for personal. It’s already really hard to switch back and forth between accounts when I post. I’ve accidentally posted the wrong thing on an Instagram account and it can’t really be deleted once it’s up there. If you’d like to follow me on Instagram though my account is @zenlegend
What Is Microblogging?
Microblogging is the act of posting smaller (usually 280 characters or less) posts more frequently. Twitter is great for that because it has a 280 character limit but it can also add images, video, and links to the post.
The reasoning behind doing this type of blogging is a two-fold challenge:
- To get me to think about the blog more often
- To get information to you more quickly
Will You Still Be Blogging Here?
Yes! I just feel that the microblogging doesn’t need to be on this blog. I’d like my larger content pieces to be here, while you can see my shorter blips on Twitter. I’ll also be posting links to new posts on Twitter so you can follow one channel and get both. Don’t worry though, if you have no interest to follow me on Twitter, I’ll still be posting the larger blog post links from here on Facebook.
So, no, I’m not abandoning the blog here. I’m just trying to be a little more regular with getting info out to you.
One Final Note
I will be creating an email sign-up in the very near future (by the beginning of the year). That way, if you’d like updates about my blog sent to your email, you can have that done too.
If there’s anything you would like to see on Twitter from me, let me know. I’d love to have an idea of what you’d like to see.
Until next time!