My social media is getting out of hand

I recently joined the AMPt Community. “the premier resource for mobile photography/artistry… period.” Interesting site that I hope to get a lot from. This latest addition makes me wonder if my social media is getting out of hand.

I have two sites, this one and LessBeauty // MoreBrains.

Most of the posts on here are to do with my writing. I use it as a journal, a way of working through ideas about whatever story I am working on.

LessBeauty is home to the constant stream of digigraphs I take. I post these to the site from Flickr, because Flickr let me post directly to WordPress from my mobile. Although the free version of Flickr only displays the most recent two hundred images it still displays all the digigraphs posted to LessBeauty going back to the first post, five hundred images and counting.

Both sites automatically feed LinkedIn and Twitter, which in turn feeds Facebook. I never contribute directly to Facebook, I only have an account because everyone else does.

Daisy-chaining two WordPress sites, LinkedIn, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook means I can post to two sites while distributing across six.

As well as the above mentioned platforms, I also have accounts with Instagram, EyeEm, Backspaces, and now AMPt Community.

A big reason for LessBeauty is Instagram. It started the digigraph ball rolling for me. The desire to post digigraphs made me go out and take more digigraphs.

The recent uproar over Instagram’s amended terms of service prompted me to set up an EyeEm account. Same content different place. It involves a fair amount of reposting but not unmanageable. Additionally I have also started posting stories on Backspaces.

Backspaces is new platform that is, from a content point of view, a combination of images and words. This is something completely separate from Instagram and EyeEm. It forces me to think in new ways about what I’m doing. That on it’s own is worth sticking with it for the time being.

On top of all that I recently joined AMPt Community.

Each platform reaches a slightly different audiance but because it reverses the daisy-chaining principle I employed with my main sites it is becoming increasingly time consuming to keep up with.

Not sure what I will do but I’m giving serious consideration to sliming down the portfolio of social media. What I need is a social media hub. A site that distributes my content across all the other platforms.


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