It’s time to shrink the social media presence

I am on social media. I’m on many platforms. The brand of DanteWrites is spread to many places. But, and you may have noticed this, I am not active on all of those platforms. It’s just not possible. I’m most active on Twitter, and that’s barely.

So, I’m going to share with you my new social media plan. Ready? Okay!

Places where I am:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Path
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube
  • Tumblr

Yeah, that’s eight places where I gotta be consistent with the material. Luckily, plenty of these places connect to one another so, when I post in one place, it automatically posts to another. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Path, and Google+ are share options for WordPress blogs, so I just grabbed those immediately. YouTube is more focused on my lighting. Instagram is supposed to be some sort of hybrid photoblog extension of Dante’s Optimism, but I’m not a fan of the platform so I go in and out.

My largest followings:

  1. Twitter
  2. Tumblr
  3. Facebook
  4. LinkedIn
  5. YouTube
  6. Google+
  7. Instagram
  8. Path

Right, so, my most active place is where I have the most followers. Tumblr, one of the places I am least active at, has the second most because of course it does. Path has no following. Yes, I have spent many years posting on Path to no one. YouTube and Google+ are a weird thing. See, currently, I do my lighting on YouTube. It’s not really dantewrites branded. When I created this website, I go the G Suite and all of that so I ended up creating a new google account. Very soon, I will be relaunching Dante Writes on a new YouTube channel as well as a new Google+ profile. They will better focus on my blogging (and hopefully podcast) while the original google account remains lighting friendly.

LinkedIn is the only place where I don’t really make the Dante Writes brand known. That’s where you will see me named as Dante Nelson. Everywhere else is Dante Writes (well, YouTube as well but it’s connected to a Dante Writes account).

As for this Dante Writes blog, the following here is enough to place it 8th place. Yes, Path would move to 9th.

So, now what? Well, like I said, I plan on relaunching my Google presence (YouTube and Plus). I also plan on centering my primary focus on three platforms. Those platforms are going to be Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. I’m sticking with IG and Twitter because my business cards say to follow me there so…ya know…

Instagram will (I’m going to try it again) be a photo blog extension of Dante’s Optimism but also just Dante Writes and lighting as well. Instagram connects to Tumblr, so Tumblr will continue to get action. YouTube (the new Dante Writes version) will connect to Google+ and will house my (hope to launch) podcast for Dante’s Optimism.

Um, I think it’s safe to kill off my Path profile. Like, I probably won’t delete it, but I won’t be maintaining it. Nobody from my personal contacts is on there, and a lot of content doesn’t seem to be in English so…yeah… It’s a shame really because Path is quite beautiful and different. That would’ve been my number one favorite place to post if others were around.

I’ll update you when all of these are cleared up a little more. But, basically, follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Both @DanteWrites Someone else uses @DanteWrites on Facebook, so I ended up with @DanteWrites7. Just…yeah.


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