My Top Secret Plans For Social Media World Domination In 2020

It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock ‘n Roll

Hey everyone, and a happy new year to you!

I’ve been on Instagram for a couple of years now and have really enjoyed building up a community of followers as well as seeing what other people in the retro computing and gaming scene are into and currently tinkering with. To that end I recently rejoined Twitter for more of the same, and apart from the typical bickering / angry rants / politics which I think I’ve mostly managed to filter out now, it’s a great place to be as well!

My social media goal for this year is to keep my posting rate up, and between my collection, my ongoing projects, and a huge list of ideas I’ve had floating around in my head for a while I certainly don’t have a shortage of content.

With all that in mind I’m revamping my YouTube channel and will be producing and posting videos to a regular schedule. Quite what that schedule will be I’m not sure, as I’ll have to fit it in around my countless other hobbies (as well as running a business) but it’ll be at least semi-regular, I promise!

I’ve also set up a Patreon, and although I’m genuinely not hoping for or expecting any money, it’ll be good to build up a backlog of posts that people can refer back to if I ever “hit the big time” (hmm).

On a similar note, I’ve made some big improvements to this website. If you’re a regular you’ve probably noticed the new social media icons all over the place, as well as some streamlining of the styling. This site is static HTML built on Jekyll, which is a whole topic in and of itself, so it’s been a lot of fun getting my head around it, particularly creating some Liquid plugins in Ruby to help make my posts more consistent and facilitate future changes. I also have a plan for an Instagram landing page featuring all of my YouTube videos to make that side of things more seamless for my followers.

Finally, I have now set up email on this domain, as people occasionally manage to track me down to contact me about my HOWTO posts so I thought it’d be best to make that a little bit easier. I’m always more than happy to give people extra pointers or help out on their other projects, as I relied on other people helping me out when I was getting started.

So until next time, thanks for your support and make sure to keep your eye out!

– Rees

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