My verified online presence
I have an online presence. That is just a fancy way to say that I own a domain name, I have a personal site and I have a couple of accounts on various other external platforms. The line between having an online presence and a social presence is a blurry one because what even is a social media platform anymore. That said, I find this current trend of chasing an official verification status on various platforms quite bizarre. Don't get me wrong, I get why it's happening, but still, it's baffling.
Since blue checkmarks are, for the most part, completely pointless, let me use this post to "verify" myself. I'm gonna list down here all the various places where I'm active in one way or another. Order is mostly random but I'll start with the most obvious one:
Goes without saying that I am active on this site. I bought the domain almost 10 years ago and it's my home on the web. This is by far my most precious online presence.
I have a profile on Literal and I absolutely love the app. I should definitely read more though.
This is the closest thing I have to a portfolio. I try to keep it up to date and I enjoy the fact that it's very low maintenance.
I technically still have a profile on Twitter. I don't use it. Have not posted in years, and will not post in the future. I only open it every couple of months because some people mention my content there occasionally.
I posted maybe a dozen times in 4 years. Not really a fan of the platform. I keep a profile mainly because sometimes my content ends up posted there and I like to respond to comments.
- Hacker News
I comment every now and then and I had some interesting conversations on the platform.
I use Kirby for pretty much everything these days and I do occasionally post on the official forum
My profile on micro.blog is just a mirror of my RSS feed. I'm considering deleting it though.
And I think that's about it. I'd say that > 90% of my online output happens on this site. Maybe even > 95%. The Kirby forum and read.cv are primarily work/tech related, HN is an odd in-between. But honestly, I could just keep my blog and be perfectly happy.
- 10th of May edit: As I wrote in another post, Micro.blog is now gone. I'm also unsure what to do with read.cv right now because they added posts and who knows if it will slowly morph into a hipster, design focused Twitter. We'll see, I might delete it later down the line.
- 12th of June update: Reddit is now also gone because the company itself is going down the drain and I don't want my account to be part of that even though it was not a very active one.
-28th of October: Twitter profile is gone. Fuck that platform.