So apparently Google Plus is shutting down. Which sucks. It seems that a lot of people have decided to adopt MEWE
A google plus community called "G+ RPG Escape Rocket" is organizing where everyone is going.
One pretty cool thing that has come about because of this "running for the hills" is that everyone is putting up their contact information (links to where they are). I know have a HUGE blog list that I'll be adding to my random acts of roleplaying. (all new stuff that I wasn't following before).
Here's the list:
I jumped into MeWe: mewe.com/i/shane.ward11
My Anchor Podcast is here: https://anchor.fm/gilligans-isle-of-add
I have a twitter account, but barely use it (same with reddit): https://twitter.com/3toadstoolspub
email: shanepatrickward AT gmail DOT com.
I have a few thoughts on the mass move. First on mewe, I'm not intending on joining a lot of communities. For the simple sake that the echo chamber of "hey check out my new thing!" will be cross pollinated in the communities. As it stands I joined the OSR and OSR Anchorites pages. I am hoping that someone creates a "Advanced Fighting Fantasy" page, as I'm still interested in the going's on there. As well, hopefully someone creates a DIY/RPG page.
I have to admit that I think I will probably spend a LOT more time blogging/podcasting and focus less on the social media part of the RPG community. That said mewe seems pretty cool so far. As far as facebook is concerned, I've often considered dialing it back a bit (as it's giant tire fire, time waster). The one super cool thing on fb is the "Table top one shot group", a lot of games are organized thru it.
I think if I pull back a bit on the social media part of the RPG community it will allow me to get shit done. I tend to do a lot of "comparing myself to others" (which social media doesn't help with).
Long story short, I'm going to miss google plus, and I am very thankful for all the friends I've met on it and the resignation of playing RPGs that it provided me. The best way to contact me is the above at this point, specifically mewe. I may tweet more often, but I always found it rather clunky.
And of course you can always me.
Keep those dice rollin!
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