I’m not very good at this social communication thing but I do my best
I gotta say, for all the criticism, Facebook is a great communication platform – I can easily see who is trying to contact me, remember birthdays and events and such – that’s helpful for a guy like me. So if you’re on Facebook, that’s good first choice (I have a personal page and a professional page, but I can’t tell the difference).
But feel free to use other options, like e-mail (below) or other social media platforms. Of these, by the way, I am most active on YouTube, then TikTok.
Communication & I
Guys like me are not great communicators – in person, we are boring (that’s why we prefer to write), and not good at chitchat – I can rant into a camera, but I can’t smalltalk, even though I know it is important, as it is the grease of social interaction, especially online. Oh, and did I mention I am disorganized?
So if I don’t answer post, message or e-mail, it’s most likely an oversight – just try again. And online, if all I do is give you a heart or a thumb’s up, it’s not much, but I mean it.
I am always glad to hear from you.
The real Eric
I am most personal on YouTube (in ranty videos) and in the Substack newsletter Poetry & Purpose (writing about my life).
My most personal book is “Losing My Religion.”
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