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I’m not very good at this social communication thing but I do my best

Favorite: Facebook

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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I like the spoken-word format – I’m better at ranting onto a camera than chitchatting in posts. And I am actively trying to build up my platform here. So I especially cherish subscribers, comments and general contact here and make a special effort to engage. Also I find, because the content is more meaningful to me personally, I like engaging here.

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I love the energy and the people on TikTok, and my page is almost identical to my YouTube channel – I try to post everything I can on both platforms. But because TikTok only takes vertical videos, I end up posting more on YouTube.

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I like Instagram, but I underuse it.

I post most videos on both Facebook and Instagram, but really, Instagram demands original visual content, an I’m afraid I have trouble providing that – I love photographing Berlin, but I don’t do it enough. I try to answer comments on Instagram, but sometimes I miss things.

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We publish books from E.T. Hansen and (in future) others, as well as videos and everything related to Poetry & Purpose. We’re just getting started and hope to surprise you with a lot of interesting stuff soon! Check out our books and everything else here.

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Hula Ink publishes books in Germany too –including the German version of “Losing My Religion” and the upcoming “Don’t Eat the Menu” about the pitfalls of English as a second language.

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Ule Hansen

My partner Astrid Ule and I write thrillers in German under the name Ule Hansen – they are available in the bookstores and on Amazon, and we are currently revamping our German website

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Astrid Ule

Here’s the German website of my writing and teaching partner Astrid Ule. She has a lot of interesting texts and videos here about her life, writing and teaching – all in German

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