Social networking

Being a marketer at heart my approach to “social networking” (outside of this blog) is pretty much to relentlessly promote things. To me Facebook and Twitter are pretty much marketing vehicles – though I do read my friends status updates and click their links – because I think that if I expect people to do that for me I should pay others the same courtesy. I will also comment on things that interest me, and chat to people. I’m not completely soulless. But still, I unabashedly use my status to direct people here.

You may have noticed. If you’re my friend on Facebook, or following me on Twitter. 9 out of 10 of my status updates or posts are a shameless piece of self promotion. This is mostly because I see my blog as my most substantive and relationally focused web presence – and because I like the idea of people hanging out on my blog and discussing things – like Christian music – I put a lot more time and effort into this blog than anywhere else online (excluding Tetris on Facebook). The shameless self promotion thing works. Here’s a graphic of visitors to this site and the correlation with posting links…

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.