I’m happy to be one of the most easily stalkable people on the planet. Googling my name or common nom de net brings up tens of thousands of hits, with the most popular ones going straight to my home address. I figure real stalkers want a challenge — I’m far too easy a target. I’m no one-man media empire like Thomas Hawk, but I get around.
Kidding aside, I’ve been blessed that there are so many people out there who want to follow my work, and I want to make it easy for you to follow exactly what you want to follow, and no more. I’ve been all around the social Internet, from bulletin boards and back, and I think I’ve got it figured out.
If you want to contact me directly: Use the contact page on my web site. Not only will this always go to the correct e-mail address, it will also be flagged as messages to answer first.
If you just want to read my blog: Here is where I post tips on photography, industry news, and some of my images in larger formats with write-ups about my work. The link is www.amazon.com/ryanbrenizer, and the RSS feed is here. You’d think this is a given — if you’re reading this entry, you’re reading my blog. But it’s ain’t necessarily so, and not just because automated spam blogs steal my content.
If you just want to see pictures (five a week-ish) I’ve been on Flickr since it was just a tiny Flash-driven site, and I still post images there quite a bit, since it’s easy and has a great community. Despite some issues, Flickr is probably the best thing to happen to popular photography since the digital camera. My account is at www.flickr.com/carpeicthus and the RSS feed is here
If you want it in one easy package: I’ve compiled both my blog and my Flickr photos, as well as twitter-like status updates, into a site called FriendFeed, and you can get it here: www.friendfeed.com/ryanbrenizer. One-stop shopping, and I will occasionally say useful things in my status updates. Unfortunately FriendFeed does not contain the full text of my blog in its RSS, just the headlines.
If you want the whole shebang: Not just what’s going on with my photography, but also what’s interesting me on the Internet, the music I’m listening to, and basically the stuff that my mother might want to know, you can add me as a friend on Facebook. I’ve been on Facebook since you had to be a fancy-pants member of the Ivy League to get in, and after a year or so of throwing sheep at people and zombie attacks, it seems to have gone back to its no-nonsense origin. It’s also currently the most-reponsive, easiest place to add high-quality video.
What not to do:
- Add my WordPress blog. It only exists to feed content into my Amazon blog, and the graphical interface is deliberately broken.
- Send me messages on alternative e-mail systems such as Flickr mail, Facebook mail, etc. I wish you could turn these barely functional e-mail systems off. I don’t check them.