Juggling private/public and personal/professional online content can get confusing!
I’ve been trying to get my online presence clarified and better organized. I’ve managed to get it down to four basic “brands” (two of which will be combined this summer).
Here is a summary.
“DOUG BEAUMONT” (Personal)
Any profile with “Doug” or some cool name indicates more of a personal use account (whether private or public). I want Facebook searches to find my Douglas Beaumont page, so I give my personal profiles other names. My Twitter account is basically just a feed from my Facebook pages (I don’t really “tweet” and I almost never check it). Instagram is for anything I feel like posting (e.g., hiking pics or YouTube video drops).
My professional theological work is indicated by the long form of my name, and pretty much all of its online content is either on this Web page or is one click away from it (e.g., articles, interviews, or books). The Facebook page of the same name mostly reflects the web page. The YouTube channel (web page “Videos”) is for my video content whether featuring my own recordings or a playlist of other channel appearances.
“CAMINO MMXX”(Camino Plans)
(Soon to be absorbed by “Backcountry Pilgrim” – see below)
My preparations to walk the Camino in 2020 (planning, gear reviews, training, etc.) are recorded on a written Blog (web page: “Camino MMXX”) which is reflected on the Facebook page of the same name. I also started a YouTube channel of the same name with Camino content, but it has now become Backcountry Pilgrim (see below).
“BACKCOUNTRY PILGRIM” (Hiking etc.)
- YouTube Channel: Backcountry Pilgrim
This started off as a “Camino MMXX” channel, but when the content expanded into general hiking and gear as well, I changed the name. Since I plan to continue hiking and get back into backpacking after my Camino, this channel will continue after it is over.
OK, that’s it! I hope that clarifies things. I’ll do another update when the Camino stuff comes down this summer.