I’m sure you’ve noticed all the social media buttons on this site. You can use them to share my comics – and don’t worry about privacy protection, I’m using the least intrusive versions I could find. But social media aren’t just about sharing stuff, they’re about getting in touch, too. So it’s only fair to list where you can find me and – more importantly – what to expect at any of these places.
This is where I’m most active. Whatever comes to mind during a day goes here first. Unfiltered, unsorted and full of typos. Comments, ideas, musings, and I’ve been known to post the occasional 140 character short story, essay or review, too. ‘Cause I can, you see.
Feel free to follow me at @dreadfulgate. Don’t expect me to follow you back, though. I might, if I know who you are, like your tweets and don’t already follow your other feeds, but I make these decisions in my own time. If that’s uncool with you, don’t follow.
(Actually, I may add a post later about how I use Twitter and how I recommend you use it if you want people like me to follow you.)
There’s a Dreadful Gate page and a Conny Van Ehlsing page. They mostly carry “official” news and stuff. You can find my personal profile easily from there. Again, I won’t befriend just anybody – that’s who the pages are for.
Facebook, the way I use it, is at the same time more personal than Twitter and more … officious? The status updates are like an edited version of what I do on Twitter – Less spontaneous, but with more links and stuff. On the other hand, FB makes it easy to respond to updates and join discussions, and I do that a lot.
My use of Tumblr has changed a lot over the years. I signed up with it years ago when I didn’t have my own site, to add something blog-like to my online presence, but it never worked that way. I kept the log just in case I come up with something, and because I liked the system. For a while I fed news and posts from this site into it, which made it delightfully messy because they so weren’t formatted for that. Nowadays, I mostly use it for sketches and other things I can’t categorize or that aren’t quite … ready yet.
Oh, and you can ask me stuff there. Not that you couldn’t anywhere else. But Tumblr is where I have an extra page for that.
I started a Gate Crash Feed at Line a while back but keep forgetting to post much there. Every now and then, I really want to do more with it and start a Conny Van Ehlsing back catalogue at Tapastic, too. Remind me of it, will you?
I still haven’t really figured out what to use it for that I’m not already doing on Facebook. As a result, my page there is a quieter form of what I do on Facebook, I guess. Anyway, you can find me here – circle me all you want and see what happens.
I used to have a Deviant Art page but I used it so rarely that dA deactivated it. They didn’t even bother telling me. I might get back into that just to have a place for posters and mugs but it never made much money anyway.
So, if you want to get in touch, you now know where to find me. Or you could just post a comment, of course.