Chalk it up to a combination of weariness from decades of oversharing and embarrassment at the sheer volume of my own dumb past social media posts, but I finally snapped recently and moved to a much more ephemeral system (something that Snap and young people generally have been onto for quite some time).
In a nutshell, I’m treating House of Kyle (and the accompanying Junk Drawer newsletter) as my main hub/source of truth, and demoting third-party social media services to act as disposable spokes on that hub.
Here’s how it breaks down…
Instagram: I’ve archived all but a few posts (that I rotate out from time to time), and primarily just use Stories, which automatically disappear after 24 hours.
Facebook: I’m using my dormant account entirely to drive traffic to my blog and newsletter, with the great Jumbo service automatically deleting posts after 30 days. UPDATE: Now deactivated
Twitter: I’m still posting and liking content, but I’m now also using Jumbo here to delete tweets older than 30 days.
See you in the wind!
A while back I did a couple posts outlining some of my favorite things (followed by a special ‘rona edition last year). It’s been a bit, so I thought I’d share a few new favorites:
Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones: I recently added this to my headphone lineup, and have been incredibly impressed (especially for the price)
Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.: A pure hit of nostalgia that I use for my bedside clock
HEY Email: Not for everyone, but it’s amazing (due to recent management decisions, I no longer recommend this)
Tiger Tail Original: For rolling out rage
Loocid Anti-Fog Wipes: Works like a charm for grocery store runs
Oatly: I’d leave milk for it
Echo Wall Clock: Incredibly handy when cooking
A couple years back (when breathing this blog back to life) I posted a series of “Deep Cuts” from the various versions of House of Kyle throughout the years.
Deep Cuts: Volume One
Deep Cuts: Volume Two
Deep Cuts: Volume Three
I was feeling nostalgic over the past week, so while I’ve taken my old Blogger site offline (trust me, the posts are largely cringetastic), I did resurrect a few more posts. Enjoy this look at the Kyle of my youth:
4/21/01: Couldn’t Even See Whoopi
8/16/03: Seemingly Trivial
5/7/04: In The Past Week
10/22/04: I’d Like to Thank…Your Mom!
11/10/04: Proceeded To Pound Beers