Here’s the deal.
I write and produce media for a living, about lots of topics.
I write my own books and weblogs, but I also create plenty of things for clients. I’m lucky enough that I don’t have to produce anything I don’t believe in, or for anyone I can’t stand working for.
I use social media to promote the things I make (including some things I make for clients). Often, that means scheduling material to hit at the times of day people will most likely notice it, and respond to it.
Sometimes, that material shows up while I’m meeting face-to-face with a client, speaking with someone on the telephone, or cranking out something at my desk. If you see something appear on any of my streams or in your inbox at a time you’d expect me to not be on social media, don’t worry. I’m not ignoring you or neglecting my job. One of my preferred publishing tools, like WordPress, Buffer, or ConvertKit, likely released it on time delay.
At some point in the near past, I used a popular list-sharing tool to manage my social media presence. That tool, it turns out, blocked a lot of folks from my personal Twitter handle. If you’re offended because you think I blocked you, assume that the bot did it and feel free to communicate with me via my contact page. (If I meant to block you, you’ll know.)
I sometimes use affiliate links to Amazon.com and to other trusted e-commerce sites when those links would quickly help my audience gain access to something I’m excited about. When I write sponsored posts, I’ll disclose the sponsor and the nature of our relationship. I’ll also disclose when I hold an financial stake in the subject of any article.
In summary: anything you see attributed to me online represents my opinions alone, and not necessarily the positions of my employers or my clients, past, present, or future. If you have any concerns about anything you’ve seen under my byline, please contact me.
-Joe Taylor Jr.
(Updated August 27, 2019)