Here’s the deal.
I write for a living, about lots of things.
I also work for a great company that supports my passion for writing a lot of things, as long as I don’t write about the things we make and do there. I have no fear of getting dooced, because we respect each other. Besides, so many other people write about the things we make and do. Don’t get upset if I take any of our conversations about my employer offline.
I write my own books and weblogs, but I also write plenty of things for clients. I’m lucky enough that I don’t have to write anything I don’t believe in, or for anyone I can’t stand working for.
I use social media to promote the things I write. 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 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 tools, like WordPress, Sprout Social, or HootSuite, just released it on time delay. You’ll notice me “live” online when I post directly to Twitter or to Disqus comments.
I sometimes use affiliate links to Amazon.com and to other popular e-commerce sites when those links would quickly help readers 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 investment 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, just contact me.
-Joe Taylor Jr.