Twitter will be taking away blue-check verification from those, like me, who won’t pay $8 a month for what will become a useless tool.
This post exists to
- verify that, yes, I’m who I say I am
- list where else you can find me online
So, hello! This is me, Nicola Griffith, writer and queer crip (see About for more). Here’s where you can find me:
- My blog and website—where you are now, reading this. Starting in 1995 I began Ask Nicola, a subsite of a website run by friend Dave Slusher. In 2001 I launched nicolagriffith.com, and in 2008 started a blog, also Ask Nicola. In 2014 I consolidated everything into this site. I post whenever I feel like it—sometimes often, sometimes rarely. Take a look at the Top 15 posts of the last year and you’ll get a sense of my range of interests. If you like what you see, sign up to get new posts sent directly to your inbox.
- Twitter—the place I’m most likely to see what other people say and interact online. I mostly work through curated lists of early medieval history, disability, life sciences, and books. Over the last few years I’ve become less politically engaged.
- Facebook—both a personal profile and an official page, though my page is sadly neglected (right now it mirrors posts from my research blog, Gemaecce.com).
- Research blog—Gemaecce.com, which I started in 2008 to have a place to put ruminations on the research I do for my sequence of novels about the seventh-century figure, Hild of Whitby. This goes through phases. I can go a year with no post, then when a book approaches publication, or when I’m in the initial, intense phase of research for a new book, post in a hurry and flurry.
- Instagram—where I post pictures of books, and drinks, and cats, and Kelley on an irregular schedule.
- YouTube—where I’ve posted a miscellany of videos, mostly to Blow Shit Up!, my playlist of FX vids, and Readings, which is, well, me reading from and talking about my books. There are also a few music videos—of Janes Plane, the band I fronted in the Long Ago.
- LinkedIn—which just mirrors my blog.
- Muckrack—where I sometimes remember to add portfolio links to Op-Eds, newspaper reviews, and essays I’ve written.
- Author pages on Amazon and Goodreads—but I rarely do anything with them.
- I also have placeholder accounts on Mastodon, Spoutible, TikTok, Post, Medium and many others—whenever a new thing comes along I sign up, just in case, but rarely bother to establish any kind of presence there. As and when that changes I’ll link the accounts.
One thought on “Verification: where to find the real me online”
Thank you for the links! I knew about this blog and Twitter, but not your presence on LinkedIn or tumblr. Good to connect with you on other mediums!
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