If you’re not following us on social media, you’re missing out.
And I don’t say that as a click-bait style sales pitch. We have a lot of different stuff available on each of our platforms – things that we’re sharing because we want you to have access to it, but we don’t want to post the same thing in three places and annoy everyone (including us. I follow all our our accounts and I would find it very annoying to have to see the same things on every single one.) Also, it’s a great way to be able to connect with us and other people through actual conversation. Our comments section on the site has always been heavily moderated (for what I’m sure are obvious reasons) so quick back-and-forths never worked, especially when no one is available to release the comments if I have to put my kids to bed or something.
But social media is just that, social, and we enjoy that aspect a great deal. (Which is not to say we won’t block you if you’re horrible. Don’t be horrible, people. Threats are not funny.)
So here’s where you can find us:
Over on Tumblr we get the option to reblog some really amazing stuff, from gifsets of amazing goals to uplifting messages, and the very best of (most embarassing and/or naked) athlete PR, just for the heck of it. Sometimes we share entertainment news, and sometimes social awareness campaigns. But the best part might be when we forget to switch which account we’re posting to and you get artsy shots of Taron Egerton and sex-symbol pics of Tom Hardy with tags like HOW DARE YOU SIR. (Those always get taken down once we notice, so they’re a short lived bonus feature, really.)
The Facebook has been quiet lately, (mostly just the automatic links to our articles that push every time we post) but things will pick up there. (And I PROMISE it won’t all be Penguins, okay?) It’s an easy place for us to share articles from others on less-promoted sports like Australian hockey, women’s rugby, women in racing, and really cool achievements in kids sports.
Twitter is where we’ve met most of you, or most of you have met us, probably. We’re pretty active over there, and very open to using our personal accounts to engage with you (again, as long as you aren’t horrible). We’ve got some pretty great readers, and twitter allows for immediate interaction, since mobile alerts are a thing. I’ve really been enjoying that.
It’s also where we occasionally liveblog stuff. A bunch of us run all the accounts, so you’ll see things from any number of us – be it soccer or tennis or baseball, or that horrible travesty of an NHL draft lottery this year. (Ugh.)
As I said before, we aren’t shy about blocking people who decide being abusive is the best course of action. Stalking our personal accounts on any platform is absolutely unacceptable. So don’t do that.
In general, be nice to people in whatever you do, but especially don’t be awful to folks just sharing news.
Come hang with us, we want to get to know you.