A good reason to “friend” me on FacebookMarch 29th, 2011
I usually save this blog for more formal posts. It’s Malt Advocate magazine’s official blog, and I try to keep it professional.
Having said this, if you want more whisky information than what I’m posting here, and you don’t mind if it isn’t formal or “official,” then you might want to friend me on Facebook. You’ll find me there regularly (usually daily). I’m putting comments up there that you might find interesting, but on a more personal level.
I will often take pictures of whiskies that I just received and perhaps offer informal thoughts on them (if I’ve tasted them). For example, today I received this very interesting bottle of Irish whiskey called Inish Turk Beg (pictured), and I posted it up on Facebook here.
I’ll also take pictures and comment on what I’m drinking on any given day if I feel motived. I don’t know if that interests you. Sometimes it’s pretty cool stuff–either something new, or something from my bar. Yes, sometimes when I am down in my bar drinking, I take a picture and–in some weird social media way–invite you to join me.
Anyway, I thought I would pass this on to you. I’m easy to find on Facebook, but here’s a quicker link. I’m also on twitter (@johnhansell), but the only things that go there most of the time are links to my blog posts. However, I do answer questions that people ask me on Twitter, so that’s another way to reach me.
Malt Advocate also has an official Facebook page, which I think you might also find interesting. Right now, links to all my blog posts go there, and I stop by regularly to comment and answer questions.
So, I don’t mean this as a marketing ploy (although it might come across this way, and it might get me new friends on Facebook). I just want to let you know that there’s another way to stay in touch with me in a more informal level–especially considering my blog posts have become less frequent lately due to time constraints.
Fair warning, though: you might have to sort through the occassional “hobby” posts: usually of me and my buddies fishing, boating, down at the Jersey Shore on weekends, or perhaps smoking a cigar (with a whisky, or course…)
Bottom line: I’m trying to make myself as accessible as possible to anyone who loves whisky and wants to learn more about whisky. That’s the least I can do for you.
P.S. (I’m adding this after my original post.) If you do ask to friend me, please include a note that you are a WDJK reader, so I know why you are trying to friend me. I’m learning this the hard way. Thanks!