Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

Axel Schoevers (Photo: A. de Krook) Name:
Axel Schoevers
Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Like it or not

Just over a year ago I started experimenting using Twitter to retain kayak related news messages that are published through transient RSS feed posts from various news agencies; mainly UK and the Netherlands. I subsequently added this to my Blog and my Facebook profile. Over this first year this has resulted in more than 450 kayak and canoe related news items; by now averaging more than one a day.

Yesterday I made a Facebook Kayak News page for it. The reasons for this are to 'disconnect' it from my personal FB profile, to allow 'The World' to use it without having to 'befriend' with me, and also not to force this news feed upon my FB friends.

There are three 'versions' directly available through Twitter:
KayakNewsFeed (news items in English language)
KajakNieuws (news items in Dutch language)
Zeekajak (combination of the above)

Only the combined version (English and Dutch news) is now publically available at Facebook Kayak News. That is, if you like it ;-)

It will become much more quiet on my personal FB profile (again). My blog entries, like this one, and a (very odd) direct post by me in FB.

Tomorrow is the Peddelpraat club Winter Meeting. For the club this marks the official start of a new kayaking season.

It is time for me to get away from the chair behind my computer and into the seat of my sea kayak again. Being in various sea kayaking committees does not help either in getting away from the computer, especially this time of year. Baja California dreaming of no internet and no phone connection.

Dreaming of Baja... Ginni Callahan of Sea Kayak Baja Mexico just added two extra trips in the Loreto Marine Park for March and April (Whale season). Highly recommended!