This post follows Google’s removal of Google+. Geek Native had some 40,000 subscribers there at one point, enough to suggest that not every tabletop gamer or cosplayer wanted to use Facebook as their primary social media or content discovery platform.
Now that Google+ is gone where else can you get access to Geek Native’s news and headlines or find other geeky reads to enjoy?
The site sends out an automatic daily digest of new stories (capped at 5). Geek Native is run from Scotland where we have strict privacy rules. The newsletter is double-opt-in, which means you should whitelist the domain @geeknative.com, so your spam filters don’t kill the confirmation email. It also means you can instantly unsubscribe at any time and your email address is never sold/passed on.
You can sign up the daily digest: here.
Geek Native uses MailPoet, a WordPress plugin, to manage the newsletter and Sendgrid to facilitate the delivery.
Really Simple Syndication is the original way to keep up to date with blog content easily and often.
You can find Geek Native’s main RSS feed: here.
There are no display ads in the site’s RSS feed, and you get the full content of each post (whenever possible). It’s a good option.
Geek Native’s Twitter account is used for broadcast only. That means you don’t need to read banter back and forth; each time there’s a new tweet it summarises a post on Geek Native and links to it.
You can follow Geek Native’s Twitter: here.
Telegram is free to use, has no ads (it’s privately funded) and pretty secure. Geek Native has a new channel there which updates with a headline, an image, an excerpt of text and a link for each new post. There is no chat.
This TTRPG Telegram channel is an experiment as there seems to be few other RPG news, reviews, anime, fantasy, art and other geek culture channels on Telegram.
You can subscribe to Geek Native on Telegram: here.
The Geek Native Pinterest experience is a little different. Not every post is shared to Pinterest; only posts with images appropriate to the visual discovery platform. On Pinterest, Geek Native is divided into genre themes (sci-fi, fantasy, history, horror, anime, etc.) so you can follow only those image types that interest you.
You can watch Geek Native on Pinterest: here.
At the time of writing Geek Native has 45 thousand Pinterest followers and receives 3.8m monthly views. It’s a good option if you’re either a Pinterest die-hard or just Pin-curious.
Even though Google+ has closed, you can still subscribe to Geek Native via Google’s Newsstand. This little blog does not count as a news source so blog posts will not automatically populate your Google News app, but Newsstand users can still add daily updates as a source to check on manually.
You can Google Newsstand subscribe to Geek Native: here.
Lastly, but for many people, not the last resort, there is still Geek Native’s Facebook page. The little community is now large enough to support badges and so you can become a top-rated Geek Native fan here.
If you don’t want to use something like RSS to keep a close watch of Geek Native, prefer Facebook but don’t trust their notoriously harsh sorting algorithm then click on the Following button and select ‘See first’ option.
You can like or follow Geek Native at Facebook: here.
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