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Why have 15 Twitter accounts?

It’s all about giving your readers what they want.

Do you enjoy reading a stranger’s tweets about his/her health? I don’t, really. But I do enjoy reading the health tweets by my close friends and family. So strangers don’t have to read my tweets about chocolate cravings, I have separate those tweets into a dedicated twitter account called @mattshealth.

How about baseball? Many people don’t want to read people’s tweets about baseball, so I put mine into a dedicated baseball account, @57hits.

Certainly people don’t want to hear someone rant on about fantasy football, so I have a specific account for that, @flyingonions.

My 15 twitter accounts are all about allowing the reader to select exactly what they want to see from me on twitter. My main twitter account, @mattmaldre stays a nice clean account without any tweets about my health. It is clean from any foursquare check-ins, baseball tweets, football tweets.

How do I manage 15 twitter accounts? It’s really easy with hootsuite. Super-easy. I really recommend any twitter user setting up separate twitter accounts. It makes things really nice for your followers.

When people get to know me, they soon find out that I have multiple twitter accounts. But most people don’t know which ones to follow. Below is a nice list that outlines all my twitter accounts and how active each one is with the number of tweets made in 2014.

My top twitter accounts in 2014

@mattmaldre
My regular twitter account
1,535 tweets in 2014

@spudart
Creative tweets
703 tweets in 2014

@mattscomments
Comments I make on blog posts
609 tweets in 2014

@wheresspudart
Tweets about Chicago (via foursquare)
262 tweets in 2014

@mattshealth
My health and food.
256 tweets in 2014

@mothernaturechi
Fictional account for Mother Nature in Chicago
176 tweets in 2014

@spudtunes
Tweeting about music
142 tweets in 2014

@spudreads
Things I’m reading on my Kindle and Feedly
133 tweets in 2014

@57hits
Having fun with baseball and baseball cards
95 tweets in 2014

@atourriten
Librarian for the Death Star in Star Wars. A real character in the “Death Star” novel.
81 tweets in 2014

@ewoklumat
Fictional twitter account for the ewok named Lumat, the official woodsmith of the ewoks. He even has an action figure!
56 tweets in 2014

@spudwords
Fun with words. If you like words and etymology, you’ll love my tweets.
50 tweets in 2014

@mightymauler
The croquet superhero®. Challenge me to a game of croquet in Chicago, and I will accept.
47 tweets in 2014

@lawrenceavenue
Lawrence Avenue is a major street I walk on in Chicago every day at 4800 North. This is what Lawrence Avenue would say.
27 tweets in 2014

@matthewmaldre
Tweets about being a Christian
22 tweets in 2014

@flyingonions
Fantasy football
11 tweets in 2014

How many Twitter accounts do you have? How many tweets did you make in 2014?

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Leigh Hanlon
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I only have the one Twitter account: @lthanlon. I have to admit that I haven’t really posted all that much on it. I had briefly toyed with the idea of having my WordPress blog posts be automatically tweeted, but after accidentally tweeting news about a personal project to my entire list of Twitter followers, I abandoned that idea. What’s your opinion on Twitter and blogs? Is it a good idea to tweet blog posts?

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