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.
One of my life goals: To help people not just consume, but to create.
— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) May 29, 2014
My regular twitter account
1,535 tweets in 2014
Instead of skyscrapers, downtowns would be full of treehouses. #inmyalternateuniverse
— Spudart Matt Maldre (@spudart) September 19, 2014
703 tweets in 2014
— matt's crzy comments (@mattscomments) December 11, 2014
Comments I make on blog posts
609 tweets in 2014
The turkey leg from @MannysDeli was very good (@ Taste of Chicago w/ 89 others) http://4sq.com/kmnKjH
— Spudart in Chicago (@wheresspudart) July 1, 2011
Tweets about Chicago (via foursquare)
262 tweets in 2014
The word for someone who eats an entire chocolate Easter bunny in one sitting: animal. #iamananimal
— Matt's Health (@mattshealth) April 21, 2014
My health and food.
256 tweets in 2014
I'm on a mission to kill all Emerald Ash Borers with the cold
— MotherNature Chicago (@MotherNatureChi) January 21, 2014
Fictional account for Mother Nature in Chicago
176 tweets in 2014
— Spudtunes (@Spudtunes) January 30, 2014
Tweeting about music
142 tweets in 2014
Too many artists worry about making stuff rather than making meaning. "Don