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
I HOPE IT IS A TRANSFORMER BUILDING. I love imagining skyscrapers as Transformers. #autobotcity anyone? http://t.co/thGyje5ep0
— 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
"I need a fresh-fresh cappuccino with a mocha twist." #hilarious song by @TheKnuX http://t.co/cjTHJ7DN1a
— Spudtunes (@Spudtunes) January 30, 2014
Tweeting about music
142 tweets in 2014
Too many artists worry about making stuff rather than making meaning. "Don’t worry about your stuff. Worry abo… http://t.co/4x7PbpkDth
— Spudreads (@spudreads) August 19, 2014
Things I’m reading on my Kindle and Feedly
133 tweets in 2014
Brock Holt, a new Beat the Streak choice? @BrockStar4Lyf http://t.co/tAIi3g2YmI
— Matt Maldre (@57hits) July 10, 2014
Having fun with baseball and baseball cards
95 tweets in 2014
The only way to make it rain on the Death Star is to activate the emergency sprinkler system.
— Atour Riten (@AtourRiten) May 16, 2014
Librarian for the Death Star in Star Wars. A real character in the “Death Star” novel.
81 tweets in 2014
When an Ewok dies, the Ewok's spirit joins with his/her birth tree. #EwokFactMonday
— Ewok Lumat (@EwokLumat) July 21, 2014
Fictional twitter account for the ewok named Lumat, the official woodsmith of the ewoks. He even has an action figure!
56 tweets in 2014
How can ZIZ be in the three-letter list for Scrabble when there is only one Z tile?
— Matt Wordsmith (@spudwords) January 22, 2014
Fun with words. If you like words and etymology, you’ll love my tweets.
50 tweets in 2014
Croquet is best played in the snow.
— MightyMauler Croquet (@mightymauler) March 25, 2014
The croquet superhero®. Challenge me to a game of croquet in Chicago, and I will accept.
47 tweets in 2014
I'm looking forward to my first sidewalk cafe! Thanks to @HimmelsChicago http://t.co/jaRydlKMrD
— Lawrence Avenue (@lawrenceavenue) May 22, 2014
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
I need to have more splagchnizomai
— Christian Notebook (@matthewmaldre) November 1, 2014
Tweets about being a Christian
22 tweets in 2014
Andrew Luck is not a trash talker. He's a tribute talker. http://t.co/jNdZ3bLN7Q
— Flying Onion Attack (@FlyingOnions) December 17, 2014
11 tweets in 2014
How many Twitter accounts do you have? How many tweets did you make in 2014?
4 thoughts on “Why have 15 Twitter accounts?”
Across my 15 Twitter accounts, I made 4,205 tweets in 2014.
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?
It’s a great idea to tweet blog posts, as long as you balance out the link-tweets with regular tweets. If your twitter account is all links to your blog, people might grow tired of that.
But to mix in blog links in your tweets gives a nice value to your followers. I really enjoy when my friends tweet their blog posts, because sometimes I’m late on checking their RSS feeds in Feedly.
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