If you’re anything like me, you probably have more than one Twitter account. I have a personal account, a BlogWorld account, and accounts for a couple of my blogs. Why so many? Well, in my mind each account has a very different audience. My entertainment blog followers probably don’t want to hear about my novel writing updates – and vice versa.
In creating my Twitter accounts, I found it rather annoying that I always had to create a new Gmail address because Twitter required a unique email. I have several Gmail accounts that I now never check!
Then I stumbled on a cool little trick – one that I hope will help some of you. You only need one Gmail account. That’s right! Just one – and you can manipulate it as follows:
My main email is email@example.com. But any of the following variations will be directed to my account … firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (you see where I’m going with this). See, Gmail allows only one registration for any given username. Once you sign up for a username, nobody else can sign up for the same username, regardless of whether it contains extra periods or capital letters; those usernames belong to you.
Skeptic that I am, I had to try it out a couple of times – but it worked! Now I’m off to reconcile all my Twitter accounts!
Do you have any other Twitter tips to share?