How many Twitter accounts do you have? I have two, one for my blog and one for me. Lately, I’ve been feeling as if I have one too many. Though my blog is a brand in itself, just about everyone who follows me on Twitter also follows my blog, this means they’re getting two updates. I don’t like to be spammy, or redundant.
Sometimes having multiple accounts can get a little confusing. For example, if BlogWorld had one blog for each category of this blog, that would be confusing and a little silly. It would funnel followers to different accounts rather than reaching more people via one account. However Nikki, who runs the BlogWorld blog, has a personal Twitter account for her personal brand, and a Twitter account for the BlogWorld blog. That makes more sense.
Here are some things to consider with multiple Twitter accounts:
- Are the same people following each separate account, regardless of the subject matter or focus? If so, there may not be a need for separate Twitter accounts.
- Are you Tweeting the same thing on each different account? If so you may not need more than one account.
- Are folks confused about which account to follow or why you have so many accounts? This can prevent them from following you at all.
Basically if you’re being redundant and saying the same thing to the same people, it might be worth it to re-evaluate why you have more than one account. That’s what I’m doing.
What are your thoughts? Do you find following the same people on multiple Twitter streams is redundant?