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?
Nikki Katz is the Managing Editor for the BlogWorld Blog. Feel free to follow her Twitter @nikki_blogworld and @katzni