Why would anyone want more than one Twitter account?
(((WAIT JOSH DON’T YOU HAVE THREE? EXPLAIN YOURSELF))).
My first account was @joshspilker. It’s pretty straightforward and I use it the way most people use Twitter–to get news, to post updates, to link to stuff. But I like a lot of different things–so I started following everyone from basketball writers to musicians to Christian pastors to news outlets to marketing to local stuff in Nashville. And then I would post about the same.
Many people kinda stick to their lane and use Twitter just for what their job is–but I had already locked down my name and I liked using Twitter and I didn’t see a reason to create a “fake name” for the things I was actually interested in.
The problem arose when I started using Twitter more creatively. Posting random non-sequiturs and observations that I would then use in my writing or just to make jokes. I was changing tone from posting serious stuff (GOOD NEWS ARTICLE) to observations that didn’t make as much sense literally, because they weren’t meant to be taken literally.
There was a disconnect. And I started @joshspilkerplus.
That’s where I most random, creative writing type things along with posts from this site. It’s like a live lab for creation. And I like to think it’s funny.
It was inspired by guys like Scott McClanahan and others who had “regular” accounts and “unedited” accounts.
So…do you need another one? Here are some questions to ask:
What are you trying to accomplish? Do you like having an account with various interests?
Do you have a focus? Your two accounts should be markedly different, otherwise what’s the point?
Who’s the audience? Some might like both or your accounts, but it’s also an opportunity to broaden your reach.
(((GOOD STUFF JOSH, BUT WHAT IS THIS AGAIN???)))
After that, maybe your stuff is so distinctive people will create a parody account of you, that’d be crazy.