I have two Twitter accounts–@joshspilker and @joshspilkerplus. Since I contain multitudes, one Twitter account would not do. I use the @joshspilker to talk about “normal” life, mostly sports, local restaurants, politics, marketing and spiritual stuff. Then I use the @joshspilkerplus as my “creative” account or something and that one is where I try out “funny” phrases with literary stuff.
Sometime last fall, a Twitter parody account of me started. I have no why. In fact, many people accuse me of starting it. But I didn’t. I swear. Everyone thinks it weird. Whoever runs it takes some of my interests and then just writes ingenious stuff about it–mostly Kmart and tacos and the NBA with some random references to my books. My wife thinks this person is funnier than me.
It only has like 48 followers. I mean, I would hope for more, but that really is a true gauge of my cultural influence.
I needed to hear more from this voice inside my head that wasn’t inside my head. So I asked him some questions over Twitter, naturally.