You might be wondering why I’ve replied to you from a second Twitter account…
So, why the second account?
1. I post all of my replies (conversations) via my second account – if all of my @replies are in a second account, you can:
- look at my main account when trying to decide if you’re going to follow me, and not have to sift through piles of conversations to figure out what my updates are about.
- look at my main account if you feel like catching up on what I’ve been up to and not have to sift through all the replies to figure out what’s been going on
- look at my main account and see what I’ve been doing the past few days, instead of having to endure what I might have been talking about for the last few hours by glancing at the same number of tweets.
- avoid conversations in your home feed that involve myself and mutual followers unless you choose to follow my second account. Even if you’re interested in a conversation that’s going on related to a tweet, the native Twitter apps allow you to view the replies for a specific tweet, so you won’t be out of the loop.
2. I’m going to participate in Twitter chats using the second account.
Twitter chats are (usually) one-hour long Q&A sessions with big groups of people through use of a common hash tag, and there’s a lot of updates and conversations involved. If I keep the content of these Twitter chats off my main account you won’t get 20 tweets with limited context from me all at once on topics you don’t even care about (if you did you’d be in the chat and/or following the hash tag). Besides, how is the tweet below of any value to you if you’re not involved in the chat, right?
A2) I like alphabet soup! #ABCDEFG
I’ve actually had a few people ask me why I tweet so much on certain days and personally I don’t blame them! They’re probably looking at my Twitter chats and wishing they knew a way to block it all out without unfollowing me.
As I write this on March 1st, the plan is to try this out for 30 days. If it goes well, I will continue using this system. I can’t see it not going well, unless some people get confused, in which case I will direct them to read this blog post…and here you are! I hope I’ve cleared up your question, and if I haven’t please leave a comment or send me a tweet.