How Many Twitter Accounts Are Too Many?
Twitzophrenia – How many voices can you handle?
Richard Gutjahr who just created a second Twitter account to separate personal posts from media related ones. (I recommend reading the comments, they are very telling!)
While he is going to divide his followers, I might be going the other direction!
The question for me is: Do I really need two (or three?) Twitter accounts?
My general problem is similar to Gutjahr’s: I have different “audiences” with whom I tweet. The difference for me: they don’t speak the same language!
On top of any business Twitter accounts I serve, I’ve run several Twitter accounts of my own for over a year. My first account was @pcbritz and I created it primarily for an American audience. It had mostly media related tweets, very few personal ones. A second one was @pcblive for live events so I wouldn’t spam people when tweeting excessively.
When I returned from Seattle, I startet another account. @pcbritzde was to be the stream not only for people who spoke no English, but also for German readers with different interests. This timeline never picked up too well, it’s creeping around 100 followers.
Over the last months, I realized that it becomes more and more of a hazzle to serve both the German and English account regularly. Especially with me tackling my thesis over the next months. Often, I have German Tweets on my English account already and I usually use it for correspondence with people.
So here’s to the Twitter users amongst you:
Do you see the advantage of two Twitter accounts?
Would you miss the German account if there were occasional German tweets on the English timeline? Would that even “spice up” the timeline, maybe as Vman suggested?
Or does everyone on Twitter speak English anyway or use a translation application so that I can discard @pcbritzde?
I appreciate the feedback!