Two Twitter Tony

So one of the things that I noticed about a lot of bloggers is that they have just one account for their social media networks that they share with friends, family and fans alike. When I was doing my initial research on how to actually make your blog a brand, multiple sites listed where you should just have one social media account per network because you will get side tracked a lot trying to balance and maintain multiple ones. So for awhile I was doing just that with my twitter and Instagram accounts, (Facebook has fan  pages so that doesn't really count as needing to create two accounts). And for awhile there I was fine just using one, and building it up to be something special, but then came the day where I got tired of just using that one account.

I'm not the type of person that can put every single thing I have into one project at a time. I'm one of those people that will go a solid 80% into something initially, but then eventually I will need my 20% to cool my brain down and reload. And for awhile I beat myself up because I felt like I was cheating my blog out of solid production time when I was on my other account just basically being ratchet and cracking jokes with people. But then I realized that when it comes to me and my brand, I need two accounts for my sanity. I'm one of those people that never takes the time to look at what I have accomplished and relish in the moment, (something I'm currently working on). But rather I'm that person that's always thinking three steps ahead to the next two tasks at hand.

Pulling back and allowing myself that 20% to just unplug and get my mind together helps tremendously. Plus I have a couple of fellow bloggers that follow me on both accounts and they routinely tell me that they didn't know I was that funny and outgoing. My personal twitter account has been around since almost the inception of twitter and I'm one of those people that tends to capitalize on social media networks well before they become a thing to the masses. So needless to say I've seen a lot of things on there and I've seen a lot of people come and go as well. Another plus to having my personal account is that I'm plugged deeply into black twitter, something that's very important to me. I follow all of the right people as to where I can see when a subject is going to become the topic of the day and when it will be carried on for hours. Plus I see a multiple topics daily that I can write about, and have written about here on the site.

The biggest thing my personal account allows me to do is stay with the movement for change.

Over the past year black Twitter has been at the forefront of news trending and social injustices that go on in this country that aren't covered by major news outlets. It's starting to get to the point where I trust my twitter timeline way more than I trust the reporting news because it takes them so long to gather the facts and report it. Twitter is instantaneous coverage that we sorely need in this day and age of racially charged killings. I've seen so many great and bad things on my timeline that if I ever had my account deleted, I wouldn't know what to do without it in terms of being the first to hear something or for my pure entertainment.

Like I tell anyone who comes to me and asks for advice on blogging, always find what works best for you. It may take you some time, and it's going to cause a lot of frustration, but finding your niche is so important to the growth of your brand of blogging. One of the things that I realize I need is two twitter accounts because they both serve very important roles for what I'm trying to do and what keeps one ear close to the ground. So if you're thinking about whether or not to have two accounts, just think about what works best for you and how you want to achieve your goals. I can multitask fairly easily, maybe you can't or maybe you can. Just find out what works within your niche and tweak it to your own liking.

What do you think about having two social media accounts? Have you given it any thought or have you actually had a situation dealing with this decision. I'd like to know what you think, leave it in the comment section below.

Until next time guys!

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