So- I found a great website about working at home. The articles were informative, relevant and interesting. I decided to follow the site’s owner on twitter, because there was an icon in the sidebar.
Once I saw her twitter homepage, though, I changed my mind.
Her twitterstream was filled with horrific news stories, not helpful work-at-home information.
It was almost as if she’d tweeted everything she read on CNN that day. Dead babies, rape, murder, corporate/government interaction and all the other terrible things in the news.
So this lady had an excellent website, but her twitterstream showed an entirely different picture. I wonder if I’m the only one who’s opted out of her network for that reason. I wonder if CNN is paying her for tweeting everything she reads? Doesn’t CNN have their own twitter account?
See for yourself:
I used to feel silly operating several different twitter accounts for different websites, but I have no reason to believe that any of my readers will have the exact same interests as I do. In fact, I am sure that some of my writing-related tweets are bothersome to my homeschooling friends. And I also got a strict talking-to from one of my followers for participating in a twitter-based #blogchat.
So- online Schizophrenia seems to be in order. Lisa Shea, of Bella Online, has managed to create several twitter identities that keep her name branded while still keeping a consistent stream of content. For example, her wine-related tweets are separate from her tech-related tweets. There’s no reason to believe that any reader would want both.
So- are you schizophrenic enough online? Maybe you should be.
*Disclaimer; I’m not making fun of people with multiple personality disorders. In fact, to be precise, I don’t even think they’re disorders, but that’s a deep philosophical and spiritual situation that has no place on a writing site 🙂