As you probably already know, I’ve been messing around with Twitter for almost four years now. While I like to post my blog updates through my main account, “social networking wisdom” suggests that I set up a separate Twitter page for Player 1′s Diary in order to build “brand recognition” and hopefully boost traffic, just as I’ve tried to do by adding Facebook and Google+ pages. It took long enough, but Facebook actually let me shorten my URL to use as part of their page – it’s a lot easier to remember than the gobbledygook numbers I have to deal with when copying and pasting Google+ URLs. Twitter’s easy like that, too – just post http://twitter.com/(yourusername) and you’re good to go.
I tried the separate main Twitter/blog Twitter thing with RMNFB a year or so ago, but couldn’t figure out how to keep the two accounts separate until I learned how to use Tweetdeck (I used to send most of my tweets through the Twitter website, and it’s not exactly easy to switch from my main account to my sub without mixing up my passwords), and eventually abandoned the sub because I’d still been tweeting about my blog articles under my main account anyway. Now that I’m a lot more social media savvy, I’m pretty confident that I won’t make the same mistakes again.