Tweet, Tweet, Twitter, Twitter…
Something that is suggested when a writer (or anyone) is building their “brand” or platform, is to make sure that all pointers to one’s online identity are uniform, as well as being logical and intuitive in terms of search engine optimization.
To that end, I have gradually bringing all my online entities, blog, Facebook, etc., into line. When I changed my blog at the beginning of this year, I went from the more generic elizabethannewrites to the simple, straightforward use of my name, Beth Stilborn. My Facebook writer page has also been changed from elizabethannewrites to BethStilbornWrites.
As of today, my twitter presence is also uniform. @lizannewriting is now @BethStilborn. If you already follow me, you needn’t do anything except recognize tweets from @BethStilborn as being from me. If you are looking for me on Twitter, you now may simply search by my name.
Simplicity. Not a bad idea, actually.
I am sooooo happy. I wanted to tweet that infographic the other day, but couldn’t find your twitter handle (even though you had mentioned it recently). There is something to say about simplicity and brand. It’s easy to change one’s name too — you keep your followers etc.
And right there is an excellent reason to keep all these things uniform. Thank you, Stacy!
I’m slowly doing that, Beth, but is it that easy to change your Twitter name? And how about web address…doesn’t it cause confusion?
It is very easy to change one’s twitter name. I will add a note in my bio that says “formerly tweeting as @lizannewriting”.
When I changed my web address, I announced ahead of time on my blog that the address would be changing. I kept my old blog as an archive, actually, and started this totally new blog at the beginning of January. I have a notice on the last post on my old blog directing people here.
I hear you on having a cyber presence. I’ve written about it a few times. I added you to my NetworkBlog followings and I’ll go check you out on Twitter. You can find me using my twitter tag @SA_Larsen.
Thank you, Sheri!
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