After some great comments on my last blog post “Should I commit social media suicide?” and from Twitter, I’ve decided to go ahead with the experiment and start again with a fresh new Twitter account. Just to keep things simple I did some name swapping so that I could keep my ID @LStacey and not lose my (and I hate this term but…) personal brand completely. I’ve also followed all of the people I engage with on a regular basis. These people are important to me so I don’t want to lose them! I guess this is a kind of pre death resurrection, if such a thing is possible.
The story so far
I’m pleased to say that so far the results have been good. Within an hour of setting up the new account almost 50 of my contacts have made the jump. This will probably have a positive effect on my relationship with those followers. I can imagine some of them may have felt like they were just 1 in 15k when really they meant a lot more than that but probably couldn’t see it.
A good feeling
It’s funny but I feel slightly refreshed. Once again I am able to use the “All friends” feed instead of a favourites list. Everything feels much faster too although I suspect that’s more placebo than anything else.
I guess the next step is to sit back and watch. Not sure if I’m going to kill the old account off altogether or just let it rot. My be worth leaving it with a message saying that I’ve moved home.
It may take me a little while to get all my different social media services connected again as I do use quite a few tools on a regular basis. I’m bound to forget a few!
I’ll keep you informed as things develop!
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