This is going to be a quick tip today for bloggers and then get straight to your posts! Choosing a Twitter name can be one of the most grueling processes, unless you just get a stroke of genius. Here are a few thing I would consider when coming up with your name:
- Branding is important. Make sure that your name somehow ties in with your blog or business.
- It’s great if you can also include your real name in there somewhere.
- Make sure it’s not too long. I would say under 15 characters is essential.
- Make it memorable.
Some great names I’ve seen are:
- @AngelaAtHP (Angela, well… at HP)
- @Multitaskingme (Melissa Smallwood- Multitasking Mom)
- @ChatterboxCGC (Christie Crowder.com- Chatterbox BTR Show)
You CAN change your name and keep your followers! A few things to remember with this:
- Tell your followers at least once a day for a few days, “I have a new name @newname, Used to be @oldname”
- Keep your avatar photo the same for a while till people get used to the name.
I changed my name to “@RealLifeSarah” when I decided I needed to work on consisitent branding. I wanted people to know my real name, but associate my twitter account to my blog. Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife just changed her name from “@dcrmom” (her former nickname) to @JoLynneMusings. I think that was a brilliant move!
So whether you’ve been tweeting with a name you’re unhappy with, or have yet to set up an account, you’re never stuck! It’s not to late to improve your branding and relatability!
By the way, did you know that when you comment on my blog, you can add your twitter name below the comment? What to try it out? (tee hee)
Now, link up any post you want to promote! Let’s read, comment, tweet and stumble! Just be sure to add a link back here in your post, so others can join in!