How many social media accounts do you have? I’m not going to lie, I have more than I can sometimes handle. I can often forget to update my Linkedin profile or go days without posting something to my Tumblr. This is a problem and I’m not the only one. There are hundreds of people like me who are on more than one social media channel and are trying to keep all of them updated, all the time. No matter how many social media accounts you have though, you have to realize that you cannot have the same voice in all of your accounts if so WHERE IS THE VALUE for your followers.
First off, don’t connect your accounts. It’s an easy way to get people to stop following you on one of them, or stop following you overall. I even disconnected my Twitter from my linkedin profile after, a friend complained to me that her Linkedin feed was filled with my tweets. Again, DO NOT CONNECT YOUR ACCOUNTS. Unless it’s a blog post or something something from my tumblr account, that I want to share, I rarely post the same information on any of my accounts.
Let’s take a look at some of my social media accounts and how I use them.
FACEBOOK – My Facebook, just like yours, is filled with family members and old high school friends that seem to not go away, no matter how much I want them too. On Facebook I sometimes get a tad more political and more personal. If you want to know that side of me, follow me there.
Twitter - I love Twitter. Being a social media junkie I’ve used Twitter to zero in on the key influencers in my field and career path. I also use it to follow the news and stories that are important to me. I’m often seen tweeting social media and marketing news, something I do not do on Facebook.
Linkedin - Linkedin is the place for my resume. Connect with me on Linkedin to find out where I”m working and what I”m currently doing.
YouTube - I like editing and filming video. It’s a small hobby, that I wish I had more time for. Though, I don’t own a high-tec camera, I often find myself filming monologues for days or events that are important to me, using my phone or webcam. If you want to see these events friend me on YouTube.
Tumblr - We all find cool video on the Internet. Tumblr is my way of showcasing it to you guys in a shared fashion. Like random funny videos that might be a tad bit inappropriate? Follow me on Tumblr.
These are my many faces on the web. I try to make sure that two of them aren’t the same. Do you have multiple social media channels, if so how do you differentiate them?