Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > Site Admin > How do you maintain so many Twitter accounts? Isn't that a lot of work?
Index of topics: Main Twitter Guide For Writers & Illustrators page. To go back to my blog for kidlit/YA writers and illustrators, see Inkygirl. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (focus: writing and illustrating children's books) and @DebbieOhi (livetweets, chat, photos, personal ramblings). Also see my list of Other Useful Twitter Guides For Authors And Illustrators and Twitter Lists of: agents who represent kidlit/YA, kidlit/YA editors, children's book art/creative directors and K-12/teen librarians on Twitter.
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If you're wondering WHY I have more than one Twitter account, see Why do you have a separate @DebbieOhi account from @inkyelbows?
Here's the answer to a related question I've been asked:
Isn't it a lot of work maintaining multiple Twitter accounts? How do you do it?
In terms of creating and posting on Twitter, it's not really any extra work. I use Hootsuite to create each post, then I just decide where to send it (which Twitter account). Where I send it depends heavily on the topic of the post and what type of post it is. I do the same with my multiple blogs, using a tool called MarsEdit.
My low-chat high-info posts for writers (and sometimes illustrators) go to @inkyelbows, and this is the account I consider my primary account for any promo or work-related purposes.
I send my board gaming posts to my @BGGgirl Twitter account, for example.
Conversation or livechat posts go to @DebbieOhi.
I use @DebOhi for following non-writer/illus friends and family. Purposely keeping this small. If I follow you from another account (writing, illustrating, gaming etc.) I am unlikely to follow you from here.
For iPad and digital ebook & digital art obsessing, I use @iPadGirl.
Group/collab Twitter accounts:
@MigWriters - Twitter account for my Mig Writers critique group and blog.
@KidLitArtists - Twitter account for the KidLitArtists.com blog & SCBWI Mentees.
@PixelShavings - Twitter account for the Pixel Shavings blog.
Last updated on September 17, 2012 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi