I took a very drastic step yesterday on Twitter. I took my account which had over 20,000 posts (a lot of them NSFW) and a Klout score of 64 and wiped it clean to start over fresh. I didn’t have to delete anything to start over again, and the process was relatively simple once a little thought was put into it.
I put the idea on the back burner for a while, and then the answer hit me after a lunch conversation with one of my favorite Twitter people! I decided that I could keep my vulgar persona and the 20,000+ tweets that went with it while being able to reclaim my account for professional use.
Here is a step-by-step guide to how I did this. Pay attention because a little bit of “sleight of hand” is used!
- I created a 2nd Twitter account that we’ll call CLEAN SLATE.
- I renamed ORIGINAL account to UNCENSORED.
- I chanted and prayed and hoped that Twitter would allow me to attach ORIGINAL to CLEAN SLATE.
- I attached ORIGINAL to CLEAN SLATE and guess what, IT WORKED!
Now I’m happy, you’re happy, and well, to be honest, the whole world is happy!
This post was originally published on our founder's personal blog, but it's definitely a geeky thing to do and was worth sharing with you here!