Long ago when I started playing with Twitter, I was really just testing things out to see how they worked and how I might use it in my day to day personal and professional life. Well we have long since passed the tipping point. My little endeavor has moved beyond experimental, more professional people are contacting me through Twitter. More people are following me for information about libraries, information resources, and general biomedical information. So I have decided to split my Twitter personalities.
@Krafty will focus primarily on libraries, medicine, healthsci, and more professional type of things. Don’t worry, I will not be a robot. My personality will still come through. I will still participate on #medlibs chats and library conference tweets as @krafty. I will still send out posts from the Krafty Librarian blog and Facebook page via the @Krafty account.
@Michelle_Kraft (Don’t forget the underscore, there are a lot of Michelle Kraft’s out there) is now my personal account. Many #medlibs may still want to follow me at this account b/c I will still be tweeting library stuff, but this account will have more personal stuff. For example: Based off of the successful silent auction bidding on the zombie doll made by @blevinsa I am willing to be there are some #medlibs out there who are interested in discussing Walking Dead on Twitter with me. However, there are probably a few people following @Krafty who could care less about Walking Dead and don’t know the difference between Sanctuary and sanctuary. These people might find my Walking Dead posts to be clutter. Likewise with my posts about the Browns…of course you could probably convince me that my own posts about the Browns are clutter to me.
So if you are a follower of @Krafty please know I am going to be more “professional” and if you don’t mind my personal tweets then you probably want to start following @Michelle_Kraft.
It might be a bumpy transition because I know many friends are used to following @Krafty. I will try and follow everybody through @Michelle_Kraft but the easiest way for me to do that is just follow the people who follow me…so it might take some time.