|I just created a separate Twitter account for liveblogging. You can follow me there.|
One reason I started using the popular microblogging tool Twitter was to experiment with liveblogging events such as conference sessions. While Twitter is not a perfect tool for this prupose, it’s less clumsy than trying to liveblog with a traditional tool such as WordPress or Typepad, I’ve found.
When I’m live-Twittering an event, I tend to post lots of “tweets” in quick succession. This can be overwhelming to my regular Twitter followers.
Therefore I’ve decided to experiment with another Twitter liveblogging approach: I’ve created a separate Twitter account called amyliveblogging. When I liveblog an event (as I’ll do with some sessions at the Total Community Coverage seminar I’ll be attending and presenting at next week), I’ll do it through that account. This way, such posts won’t clutter my regular Twitter account.
This’ll give people who want to follow me on Twitter to get only my regular day-to-day tweets, only my event coverage, or both.
Again, this is all just an experiment. We’ll see how it works out.
What do you think of this approach? Got any questions, comments, or critiques? Please comment below.