A screengrab of the spreadsheet, with scribbles on it to illustrate how it works

Reserving multiple usernames on social media sites

On more than one occasion in my career I’ve had to set up multiple accounts/pages on a social media site. At the Walk to School campaign it was Tumblr blogs for different schools to record their sustainable travel activities. More recently it was a series of Twitter accounts and Facebook pages for local teams.

I guess this is a fairly frequent occurrence – a campaign or organisation with accounts for each of their local teams, and a separate account for the entire organisation:
E.g. Wobable_London, Wobable_Derby and Wobable_Guildford and Wobable

The other variation I have seen of this is where different accounts have different purposes:
E.g Wobable_Jobs, Wobable_Travel, Wobable_News and Wobable_Events.

Having done this a number of times, and picked up quite a few tips along the way, this blog (my first multipager!) is an attempt to share them.

Next page: Why reserve account names?

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