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Changing your twitter handle / username / nickname

I seriously thought that once you have chosen a username on twitter, it cannot be changed at all. I was wrong. If you would like to change your username on twitter (often called your twitter handle or nickname) this is what you need to do.

Make sure you are logged in and go to the twitter homepage. In the top right you will see your user logo.

Twitter username

Hover your mouse over it and then click this logo. You will see the following dropdown menu appear.

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Click on the settings menu here. It will take you to the following URL –
https://twitter.com/settings/account
(Alternately you can skip the above two steps and go directly to the URL above. You can click the above link to open the edit page in a new window.)

Your twitter handle will be seen. All you need to do is put in your new desired twitter handle here. When you finish typing it in this box you will get a small note on top stating if the username is available.

Twitter username

Keep trying till you get the message “Available!”.

Twitter handle change

Now scroll down and hit save. You will get a prompt for your password. Enter it and click OK. Your username and twitter handle and your twitter URL is now new!

Now go to your new twitter URL – https://twitter.com/newhandle

In the right you will see an edit profile option – click it.

twitter - edit profile

This is where you can change your twitter name (Full name as it is displayed) and your description. You can also change your header image and logo / profile picture to reflect your new handle. Hit save and you are good to go with your new handle.

All your tweets are preserved and your followers will still see your tweets.

However there are some downsides in changing your handle:
1. Your twitter URL will change to reflect your new handle. So all old weblinks, bookmarks, etc will not work. I assume that this means that your embedded tweets will also not work.

2. Your old handle will be available for other users to claim. Its a good idea to create a new twitter account and claim that username so that you can redirect users to your new account just in case. Click here to see how you can create another twitter ID with the same email ID!

Did you change your twitter ID? Let me know!

Adding adsense, adhitz, chitika to your blogjob blog

One of the nice things about BlogJob is that while you earn 50 points for a blog entry with more than 300 words, you can also add your own ads to the blog. This can result in additional earnings to your account at google adsense, chitika or adhitz if interested readers click on your ads. Right now Blogjob will show your ad  75% of the time while their own adsense will be shown 25% of the time. This is a very good ratio as it gives a really good chance to get your ads viewed.

Step 1: Create a site

To do this look at the menu links on top of any blogjob page and see the “Sites” menu. If you hover your mouse over it the option “Create a site” drops down. Click on this.

Create a site

You will be taken to: https://blogjob.com/sites/create/

Here fill in the preferred site name, title, etc and your site should be created automatically. This takes a total of less than twenty seconds!! You can then play around with the themes, layout, etc.

Step 2: See the dashboard menu

Go to your site. The URL will be blogjob.com/yoursite

On the top, black menu bar you will see your blog name. Hover your mouse over this and the drop down menu will have the dashboard option. Click on this.

Dash

On the right side menu options (in the black vertical column) you will see an option called “Settings”. If you place your mouse over this a submenu will open which will show an option “Advertising”. Click on this.

Advertising

This will take you to the link https://blogjob.com/yoursitename/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=user-advertising

ad URL

 

You will see two boxes you can put ad codes in.
“Before” Ad Code: Used before post and page content.
“After” Ad Code: Used after post and page content.

You can put your adsense, chitika or adjitz codes in both these text boxes. Don’t forget to delete what is already in the boxes. Avoid ads that will cause popups, fly in ads or clutter the page. Avoid Revenuehits.

Now go ahead and blog away like crazy. The more visitors you get  on your site, the more page impressions for your ads and possibly more clicks!

Hope you found this useful. Please do leave a comment if you did. If you have any queries let me know.

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