I Finally Changed My Twitter User Name (Post Your Twitter User ID Here)

by on November 6, 2009


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Well … I finally did it! I changed my Twitter User Name and for some reason I was really stressed out about it. I’ve used wahmsuzanne (work at home mom Suzanne) for many years on forums and such so when I signed up for Twitter I used it out of habit.

I finally understand the importance of “personal branding” so I wanted to get @suzannefranco for Twitter. I did some searching and I couldn’t find a definitive answer to the question of how to change user names without any problems. I guess somewhere along the line I used my Gmail address to “reserve” @suzannefranco so when I went to switch one night it said it was already taken (Uhhhh …. Duh! LOL). So … now I have thousands of followers on @wahmsuzanne and I want to switch to @suzannefranco.

I thought I’d heard that there was a cooling off period if you let your user name go so I didn’t want to just cancel the @suzannefranco. I finally emailed Twitter. Their response was to change the @suzannefranco to something else, log out and log back into @wahmsuzanne, and then change it to @suzannefranco (you do this by clicking on “Settings”). So … I’ve done so and so far so good. Now … just in case there is some confusion at first I went back and changed the “old” @suzannefranco to @wahmsuzanne. OK … you can shoot me now!

If someone has me saved as @wahmsuzanne or I have a link out there somewhere I will still be notified and I can let the person know about my new user name.

So … if we’re not already following each other on Twitter let’s do so ok?

In fact, if everyone would like to post their Twitter ID in the comments we can all connect and network together. What do you think? *SmiLes* Suzanne

P.S. This would work best if you put the entire URL in the comments so it’s clickable i.e. http://www.twitter.com/suzannefranco

P.P.S. If you hold down the “Ctrl” button and then click the link it will open in a new window so you can make your way down the whole list easily.

P.P.P.S. Due to adding a link in the comments area your comment will most likely go into my spam … but I will stay on top of this post and approve them as quickly as possible … so please don’t repost over and over again LOL

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Roseli A. Bakar November 6, 2009 at 8:57 am

Just followed you . Here is my twitter link – http://twitter.com/EzyBlogger
.-= Roseli A. Bakar´s last blog ..Five Tips to Help You Earn Online =-.


Suzanne November 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Hi Roseli ~ Thanks for the comment and for the follow. I look forward to networking together. Let me know what you need.


Wordpress Help November 6, 2009 at 10:33 am

I had no idea you could actually change your twitter username – I thought you were stuck with it forever! Great post, and I’m following you now as well!
.-= Wordpress Help´s last blog ..What to Do When Your Blog Content is Stolen or Scraped =-.


Suzanne November 6, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Hey JT ~ Yea … I was thinking I was stuck too. LOL … Thanks for the follow and I’ll shoot you an email reply this weekend some time … *huGs*
P.S. Your latest blog post was awesome … sorry that happened but I’m sure you’ll have the last laugh ROTFLMAO!


Joey Meche November 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Hey, I love your handle “wahmsuzanne”, it has a real Billy Mays, Emeril pop to it, lol. And of course I’m already following you. If anyone wants to follow me, I’m at :http://twitter.com/Zarazarathustra And let me know if you want to be added to my list http://twitter.com/Zarazarathustra/rt-army Everyone there agrees to mutual reasonable RT’s, RT and get Rt’d.
.-= Joey Meche´s last blog ..Zarazarathustra: @kneesofthebees You liked that one huh, lol. =-.


Suzanne November 6, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Hi Joey ~ That’s so funny … esp the Emeril part … I’ll always think of that now when I see wahmsuzanne. LOL. I’m going to go follow you back now and I’ll definitely check out your club “list” too. Let me know if there’s anything I can help with. *SmiLes*


Lynda Lippin November 6, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I already follow you and I am



Suzanne November 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Hi Lynda ~ Gorgeous Twitter page! I want to be there right now … it’s pouring down rain here and I’m snuggled in bed with a horrible cold. LOL Let me know how I can help. *huGs*


Moreno November 6, 2009 at 8:39 pm


Great idea. You reminded me. I needed to do that too.

So connect with me at http://www.twitter.com/benmorenodotnet Thanks!
.-= Moreno´s last blog ..Navy Stories 12 My New Best Friend =-.


Suzanne November 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Hey Ben … You changed your user id too … cool! How have you been? I’m enjoying the stories on your blog … let me know if I can help with anything. 😉


Dennis Edell November 8, 2009 at 7:04 pm

When I canceled my account I read the rules very carefully, more then once lol….they are pretty strict about reusing the same name.

I’ll be back to leave mine as soon as I rejoin twitter. 🙂
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Crisis Averted – Hosting Paid – Please Read! =-.


Suzanne November 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Dennis ~ Are you saying that you cannot get your user name back if you quit/leave Twitter? Yikes! LOL


Dennis Edell November 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm

You have to remove it in a certain manner, there is a whole help section on it. I just hope I did it right. LOL
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..What Is Your Favorite/The Best Affiliate Marketing Forums? =-.


John November 9, 2009 at 9:48 am

Hi Suzanne! I’ve tried to change once how Twitter shows my name, like “Hey there! is using Twitter” but no success so far. I thought if you changed your name, not the username, that would change to. Any ideas how to do this? 🙂


Suzanne November 9, 2009 at 9:53 am

Hi John ~ Let me know where you seeing that message and maybe I can tell how to change it by playing around with mine …


John November 9, 2009 at 10:39 am

Oh it should be, “Hey there! YOUR_NAME_HERE is using Twitter.” It’s the first thing you see up there ( http://twitter.com/NAME ), but you’re not logged in. I guess that’s how other people see it on their side too. Then below it your twitter username again, followed by your tweets. I want it to show the name, instead of username. Can’t seem to do this.


Suzanne November 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Hi John ~ I’ve played around a little and, no, I just can’t seem to get this to display your “name” instead of your “user name” … Is there any way you can change your user name to your name like I did?


Nelson November 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I follow your blog using Google reader, but for some reason I hadn’t been following you on Twitter – but I am now. My link is http://twitter.com/phenzbiz


Suzanne November 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Hi Nelson ~ Awesome! I’ve followed you back … let me know if you ever need a retweet 😉 Happy to do so. *SmiLes* Suzanne


Stephen November 13, 2009 at 6:42 am

Just followed you. Looking forward for your interesting tweets. My Id is @stephen001
.-= Stephen ´s last blog ..Is it Possible to Earn a Part Time Income with Paid Surveys Online? =-.


Suzanne November 13, 2009 at 9:08 am

Hey Stephen ~ I’m following back and I checked out the blog you link your twitter to … how do you monetize that site (or do you?)? Let me know if I can help in any way … off to check out the site you linked from here 😉 *SmiLes*


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Thanks and Great stuff for me and other blogger. Now I make my brand name in twitter and remove my brother name.


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This is a good post. I’ll have to thank the poster. Lot’s of blogs out there but only some are useful and helpful, this is one of them.Keep posting!


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Lisa Elbert September 26, 2014 at 8:50 am

Hi Suzanne ! i will follow you on twitter. Thanks


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