How to Come up with Twitter Parody Account Ideas

Use These Tips to Become a Twitter Parody Pro

Twitter Parody Account Ideas
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You see them dominate Twitter. They're hilarious, they've got thousands of followers and they know how to get users to fav or retweet them. They're the parody accounts of Twitter, and they know how to rack up followers better than anyone else (who isn't a major celebrity, of course).

What fun and inspiration! So then you think, "I wanna do that! Where do I even start?"

Coming up with a unique parody account idea that hasn't yet been done before isn't quite as easy as some of the successful ones make it look.

 If you're drawing a blank but really want to have a go at mastering the art of Twitter parody humor and fame, then there are a few things you can do to help you come up with at least something.

Before You Do Anything, Read Twitter's Parody Account Rules

Parody accounts are such a big trend that Twitter has an official rules page specifically for these types of accounts. You just have to keep in mind that the avatar you use can't be an exact trademark or logo belonging to another person or company, and you must somehow distinguish the account as a parody if you are impersonating someone or something specific.

Make a List of the Most Ordinary Things You Do or People You See Every Day

The most successful parody accounts are the ones that are based on relatable activities, situations, and problems. Accounts like @EveryGirl and @AverageGoal are based around people or ideas that almost everyone can say they've seen, heard or experienced in their lives.

Anything as simple as going to the bathroom after waking up or getting on the bus can be included. The more things you can add to your list, the better chance you'll have of coming up with a great parody account idea.

Write Down Any Emotions You Feel Beside Each List Entry

Hopefully, you have a list of about 20 to 30 different ordinary, everyday life activities, problems situations or people.

Now beside each entry, imagine yourself experiencing it and jot down any emotions you'd typically feel.

Do you feel tired? Angry? Hungry? Uncomfortable? Bored? Write them all down, even if you feel several different emotions for one entry on your list.

Focus on Each List Item and Emotion, and Experiment with Exaggerating It

Parody is all about exaggeration. If you can take a list item, characterized by an emotion, then exaggerate everything about it, you may have a winner.

For example, let's say you walk by a big old oak tree on your way to work every day and you included that on your list. You might say that you feel humbled or at peace every time you walk by that big old tree.

To exaggerate that situation and the emotions associated with it, you could give that old oak tree a personality -- maybe one that's incredibly wise and earthy and mystical. You could set up a Twitter account, call it @CommonOakTree and start tweeting wise life advice from an oak tree's perspective.

It's certainly not the greatest parody account idea, but it's a start. And it could work quite well depending on how much time you put into tweeting and growing followers.

Tips for Tweeting

Once you've picked something for your parody account, you're going to need to start tweeting.

The benefit of picking something ordinary and relatable to anyone is that it doesn't require a ton of knowledge on a specific topic or person.

You have the freedom to develop your parody account's style and personality, and when you get stuck, you can resort to doing some research on whatever topic you've based your account around. Sticking with the common oak tree theme, you might want to look up more details about where oak trees are located, how long they live, how tall they grow or anything else you could possibly work into your exaggerated tweets.

The sky's the limit. Some parody accounts perform better than others because of certain emerging trends or demographic target audience, so you may want to consider that too when choosing an idea.

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