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Choose a Twitter Background to Gain More Followers

I am constantly shocked by how little people pay attention to their Twitter backgrounds. Like they don’t mean a thing.

Sigh.

People, whatever online presence you have says something about who you are, what you do and what’s important to you. Let’s put it this way – you can use one of the default backgrounds that Twitter provides you, but that’s like getting all your clothes at one store because you can’t be bothered to go anywhere else.
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How to Rock Your Twitter Profile Pic

While your Twitter handle or username is an important identifier, your profile pic is a lot like speed dating – you’ve only got a couple of seconds to make an impression.

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Twitter Photos: Why You Should Think Before You Post

Twitter can sometimes be a place of TMI – too much information. When I’m consulting clients on why they should be on Twitter, the biggest and most common complaint I receive is that they can’t stand the thought of having to read what people are watching, reading or eating. I always explain to them that while there are people like that, you do not have to follow them, and that is not what Twitter is all about. Or can be, anyway.

Which is what got me thinking about Twitter photos and how you should watch what you post as much as watch what you say. After all, anyone can see it now and probably forever, so think carefully about how you want your image perceived.
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Twitter Sites Where You Can Dish on Traffic, What You’re Eating and Gain A Little Peace

You probably use Twitter for about 3 things:

- talking about things that interest you

- connecting with friends and colleagues

- promoting yourself and/or your work

But I’m here to tell you that there is so much more that you can do on Twitter. Come and take a look!
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Interested In Food? Here Are 5 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

A lot of people get into the routine of following folks on twitter that are already ensconced in our tight circles or find and follow us, so we follow them back out of mere courtesy. In this new series, I’m going to showcase people from various backgrounds and industries to help you liven up your feed and get inspired! My aim is that by following people outside of your comfort zone, you’ll start to make art, or cook at home more or take that night course for small business management!

This week, it’s all about food.
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Who You Follow On Twitter Says A Lot About You

A while back, I did a post about celebs who revealed their haircuts on twitter and what that said about them. I believe that things like what you carry around in your wallet as well as what kind of wallet you carry says a lot about you.

So I wanted to investigate the people whom I and others follow on Twitter and see if it is an accurate representation of who we are. Here’s what I discovered:
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Interested In Fashion? Here Are 5 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

A lot of people get into the routine of following folks on Twitter that are already ensconced in our tight circles or find and follow us, so we follow them back out of mere courtesy. In this new series, I’m going to showcase people from various backgrounds and industries to help you liven up your feed and get inspired! My aim is that by following people outside of your comfort zone, you’ll start to make art, or cook at home more or take that night course for small business management!

This week, it’s all about fashion.
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How Do Celebrities Use Twitter? Interview With @cookwithjopratt

Celebrities and stars in the food world use Twitter for a lot of reasons – promoting a new venture, to praise or complain about something, to share information, to spread news about a good cause.  So I thought it would be fun to hear from the stars themselves about how they use it.

Jo Pratt is a food stylist, writer, presenter and home economist in the UK. She is the former food writer for ELLE magazine, and has been Food Editor for GLAMOUR magazine for 4 years. Her books In The Mood For Food and In The Mood For Entertaining have been go-to guides since their release.
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Back-to-School: 5 Twitter Accounts To Help You Get Organized

With the kids going back to school this week, it’s time to get back into your routines and get down to work. But let’s face it – this social media stuff is pretty addictive. How are you supposed to get any work done when you’re updating your status and looking for #FF tweeps?

We’ve gathered some resources that may just help you stay on track and get organized. Take a look:
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Don’t Understand A Hashtag? What The Trend Has The Answer (But You Might Not Like It)

Hashtags are hard to explain to people who don’t use twitter. But even as an avid twitterer, there are times when I’m wondering who or what people are talking about and why. That’s why I’m grateful for What the Trend. Not only does it give you what’s trending now, it explains them too.
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