Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Profile’
With the many changes happening over at Twitter.com, it can be difficult to keep your presence looking its absolute best. The largest recent change was the profile redesign, and – although not everyone has made the switch – it’s left some profiles looking less than stellar.
Here are three things you probably didn’t notice about the new Twitter profile that you should be paying attention to.
Are you a different person on Twitter than you are in “real life”?
Social media (and, indeed, the internet) is a glittering lure. It presents a clean slate. You can be anyone. On Twitter, or any social network, it pays to present the best version of yourself. That’s a good thing – in fact, it’s smart, and advisable, especially if you’re using Twitter in any kind of professional capacity.
But if the you that we see on our screens is completely different to the you behind it, then it’s simply a matter of time before that illusion is exposed.
When creating a Twitter profile, there are enough bio do’s and don’ts to make your head spin. It’s amazing, really – especially considering how limited the space is. But the brevity of it is what makes it SO important to get right. Every word will stand out – so will every typo.
It’s kind of nerve-wracking to think about it that way, hmm?
Before you fret over word choice though, we have some (more) helpful info to cram in your overburdened mind – and this stuff is kind of fun. We’re going to show you some popular Twitter profile photo options, which you can copy, ignore, relate to or laugh at. It’s Friday after all, you deserve a little mindcation (vacation for your mind. Yes, some words should not be combined.)
How do you attract people to your Twitter profile with your photo, alone? …with picture of The Biebs? …a bold sign that reads, “FOLLOW ME!!!”? Well, why not use some common knowledge of the “science of attraction” as bate? Read more
The new Twitter offers a variety of ways that you can engage your followers that the old Twitter did not. While the design changes might not have seemed like much to talk about in the beginning, it’s clear now that they were implemented to give you more control over your profile, and they offer unique ways that you can increase engagement on your Twitter profile.
Engagement is key to really building a relationship with your followers. You want them to get to know you, interact with you, and share what you share. But you want this to stem from an honest representation of yourself or your business too – otherwise, you’ll alienate your followers quickly.
Let’s take a look at the ways that the new Twitter allows you to engage your followers, and how to best use these features to represent yourself in an honest manner.
You’ve been on Twitter now for, what, three months? Six? A year?
It’s time to have another look at your Twitter bio. Like many, you probably set it up the day you joined, and have barely had a look at it since.
It pays to keep it fresh. People change. If somebody visits your profile page today, does your bio tell them everything they need to know? Does it make sense? Is itÂ aestheticallyÂ pleasing? Could anybody possibly get the wrong idea?
(Tip: write your bio in a word processor with the spell-check on. Pay careful attention to grammar and use of words. Play around with it; get it right. Then copy and paste it into Twitter.)
You’re limited to 160 characters – why not make them count?