So if you’re like me and still feeling out this whole Twitter thing, or have been with it a while but decided it’s time to mix it up a bit, you may be thinking about how best to use those 160 bio characters to your advantage.
Why Your Twitter Bio is Important
Since Twitter is less “people-I-know” based than, say, Facebook, your bio is often the make-or-break for people who are considering following you. That’s not a lot of space to convince someone that you are worth following, so you need to make every little detail count.
I know that there is a mindset of automatically following people/accounts that follow you, and I can see some sense in that, if only as a courtesy follow, but think about if you really want a bunch of random tweets gumming up your feed. I don’t know about you, but finding the time to go through my Twitter feed regularly can be difficult; sorting through tweets that aren’t relevant definitely won’t make the process any faster.
All of that was to say that, for me at least, when I get a notification that someone has started following me, I check out their bio to see if they are someone I should follow back. Hence, the important role of the Twitter bio.
The Nitty-Gritty of Bio Construction
After consulting some sources, both online and in-person, here are some tips that I’ve come away with (all examples completely made up by me):
I hope this helps you get those Twitter-writing muscles warmed up. I will add one last warning, though, PLEASE make sure to have someone you trust look over it before you commit, especially if you know you’re not the best speller. Typos and mis-spells suck, and with so few words to make a first impression, do what you can to make it a good one!
*For funny examples of what not to do, check out the Twitter Bio Generator; it’s pretty funny, to boot.