How To Write A Follow-Worthy Twitter Bio In 4 Easy Steps

Posted on November 8th 2011

It only takes 10 seconds. Your bio will be the determining factor, oftentimes, as to whether a user will want to follow you or not. It’s make or break.How To Write A Follow-Worthy Twitter Bio In 4 Easy Steps

We want to help your business use social media to improve your reputation and gain loyal followers. Among the bio do's and dont's, we have accumulated 4 important tips to consider to create a follow-worthy Twitter bio for you or your company:

1. Use your real name and an actual location. How do you want to be addressed if someone contacts you? Be authentic. Where do you want people to find you? Don't be cute. You do not want your identity and existence to be confusing to another user.

2. Add a profile picture. This is crucial in adding personality to your account and for improving return on interest. Please, whatever you do, change the Twitter default picture. This is "the modern business card" after all! Match the tone of your Twitter personality.

3. Be descriptive in your bio. Don’t write something in the bio that has nothing to do with you. Credited as one of the 20 all-time best Twitter bios, we know @cshirky is "Bald, unreliable and easily distracted." This is an original bio and perfectly fine (if that's what you want people to know about you). Be creative, have fun, but be precise.

4. Provide the URL to your website. This is very important because after you get a user to follow you, the goal is to direct them to your website or blog and learn more about your brand.

The main point of your bio is to help others decide if you are follow-worthy. Keep this in mind as your write your bio. Who do you follow? Someone with similar interests? Someone you can learn something from? We want to hear from you. And while you're at it, follow us @YourSocialMove.



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Comments

Lisa Ann Landry
Posted on November 8th 2011 at 9:03PM

Nice job the only go part that is a bit scary for me is tell people my real location just for safet purposes I give a broad description of this. Since I traverse the US deliversing social media marketing seminar, I don't want people to know I'n never there kinda feels like giving people an invitation to go steal all my stuff. Oh and I'm so glad you emphasized changing the default picture. A headshot of a real person whose beautiful, face, eyes & smile comes through get more engagement RIGHT?

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Posted on November 11th 2011 at 12:09AM

Good points. The decision whether or not to follow you will depend on the answer to this question: "what's in it for me?" In other words, think about what you can offer to others and then put that in your bio. It could be expertise, influence, humor, industry knowledge, willingness to help, or any number of other things.

Your Social Move
Posted on November 29th 2011 at 9:07PM

Exactly. Thank you so much for that addition.