My Twitter bio says “Spillly with 3 Ls bitch!”
Filling out your Twitter bio (graphy) isn’t as easy as it sounds. For some people the idea is scarier than public speaking. In my (humble) opinion here are a few phrases to avoid in your bio:
I LOVE CATS, ICE CREAM AND COFFEE
Your bio should accurately describe who you are. You may think its cute that your bio says you love cats, but if its not what you are regularly talking about then it probably shouldn’t be in your bio. I often see bio’s that say one thing about the user, but when I read their last 20 or 30 tweets its not a true reflection of what they are talking about in their bio. Adding a few fun facts is alright, but just make sure that the bulk of your 160 characters is what value you offer your followers
I FOLLOW BACK
#TeamFollowBack is another one. People have their own thoughts on what etiquette dictates about following back anyone that follows them. Some believe its the right thing to do while others, like myself, believe you should only follow people that interest you and add value to your timeline, regardless of who is following who. Having “I follow back” may send some potential followers running for the proverbial hills, and that your main concern is the your number of followers. Even if its your policy to always follow back, perhaps leave it off your bio and use the space more constructively.
SOCIAL MEDIA GURU / EXPERT / NINJA
You may in fact be a Twitter genius or a Facebook update-thought-leader, but WTF! is a Twitter Ninja? If you really are or claim to be an expert then rather tell me about your awards and accolades. Tell your followers something factual and accurate about yourself and leave the questionable “fuzzy” stuff alone.
Leaving your bio blank is a no-no. New potential followers will either think you are a bot and cant quickly access whether its worth following you. A blank space leads me to believe that you may lack any creativity and perhaps are that boring, that I wont follow you.
I LUV GaGa COZ SHE IS 2 CUTE 4 LYF
If you using your twitter account professionally, then I would fire you. Using correct spelling & pronunciation in your bio is essential. Nothing grinds me more than a 14 year old’s text speak in any format especially your bio. If thats the way you describe yourself, there is no ways I would be bothered to follow your account. Be intelligent. Be interesting.
Your Twitter bio is an important part of identifying yourself to your followers and potential followers. 160 characters will allow you to attract the right quality followers and give you access to connect with the right people’s accounts. Be creative, keep it short, spell correctly and you will leave a good first impression.