I’ll be the first to tell you that I have a LOT to learn about how to be a “good” Twitter user. I don’t engage with others as much as I should. I don’t spread the love and retweet very often. And I rarely have something super witty to share that others would want to retweet.
I’m definitely no Twitter expert.
With that said, I want to share with you two things I look for when deciding whether or not to follow someone. If you are missing these two components, there’s a 99.9% chance that I WON’T follow you, even if you followed me.
1. The very first thing i look for is a little bio. You’ve got an allowance of 140 characters to tell me who the heck you are. If you don’t take advantage of this opportunity, you are effectively telling me that you are nobody. “Nobody” just doesn’t sound that interesting. Sorry.
2. The second thing I look for is a picture. See this little egg? If that’s your profile picture, you’ve told me that you have no face. That makes me sad for you. And as much as I strive to be an equal opportunity Twitter follower, I just don’t follow people without faces. Sorry.
If you are feeling shy about putting your beautiful face on the world wide web, please be advised that it is only a marginal improvement to post your favorite celebrity/decadent dessert/historical landmark/cute, fluffy animal as your picture. Twitter is a social platform, and if I’m going to be social with you, I need to see you!
Fixing both problems is SUPER easy. Just go to the “edit your profile” button which you’ll see in the top right corner of your personal twitter page (not twitter.com, but twitter.com/whateveryourtwitterhandleis). See my example below.
Click on that button, and then easily upload a photo and say a little something about yourself in the bio section. Done! Now sit back and watch as more and more people start to follow you!
Doing these two things won’t guarantee that everyone will want to follow you, but it gives you a fighting chance, I promise!