We here at Blog Trends are all super fans and users of Twitter. It’s where we spend the majority of our time making connections. Here are 3 tips for bloggers to make the most of your twitter profile.
Use your name as your Twitter username –
One of the most common questions I get from bloggers about twitter is “Should I use my blog name or my own name on Twitter?” I advocate for using some form of your own name for two main reasons: You may not always be your blog, but you most certainly will always be yourself, and people primarily use social media to connect with people. If you have already signed up with your blog name as your username make sure to use your own name as the account name. Your account name appears next to your username in all your tweets!
Use a photo of yourself as your Twitter profile image –
Forgive me for sounding like a broken record, but people primarily use social media to connect with people. So while you surely have a great logo for your blog, if it doesn’t happen to be an illustration of you, it’s probably best to use your headshot instead. As an individual blogger YOU are your brand. You do not need to heavily rely on your blog’s visual branding for your Twitter profile image. Stick to a picture of yourself as your profile image, you can use your blog’s visual branding as your header image instead!
Use all 160 characters in your Twitter bio –
You’ve got a measly 160 characters to tell Twitter who you are and what your interests are, so make them count! Use them all. Include a dose of personality, make sure your individual voice comes across. If you have room, include hobbies and other interests that you’d be interested in chatting about on twitter. We are all diverse individuals, don’t feel obligated to only talk about your blog. In fact, DON’T only talk about your blog! That will inevitably come across as spammy and impersonal. Be human, be yourself, and have fun!