I must admit, it was refreshing to take a break from blogging for the past month or so. Time off allows the battery to recharge & fresh ideas to be hatched. I’ve got tons of new blog post ideas, but for now, I’m going w/ the most obvious one possible for Twitter.
If you have a Twitter profile, make sure you set it up properly!
Doing so is easy … go to your home page … click on your name/handle in the top right & go to the “settings tab.” There, you’ll find a “Profile” option. Start w/ the “Bio” area as that’s the most important. Fill in this area w/ the following key items (you may not need all or you may need more … this is just a rough guide).
1) Who you are (or what you do) professionally
2) A few personal interests
3) Any other Twitter profiles or accounts you manage
Other tips on the “Profile” page include:
1) Adding your real name (not your call handle or nickname)
2) Adding a picture of you … not your dog or kids
3) Add your real home/office (i.e. your fixed) location
3) A link to your personal website or Linkedin page in the “web” box
You’re almost done – save everything above & go to the “Design” tab. You can choose one of Twitter’s own backgrounds – or – you can create your own. I’d recommend creating your own – it simply shows a modest degree of higher sophistication then using one of their designs. Choose “change background image” and upload a picture or image from your files/desktop. You may have to play around w/ it (center vs. tiled, different pics/images, etc.) but it’ll be worth it in the long-run.
Here’s a link to my own personal Twitter account, @streske18. It shows everything I’ve mentioned & will give you some tips on setup, tweet topics, etc. This may all seem obvious to some/most, but, you’d be surprised how many people skip 1 or more of these steps!