Shorter tweets are the best way to communicate on Twitter. It took me a few years to figure this out, but I have applied this new learning to other social media platforms like Facebook, Linkedin and Google+ too. Yes, I will occasionally type out a little more content than what is needed, but lately I have learned that people have a better chance of reading your tweets, or posts if they are short and have meaning.
Short and to the Point on Twitter!
— Brent Pohlman (@BrentPohlman) May 11, 2012
It really makes a lot of sense!
Phrases like the following are easy to remember:
- Just Do it!
- Good Morning!
- You Rock!
- That’s Awesome!
Now take this a step further and apply the words to your posts/tweets. Here are some examples:
- (Just Posted)
- #hashtag keyword
- A Must Read
- Great Stuff Here
- Check this out!
- Great Post!
- Thank You
If you need some more reasons to use short phrases on Twitter, here are some more reasons:
- Retweet real estate – Your readers will add comments and retweet your content if there is room left after your message and link. Give your readers space.
- You need to stand out from the crowd – Today, most people use every possible character to communicate their message. In today’s mobile world and people with high follower counts, shorter phrases are easier to pick up and they actually stand out more.
- Give people a reason to take more action – Don’t repeat the title of the article! Action sells on Twitter.
- You are a traffic cop on Twitter – Where do you want people to go. Get their attention and let them know what to do next.
I am sure for many of you this is not new information. However, it is always good to mix things up a bit and see if you can be more effective and less boring.
Have Fun! and
Rock Your Twitter World!