People who use Twitter more, has already realized how cool Twitter is. But are you guys using it in a good manner? Everybody will have a different idea of what makes something “good”; it is a rather subjective term. So, here are some of the simple-dimple ways to have a good Twitter Profile.
Don’t follow everybody in sight
You would have probably seen some people’s profiles that follows around 5000 people but only 50 are following them back. Are they just trying to follow as many people as possible, hoping people will follow them back? Are they truly interested in that many people or organizations? Is it worth following them? Just follow those you have interest in and/or fit within your Twitter objectives.
Determine your audience
You should determine who your audience is and what you hope to accomplish with your Twitter account. If you mostly intend for your Twitter account to be like your own personal journal, that’s completely fine. After all, Twitter is a “microblogging” service. But beware; Twitter isn’t really the most private of platforms.
Also keep in mind that, especially if you position yourself as a professional or a representative of a company or organization, your followers might not be terribly interested in the fine or minute details of your day-to-day life. In this case, too much detail could be seen as spam and drive followers away. However, if you tweet mostly for yourself or for people who are your friends with a bit more detail, it is okay.
Some people may try to represent a company or organization and share some personal views or details of their personal life, and it certainly can work.
Make it yours, make it relevant
Twitter allows you to customize parts of your profile, like your name. Your name is not the same as Twitter username. If you put your real name here in place of some kind of alias, it will make it easier for people to remember who you are and follow you on other social media platforms.
You can also write your own biography for your profile. 160 characters can actually say a lot in your bio. You can use them to paint a picture of who you are, what you do and what your interests are. This is your chance to help the world learn more about who you are and why you are awesome.
Speaking of pictures, your profile photo and header photos are customizable. For the profile photo (the one displayed next to your tweets), headshots are the best. Profile pictures normally aren’t too big when they’re displayed in Twitter. Headshots also make you more approachable and help your followers remember that there is a real person behind the thoughts you’re publishing in the form of tweets.
You can also tell people where you currently live and what your website is. You can choose any website you want. You might have your Facebook or Google + profile as yours. What other website do you want to associate yourself with? What says the most about you?
If it lends itself to your Twitter objectives, engage with your followers! Twitter is an online community. Some celebrities engage by live tweeting with their followers as their show is airing. Many journalists will tweet links to their articles as they’re published and interact with readers as responses come pouring in. Determine where interacting with your followers fits in with your Twitter objectives and go for it.