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Do you enjoy finding out more about people on twitter?
I enjoy “studying” how people describe themselves on twitter.
You don’t have much space – so you need to choose your words wisely.
One of the things I love about twitter is connecting with like-minded people – even people on the other side of the world.
What often makes me want to connect with someone or follow them – is when they sound “human” and “enthusiastic” and “fun”.
I love it when serious professionals sound a bit more down-to-earth and human in their twitter profile and their tweets.
I’m usually too busy to read twitter in detail – but some things “slow me down” to want to engage more with certain people.
When something hooks my attention and encourages me to engage – I try to analyse WHY?
This morning, I noticed how engaging tweeters share what they are passionate about – with words such as:
big fan of country bakeries
Wholefood baking nerd
big font obsessive
So I encourage you, ask yourself: does your twitter profile show enthusiasm for what you are passionate about?
Or is it just sound like a resume? Author, Speaker, VP, CEO, Founder?
Sure, you can include some info about what you do (as in your professional title) –
but as well as being what you do – you are also what you love.
Add a pinch of passion in your twitter profile.
Give like-minded people some common ground to engage with.
You’d be amazed at how the “little things” can be engaging.
This morning, I connected with someone purely because she reveals in her twitter profile that she is a “Chutney maker”.
Chutney has such positive connotations and associations with me. I’m a Queensland boy who grew up with kind and loving older relatives who would make their own chutney.
A dash of chutney adds flavour and “excitement”. So does revealing just a dash of what you are passionate about.
If you want to enjoy twitter more and connect with more like-minded people
I used to hate twitter (I thought it was too trivial) – until I read this great book about connecting with people over shared interests – sport etc. – and yes, even chutney.
I’m not connected with the book or the author in anyway. I’m just letting you know in case you’d like to enjoy twitter even more.
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