Twitter bio is where the magic happens. It’s the place where you project your first impression on someone. It’s a stranger’s first interaction with your world. It’s the first time a person processes information about you. Hence, it is your responsibility and in your best interest, the reason everything you put on there aesthetically as well as logically.
These 160 characters pull the trigger on someone to follow you. So, make sure every word falls into place.
The best Twitter bios have one thing in common – they’re original. But, they don’t always have to be.
You can craft a compelling and thorough bio using our frameworks.
Let’s look at the frameworks you can use to craft a bio of your own.
Framework 1 –
What value you give | Social Proof | “Tweeting on…”
In the first part of the framework, you’ll mention what value you will provide with your tweets.
This does 2 important things. Firstly, it sets the expectations straight and secondly, it encourages the right people to follow you. You definitely wouldn’t want people who don’t have anything to do with your content to be your followers.
The second part of the framework establishes credibility.
This where you must show proof and back the value you claimed to provide in the first part. This is a very good strategy to sway people in your favour. First, you claim something and then you prove it. In the real world, lawyers do exactly the same.
The third part of the framework is where you indicate the topics you will tweet on.
This is again a very good practice because you tell people about what to expect. Here, you have the liberty to mention whatever topics that interest you. But, my advice to you will be to limit the topics to less than 4. Keep it narrow, keep it focused.
Framework 2 –
Give yourself a title | Add framework 1
This is a fun one. Basically, you’re giving yourself a nickname.
Let’s say you dissect complicated financial concepts and post them as threads, you could call yourself, “The Finance Guy”.
If you talked about marketing and posted extensive content about the same, you could call yourself “The Marketing Guy”.
You get the point, right?
This comes close to having a distinct personal brand. You’re identified with a niche and if you get the biggest in it, it is infinite leverage.
But, I need to warn you about something. If you’re not posting extensive content about the topic, it is better if you start with that and then make a move with your bio. One man’s opinion.
Framework 3 –
Write a sentence that hits.
You might have seen bios that have just a single sentence. A sentence that portrays satire, pun or truth. A sentence that makes people think – which is rare these days. A sentence that challenges a notion or that builds a conjecture. Anything, that catches attention.
It is a sentence that is unique. That is already a win. But, if you can pair that with relatability, you’re summitting Everest.
The account below embodies life. How do we know? Look at the bio, man!
Framework 4 –
Go all out.
Your sense of humour can take sometimes elevate you to places never known to humourless people.
If you can be funny, you’re not messing, you’re practising art.
That’s exactly what you can do in your bio.
A lot of parody accounts are growing like dogecoin did a few months back. To the moon. Entirely by being funny.
This list would be incomplete without Shaan Puri. You ask us why, we show you why. Look at his bio.
If this is not all, let’s take a look at some parody accounts:
Framework 5 –
Before-after story | what you help in | Resource or Call to Action
Humans are result-oriented.
If you show them results, 9 out of 10 people will be convinced. That one person who isn’t convinced wasn’t worth convincing in the first place.
Therefore, before-after stories work.
In the second part of the framework, mention what you help in. This could be related to work or only to Twitter. Your expertise has a touch of credibility now, because of the before-after story.
Lastly, mention a resource or a call to action for people to follow. If they’re following you, you must lead and direct them.
Framework 6 –
Write what you are building/launching/built/launched | add any other framework
I think we’ve now established that growing on Twitter rides a lot on credibility. And what better way to show credibility than your past or current venture. If you’re building something, you could share things you learn along the way on Twitter. It is as we call it, “Building in Public”. It is an awesome journey to embark on.
It is an added benefit when you’re building something for the second time. Because you have something to show from the past.
Look at the profiles below –
Even if it is Tom Preston-Werner (Co-founder GitHub), when he mentions “Building @something” at the beginning of his bio – we take it seriously.
Hope you gained insights on how to craft your own bio from these frameworks.
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