This week’s episode of Critique My Profile features Shayna Leah (@ShaynaLeahK), a blogger over at Life: Forward. Shayna didn’t give specifics, so I focused on how she can kick some life into her tweets by adding personal touches. Check out the video and my tips for her below:
Some actionable tasks for Shayna:
- Short and sweet explanation – good!
- I’d like to hear more about you. What are your passions? What’s your day job? Your bio has the potential to be a little catchier.
- Point deduction on the cartoon avatar! Two things:
- I can’t tell you what a difference it makes to visualize the person with whom you’re connecting. It goes a long way in maintaining a relationship.
- If you ever go to events or meet a blog friend in person, you want them to recognize you!
- Cut it out with the obsessive hashtagging. It dilutes the message and looks spammy.
- Instead of writing “#women #bloggers #marieclaire #whattowear”, write, “I take a look at Marie Claire’s fatshion blogger.” See the difference? You can still include those keywords, but it’s more effective in the form of a sentence.
- Stop doubling up on tweets!
- Where are your thoughts? Spew some opinions, baby, your niche totally calls for it.
- If you’re lost about something to say, take a snippet from a blog post and rewrite it as a tweet. I went through your site and picked out two examples:
- Only thing scarier than a man spouting reasons why women aren’t entitled to equal opportunities is when those arguments come from a woman.
- @Newsweek said “There’s something creepy about a made-to-order child. Even a pretty one.” Is that any different than how we already behave?
- Keep in mind that people do care about your day and tweeting about stuff that seems mundane (i.e. “cleaning out my inbox”) makes you relatable. Don’t do this too often, though.
Alright guys, what do you think? Am I being too harsh on Shayna? Do you have any suggestions for her? Leave your comments below!
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