Making a great bio on Twitter is easy and if you're on Twitter you should know how to do it. If you're not on Twitter you should be and the first thing you should be prepared to do is create a bio. When you do, remember these four elements:
1) Use a headshot that features "your" face. Not the face of you and your beau or your baby or your puppy. Not your face among many. Just your face.
2) Use your name. Twitter is about real people connecting with real people.
3) Use identifiable hashtags. Hashtags are the language of social media. Show you're in the know and speak the language that will help you connect to others who share your interests and ideas. Read why here.
4) Link to where folks can go to find out more. This could be your website, blog, or LinkedIn profile. Give folks a place to go if they want to know more about you and your ideas.
Here's what mine looks like:
What do you think? Are some of these elements you might incorporate into your bio? Anything missing that you have found helpful?
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.
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