Tweet Formatting 101
Design tweets like a pro.
Why formatting matters
Here's the deal:
The content of your content matters more than the look of your content.
I know, that was an eyeful.
But it's true.
Formatting still matters. A lot.
If I had to put a percentage split to it, I'd say that great content is 80% depth of material, 20% presentation.
But wouldn't you say that 20% is a decent enough percentage to make it worth exploring?
I think so, too.
The following are in no particular order.
Visualize that ish
Types of tweet formats, visualized.
Short. Multi-lined. To the point.
Starts or ends with similar phrasing. The lines feed off of one another. These tend not to be long tweets.
This tweet format requires a tool like Hypefury that allows you to schedule a follow-up tweet when your tweet hits a certain amount of likes or RTs. Make an asset, attach the link in the scheduling queue, and set the timer.
Mess Ish Up
Avoid perfect. People will notice, and it will drive engagement.
Steal from Jack Butcher
Ok, don't really steal his stuff. But turn your own ideas into visuals.
Practice Tough Love
Say things that are hard to hear, but only if you truly believe them.
Advice in List Form
This is the easiest way to visualize tidbits of advice. Whenever possible, break advice up into a list.
The No-Fluff Hack
Go straight into the good stuff. No intro, just advice. Give away your hacks and advice as swiftly as you can for free.
Use your own drawing and handwriting from time to time to show your personality and get your point across.
I volunteer as tribute
Play. Freaking. Games! It's the best, and it works. I can't help you come up with ideas, but just try stuff out.
Shrouded in mystery
Put out tweets that have no resolution. Not all the time, but som-
Tech stacks on stacks on stacks
Unveil your fav tools, creators, accounts, whatever every so often.
Do weird stuff with your formatting. Make it look totally uncommon.
Tell me if this idea sucks
The best way to ask for feedback on an idea, hands down.
You're a poet and you weren't even aware
If you have mad skillz with a "z", try rhyming!
Just don't make them boring, mmmmmkay?
What are YOU going to try first?
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