That ‘Bio’ again
I’m back to obsessing about my 140 characters bio on twitter.
So much so that I have been trawling through thousands on other bio’s trying to understand what makes a good one.
Quite a lot preface theirs with Dad to or Mom to x wonderful children. I think that goes without saying, so moving on.
Quite a lot advertise services using hash tags which is a great idea, perhaps in the hope people are looking for said services and will follow them, then to DM them with more information.
I haven’t quite mastered the art of doing that, so I’ll let that one slide for the moment.
That brings up the relevance of using hash tags in the bio. That gives me a bit more scope to make it to the point.
A quick search of relevant hash tags reveals:
writer, author, thriller, mystery, adventure, writing etc.
All are useful but it doesn’t really carry any pulling power. We need something that grabs the reader’s attention, and do it in the shortest, most succinct manner.
I am a writer, a wordsmith, who, I was once told, swallowed a dictionary. But, in the light of the current task, you’d think it would be just a ‘walk in the park’ instead of the proverbial ‘pain in the neck’.
Perhaps I could compose a riddle that comes back to the answer of who I am, but who has the time to sit and work it out.
I think that might be a little pretentious.
So, back to square one.
At the moment all I have is ‘aspiring writer’.
It’s not possible that’s enough, is it?