I’m back to obsessing about my 280 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 hashtags 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 hashtags in the bio. That gives me a bit more scope to make it to the point.
A quick search of relevant hashtags 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?