The art of the tweet

From a thoughtful –and useful– post by Tammy Erickson (@tammyerickson) on how to make Twitter fun for your followers:

  1. Don’t report banal details. Unless you’re observing a true breaking news event (and note: this term does not include what you or your child ate for lunch), skip it.
  2. Do interpret your experiences. How do they make you feel? What do they mean to you?
  3. Do share the oddities you observe. Look for things that seem unusual, out-of-place, surprising.
  4. Do share things you love – quotes, phrases, descriptions of events that brought joy to your day.

Her conclusion:

“Slow down, enjoy. Listen to the world’s music. Share the best of your experiences, but remember, 140 characters is a unique format — more like poetry or Haiku than news reporting.”

One thought on “The art of the tweet

  1. And how many people can write a haiku worth reading?

    Cold today;
    I am tired;
    Who in the world cares?

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