Welcome to my new feature called Wednesday Wing
Where I’ll be passing on observations, tips and information to readers I’ve made a note of.
Today I’m passing on a tip about sharing posts on Twitter.
I’m the first to raise my hand and admit to BAD HABITS when sharing posts to Twitter.
You know what it’s like, too little time too many posts, posts you feel obliged to share, posts you skim read and hit the “Share” button and move on.
How many of them will just be lingering on you Twitter feed with very little sharing by others?
Here are a couple of tips to help make some of your tweets that you share from blogs look a little different and more eye catching.
Quick Tips to make the Tweet look interesting with very little effort
Turn this tweet– Wednesday Wing…Just 2 clicks to Twitter and pass on by, is that enough? wp-aaabbbccc via @rosieamber1
into this tweet –
Just 2 clicks to #Twitter and pass on by,
IS THIS ENOUGH?
This first example joins many others drifting through the Twitter feeds. While the second looks different and will start to catch the readers eyes.
It easy to use the bloggers basic Tweet info from their posts title and change the sentence format, swap some words for Capital letters and add a hashtag.
Want to go one further? Some bloggers posts aren’t linked to their twitter accounts, (see this post with a tip on how to link a WordPress account to your Twitter http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7L2) if you can have your Twitter account tab open you can look up their twitter name to add to your tweet.
Bloggers, do you want your blog shared on Twitter with an eye-catching tweet? In your blog title put in everything you need, example; if it’s a book review make sure you have the book title and the author (if you put the author’s name as their @Twitter name this will make a better Tweet) add a hashtag word in your title such as #bookreview add a couple of other words maybe exciting thriller or cosy romance, anything relevant to your post.
If it’s a guest post make sure your blog post title says something like this #Guest #Author Joe Blogs chats about his book and explains why Cats: A Man’s best friend left him Mum laughing @JoeBlogs27
What can you do if you want to add something to your blog title in WordPress after you’ve drafted it?
Sometimes I write a blog post and then need to change the post title,
Step 1 change the title
Step 2 change the permalink – click on the edit button below the main blog title and a box appears, your title is shown in all lower case letters with hyphens between each work, no @# signs show up here. Don’t worry, add in any new words you’ve added in the title with a hyphen between each word, no spacing and no capital letters, then click ok, then save your draft.
This is a very basic piece of advice on permalinks, you can google more and get really technical. I find the above enough for my use.
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