Almost all of us are familiar with the popular world of Twitter and tweets. Twitter is a great place to express your ideas and thoughts in a quick and efficient manner. Twitter can also be a great teacher. It can inspire you and bring out the best in your web content writing.
Yes you read it right. You can be inspired by Twitter. After all, in a world obsessed with tweets and Facebook status, it is not very unlikely to derive inspiration from these sources. Now the question is how. We all are aware that Twitter is an appropriate place for promoting businesses and marketing your services or products. But how can Twitter help to improve web content writing skills? Let us find out how.
1. It’s wise to be concise
Simple thinking and concise writing is the motto of Twitter. As you must be aware, with just 140 characters at your disposal, Twitter makes you say things straight to the point. You have to include everything, letters, numbers, space, punctuations and symbols to fit within the bracket of 140 characters. Try to think in a ‘Twitter-manner’ while writing your content. You will be able to create sentences that are short, straight and simple.
2. Play cleverly with your vocabulary
Necessity is the mother of invention. When you have only 140 characters and a lot to express what do you do? You play with the words to express more through less. You find out new words that are shorter but describe more. Use this trick in your web content writing as well. Try to use words that allow you to be objective in your writing and yet descriptive in expressions.
3. Always strive to keep the interest alive
Everyone loves to see their post being retweeted. But a post will be retweeted only if it is interesting enough. Even if you have something exciting or appealing to say but fail to express it clearly, it will in turn fail to make an impact on the reader. So, try writing in a manner that is not only concise but also interesting to read. Once you capture the interest of your reader, your objective will be fulfilled. In the same way, your content writing will strike a chord with the readers only if it is interesting enough to attract and sustain their interest.
4. Focus intently to deliver aptly
Remaining focused on the topic-at-hand is a great virtue taught by Twitter. With the constraint on the number of characters Twitter teaches you to tread the rope while being focused throughout. It instills in you the discipline to deliver only what is relevant to your topic, nothing more and nothing less. Likewise, in your web content writing also try to write only what is exactly needed in the context of your blog post. With a little practice you will easily become a pro in writing only relevant and focused blog posts.
5. Make your headline shine
Headlines or titles have the power to magnetize the target audience and make them read your piece of content writing. The art of headlines involves writing in a crisp, straight and interesting manner that expresses the idea contained in the article or blog post. All these qualities are demanded by Twitter in its tweets. As such, Twitter actually helps you to become an expert in writing great headlines. An attractive headline followed by a well-written article or blog post is the overall requirement of any content writing job.
6. Edit to make your words fit
One of the most essential rules of web content writing is editing. Whether you are a pro or a novice in the field of content writing, editing is a must for everyone. Who else can teach you better about editing than Twitter? Regardless of your content being 150 characters long or 200 characters, Twitter makes you trim it so that it fits into the 140 characters slot. It actually teaches you to present only the essential points and leave behind all the unnecessary stuff. This helps you to improve your editing skills as well.
So, these are the simple but effective tips from Twitter that can take you a long way in the field of content writing. Incorporate these tips in your writing today and feel the difference they make to your articles or blog posts.