Express yourself freely on Twitter but write your tweets in an easy-to-read fashion. I want to read your tweet which is why I’m following you. Make it easy for me to filter your tweet and pay attention to it. It’s easier to understand you if you’re writing clean tweets.
The term “clean tweets” is that I call tweets that are easy to read and simple to understand. I recently asked my Twitter followers if they are more likely to read a tweet if it’s clean and there was 100% consensus in favour of the idea.
I think that the easiest tweets to read are the 5-10 word sentences. The logical opposite would be that the most confusing tweets are full of messiness.
Here are a few tips to keep your Twitter tweets clean.
(1) Limit your use of the hashtag. Seeing too many of #these #can #turn #people #off.
(2) Don’t use an excessive number of abbreviations
(3) Checking your spelling and grammar is helpful. Yes, we all make typos and leave out words from time to time but it’s something to be aware of.
That’s it. Nothing major. Just something to think about.
I understand why people use the hashtag on twitter, but I do find it makes it much more difficult to understand. Some people have so many hashtags on their page it is almost annoying. A few of them are alright, a page littered with them and I usually don’t bother reading it.
I like “clean tweets”, too. The use of one or two hashtags ist okay, but it shouldn’t be more. I think tweets should be short but expressive.
@Christopher I couldn’t agree more. I like to keep my tweets short, sweet, and to the point. I’m also VERY careful to check my tweets for typos/grammar before posting. I also try not to have too many punctuation marks. I feel like that looks a bit sloppy as well.
Nice Post. But I want to know something: Hashtag are used for the keywords preference. I’m using hashtags too, it is helpful for your keywords. But is it really annoying, using more hashtags?
One more thing that grammatical errors are not permissible for a good Tweet. Thanks anyway, nice to see few more post from you again.
Have to agree with the hashtags. They really are disburbing and probably alienating to people that are not regular users of twitter.
I find it confusing if they put hashtags too much… nice post.
I have many followers on twitters who are using hashtag extensively. It’s so disturbing to read a tweet with so many hashtag. Your post is very nice and every one on twitter must take on look on your post.
At least they would understand what they are doing wrong while tweeting.
Yes, thanks for the tip. I too feel the some difficulty while reading my friends’ tweets. I believe these tips work and I use this method to keep my tweets clean and suggest them to my friends too.:)
I totally agree with cleanliness but we have to promote our business as well – the trick is finding common ground but many of us struggle at some point.
Generally speaking I think the hashtag is over used, it was first introduced to collect like terms making it easier when using the search facility, now they’re used to finish a sentence!
Great blog! Many interesting points you mentioned here. Thanks a lot. =)
I spend a lot of time on twitter and To have a clean Tweet is, as you point out very good. One should use hash tags with care and don´t overuse them.
Yes, excessive hashtags are a bit obnoxious
I totally agree with cleanliness but we have to promote our business as well – the trick is finding common ground but many of us struggle at some point. Have to agree with the hashtags. They really are disburbing and probably alienating to people that are not regular users of twitter.