As I’ll show you tomorrow, your bio on Twitter is key to attracting high-quality followers. Does yours need a boost?
Twitter allows a whopping 20 characters more than the standard tweet for your bio, so try to differentiate yourself from other artists in a maximum of 160 characters.
In your Twitter bio, tell us about your interests so that we want to follow you. Intrigue us. Make us want to know more. Make us laugh.
For inspiration, here are some of my favorite artist Twitter bios, which I feature in the 2011 edition of I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion.
Park ranger turned fiber artist, out to change the world, one felt hat at a time—Carrie C. Mulligan, @ccmfelthats
The Cycling Artist—London based professional artist, computer geek & perpetual academic—Tina Mammoser, @tina_m
If you like conceptual art, think about honking—Michael Mayer, @studiomayer
Using hammers and a torch to make the world a more beautiful place—Wendy Edsall-Kerwin, @wtek
Can yours compete? Share it here or point us to some of your favorite artist bios on Twitter.