How Twitter Improves Your Writing Skills

Personal diaries are long gone. Fans of pouring thoughts on paper have moved to the Web and now have their personal blogs and social media accounts. 

In the light of these events, Twitter is growing incredibly fast. Besides, marketers and advertisers also use this social network to extract additional targeted traffic. 

Most likely, you already have a Twitter microblog; if not, you need to start it as soon as possible. After all, the microblogging service is not only a great tool for businessmen and marketers but also a great place to improve your writing skills, improve your literacy, and develop your style. In addition, by maintaining your blog on Twitter, you can get valuable advice from readers – their feedback and comments will help you look at your writing from a different perspective. In this article, we will show how Twitter can make you a better writer.

1. You will learn how to express your thoughts concisely.

If you have used Twitter before, you know that a single post has a 140-character limit. Not 140 words, not even 140 letters, just symbols, that is, everything counted: letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and spaces. Yet, in November 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters for most languages. However, video and audio tweets remain limited to 140 seconds for most accounts. So, unless you are a premium account user, you must write concisely. The important skill of brevity will allow you to save precious time, not only your own but also that of the reader. This skill will also come in handy when writing your academic papers. For other guidelines and helpful tips, check out these manuals.

2. You will enrich and use your vocabulary more wisely.

Many authors write quite long sentences and like detailed descriptions. Whether you want it or not, on Twitter, you have to be brief. Before you write anything, you must know exactly what you want to say. After that, you have to say it in just a few words.

With a length limit, you will start looking for shorter words and expressions. Now, instead of “went to university,” you will say “was at university.” There are many examples, and you will actually feel it. On the other hand, there is no need to shorten the words; it is better to write them thoughtfully and then proceed to editing.

3. You will improve your editing skills.

Every person who, in one way or another, encounters writing texts is always engaged in editing preliminary materials and should be able to do it well. With the help of Twitter, you can hone your text editing skills and become a professional in your field. When you tweet, you need to provoke a reaction with a few characters. For example, it can be many clicks on the link you need or a retweet. That is why you need to make your text as appealing as possible. A short message forces you to think carefully and fish out words from your vocabulary that will allow your message to achieve the goal you set. What writing skills would you add to this list?

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