You click on the link and read the article or look at the image outside of Twitter – forgetting to open it in a new tab.
You want to retweet the post, but you can’t find the tweet again. It’s lost in the rapidly changing Twittersphere.
Has this happened to you?
It happens to me a lot. And it’s super frustrating!
Nearly 99% of the time, I re-discover tweets with profile pictures that stand out and have stayed in my mind, as a result. (Not the normal headshots, sorry folks!)
So, if you want people to remember you on Twitter and find you again – make your Twitter avatar stand out.
4 ways to make your Twitter picture more memorable
1. Add a vibrant color – have your picture taken in a brightly colored shirt or use a yellow background
2. Adjust the angle of the picture: from above or from a different angle other than head on
3. Amend it with digital effects – add color or enhancements to make your picture pop!
4. Put something in your hair, on your face or head, such as a cap, flower or devil horns.
This picture is pretty memorable, don’t you think?
Be sure to test your new picture. Scroll through Twitter and see if your picture jumps out from the stream. Ask a friend or co-worker to do the same. If you don’t pass muster, then keep working at it.
What else makes for a memorable profile picture in Twitter? Let me know in the comments or in ‘real’ life @Meg_Hartley!
Meg Hartley is an account manager for AboutUs where she helps clients with their social media and blog content creation and strategy.
Get in touch with her on Twitter: @meg_hartley.