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By Dom Sagolla

Utilize your messages on Twitter, fb, and different social networking sites
The creation of Twitter and different social networking websites, in addition to the recognition of textual content messaging, have made short-form communique a regular fact. yet expressing your self truly briefly bursts-particularly within the 140-character restrict of Twitter-takes distinct writing skill.

In 140 Characters, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla covers all of the fundamentals of serious short-form writing, together with the significance of speaking with simplicity, honesty, and humor. For sellers and company vendors, social media is an more and more very important road for selling a business-this is the 1st writing advisor in particular devoted to speaking with the succinctness and readability that the web age demands.

* Covers easy grammar ideas for short-form writing
* The an identical of Strunk and White's Elements of Style for today's social media-driven advertising messages
* is helping you increase your personal particular short-form writing style
140 Characters is a much-needed consultant to the type of communique which could make or holiday a name online.

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Treating social media as a push system will cause you to lose readership, or worse—it could get you branded as @spam. Avoid envy. There will always be someone with more followers, more time on their hands to post great stuff, whatever the case. The antidote to envy is exercise. 26 140 Characters Avoid laziness. If something is hard, then doing it right will immediately distinguish you from your peers. Always do the hard part first. Procrastinate later. Avoid density in your posts. If you post several heavy things in quick succession, some of those announcements will be overshadowed by the others.

Not all of us were born to become authors, but we are each given the chance. Once you begin to focus on words, winding paths of imagination open up. What was indescribable now takes form step by step. Whatever we were before, now we are writers and authors of our own destiny. Each of us is breaking the story of our own lives. The protagonist is you. The narrator of the story is you. The first, best reader is you. 140 characters will free you from the desktop and get you out into the world. You will remain hyperconnected and even more available than before, and there will be no catching your breath.

If you “don’t want” something, what is it that you DO want? If something is “just not good,” what would be better? Not only does this approach avoid negativity, it provides for additional context, because a preceding (or following) statement in the negative is implied. Waiting is. com/realizing/status/1808348560 Avoid 27 Don’t out your friends. Be vague when describing private events. com/jack/status/2197421689 It’s sometimes acceptable to be completely obscure, for the sake of privacy. com/jack/status/2335520703 Don’t be rude.

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