8 Bold Twitter Bio Techniques for the Brave or Foolhardy

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Technique 1: Retain an air of mystery

Say as little as possible about yourself within your profile

Josh Glick

“This bio has been relocated to a secure facility — Founder @Lisnr

Beauty Bubble

“Bio : I have done a lot of things.”

Technique 2: Don’t HumbleBrag, BragBrag

140-characters is not the time to be modest.

Rodney Baptiste

“I work in an industry where people aspire to be a ninja or rockstar, unfortunately I just do me.”

Technique 3: Name-Drop

Maybe you once sneezed on Dustin Hoffman…?


“john stamos won’t return my emails”

Technique 4: Be Quirky

Let your inner manic pixie dream girl out.

Casey Newton

“Silicon Valley editor @verge. Freakishly tall, anime hair. My Starbucks name is Tasty. (DMs open, but send pitches to my email.)”

Brett Dalton

“Professional villain, amateur TV-watcher, above-average father. I also do Bar Mitzvahs. Grant Ward in @AgentsofSHIELD

Technique 5: Fake Curse

Nothing’s more charming than abusing the language

Joanna Wiebe

“I teach startups how to convert like mofos using li’l ol’ words, old-skool copywriting and new-skool smartz. Also @air_story. (No DMs.)”

Technique 6: Let Out Your Inner Rebel

Everybody has raged against the machine, air your counterculture tendency here

Jason Zook

“I wouldn’t do much for a Klondike bar. I love creating new things and pushing boundaries. I wanted to be a zoologist when I was a kid.”

Guy Gal

“Yes, that is my real name. Growth @Joyus, EIR @MatrixPartners, Advisor @vidyard. My goal in life is to not die.”

Technique 7: Throw in a Disney/Pokemon Lyric

See if anyone’s paying attention.

Seys Constantijn

“Space, Start-ups, Research. I want to be the very best. Contact: my username@gmail.com”

Technique 8: When All Else Fails

Show ‘em that you care… *this* much.

Jonas Daniels

“ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ”

Please note: Many of these techniques are quite advanced and should not be attempted by beginners. Please consult with friends before, say, putting your original rap lyrics or a limmerick in your bio. Author is not liable for any harm that comes to the reader should he/she attempt any of these techniques.

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Freelance marketer by day, inveterate doodler in all the spaces in between. Current project: A Dog Named Karma. To say hello: mynamenospaces at gee mail Thanks!

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