Whether you use Twitter for being in touch with your friends, family and colleagues, or as a tool for business promotion, you would swear by the striking benefits this popular micro-blogging site brings to you on a daily basis.
However, this enormously popular social networking site offers one more benefit to you – it helps you become a better writer.
So how does Twitter help you become a better writer?
It Tells You How to Be Brief
They say brevity is the wit of soul. By restricting you to use only 140 characters, Twitter ensures you put your point across as concisely as possible. It’s no surprises that wordy writers with a tendency to unleash their thoughts in lengthy sentences would find it tough to fit their thoughts into 140 characters. Remember, Twitter counts each character including the space; hence, you need to really squeeze your thoughts into those 140 characters. You may not get it right early on, but with a bit of practice, you can definitely express yourself better. When you write briefly, you do your readers a big favor by helping them comprehend things faster thereby saving their valuable time.
It Improves Your Vocabulary
Remember those long words that make it tough for your message to fit into the 140-character limit? Every time you write your tweets, you tend to think of shorter words to help your message fit within the prescribed character limit of Twitter. This helps you get into the habit of choosing shorter words over their longer alternatives. Even if you can’t, you would, at least, use the web dictionary to find the shorter alternatives and in turn, help your own word power to expand gradually. You learn how to cut corners with the adverbs and use shorter verbs more often than not. This way your vocabulary will expand manifold over the times.
It Helps You Become More Creative
On Twitter, your creativity helps you stand out and be visible. Amid the myriad of tweets that hit Twitter every micro-second, it is understandably difficult for anyone to read all the tweets they come across. So, how do you make your tweets conspicuous and readable? Obviously, by making them more creative each time you tweet. I haven’t known a better platform that tests your creativity to the hilt in the recent times. More than just using a hashtag, Twitter forces you to come up with creative lines that tempt your readers to retweet your tweets.