Here’s a clever way to draw people’s attention to a tweet, particularly if they’re on a platform like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite, importing several streams, and seeing dozens of tweets on their screen.
Create a very short list and give each item its own line, like this tweet from @jarredbkeller which immediately caught my attention because of all that white space:
He used only 121 of the 140 characters Twitter allows, leaving room for retweets.
Speaking of Google+, I posted a a link this morning to a Google+ Cheat Sheet that explains the three ways to format your text: boldface, italics and strikethrough.
If you aren’t formatting your Google+ posts, start! Short on time? Format the most important ones that you want to stand out. Adding headlines in bold type really draws readers’ eyes, helps scanners, and pulls more people into your post:
Do you format social media posts any other way? If so, share in the Comment section.