5 Easy Tips For Writing Social Media Posts

5 Easy Tips For Writing Social Media Posts

Writing for social media can be tricky But the good news is it can actually be easier than traditional writing with a few little tricks I’m gonna show you five social media writing tricks today, and I’ll tell you I don’t want to call the fifth one controversial necessarily, but it is one that I’m currently fighting with a client about. Let’s get into it [music] Welcome back to Five Minute Social Media where I teach you how to do the best possible social media in the least amount of time. If you’re new here welcome, and if you’re coming back thank you, if you haven’t taken a second to subscribe please do so, subscribe down below the video here. So social media writing It’s its own special art, and I’ve got 5 tips to show you today Let me ask you this – have you ever watched somebody scrolling through their social media feed I mean you know how you do it But it’s even more amazing if you’re standing on a bus or a subway or something you can watch other people do it, I mean they are flying, and so if they’re even gonna have a chance of reading the words that you wrote they’ve got to be written in a certain way, so this is social media writing techniques, but really writing for scrollers or skimmers, so you can actually get their attention before theyrel onto the next thing! By the end of this video you’ll be able to write better to catch people’s attention. These techniques are a combination of common sense and years of practicing writing for different brands and types of clients on different social media networks. In my opinion overall writing on social media is much more casual compared to like Oxford Style or you may have heard the term AP Style of writing. That means said, grammar, spelling, still very important, no one’s gonna take you seriously or hire you if you don’t even have the basics down. Before I get into the 5 tips a few things to consider… Things are gonna be different from brand to brand. For example if you’re a fast-food chicken place, you might write, “Wanna get a bite of this chicken?” Or, “Wanna take a bite of this chicken?” Meanwhile a law office is always going to write “want to.” They’re never going to write “wanna.” Also generally when you’re writing for social media you want to get the most information out in the fewest amount of words. A phrase I learned years ago: “Dazzle with brevity.” I love it because that phrase says so much in three words And that’s what you’re trying to do with social media, writing catch their attention. Get your point across and move on. Sometimes I will write longer things and then go back and shorten it, and if that works for you you can try that as well. So five tips, five social media writing techniques. Let’s get into them. Tip number one: Never write out numbers in social media. You’re again trying to get people’s attention and the more long words they see in a post the harder it is for them to grasp before they’ve scrolled on. So never write e-i-g-h-t. Just write the number 8. Tip number 2: Capitalize the important words. We don’t have the benefit of italics or bold in social media So you have to find other ways to make certain words stand out. And by the way when I say “capitalize,” I mean just the first letter of the word I don’t mean ALL CAPS as you know that is associated with yelling and that is definitely going to drive people away. Tip number 3: Tag other accounts and use hashtags just for emphasis We were talking about how we don’t have the ability to use bold and italics the way we would on a blog post But if you tag somebody on the social networks or if you hashtag something they will show up in a different color. Of course use common sense and use it sparingly. If you make super long hashtags they become even harder to read. Tip number 4: Unless you have really loyal followers space things out Maybe the first sentence is its own line and then you go to the next one, just so that you have a chance to capture somebody’s attention They see a block of text they may not read it at all But if you have one line and it’s captivating then they’ll move on to the next part. Tip number 5: Use emojis, not abuse emojis. Just use emojis Don’t go crazy, but they add color and a little fun and you can convey emotion through your posts that way. Now this is actually a tip that I disagree with one of my clients on right now They are a high-end restaurant, highest of the high, and they do not want any emojis on their stuff even though their guests constantly comment on their posts using emojis That’s the way their guests communicate But they’ve said no to that, and I’m not worried about them seeing this because we have agreed to disagree on that – and you can agree to disagree with me as well Now depending on your brand you may not want to go crazy, but if you are a restaurant whose servers smile at customers then you should be able to use a smiley face emoji in your social media posts So there you go, 5 tips for social media writing and beyond that have fun, relax and make sure to give your customers value. Write things that have something in for them, not just for you. In fact I have another video about making more money by selling less and I’ve got the link right down in the comments. 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