Are your tweets interesting and action-provoking?

The article I published on superperformance.com today is by Michele PW. It’s titled “Twitter – How to Write Tweets That Get Peeps to Take Action.” Michele advises you to write tweets that show your personality, demonstrate your habit of sharing and giving freely, and that entertain.

The way I interpret “entertain” in context in her article is “be interesting.” That got me to thinking: how interesting can you be in the space of 140 characters, including spaces?

The first thing that came to mind was that copywriters and other in marketing have to be interesting within the space of a few words. They generally focus on having interesting and intriguing headlines. Maybe, if you think about a tweet as being quite a bit like an ad headline you can do double duty for yourself: You can practice developing great headlines for your articles and use them as the basis of your tweets.

Since I was thinking about copywriting, I wandered over to the fabulous copyblogger.com to see what might be posted on headlines over there. Naturally, I came up with a fistful of diamonds. After you take a look at Michele’s article, here are some articles you might want to look at on copyblogger:

1. “10 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas That Work” — http://www.copyblogger.com/10-sure-fire-headline-formulas-that-work/

2. “The Art of Writing Great Twitter Headlines” — http://www.copyblogger.com/twitter-headlines/

3. “The Cheater’s Guide to Writing Great Headlines” — http://www.copyblogger.com/the-cheater%E2%80%99s-guide-to-writing-great-headlines/

And, as an added bonus, there’s a great post from copyblogger.com on being interesting: “How to Be Interesting” — http://www.copyblogger.com/how-to-be-interesting/

Thoughtwrestling.com had a post that followed up on the copyblogger.com post: “23 More Excellent Ways To Be Interesting (And More Creative)” — http://thoughtwrestling.com/blog/23-ways-interesting-creative/

And InterestingConversationalist.com weighed in with: “How to be Interesting: 27 Tips to Becoming a Remarkable Person” — http://www.interestingconversationalist.com/blog/social-life/156-how-to-be-interesting-27-tips-to-becoming-a-remarkable-person-.html — which is about in-person conversations, but can be re-worked for being interesting in writing.

If all the above doesn’t keep you busy enough in becoming really interesting in print, I might have a few words to say on the subject at some later time. ;- )

Can decorating your blog or site make it more profitable?

Want to improve your website or blog performance in terms of traffic and stickiness? Regularly “decorate” it for the season, holidays, events and special offers.

Yesterday, I wrote an article on why and how it profits you to add visually appealing graphics that relate to the time of year or special occasions that many people celebrate or commemorate. (Think of things like “Google Doodles” on the web and the digital equivalents of holiday-dressed store windows.)

Read the article to understand the influence and value of spiffing up your site in such a targeted and effective way: “Profit by Decorating Your Website or Blog for Holidays and Events.” Remember, Halloween is coming soon. Now’s the time to get ready.

Employed and unhappy? Get empowered with your own website.

Are you employed? Are you unhappy with your job or income? You’re not alone. And you can do something about it right away. Something that is moderately easy and inexpensive to start and maintain.

Why would you want to add something else to your already time-challenged life? Because being employed is hard! Sure, it’s a great relief to even have a job in an era where there are so many unemployed or underemployed. But employers are asking for more work from employees and giving less pay.

The fortunate few who have skills that are in demand can get jobs and good pay. Yet, their employers still require more work and more hours from them simply because there aren’t enough skilled people to do all the work.

Studies show an ever increasing dissatisfaction among employees at all levels in all industries. If you’re one of the dissatisfied, don’t wait. Get back some say-so in your life.

Re-empower yourself as an employee. Start a website or blog based business on the side. You might not get rich (although it’s a possibility.) But you can certainly make some extra money on the side, get a taste of being your own boss, learn skills that may get you better jobs and unleash your creative talents. And much more.

I just wrote an article today, “3 Reasons to Have a Website or Blog If You’re Employed,” that shows the benefits of such a move to your work and financial life. Take a look.