Some of the more observant of you will notice that I change my Twitter bio from time to time. Over the last week or two it’s been the image above…
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve never written for Wired, Mashable or Vice.
My lack of writing ability or social skills won’t hold me back. My goal was to one day be acknowledged as a decent writer and now I have proof!
Ladies and gentleman, I’ve made ‘the list’ (although maybe not for long). Look at me below in my natural habitat, my account will be verified soon enough… Are there any SEO’s out there that have verified Twitter accounts?
This made me think about a few things.
- Online persona’s are all based on perception (o.k, fairly obvious). If you’re a bit of a dick online then guess what? People will think you’re a dick (unfortunately). If you say you’ve written for Wired (even with no proof) then you’ve written for Wired. Basically if man say imma ting, then imma ting.
- Could I use this type of idea for outreach? Would I get a better response rate if I told a editor/‘webmaster’ that I had previously written for Wired? No-one lies about stuff like that…
- Is this a way that you/your persona could gain more followers, more retweets and generally influence behaviour in a positive tone? Highly likely.
- How about a negative light? Lets ignore that.
- Could it be used on Google+ to gain more followers and potentially more visibility in le SERPs?
- Could it potentially help improve your perceived ‘authorship’ and thus any link weight you look to pass on via guest posts?
I’m not really sure how you could use this ‘properly’ but I think this is an interesting area to consider.