Many times when entering sweepstakes, giveaways or contests, they ask you to tweet the information to your followers and in return give you an extra entry or two! However, I have found that many of the tweets that I have been seeing lately are over the 140 character limit of twitter.
I am not sure if the blog owner, sweepstakes writer, or social media director is to blame for this, but when you go to tweet and you can’t because their tweet is over – you only have two options. The first is to not tweet the message, the second is to shorten it.
Of course you can do either – and it’s always your choice. But I have a tendency to shorten their tweet and then tweet it. There are a few ways quick ways (who wants to spend time thinking about rewording?) you can use and still keep the integrity of the tweet. And since simpler is best, my suggestion is to think of the “more or less” standard abbreviations one uses online and see if any substitutions can be made.
Here’s the easy list:
Usually one or more of these will work to enable you to tweet and move on! But if they don’t consider taking out full words while still leaving the integrity of the message.
Thanks for stopping in Johannah and we look forward to having you on the blog again! =)
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