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30 Twitter tips hath September: Don’t settle for a bland background

September 7, 2009

In September, we’re offering a Twitter tip a day. Send us your thoughts and suggestions.

[Tweet this tip]
Day 7: Show your personality or brand with
a customized profile background.


Twitter gives you 12 standard backgrounds for your profile page. Yawn.

You can change out the background image by going to your profile page and clicking Change Background Image. Keep the file size reasonably small (or your readers will be loading and waiting forever).

Take a peek at the current full-size @WadeOnTweets background image.

If you have Photoshop skills, you can make one with a great photo, your extended bio and contact info and some flair.

Need inspiration? Look at the Top 10 Twitter Backgrounds of All Time. And grab a free Photoshop template from Boinblog.

You can also grab some free background images. It’s up to you whether you add more to them (bribe a Photoshop buddy to do it for you).

And if you really need help, try MyTweetSpace’s background generator.

Don’t spend hours and hours, but do make your Twitter profile page reflect your personality and brand.

Show off! Link to your Twitter profile page in the comments.

Follow @WadeOnTweets for more Twitter fun.
30 Twitter tips hath September

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