TL;DR

What does it mean?  Too Long; Didn't Read

What does it mean? Too Long; Didn’t Read

Part of our day is spent reading the endless stream of information about social media. It is amazing how much is written every day. One of the things we have come across is the initialism TL;DR. It stands for Too Long; Didn’t Read.

It is our feeling that you are not looking for a degree in any part of social media when reading this blog. You would like some information that you can close the page and remember. That is our goal here. To let you know about something that you can understand and remember. If a topic is too long, then we will break it up over several weeks.

LET'S TALK VISUALS

If you are like most people, you are looking at the pictures and captions first.

Not only is “a picture worth a thousand words” but it catches your attention. The appropriate use of a visual will enhance the written word but perhaps more importantly will capture the attention and draw a potential reader to your written word.

Think about a Twitter feed. When you look at your feed, it is entry after entry. Those posts that have a picture take up more space and catch your attention. You will probably look at those first and according to statistics, you will be more inclined to click to find out more information.

Which post grabs your attention?

Which post grabs your attention?

Look at this page. I have inserted pictures throughout to illustrate points. Not only that, but I have captions under the pictures. Why? Because according to statistics (who does these stats?) you will look at the pictures and read the captions first to see if you want to read the rest.

Much like Apple chargers not being the same as Android chargers, all social media platforms use different sizes. (I know, how frustrating can this get?) But you really do need to use the right size for the platform. But then if you are like me, you have no idea how to get the size right even if you know what it is. To help us get the right sizes and to add some pizazz to our visuals, we use a site named Canva.

(We will talk more about Canva in our monthly “Apps we love “piece)

The Take Away

Today’s take away is that you need to use visuals both in your posts and in your profiles. Your work will be more likely to get the attention it deserves when accompanied by visuals.

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About Carol Early Cooney

CPML Social is a social media management firm for small businesses. We are there to help you - we know that you don't have time to do it all. Whether you are a real estate agent, a musician, an insurance agent, a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, we can help you.
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