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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > The Basics > Do I need to fill in my bio? I want to leave it blank.

Index of topics: Main Twitter Guide For Writers & Illustrators page. To go back to my blog for kidlit/YA writers and illustrators, see Inkygirl. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (focus: writing and illustrating children's books) and @DebbieOhi (livetweets, chat, photos, personal ramblings). Also see my list of Other Useful Twitter Guides For Authors And Illustrators and Twitter Lists of: agents who represent kidlit/YAkidlit/YA editors, children's book art/creative directors and K-12/teen librarians on Twitter.

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Do I need to fill in my bio? I want to leave it blank.

Don't be lazy. Fill in your bio. If you don't, some people are less likely to want to follow you.

When I had more time on Twitter, I used to check each new follower more thoroughly, clicking through to their Twitter page and seeing what kind of posts they were making. Nowadays, unless I already know the person, I never follow back people with blank profiles. I figure that if they can't be bothered to fill in their profile, I can't be bothered to take the time to see if their posts are worth following. (Ditto for those who don't change the default Twitter userpic.)

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Last updated on October 21, 2013 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi