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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.)
Last updated on October 21, 2013 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi