How to Write an Awesome Social Media Bio

Tips for writing a good twitter or instagram bio
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160 characters or less. That’s all the space you have to convince the world at large to follow you and your brilliant tweets, instagram pictures and other various steams of your digital life. If you think it’s not important – take a second to reflect on the times you’ve decided not to follow someone back because they don’t have a bio, or because their bio makes no sense to you. I know I’m guilty of that offense! So what can you do to make your bio cause people to fall over themselves in their rush to follow you?

Tips for writing a good twitter or instagram bio

Easy, use our simple formula.

IFB’s Formula for Writing the Perfect Bio

Who You Are + What You Do + A Peek of Personality 

Yup. It’s that easy. Need an example? Let’s start with my bio:

Girl who loves blogging, fashion, photography, Hogwarts, sharks & high heels. Digital Strategist for @_IFB. Boating enthusiast. 

Here’s what you get from that – I’m a girl. I like blogging, I work at IFB, appreciate a nautical lifestyle and fashion, I’m also a Harry Potter fan. So – if you follow me you’ll get a little taste of all of that.

Here are a few more of our favorite social media bios… how’s yours doing? Let us know in the comments!



  1. Kelsey says:

    Awesome tips!! People should definitely take note. (Not me so much since I am one of the featured bios ) … haha. But really, your bio makes all the difference on twitter!

  2. Courtney says:

    Thanks, this was really helpful :D

  3. Crystin says:

    I love looking at people’s twitter bios! Here’s mine:

    I’m Crystin. 21 years of age. Five years at heart. Fashion blogger and youtube guru. Come here. Love me.!/fash_geek

  4. Célèste says:

    Thanks for all the tips and the great examples. I gave mine the once over and it now says, “Personal style blogger, craftress, photographer, foodie, aesthete, auntie, and lover of all things mint green”

  5. Sentha says:

    Help me with my bio:
    Lover of A-to-Z and aim to compile every ‘footprint’ she made in her life. Cyclist wannabe. Random thoughts. ** LIVE TODAY ** :D

    I also like discussing about gadget and self-development. How to add it in 160 charcs? :(

    • Itsme says:

      You’ve probably done it by now, and im VERY late, but here are my suggestions :D. you could write “me” or “likes”, something along the lines of that, and list gadget and self-development. You could also move the “cyclist wannabe” into the list. Hope I helped. :)

  6. Profile photo of Sierra Teee
    Sierra Teee says:

    Lifestyle blogger at The Queenpin. Shih-Tzu owner. Not an actual queenpin. I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

  7. chelsea says:

    Great tips! really helpful! …..
    but what if this is all a little too mainstream for my liking. I want my bio to be different, funky and out there! something that you don’t see everyday and gets followers intrigued about me! at the momment my INSTAGRAM says “Hakuna Matata” which is the saying from the movie “Lion King” which means no worries for the rest of your days. I also saw something like this “save the drama from the lama and meet my pet monkey” I know it doesn’t make sense but it is very outgoing and interesting in a way. I don’t want to give away too much information about me Becasue I will let my pictures do the talking! thanks! much appreciated! please help!

  8. Bre3399 says:

    Wow helpful if this makes it any better here is mine

    Miss. Independent
    Refusing to sink⚓
    Ready for the world

  9. Sallie says:

    This reeaaly helped me! I read mine usually and think mine sounds dorkish. Hope for me yet, lol.

  10. lucy says:

    mine is:
    ~see that blue button, yeaa id tap that!
    ~laughing at my own jokes,cause yaa,you know im funny
    ~i’m lovin it

  11. summer says:

    My bio: I love ass and nirvana. I have no shame in embarressing myself. Outspoken and I just dont give a fuck. My best hobbys are eating and sleeping. I say nipples alot.

  12. Alex says:

    When you ready come and get it

  13. adriana says:

    alright heres mines hope it helps:

    Im adriana(emoji:star)
    real girls arent perfect,perfect girls arent real(emoji:ok)
    real eyes,realize,real lies (emoji:clapping)

    emoji=the iphone faces

  14. Casey says:

    Mine: CVHS freshman, track, 15, passionate, lover of all things lipstick, majoring in procrastination, former princess, current crazy cat lady.

  15. Angelica says:

    yeah it really helped a lot mine is:
    Half human half mermaid, Hates peoples but loves God + 15 yrs. of existence.

  16. Mayra Munoz says:

    FOLLOW ME ON IG: @UglyyMayra
    Facebook: Odhed Munoz
    Twitter : @UglyyMayra

  17. Ayman says:

    Mine says my name at the top then the actual bio says
    I’m ready for the world.
    Is the world ready for me?

  18. Madi says:

    you are
    the only

    ^^thats mine cause I didn’t know what to put and I kind of wanted a tumblr bio any suggestions?

  19. Cecelia says:

    14 years young
    ƒ⚙ᑕƘ ᗩ ƒᗩƘƎ ƒЯᎥƎИᎠ ᏔℍƎЯƎ У⚙υЯ ЯƎᗩℓ ƒЯᎥƎИᎠᔕ ᗩ✞
    Follow me I follow u
    Love my babes ;)

  20. Nancy says:

    Life is like a Slideshow.. Welcome to my World.

  21. Ash says:

    It was helpful to me

  22. __hey_its_jess__ says:

    LOTR Nerd, Freckle-Face, Diagnosed With “Unabletotakeagoodselfieitis”, Untourtured Young Artist, And Lover of All Sparkles and Rainbows.


  23. Charlie says:

    Mine on Instagram is : insert meaningful crap about life here
    Lol it’s weird ino my IG is charlie2k13xox

  24. Nil says:

    Here is mine !:) what do u think?!
    *an architecture student who loves photography ,painting (mostly animals),horse riding and also “Delores” (my 2yr iguana)

  25. KailiAnn says:

    Mine is:

    Być liderem. . .
    **insert inspirational quote here**
    十Psalm 37:5十
    Just watch me.

    What do you think?

  26. I have a relatable posts account on Instagram, and I’m having a really hard time coming up with a bio. I only have 150 characters. I want it to be funny and amusing. My account is a anonymous, so I don’t want to give specific things about myself like my gender or age. Help!

  27. blue_jay says:

    Got a Secret! Can you keep it?

  28. Sarah says:

    mine is:
    I have an instagram life and a real life. Im basically Hannah Montanna

  29. Brianna says:

    My bio-

    Just a tumblr addicted violinist who fails at math and likes to think she’s a shadowhunter. Cats and books and string instruments make me happy.

  30. Lila ellefson says:

    I Need you to give me a idea my bio is

    Swiggity swag I’m fab

  31. Ang c says:

    you can say …
    some of my favorite things are…..,……,and ……(a singer, food , place you like) ..I also ____(draw,sing,run,ect) an activity u like

  32. shaney says:

    Hey i really need help with mine!!
    I’m 21 and live in london. I love LOTR/poetry/reading/taking pics.
    I want to write something fun and witty, but can’t think of anything!

  33. Lauren says:

    If you don’t know what to put, you could quote your favorite song cuz it’s kinda artsy. I changed, but mine was:

  34. Lauren says:

    Also follow me on Instagram @chochochicago

  35. Arden says:

    another suggestion is; at the top of your bio you could say:
    how to lose weight on Instagram? beee active

  36. Sara says:

    Great tips, thanks
    Follow please IG @ ___sarag__

  37. Chloe says:


    Great tips although I can’t see the slide show! Anyone else having this problem? Would be really useful to see the examples if possible?


  38. Firdos says:

    i think its good :)

    Please guys follow me on Instagram: “firdosalisha” – and i follow back thanks <3

  39. Jessie says:

    I can’t find the slideshow of bios?’

  40. Student, Freelance Photographer, Blogger at! Now keep in mind that I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my shit.

    I suppose I should change that. No curse words? I think it’s a bit raunchy. It’s from a song though :)

  41. Chatsays says:

    Definitely going to apply these tips! Thanks!!
    Follow me: @chatsays :)

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