How many social media posts do you think you can make from one published article?
I reckon you should be aiming for 10, so here are 15 ideas.
All imply you'll include a link to a downloadable version of the article. Or at the very least the abstract. Ideally, the article should be the freely available version, not the one behind a paywall.
- Here's an awesome article I published.
- Here's an article I published on [topic] with [tagged co-authors] in [journal].
- If you liked [referenced/related article] you might like [article].
- If you're interested in [something] you'll want to read [article].
- In researching for [article] I found [something in the intro].
- Using [method in article] I/we found [finding of article].
- I was so excited to find [result], you can read about the work in [article].
- I had to learn [method] to get [result] in [article].
- Here's [figure] showing [result] from [article].
- Having found [finding] we're now working on [discussion/conclusion].
- "[Quote from article]" do you agree? read more in [article].
- Without [author or article] we would not have been able to produce [article].
- [Author] was responsible for [method/result/idea] and key to [finding of article].
- So excited to publish [article].
- So excited to publish [article] on [topic] with [authors] in [journal].
Numbers 1 and 14 --> CRAP OPTIONS, but so often used by academics and others as their sole "promotional tweet",
2 and 15 --> are better variations as they tell me, the reader, why I should click the link.
There should also be an image or a video. The image should relate to the post, and could be one or more of:
- Screen shot of the article front page.
- Screen shot of the article abstract.
- Photo of the article in print.
- Photo of you with your article in print.
- Photo of the acceptance email/letter.
- Figures from the article (check the copyright ownership you might have agreed too as part of publication).
- You collecting data.
- You analysing data.
- Excitement emoji.
- Excitement gif.
- Celebration emoji.
- Celebration gif.
- Screen shot of a highlighted portion of the article.
- Photo of a highlighted portion of the article.
- You, excited.
- You, celebrating.
- You, reading a section.
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