Twitter thread template

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I've now asked 30+ successful newsletter writers how they got their first 1,000 subscribers.

Their answers are amazingly similar.

Here's how to go from 0 to 1K subscribers (thread):

First, the high-level lessons:

  1. Most growth tactics are simple, not easy.
  2. You have to write good stuff for people to subscribe & stick around.
  3. It's easier to succeed with a clear niche, but you can succeed without one.
  4. Different wins – make your writing distinct.

Now, the tactics.

Here's what most people did to go from zero subscribers to 1,000+...

0 to 10 subscribers:

  • Set up an email capture page
  • Ask your friends, co-workers, and family to subscribe

Getting started is easy.

Text your grandma. Call your sister. Ask your Tinder date to sign up.

These people will cheer you on even if your first few emails suck.

10 to 50 subscribers:

  • Share your subscribe page on FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Keep inviting your friends, family, and colleagues

Don't overthink this. Most people just share an open-ended invite to subscribe.

You'd be surprised how much people want to support you.

50 to 100 subscribers:

  • Reach out to every new subscriber and establish a relationship
  • Ask your existing subscribers to share

Growth at this stage is counter-intuitive – you're too small to start a referral program, but early fans are disproportionately willing to help.

100 to 250 subscribers:

  • Tweet!
  • Publish on a consistent schedule
  • Post your best work on aggregator sites (Hacker News, Reddit)

Two themes start to emerge at this stage...

1. You have to write where people are already hanging out.

Your future readers are hanging out on Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News.

Build up a presence there, then plug your newsletter when something hits.

2. Consistency builds a foundation for growth.

The majority of writers I asked have some sort of weekly or bi-weekly publishing cadence.


  • Maximizes your shots on goal
  • Helps you learn what's working
  • Forces you to uncover more ideas

Right around here, quality seems to matter a lot more.

You're promoting your work to strangers and lots of people on your list don't know you.

They'll be less forgiving, so raise your bar.

250 to 500 subscribers:

  • Break your routine and produce some staple content
  • Don’t stop doing what’s already working

You now have a bit of distribution and can spend some extra time writing something especially good.

The people I talked to had success writing:

  • Long-form interviews with somebody interesting
  • Personal essays that went in-depth on their story
  • Deep dives on a topic they knew a ton about

1. You've built a small but real distribution channel.

There are hundreds of people paying attention to your work, some of whom may have relatively big audiences.

If you write something great, it now has a far higher likelihood of spreading beyond you.

2. You have a backlog of work, some of which is pretty good.

Lots of writers routinely pulled their best work from their archives and shared them with new readers.

The hardest part at every stage is just showing up consistently & doing the work.

If you don't quit, compounding eventually works in your favor.

1K subscribers takes a while, but 2K is now inevitable.

Now, go take a Twitter break and write something interesting... if you bend minds, your growth curve will bend as a consequence.

Why should you write a Twitter thread

Creating compelling Twitter threads is a powerful way to share your ideas, engage your audience, and grow your following on the platform. A well-crafted thread allows you to dive deeper into a topic than a single tweet, while still keeping your content digestible and shareable.

Writing a Twitter thread serves several key purposes:

  • Share valuable insights. A thread is the perfect format for sharing your unique perspective, tips, or lessons learned on a particular topic. It allows you to provide more context and detail than a standalone tweet.
  • Tell a story. Threads are ideal for weaving a narrative or sharing a personal anecdote. By breaking your story into multiple tweets, you can keep your audience engaged and build anticipation for what's coming next.
  • Spark conversation. Posing questions, encouraging feedback, or inviting your audience to share their own experiences within your thread helps drive engagement and fosters a sense of community.
  • Boost visibility. A well-written thread is more likely to be retweeted, liked, and shared, exposing your content to a wider audience. This can help you attract new followers and establish yourself as a thought leader in your niche.
  • Repurpose content. Have a blog post, video, or podcast episode you want to promote? Break down the key takeaways into a thread and link back to the full piece of content. This allows you to get more mileage out of your existing content.

By mastering the art of the Twitter thread, you can more effectively communicate your ideas, build your personal brand, and grow your presence on the platform.

Writing a Twitter thread is easy with Type, the AI-powered writing tool that helps you write smarter.

How to write a Twitter thread

When writing a Twitter thread, start by introducing your main topic or idea in the first tweet. This should be attention-grabbing and clearly convey what the rest of the thread will be about.

In the following tweets, dive into the details. Break your ideas down into bite-sized chunks that are easy to read and digest. Use short paragraphs, bullet points, or numbered lists to make your content scannable.

To keep your audience engaged, use a mix of text, images, GIFs, and videos throughout your thread. Visual elements help break up the text and add interest.

As you wrap up your thread, summarize your key points and include a clear call-to-action. This could be encouraging your audience to share their thoughts, visit a link for more information, or simply inviting them to retweet the thread.

You could also use Type and our library filled with dozens of expert-curated templates to choose from, like this sample Twitter thread.

How to use this template

Here's how to go from our general template to a polished Twitter thread in just a few clicks.

  1. Open up Type, click "New Document," and select the "Twitter Thread" template from the gallery.
  2. Under "knowledge sources," you can include links to any articles, videos, or other resources you want to reference in your thread. This will give the writing AI more context to work with.
  3. Hit "Generate," and watch as Type's writing AI creates a custom Twitter thread for you in seconds.
  4. Refine the thread with our Rewrite brushes. You can adjust the tone, shorten the text, enhance readability, and more.
  5. Add your own personal touches and make sure each tweet flows logically into the next. If you need some ideas, brainstorm with Type Chat, a chatbot that lives right next to your document.
  6. When you're done, ask Type to review your thread for any grammar or spelling mistakes. A polished, error-free thread will help you come across as credible and professional.
  7. Copy and paste your completed thread from Type into Twitter, adding any final touches like emojis or hashtags. Your engaging thread is ready to share with the world!

Best practices and tips for success

Before you start writing, outline the key points you want to cover in your thread. Having a clear roadmap will help you stay focused and ensure a logical flow from one tweet to the next.

Don't be afraid to use emojis. Emojis can add personality and flair to your Twitter thread, helping to grab your audience's attention and make your content more visually appealing. Remember not to overdo it - a few well-placed emojis can go a long way in enhancing the readability and engagement of your thread.

Hook readers from the start: Your first tweet is the most important. Use it to grab attention and give readers a reason to click through to the rest of the thread.

Make every tweet valuable: Each tweet in your thread should offer something of substance. Avoid fluff or filler content that doesn't add to your overall message.

Use simple language: Write in a clear, conversational style that's easy for anyone to understand. Avoid jargon or niche references that could alienate part of your audience.

Incorporate visuals: Tweets with images, GIFs, or videos tend to perform better. Use visuals strategically to illustrate your points and add a dash of personality.

Engage with replies: As you start getting responses to your thread, jump into the conversation. Answer questions, ask for feedback, and build relationships with your audience.

How to access this template

Getting started with this Twitter thread template is easy. Just log into your Type account and open a new document.

Once you're in the document editor, select the "Generate" button to open the "Generate Draft" menu. Tap "Use template →" to open the template menu, where you can choose "Twitter Thread" from the options.

Your turn

Sharing your ideas in a Twitter thread is a surefire way to engage your audience, showcase your expertise, and grow your following. Let Type and our proven template help you craft compelling threads in a fraction of the time.

Try Type out and see how easy it is to create persuasive, engaging Twitter threads that get results.

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