4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING A SHORT STATUS FOR WHATSAPP
Even when no one seems to be engaging you on whatsapp, there are definitely a good number of friends that are daily or often checking your display pic or whatsapp status. At times, we may use a short whatsapp status, other times, long. But whether a short status for whatsapp or otherwise, which is more ideal? It’s slightly difficult to give a totally complete and exhaustive answer to that question. However, from my own opinions and observations, I have a little to share with you about the use of a short status for whatsapp.
TYPES OF WHATSAPP STATUSES BY LENGTH
In this writing, I categorized whatsapp statutes into 4 types, using length as the only criteria. After reading this, you would know whether to use a short status for whatsapp or a long one. Let’s take a look at these types.
1) SHORT WHATSAPP STATUS
A short status for whatsapp is between three to eight words but can be as short as a single word. Examples:
I need someone to chat with
I wish I had known earlier
Most suitable: Use a short status for whatsapp when you want to be brief, or just occupy the space.
2) SEMI OR PARTIALLY SHORT WHATSAPP STATUS
Another kind is the not too long and not so short status for whatsapp. Let’s just say; Intermediate whatsapp status. These types usually range from eight to fourteen words. Examples:
Have been feeling lonely; need someone to talk to
I’m disappointed in myself. I’m sorry for embarrassing you
I thought I had a good friend, but he’s just one of the other kinds
I cry; not because he left, but because I remember.
I’m all set for the party. It’s gonna be really fun tonight
Most suitable: For a daily or regular whatsapp status changing habit, sharing something (a quote or memories etc) short but interesting or touching.
3) LONG WHATSAPP STATUS
Our third type is the long type of whatsapp status. These types can be as long as between fourteen to twenty five words long. Examples:
I got myself into a mess today and I am feeling really terrible. I really need someone to talk to.
I look back at the wasted years at school and wonder if I was the same person I am today.
Today, I really wanna go have fun. Text me if you feel the same way too.
I mostly got my worst friends from the best places; school, shows, movies and workplaces.
Most suitable: when using a joke, scripture, quotes etc for your status, or want to say something little about where you are or how you feel, what you want to do next etc.
4) EXTREMELY LONG WHATSAPP STATUS
These kinds of statuses are nowhere near a short whatsapp status. They can be as long as between 25 to 139 words, a few examples and this writing will have multiple pages. Why 139? That is the limit on the whatsapp statuses feature. Example:
Today is the birthday of this wonderful friend, Jesse. I want to officially wish you a very happy birthday. May you enjoy life to the fullest and see all your dreams fulfilled. I love you.
Most suitable: when you want to talk about the details of an event or sharing a very important info that you don’t want to pm your contacts with. Example; a wedding, funeral, graduation etc.
By taking a look at the examples of the short whatsapp status type and the other types, you get a clear idea about when, how and why to use them. From my perspective, the most ideal status is a short whatsapp status that conveys all or the prime information you want to put across.
HOW TO USE A SHORT PARTIALLY SHORT STATUS FOR WHATSAPP
Use a short or partially status for whatsapp to:
- Be brief
- Reduce boringness
- Share a funny, inspirational or emotional quote
- Catch attention from friends
- Express your feeling or share your mood
- Explain why you can’t talk or reply messagesetc
- When you can’t write a long status due to some reasons eg: At a lecture
The list for using a short status for whatsapp could be endless. A short whatsapp status like “Have a meeting for about 3 hours” may be really short, but it gives enough reason and a lot of comfort to those that may call you and send messages within that period without getting a reply from you.
Make the best out of using a short status for whatsapp. Have a nice day.