With the recent surge in popularity of Twitter, many people are finding that their blog posts are a thing of the past. Twitter has taken over. However the character limitations of Twitter leave many people feeling that 140 is not enough. Fortunately several sites are available to help with this.

Tweetshrink will try to fit your text within the 140 character limit of Twitter by replacing common phrases and words with shorter replacements.

XLTweet will tweet the first 120 characters of your tweet, create a bit.ly short URL, then save the rest on your own XLTweet page.

Very similar to XLTweet is Twitlonger. Twitlonger allows you write your post and a link to what you said will automatically be posted to your Twitter account.

The purpose of Twitter is to share your message in a concise direct message and most posts can be edited to fit their 140 limit, but for those times when 140 just isn’t enough many aids are just a click away.