I first used social media in September 2008, starting with Facebook (at least that’s what Facebook tells me). I honestly can’t remember when I signed up.
It’s been four years since then, and I can proudly (or shamefully) say I’m attached to more virtual sites than I can keep track of.
It seems like every week there is a new site that offers something just a little different. Being a geek by nature, I tend to check it all out, but I hadn’t signed up for anything new in sometime. Twitter and Facebook are still where I hang out the most. Blogging is how I connect to readers. Given that, when I came across a site called About.me, I didn’t think much of it at first, but I signed up. Here’s why.
About.me is a free service that allows you to create a one-page website listing facts about you and your interests. You can upload a picture, background, and get this – you can add ALL your social media networks to it. Your bio can be whimsical, serious, short or long. Customize it to suit you. Bring out your personality.
It was simple to set up and there was really no maintenance. Simplicity was key for me, as was the short time spent to build the page. Since adding mine, I now use the URL as part of my email signature, and as part of my Facebook and Twitter bios. You can find out about me here if you like.
I view my page as my virtual business card, and it was kind of fun to set up. The other cool thing is there are so many different types of people on it—filmmakers, authors, artists, etc. It’s a great way to increase your network if you want to.
If you’re interested in setting up your page, just go here > https://about.me/
Hope to see you there. Come and say ‘hi’ if you join.