Have you checked out About.me yet? It’s a site that allows you to create a customized web page to aggregate all your online profiles/content on one page.
I created my About.me page back in the Fall but I played around with the design for a while before *officially* launching it two weeks ago.
I like that you can upload a photo or image to your About.me page or select from a number of provided background images.
You can play around with the page design, including font choices, background colours and positioning of your bio.
What’s also cool is that About.me gives you statistics via your account dashboard (still in beta) about your page – like how many people have visited your profile, where they’re coming from, and what they do on your page. If you link your page to your Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook profile, it will also give you information about your activity on those sites.
Whether you find that kind of data valuable or not, there is something compelling about the ability to create a page you can direct people to that is an aggregate of all of your online activities and properties. You know, the ones you want to promote to others!
I think About.me is a useful personal branding tool. Whether you’re an artist, freelance writer, entrepreneur, business professional, or stay-at-home mom, this site is a great way to promote who you are and what you do.
Here are a few of my favourite pages on About.me. Perhaps one or two will inspire you to create your own!
You can follow About.me on Twitter too. 🙂