How To Make Your About.Me Page Amazing

Joining us today is Liz from a belle, a bean & a chicago dog. Not only are we thrilled to have Liz guest post, but she is providing information that you just can’t miss! If you are in the market for a fabulous and FREE About Me page, then your search stops here. Learn more from Liz about the About.Me website and how you can have a one-stop description just as fabulous as hers.

Undoubtedly, your blog’s About page is something you’ve crafted with great care. An About page is a necessary website element, and probably the first item a new reader will check out after reading your latest post. The SITS Girls have already done a great job of providing tips and ways to razzle dazzle readers with your blog’s About page, so today I’m going to talk a bit about a different type of About page: an About.Me profile page.

about me page

What is About.Me?

About.Me is a free, custom profile builder that lets you create an online hub of sorts for everything related to – well – YOU! About.Me is an easy-to-use and completely free tool that allows you to create your own .com, with details about yourself and links to all your sites and related social media accounts. About.Me provides you with a branded URL (About.Me/FirstNameLastName) and includes basic statistics like visitors, time on site and Klout.

Below is my About.Me page.

about me page

Your About.Me Photo

If you haven’t seen an About.Me page before, you might be taken aback by how “front and center” the photos are. About.Me does allow you the option to include a thumbnail image of yourself in your Biography section, and also provides a limited selection of basic backgrounds to choose from. However, you’ll see when viewing their directory that the best and most distinctive pages are of a single unique photo that fills the screen.

Your About.Me Bio Box

From the Edit Profile mode, you can build your biography box with your name, additional text about yourself and links.

about me page

You can choose your font colors and styles, the color of your links and what services you’d like your Bio Box to include.

about me page

Once you have written your bio and added your services, you can drag and drop your Bio Box to whatever position on the screen works best with your background photo.

Who Should Create an About.Me Page?

Anyone who finds themselves saying, “Well, I have a personal blog at this web address, run two Twitter accounts, do some freelance ork for a couple sites and – oh – here’s my Facebook fan page and LinkedIn information, too!”

It seems like the longer you are active in the blogosphere, the more sites and profiles seem to attach themselves to you. While we all work hard to include all relevant links to other sites and profiles on our main blog, we usually can’t display our other affiliations as prominently as we’d like there. Creating an About.Me site makes it easy to share (and remember!) all your information with 1 short URL.

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About the Author

a belle, a bean & a chicago dog Liz is a 30-something marketer and mom to 2 girls and a dog. She writes about parenting, marriage & life in general at a belle, a bean & a chicago dog, tweets from @BelleBeanDog and helps small businesses use social media at Eli | Rose Social Media.

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  4. This was so easy to set up. Thank you so much!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this. I was researching how I could help a friend out with making an online portfolio. The examples I saw on About.me were awesome, especially yours!

    Now, I suppose I’ll have to help her with hers and make one for myself too. This reminds me of what unhub.com was going for, but this is cooler.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this! My husband and I just created about.me pages. This is a great idea and can be used in so many ways. I like the idea of having an online business card to share with others.

  7. What a great post! Prior to seeing this sent out on Twitter, I’d never even heard of this service but love it now. Thanks for an informative post!

  8. Love the idea and will create my about me page today. Thanks for the info.

  9. Soooooo interesting. Great info, I am definitely going to check it out! Thanks!

  10. This is an excellent post! I signed up! Here is the link: http://about.me/theladyofthehouse/

  11. I just updated mine today after 5 months and just go the nicest note from someone visiting my blog for the first time. It was so touching so thank you for this very helpful tip, it was awesome!

  12. Thanks for sharing this tip; I’m excited to started on my profile. Ahhh to have everything in one spot would be devine! Now that I have two blogs and I’m working on a podcast and two newsletters, it’ll be so nice to consolidate everything and start directing people to one place.

    And this will be helpful for my new business cards!

  13. This is awesome. Thanks Liz! One question tho, how do you get the Facebook & Twitter links to shows up name like that? I tried to added mine but I can’t get the name to shows up. Here’s a link to mine: http://about.me/TatterScoops Note to self: Asked my awesome photographer brother to take some good pictures to put there ;)

  14. I’ve been seeing these about.me pages and I’m very impressed. I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the information!

  15. That is so awesome and so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this wonderful site with all of us. :D

  16. I’ve seen a few of these profiles around and was wondering about them! Now to find a photographer for that profile pic…

  17. Ohhh I like this, will need to consider it for me. :)

  18. Oh I {heart} this! I created mine: http://about.me/Elizabeth_McLachlan

    Now I need to find a pic that will work. Thanks – this is great.

  19. Thanks so much. I need to get a good photo. I feel like I need to keep a running list of things to do. This was very helpful

  20. Never heard of this. Love it – thanks. I’m going to check it out. And that pic of you is totally awesome!

  21. Wow! I really love how the photo is large and in charge, and it includes all the contact information anyone could possible want to know! :)

    I am so impressed with the About.Me page. I’m going to have to play around with it and see if I can create something I like better than my current page.

  22. I love this, Liz! I knew about About.Me pages before and may even have one, but it needs some TLC. Thanks for the tutorial. Of course it’s so much easier than I thought. If I run into any snags, I know who to ask!

    Nice to see you here, BTW. :)

  23. I LOVE it!!! and yet another thing I must do and keep up with… =) But, i’m all in!

  24. Off to create mine right now! :)

  25. Love it! It’s like a digital business card. Gonna do this tonight!

  26. That’s Awesome! I am so going to check this site out and use it.
    Thankyou for this information… another great tool and more great blog advice from SITS girls!!
    Luv it.
    x

  27. What a great post! Thanks for the excellent explanation and tips, Liz.

    If you have any questions for about.me don’t hesitate to reach out to help@about.me. If you have a page already, you can click the Help link in your dashboard to reach us.

    Thank you!
    Laura
    – Community Manager for about.me

  28. I need a new bio picture taken badly…..

    I sooo wish that Liz would have used the fab picture that I edited for her. It was quite hilarious. The @SITSGIRLS all know about my use of thought bubbles…{giggle}

    • You are a constant, looming threat, dear Julie. Though at least I now know other women are aware of your dastardly ways!

  29. Hoping the kids sleep a little longer so I can set this up today!

  30. What a great site to place all of your connections! Thank you for sharing this wonderful information.

  31. Fabulous post, Liz. So glad you shared this with us. I’ve got a kick-butt about.me page now, thanks to you!

  32. I love this information, very useful and something I am going to look into more.

  33. I LOVE this idea! I’m signing up now! I run 3 blogs and a social media business so this is GREAT news for me!

    • It is perfect for you then! I give the creators of About.Me tons of credit for the fab concept. Have fun building your page!

  34. This is pretty awesome. Im really trying to get into my blogging more so having this will help out. I love the tips. I made a page but when I get home I will probably update it a little more.

  35. thanks for sharing this is great information

  36. Oh Liz, I was totally just working on this yesterday! So this is so timely…and can I tell you once again how much I love your profile pic???

    • Of course you can tell me! I’ll gladly accept your compliment AND tell you Thank You repeatedly. ;-)

  37. This is so great! I’ve been meaning to create a page for myself, but haven’t had the time. I’ll def make time now. Great article, Liz. You are awesome as usual!

  38. It looks so professional!! Wow, I would have to dig out the makeup and spiffy clothes for that picture. :-)

  39. NOW this??!?!? Is #AwesomeSauce!!! I can’t wait to create my About.Me page!!

  40. Great explanation Liz! I have an about.me page, but it is sad and in need of attention. I need to do the up close and personal headshot to place on it, plus update it with ever-changing information.
    Thanks for the push!
    Bernice

  41. It might be neat to include your about.me link on business cards instead of trying to add all the social media links!

  42. see just in time for me to redo MY about page. it kinda sucks but i havent been in a coding mood lately.

  43. Totally clueless about the About.Me website. Thanks for giving me more great information to consider.

  44. What a cool site/service! I will have to think about setting one of those up :)

  45. This is a fantastic post, never knew about About.Me. Thanks for all the wonderful information, heading over now to make my profile :)

  46. Liz,
    This is so great! I have been using About.Me for a few months, but now I am going to adjust a few things based on your tips. One question I have is how do you actually center a picture? Every time I try to do this my picture ends up way too big. Any thoughts? Here is my page: http://about.me/christinalinnell

    • There are options at the bottom of the “Add a Photo” view in the Bio Box. Centered, Tiled and something else. I know that I had to change my orientation for it to work. Also, you can view the maximum pixel size to help you appropriately size the photo you want ahead of upload.

  47. As my blog is about to have a serious overhaul, this is perect timing for me. Thanks :)

    • It’s such a great “one stop” type resource, so easy to set up AND totally free. What could be better? :)

  48. That’s really cool!

  49. Wow that is so neat! I need that! I have a hard time keeping track of all my photography links for my photography business plus my blogging information. Thank you for sharing this! I think I will definitely use this!

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