Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OTL: About.Me



I was introduced to about.me through an invitation to a Bzz Agent Campaign. About.me is an easy way to keep all of your online information in one place. You can add links to your profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. Now you can direct people to one page that allows you to connect through all of your online avenues.

Check out my about.me page at about.me/LibraryGirl  I chose one of their preset backgrounds but it looks easy enough to add your own photos and customize your page.  My page didn't take very long to set up at all.  I didn't include my Facebook page on there because I don't have one for the blog, just a personal account.  I have links to Twitter, LinkedIn, and this blog as well as a way to email me.  Through about.me I received a customized email address which I am now using for blog business (LibraryGirl@about.me) and I can also receive a package of business cards with my about.me information for the cost of shipping.

It is really interesting to browse through the profiles on about.me and see how people have customized their pages!  There are some really creative people using the service from actors and business entrepreneurs to bloggers and musicians.

An about.me page would be easy to include in a media kit or business proposal so that contacts would have all of your information in one place and know which social media and online outlets you use the most frequently.

Overall about.me was very simple to set up and won't take much updating to keep current.

I wrote this post while participating in a campaign for about.me through bzzagent.com, a word of mouth marketing company.  I will receive MyPoints for my participation.  All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

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