Boat near Inverness

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One of my favorite spots in Inverness, across the street from Saltwater.

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Nobu and Blue Bottle caps with @tonysphere

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As they say, a rose between thorns.

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Ingredients for a Beautiful Page

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So many spot on tips for making your page vroom

Originally posted on The about.me Blog:

Amy Lu  has a fantastic about.me page, let’s take a moment to understand why. Read below for a breakdown of the page including tips on the best use of a free about.me page.

Background

The background image is a photo with nice ‘depth of field‘. Amy’s face draws the eye, while the out-of-focus cityscape behind her remains blurred and less distracting. The page is about Amy, so a sharply focused image helps to convey her personality. The smile helps too!

Name and Headline

The name and headline are easy to read in a clear and simple font. Generally, people are accustomed to reading black and white text. There’s no need to get overly colorful with your text. Before making your page flashy, remember that the best pages are simple, clear, and easy to read.

Colors and Design

Amy does a great job of making her bio readable. The accent color on…

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Swimming for Literacy

tonyconrad:

This is such a great, inspiring story from about.me/susanmoody. #INSPIRED

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This summer, my husband, a close friend and I decided to try to swim from Europe to Africa to raise $100,000 for Worldreader. Worldreader is a non-profit that eradicates illiteracy by delivering a digital library to the world’s poorest people. Our thinking was this: how can educational opportunities between two continents be so vastly different if they’re so close that we can swim there?”

swim4good team

I can’t imagine my life if I didn’t have access to books growing up. Watching my two daughters grow up tri-lingual, I’ve seen up close how they’ve made sense of their world through books. Until a couple of years ago, I didn’t know that there is a book-famine in the developing world. Books simply don’t arrive, and there are over 200 million children in Africa who will never have a book of their own!

Take a moment to think about it: books are heavy, expensive…

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Invite Your Friends

tonyconrad:

Awesome to see this go live!

Originally posted on The about.me Blog:

Now you can easily invite friends to join about.me. When a friend signs up, we’ll feature your page for everyone to see.

Invite Your Friends!

If you’ve been paying close attention to the site, you may have noticed the recent appearance of our invite page. After some extra testing, we’re excited to launch a clean and simple way to invite your friends.

It’s fun to see how people you know present themselves on about.me. You might even discover shared passions (you love needlepoint too!?!)  or even connect in a new way or on a new service.

Invite and Get FeaturedYou’ll get featured; more exposure can help grow followers,  promote your work, or help you connect with professional and creative collaborators.

But more importantly you’ll show your friends an easy way to express their unique personality identity on the web.

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Thank You for an Amazing Year!

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It’s our anniversary, and what a first year we had. After buying back about.me, we put so much love into the service, adding Compliments, Collections & Replies, all displayed in a beautiful People…

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Featured Friday #FFaboutme

tonyconrad:

I love our Follow Friday series – always great to discover new, awesome people on about.me

Originally posted on The about.me Blog:

Happy Friday! The pages today show off informative bios, display creative work, and share personal interests; all the things that make you unique!

Take a look at other great examples below. Click on each image to see their full page, and remember to leave a compliment when you do! Be sure to also check out Helsinki based photographer Anna Jarske featured in the blog post’s header image.

Grace KehCarrie Anne PhilbinYasser MonkachiAnn McGuireAbhi Kris

Don’t see your page here? Give it another try next week. We review them all, but it’s impossible to fit every great page in the blog post!

Make sure your about.me link is in the appropriate section of you twitter bio, and tweet the hashtag #FFaboutme for a chance to be selected next time.

Good luck, and feel free to share you page in the comments below!

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