Ilaria Mangiardi singing

The Life of a Singer and Music Blogger: Ilaria Mangiardi

First came the makeup artists and hair stylists, then the sparkly costumes, and finally, the cue to step onto the stage. Standing in front of thousands of people, her nerves a mess, Ilaria Mangiardi did what she loves most, she sang. Her nervousness melted away and by the time the song was over, she could have stayed on the Eurovision stage for hours.

Though she wasn’t the main performer at the Swiss finals of the Eurovision song contest (she sang backup vocals for Scilla) the opportunity was still one of the highlights of Ilaria’s life as a singer and music lover and she remembers the experience fondly. “I don’t care if it’s 10 or 10,000 people, I just sing and I feel good,” she says.

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Anna Stillwell

5 Components of A Perfect Background Photo

Last week we gave you 3 tips to make your page look great. This week we’re delving into our first tip there about Background photos.

While all the other components of your page are important, an excellent Background photo is the foundation for a great page.

So we recommend a photo that is:

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about.me iPhone Photographers

The Art of iPhone Photography

We love to celebrate our community and help you discover new and interesting people to connect with. Whether you’re looking to meet an entrepreneur, artist or marine biologist, all you have to do is take a quick trip to the “Discover” page.

Check out five about.me users who have a knack for iPhone photography.

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Alex Finch

Event Planning, Photography & Entrepreneurship: Staff Picks

Our Staff Picks page full of people with fascinating stories and beautiful pages. Here are our top four favorites from this week! We hope you enjoy browsing their pages and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

In our header photo you’ll find Alex Finch, a British photographer based in Seoul, South Korea. Be sure to check out his Instagram and Facebook apps to see his street photography and snaps from his job as a part-time model.

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Marija Mladenovic

How Music Helps Drive Discovery

Regardless of what language you speak, music is a constant between us all. For these three students, that’s definitely the case.  With varying studies from politics to hotel management, they always make time for their first love: music. Take a look into the lives of these three students to see how music helps them discover and pursue their other passions. 

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Tara Mackey Guitar

Finding Balance: Singer Tara Mackey

January is “The Month of Music” on our blog and we’ve been taking the opportunity to interview about.me users from all facets of the music industry including DJs Lissa Monet and E. Delfin and music blogger Jacklyn Krol.

Today, we’re excited to be featuring singer, Tara Mackey, who also happens to be a biologist, model, writer and actress. We interviewed her about how she manages to be all these things at once (and still maintain sanity!) and about her new book, Cured By Nature.

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Jacklyn Krol

One Student’s Journey from Blogging to The Grammys

Not many college students can say that their life consists of meeting top artists like Nick Jonas and Adam Levine, or interning for the Grammy Awards. For Jacklyn Krol, that’s not the case.

When this self-proclaimed music fanatic realized that popular music sites weren’t giving her what she wanted, she started the music blog Stage Right Secrets to feed her appetite and offer a more unique experience to music fans fans.

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