We regularly get asked how to get added to the Featured section, chosen as a Staff Pick or posted to our Twitter, Facebook or Google+ pages. Below is generally what we are looking for as well as a few tips on how to present yourself on about.me!
Have a complete page
First, we want to see all about you, not about our default options. A personal picture, a full biography (at least 3-4 sentences in length), apps and tags or interests are the basics we like to see. Then consider adding links, work, education and location to round it out. You don’t have to have every single option completely filled, but we are looking for pages that take advantage of the features we offer. Want inspiration? Check out our Staff Picks.
Show your face
We love seeing great background photos. If you have a headshot, use it. Not happy with the photos you have? Have quick photo shoot with a photographic friend.
As an alternative, use a scenic shot, one in action, a still life, interesting pattern or graphic design. There are lots of options here! The goal is to have a photo which reflects who you are or what you are passionate about, or both!
Regularly we hear requests for getting featured, without any reference to a page URL. If you write in, have it in your email signature. If you mention us on Twitter, make sure your page is linked there. Otherwise, we won’t know who to feature and you’ll be missing out on a great opportunity to present yourself to others!
Share with friends