Foodies on about.me

We know there are lot of foodies on about.me. If you love exploring new cuisines, here are our recommendations for Apps to show off your favorites!

Forkly
Discover and share dining tastes with the Forkly app. Download Forkly to capture and share favorite dishes wherever you go. Search for and save things you’d like to try.

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Key Ingredient
Our latest App, Key Ingredient is perfect for showing off your favorite recipes and bookmarking future ones to try. For foodies who like trying their cooking chops at home, Key Ingredient is for you!

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Foursquare
Foursquare helps you discover great restaurants everywhere, and learn the best tips on what to get (or what not to)! You can also learn about deals and discounts. Yum!

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With so many ways to discover new tastes and show off your own, we hope you’re taking advantage of these great Apps. Let us know if we’re missing any!

Cozy knit pages

Lots of knitters on about.me with fantastic pages. The texture of yarn really comes through from the backgrounds.

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Patterns that pop

The latest design option for your Backgrounds are now available on your about.me page – Patterns! Patterns are a perfect complement to background images that take up less than the entire space available. An example of this are individual Instagram images as shown below.

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To use a Pattern, head to the Colors & Patterns tab to pick one out. Drag and drop your background to place it where you’d like on the Pattern.

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If the background image you have takes up the entire space available, try removing it by clicking the ‘x’ on the image in the Gallery in the Backgrounds tab.

Patterns provide beautiful texture to a page. They help add polish to your page, with a professional and clean look. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Lifecasting on about.me

Do you love tracking all you do and sharing it with your friends? Are you part of the quantified self movement? If so, the following Apps are a perfect fit for your about.me page!

Fitbit

Fitbit motivates you to stay active, live better, and reach your goals. Measure your steps taken, sleep patterns and more, and display your results on your about.me page!

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Memolane

Memolane pulls your social network history together to relive the most memorable moments online. Highlight your best moments with memolane on your page.

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Kred Story

Kred Story keeps it online by showing a visual history of your social media influence. See your updates with the most engagement and impact, and show them off on about.me.

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Do you track your online and real world activities? Which Apps would you recommend?

Supporting published works with about.me

We’ve seen more and more folks using about.me to promote their books or book-related wares recently. Here are a few, along with some tips.

Consider promoting a character, as Norf the Dog is, above. A character can have a presence online just like in their stories!

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Zoom out!

We’ve previously showed off pages with close ups as their backgrounds. On the flip side, broad vistas and other zoomed out backgrounds can add a bit of amazing to your page!

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Use your about.me page like a pro

If you are looking to use your about.me page to get a job, a promotion or to just raise your status professionally, we have some recommended Apps to use.

LinkedIn

The de facto professional network, LinkedIn is a standard way of showing off your work history. About.me lets people connect directly with you there within the modal as well.

Smarterer

Smarterer lets you show off specific areas of expertise with badges. Head to Smarterer.com to take tests that cover your stated areas of experience.

Speakerfile

Get discovered on the speaking circuit with Speakerfile. Offer your expertise, topics you can speak to and example talks for visitors to see.

Endorse.me

With Endorse.me¬†bring social proof to your professional profile by getting endorsements from people you’ve worked with, and highlighting the best on your about.me page!

Any other Apps you’d add to this list? Let us know in the comments here!

Zoom in!

Still trying to figure out the perfect background image to represent who you are? One idea we love is zooming in and using a close up like Guarav above and the folks below.

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Apps for photographers on about.me

If you are a photographer on about.me, there are a few Apps key to showing off your talents. Read on to learn more about each.

Flickr

Flickr has been on the internet photo scene the longest, hosting everyone from professional photogs to amateur enthusiasts.

Instagram

No longer the new kid on the block, Instagram has seen staggering community growth and adoption by anyone with a mobile phone camera. And now on about.me your modal links directly through to your new Instagram web profile.

Behance

Behance is a portfolio site, but well-used by photographers like Dravasp below. It’s the perfect place to include collections of images to show visitors to your about.me page.

Are you a photographer? Have you added these three Apps to your about.me page? Share your page here in the comments!

All in the family

As holiday season approaches we thought it would be fun to celebrate people who focus on the family on their about.me pages.

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