From Actress to Director with Kristy Best

Bouncing from a production office to a casting room to a recording booth to an acting class, all in one day, Kristy Best‘s days can most accurately described as hectic. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. As an actress, director and teacher, this crazy sort of lifestyle is not new to this Australian.

It started when she was a child. Always dancing around the house, her mother decided to enroll her in dance classes. Shy while offstage, Kristy soon found herself enrolled in drama classes as well. The combination paved the way to performances in musicals and as part of a talent show group at events, festivals and entertainment venues. Then there were TV commercials for Pringles and the shy girl began to come out of her shell and fall in love with performing. 

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Using about.me for Discovery

While about.me is a great tool to make a beautiful page that showcases who you are, it was also created to discover new people and make connections. And you just never know who you’re going to find! Not sure how to start using about.me to discover others? Try searching for your school (high school, university, graduate school) or interests. I discovered Jason Toff‘s page (in our header photo) because of my affinity for bubble tea.

As you search, don’t be afraid to follow your whims. Click on other people’s interests, swap your different search terms, get lost among amazing pages.  Exploration and serendipity lead me to find Ľubica Stančíková‘s page which immediately stood out because of her stunning photo.

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Senators, Child Stars and Creatives: Staff Picks

Our Staff Picks page is particularly star-studded this week with senators, child stars and creatives, among many others. Just below are our four of our favorites from this week. Be sure and take a minute to browser their pages and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

Heading up our post this week is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. A life-long New Yorker, Kirsten is passionate about her state, her family and getting more women involved in politics.

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John R. Brewster on about.me

Photographers, Musicians and Students: Follow Friday

It’s that time of week again, Friday! Today we’re excited to be featuring the pages of four awesome users who submitted themselves to our #FFaboutme contest.

If you don’t see your page on this week’s #FFaboutme you can always try for next week by adding your about.me URL to your Twitter bio and tweeting at us @aboutdotme with the hashtag, #FFaboutme. And don’t forget, you have to have a picture of you and your lovely face in your background photo! For tips about what we’re looking for in a page, check out this post!

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Movies, Writing & Rakenrol: Director Quark Henares

As we continue our month of entertainment and film (starting last week with film composer René G. Boscio) we’re excited to go behind the scenes with director, Quark Henares.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Quark is not just a film and video director but also a musician, film studies professor, award-winning writer, former band director, part-time actor and University of Southern California MBA. Check out our interview with him, below.

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How to Use Twitter to Get Discovered

Social media users know Twitter as a platform to quickly and succinctly share thoughts and ideas with people throughout the world. But sometimes, 140 characters is just not enough to tell the full story of who you are or what you’re thinking. As Tony Conrad likes to say, “You are more than the sum of your tweets.”

That’s where about.me comes in. When you add your about.me page link to your Twitter bio, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to tell you story more fully, and on your terms.

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Liz Bacelar on about.me

Entrepreneurs and Travelers: Staff Picks

Picking our weekly favorite Staff Picks page is one of our favorite things to do each week since it gives us the chance to check out a great selection of our about.me community. We hope you enjoy having a look at our top four for the week and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

Liz Bacelar (in our header photo) is a former journalist and Emmy-nominated network TV producer of CBS. Now a “techie”, Liz connects tech founders and fashion decision-makers through Decoded Fashion.

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Bloggers, Songwriters and Entrepreneurs: Staff Picks

We at about.me find our Staff Picks page to be an incredibly fun place to browse for new people and stories in our community. This week, we’ve gone through and chosen our top four favorites and present them here so you too can discover their pages. Be sure and have a look at each page here and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

Up in our header photo we have Monica G. a student from Vancouver now studying in Toronto. In her spare time she enjoys reading history books for fun and writing on her blog which you should have a look at in her WordPress app.

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Survivors, Storytellers and Singers: Follow Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! Today we’re excited to be featuring the pages of four awesome users who submitted themselves to our #FFaboutme contest.

If you don’t see your page on this week’s #FFaboutme you can always try for next week by adding your about.me URL to your Twitter bio and tweeting at us @aboutdotme with the hashtag, #FFaboutme. And don’t forget, you have to have a picture of you and your lovely face in your background photo! For tips about what we’re looking for in a page, check out this post!

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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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