Our Opportunity: Personal Pages with a Purpose

We believe that representation with a minimum of other obligations required (friend requests, constant content creation, etc.) is the basic foundation of a personal page on the web.

In the past few years, we got away from our unique brand of simplicity, adding lots of “engagement” features, as we chased metrics. While we generated millions and millions of compliments & collections, we cannot honestly say that either of those features created enough meaningful value for our users.

In addition, the world has changed. A lot.

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One Author’s Recipe for Loving Food and Losing Weight

Darya Rose’s secret lies in real food and real science.

Darya helps people fall back in love with food and redefine their relationships with health. Growing up in Southern California during the Bay Watch era, Darya admits she spent 15 years on diets. Darya’s dieting caused body anxiety and weight gain and she soon realized that magazines and doctors were not giving her the right answer.

Science gave Darya her answer. Darya discovered that in order to be her healthiest self she needed to start focusing on eating what she loved. Darya’s since written Foodist, created the blog Summer Tomato and acquired a Ph.D. in neuroscience. 

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Is Your Reputation Hurting You Behind Your Back?

A great opportunity could be passing you by. To determine if it is, answer these three questions:

  1. Will you send an email today?
  2. Will you meet someone new this week?
  3. Will you use social media this week?

If your answer to any of these is yes, this post is for you. These questions all revolve around your personal brand. Your personal brand is essentially your reputation. What people say about you. We want to ensure that they’re saying great things.

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campus Rewind 7.15.15

Here are a few of our must-reads from about.me’s campus.

Will you send an email this week? If so, this is a must read.  Read more →

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Make Every Email Count

On average, a single person receives 121 emails per day.*

Think about your inbox for a second. How many of your emails are left unread and unanswered each day? Why do you respond to some emails and not to others?

At about.me we want to help you get smarter about the emails you send. Your emails should always get clicked on and should inspire people to check out your page.

Whether you’re introducing two friends, scheduling an informal meetup or coffee date, promoting your music, or sending a weekly newsletter, you want the person you’re writing to remember you. This can be a challenge when you don’t have a ton of space to work with. An email signature, though, makes great use of a valuable piece of digital real estate that’s 100% yours.

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The Secret To Getting Your Emails Noticed

An elegant, sleek email signature is at your fingertips.

At about.me, we believe that each email you send should be as unique and valuable as you are. With the high volume of emails sent each day, it can be easy to get deleted or fall to the next page of an inbox. We created our email signatures to give you a simple way to personalize your emails and help you get noticed.

Our most popular email signature adds a thumbnail image of your about.me page to the end of your email and links directly to your page.

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