How One Founder’s Changing How We Think About Food

Although Naz Riahi doesn’t consider herself a “foodie,” she’s making waves in the food industry.

Together with her business partner, Emily Schildt (also interviewed on our blog), she co-founded Bitten, a food conference that focuses on food in the context of technology, pop culture and the environment.

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Passport to Canada

Welcome to Canada!

This week, we’re hoping over the border to take a peek into the lives of four professionals living in Canada. Hailing from Montreal and Toronto, Helen, Suresh, Karine and Anthony are sports-lovers, proud parents, digital marketers and professors.

Helen Adilia Arceyut-Frixione is a content creator and community builder with over 6 years of digital marketing experience. Helen lives in Montreal and has a keen understanding of what content and messaging “spreads,” or sticks to and resonates with people.

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Peek Into One Blogger’s Vibrant Guide To Wellness

Since 2013, Charlotte Dupont hasn’t gone a day without taking a photo.

Charlotte’s taking her passion for photography to our Instagram this week where she’ll share snapshots of a day in her life as a content creator and health coach.

Charlotte is a California native currently living in Portland who plans to embark on a journey as a digital nomad traveling to countries across the globe. Read on to hear Charlotte’s advice on becoming active in the Instagram community and how photography allows her to create something beautiful every day.

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Growth and Community Gurus: Staff Picks

As a community manager at about.me, I love using our site to connect with other community managers around the world. Our Staff Picks this week truly understand people and are experts in connecting with and engaging their communities. From social media curation to web development to photography, Sahana, Philippe, Amy and Aaron create powerful visual and written content that moves people.

Sahana Ullagaddi who heads off this post is a skilled content developer and marketing engagement strategist. Sahana embeds her blog on her page, connecting people to her reflections on meditation, self-enrichment and her journey from living in 5 cities in 5 years to ending up in San Francisco.

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Dive Into The Life of a Traveler and Digital Nomad

Juha Liikala has always been an independent thinker.

Growing up, his parents pushed him to hustle 24/7 and Juha quickly learned how to get things done. Juha’s entrepreneurial spirit was born out of this push and he grew up selling Christmas cards (for up to 8x their original price!) and making money as a traveling IT guy.

Now, Juha lives life as a digital nomad. Juha travels the world and works as a developer. Our team is lucky to have Juha takeover our Instagram feed this week and share beautiful snapshots of his adventures around the world. Read on to learn why Juha believes everyone is at least partially a digital nomad these days, where his favorite destination has been and how he feels free daily and achieves happiness in his work.

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3 Photo Tips That Show The Best Of You

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, make sure yours counts. 

One of the best ways to draw someone into your page is with a great photo. Your photo should show off your personality and ideally gives someone a snapshot of who you are, or even what you stand for.

We’ve rounded up our top 3 photo tips for a photo that stands out and draws people into your story.

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Photographers: Staff Picks

At about.me, we love to get excited about photography.

Each week, our team sees hundreds of new pages pages created with beautiful photos. Your personal page gives you the opportunity to highlight your best photos. If you’re a photographer or artist, we recommend you add a link to your portfolio; if you’re an avid Instagrammer, add your Instagram profile.  Your page is a great place to showcase your best photo, or a photo that captures what you’re passionate about now.

Our Staff Picks this week are talented photographers who use their pages to point people to their photos.

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Natural, Spontaneous, and Raw: Behind the Lens of a Passionate Photographer

Alex Georgiades doesn’t believe in planning.

Instead Alex feels his best photos are spontaneous, capturing real emotions and allowing viewers to feel the intensity of a moment. Alex is a world traveler who loves to photograph new people and places.

As our Guest Instagrammer this week, Alex will be taking over our Instagram feed, sharing beautiful snapshots of a day in his life. Read on to learn what inspires Alex, when he first became interested in photography and his tips for being proud of what you share in a culture of comparison. 

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Minimalism and Capturing Emotion In the Everyday

Shawn Roller’s photos suspend us in time.

Whether Shawn’s taking a snapshot of his daily commute to work or capturing a moment at a river in Uganda, he consistently captures our attention and makes us feel. This week, Shawn will be taking over our Instagram feed, sharing photos that evoke his minimalistic yet highly detailed style. Follow along this week and comment to let us know which photos are your favorites.

We sat down with Shawn to discuss how he chases balance, where he gets inspiration and what his advice is for artists who want to get their work noticed. 

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Authors and Travelers: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks are united by their love of travel and appreciation for sharing their experiences with other people.

Photography, risk and social media are a few of the many specialties represented in this group. Mukul, Crystal, Milan and Mary are based around the world and share their expertise through public speaking, writing

Mukul Pal whose photo heads off the post is an author and inventor specializing in understanding time. Mukul is fascinated by patterns and analyzing trends, specifically measuring global investment risks.

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