For me, this blog was my first online presence and remains the most powerful. It tells the stories which cannot be told in 140 characters. My website serves as a place that presents the over-arching picture of who I am and what I do.
But, what if you don’t foresee writing numerous blog posts? What if you don’t need the complexity of a web site? What if all you need is a simple “home base” that provides a space to introduce yourself to the world, provide contact information, and link to your social media pages?
If this description sounds like you, take a look at About.me. The following you provides an overview.
Many people need a web presence but don’t want to spend a great deal of time maintaining it. This service could be just the thing.
Janet AbercrombieDecember 29, 2012 9:38 pm
Interesting idea. My first online presence was a Google site that I planned to use as a personal portfolio that prospective employees would see. The portfolio isn’t as necessary now that I have a blog.
It seems like the aboutme.com site is a mix between Facebook (which I use only socially) and LinkedIn (which I use only professionally. Would it be the first hit if you Google searched a name?
Dr. Frank BuckDecember 29, 2012 10:27 pm
Janet, I don’t think it would necessarily be the first hit. How many people have visited it, how many links to it are found on other sites, and a number of other factors would play into it. I think About.me is a good tool for people who don’t have a website or blog and need a place to post non-changing information about themselves or their business.