What Info Should be on a Social Network?

When you build a profile for yourself on a social networking site, do you put much thought into it? Do you take the time to really make it stand out, and reflect who you really are? You should, you know. You profiles on sites such as MySpace can make or break you if you don’t follow tips like these.

  1. Be YOU. Be honest, be descriptive, be straightforward, be humorous. The more someone looks at your profile and learns about who you are, the more likely they will be to stick around and follow you.
  2. Watch what you say. Remember you PUGS. Watch you grammar, usage, punctuation and spelling. Use your SHIFT key to capitalize the first word of every sentence (and proper nouns). Remember that the sentence usually ends with a period… or some type of punctuation.
  3. Make it look like you. Customize your theme to your liking. Drag elements around, include an RSS feed, embed photos, videos, widgets, and so on. At WordPress, you can customize many things in your profile, such as the colors, what’s included, etc,
  4. Do something different. Why would someone want to add you as a friend? What are you doing to evoke a response, other than asking for it directly? What’s going to make people want to connect with you?
  5. Avatar. Your avatar must be family-friendly. The picture needs to be square. If your image is larger than that, the site will automatically resize it for you, and your avatar could end up looking bad.
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