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About You

This is entirely stolen from David Armano, but it’s such a smart, simple idea that I can’t help it. This is the place where you can say hi, if you’d like. Simple. Smart. The kind of ideas I like to steal.

I think you’ll see a lot more blogs pop up with an About You. The value of a community is only as good as the people in it.

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  1. January 13, 2009 11:16 am

    I am very social. I also work. But I’m not a social worker. I work in public relations, marketing, advertising – but that’s not why I like social utilities online. I already told you, I’m very social. I’m very gregarious, and I often like to share.

    My favorite method of sharing is through words – spoken or written. I love discussions, and I love conversations. I love reading stories, and I love writing stories. That’s why I’m here. That’s also why I’m here.

  2. Analisa permalink
    February 18, 2009 4:42 pm

    This About You section IS a very interesting idea, and kudos to you for giving credit to the originator!

    I am a green social media consultant, just learning the ropes, and I was thrilled to stumble upon your blog. This space you have created is exactly what I have been envisioning for myself, although my idea was to have a blog or some form of social media actually connected to my company’s site.

    If you have any suggestions or resources to share with a young and learning SMC, I would be eternally grateful 🙂

  3. April 29, 2009 1:42 pm

    I’ve been a social media planner and strategist but found people making totally weird and unreasonable demands on me simply because I ran a blog. So I’m now a copywriter, which is was I did before this frankly bizarre year in my life. Who knows, I might wind up ‘doing’ social media as my primary work again but right now, I’m a copywriter, albeit with a strong social media angle.

  4. July 21, 2010 10:52 am

    I’m a mathematician, programmer, and data analyst turned paid search marketeer.

    I enjoy finding out what people are searching for, working out how to give it to them, and ultimately getting paid for it.

    Now if I could only do it for myself rather than as a day job making someone else wealthy… 🙂

    • July 21, 2010 12:50 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Andy. My boss is a behavioral scientist turned marketer. I bet you guys would have a lot to talk about.

  5. September 29, 2010 10:45 am

    What a brilliant idea! The re-birth of the good old guest-book.

    I’m Joakim Nilsson, Head of Social Media at the Mangas Gaming group in Paris and I have the best job in the world.

    • September 29, 2010 11:04 am

      Companies should also have an About You section. More cleverly named, of course. But they should give their customers a chance to introduce themselves.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. November 7, 2010 7:58 am


    Thoroughly excellent presentation on Social Media on Friday 11/5/10 at New Era Cap. I’ve taken many of your suggestions and they’ve turned out to be quite worthwhile. Good presentation as well.

    Your speaking style is conversational, endowed with the whit of David Sedaris and emotionally accessible. In short, it is the optimum way (in my opinion) to speak/listen to a live audience.

    You may have heard about Hubze but I’ve been playing with it for a while as it has been in beta form. It gives you a “card” on which you can place your social media contacts.
    Here is the card I’ve created on me:

    It also has a “fan page” which one can supposedly use to create a web page on your Facebook space. I had it up for a while but I think I was using a beta version and it weirdly disappeared. That one isn’t for the faint of heart. Perhaps we just need to invest in a defibrillator app for our iPhones and we’ll be all set. Which is true of most anything; “Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed.”

    Here’s an emailable invitation I created which takes an interested person to an event sponsor commitment and ticket purchase page:


    . . . Philip Siddons

  7. November 7, 2010 8:01 am

    Oops, I mistakenly copied a few extra letters in the Hubzie card link. It should be:


  8. Carrie permalink
    May 30, 2011 9:37 pm

    Hi Matt,

    Can I contact you via email? I have a quick question I’d like to ask you. You can reach me at


    Carrie Taaca
    Higher Level Group / The Leadership & Influence Blog

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