You post to Facebook and Twitter accounts, you blog regularly on Tumblr and you upload the occasional YouTube video. On the other hand, you don't own or operate your own website (partly because johnsmith.com was taken 15 years ago). Plus, why worry about one more thing?
Think of a personal website as a public business card with links. It's a tidy, succinct landing page where you can direct curious employers or business contacts. The site contains your basic information and social links all in once place. That way, people don't have to search through pages of Google results to pull up your information.
And the best part is, you don't have to worry about buying YourNameHere.com. These platforms host microsites just waiting for your creative eye. But most of these sites allow users to link their own personal domains, just in case.
Bonus: They all work with mobile and tablets, too. So you don't have to worry about optimizing media for 960×640 pixels.
Take a look at four inspiring personal website platforms. Choose your favorite, create a site and share that puppy, both on your business card and in your email signature.
Recently acquired by online printing company MOO, Flavors.me hosts a space for your personal content and background. You can customize your site with 17 different layouts and 222 font options. The service costs $20 a year, but you can alternatively use a free account with limited functionality.
While more of a blogging platform, Posterous Spaces (which was just acquired by Twitter) allows you to create and manage multiple pages for different audiences. You may determine specific privacy settings for each. We recommend creating a public Space with pertinent social information. Then add some flair and personality with a few blog posts or pictures.
one of the more popular one-page websites, About.me offers simplicity and helpful traffic analytics. Essentially, an About.me page offers enough space to tell people who you are and what you're about. No muss, no fuss.
DooID is a super-simple platform on which to feature your most essential information and host a downloadable business card. The company boasts that its users can create a customized site in minutes.
Have you tried any of these platforms? What's your review?