Just in case you didn't know all you wanted to know about Rachel Macik... I've added yet two more profiles to my collection of accounts to keep up with. The first one, is about.me/rachelmacik.
I liked this site because people have such pretty pictures. I'm not talking about the faces (although mine is pretty stellar. Just kidding. Not really.) I'm talking about the chance to see giant 1680 x 1050 portraits and beautiful photography.
I decided to leave all those open tabs cropped in this screen shot because it's ridiculous. Anyway, This is the only horizontal professional photo I had of myself. Thanks to Victoria Lind Photography. There is a lot of pressure to make your profile as interesting as your peers. I'm not sure I've done my about.me profile justice, but I expect to keep it updated as I learn more about myself.
Lately, I've been reading blogs, articles, tweets, and downloading podcasts about blogging and marketing. (I tend to get obsessed) My first mission is to find out what my niche is. What is THAT THING that makes me different than the billions of other bloggers and marketing evangelists out there? I think I have self realized what my niche is, but I'm still working on how to say it. I can't just say, I'm Awesome! There are tons of awesome people, that just won't work. This about.me profile has my first stab at penning my niche. After this post, I promise not to say niche anymore.
The second profile I've set up is really cool. Vizualize.me/rachelmacik automatically connects to your LinkedIn profile and creates your very own infographic.
This is pretty cool. I wish I could add more skills. By default it shows the skills you've had the longest, but I would rather feature new skills that I'm working on...but then, I don't want it to look like I'm a newbie with no experience. Sigh...
And why on earth am I keeping all this up anyway? I was asked a great question today:
What are you doing now, and what do you want to do next?
I want to learn how to be a better speaker. I want to try my hand at sharing with a large audience of people I don't know. I want to learn how to network in a room full of people I don't know. I'm really not looking for riches or fame (Don't tell my boss that). I'm looking to grow, looking to learn, looking for my next mentor, looking to share with you, looking to teach others what I know.
So, if you're new to social media, and are overwhelmed with the amount of accounts, profile pictures, and whitty one-liner profile taglines you're supposed to come up with and maintain--don't worry. You're not alone! It's never ending really. I've been blogging, tweeting, and facebooking as a professional since 2009 and I'm still learning every day. Isn't it fun?!