If you have read my blog for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of the visual mode: using things like doodling, drawing, mind mapping to get ideas across quickly and release the creative side of me. My friend Ralph Dopping from The View from Here blog also wrote an outstanding post on the topic.
Through my better half, Bob Dunn (AKA @bobwp), I ran across a fun, visually popping tool not just for writing your bio, but for managing your entire online profile.
It’s called Vizify.
Their message is, “”…looking good online matters.” Vizify is a unified bio that pulls all your stuff together from across the web, summarizes it and puts it into a cool, at-a-glance form that is easy to digest. We writers are fond of the mantra, “Show, don’t tell.” This tool does just that.
To show you what I mean, I’m including some screen shots below from Bob’s Vizify profile. The first one shows an at-a-glance picture of the important stuff: where he works, how many years he’s been in business, an icon for his WordPress services, how much he has talked about WordPress-related topics on the web, number of workshops and conference speaking gigs he has under his belt—things like that:
Then, you can click through to get more details for areas you are interested in. For instance, WORDS gives you a picture of the things he talks about most on Twitter:
And LINKS show where else you will find him on the web.
So, really, it’s his digital footprint, all in one place. Pretty cool, huh? Now he just puts his Vizify link on his Twitter profile (and other places he wants to).
That’s it. Visit Bob’s full profile to see the other features and sign up for your own free account.
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(Sorry, for all my readers in the U.S. Couldn’t resist that one. And aren’t we all glad those political ads will stop in just 16 more days!)
So. Do you use Vizify?
Do you have other tools to share that make creating an online bio easier?