About you? No, about.me. Well, isn’t it all about you?, yes, its about me and you, but wait, I’m confused…..sound familiar, as in a Progressive car insurance commercial? If you have never heard of the website about.me, I suggest you head over there right now and start an account and see why I feel this site is the modern day version of people watching.
About.me allows you to talk about yourself in the bio section. It allows people to know more about what you stand for in your own words and to be able to find your web-presence easily, whether it be on LinkedIn or twitter, you can easily have access to said individuals.
After reading several bio’s and please let me state for the record, the majority are so incredible that you have no choice but to be humbled by their accomplishments, but once in a while you will come across some really funny ones such as:
– The Professional Daydreamer (What do you think the Salary on this one is?)
– The Coffee Drinker, Maker, Faker (A Coffee Faker? Never heard of that)
– The Imagination-centric Husband (uh? Needs to imagine himself with another wife?)
Finally, I came across a bio that is the epitome of what I call “Negative Noise.” A bio that actually prompted this blog post. For the protection of said individual, I will sum up his/her bio in a short sentence… “If anything can not go wrong, it will anyway.” Basically they are quoting Murphy’s Law under their own rendition.
Everything this person speaks of is negative. Therefore, they have no chance at all of achieving anything but negative results. I must revert to a saying I repeat many times in a day; “What ever the mind can see and perceive it can achieve” but the pendulum swings both to the negative side as well as the positive. Be careful what you hold yourself out for. YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT!
In the meantime, I will look for an AA meeting. (About.me Anonymous)