I am trying to show some examples of BEST Practices in 2011... and I've ALWAYS thought that having a well written Profile (resume in some places) is the KEY to your online presence.
I can't tell you HOW MANY PEOPLE I've pointed to Jeff Dowler's Profile. When you read it... you know exactly what his next 30 or 40 blog posts need to be about. You know he's going to write about his area, about what that "life style" is like, and you know WHY all of those designations are important! I love his profile (like the way he writes too). I like Renee Burrows profile for the same reason.
I also point people to Amy Hahn's Profile and Ruth Marie Hick's profile (who knew she was a scientist?)... and others who might not be well known like Mark Stornetta, and Ginny Gorman (love her shiny red shoes!)
There are a TON Of people who still have the ORIGINAL Activerain information on their Profiles... I STRONGLY suggest that if you're reading this - you take a minute to be sure you're not one of them!!
So, as you are looking around the Rain in the next few days - could you leave me a link to the PROFILEs you think are great, and maybe tell me what you liked about them? I'm going to re-work mine too... so I appreciate everyone's suggestions!
Happy New Year!