How to make a great looking profile

One of the best things about CircleMe is expressing your Likes in a visual way, and the real icing on the cake for this is having a well-designed profile. We’re all about helping you connect with your Likes, and so this blog post will help you show them off : -)

Choose a nice background image for your profile.

The first thing another CircleMe user sees when they first visit your profile will be your background image. This means it’s super-important to choose just the right one : -) We’ve got a gallery of fun photos that you might like, so feel free to have a look through these and select one.

Choosing the right background image

Choosing the right background image

Got an image you think would look better than one from our gallery? You can upload that to use on CircleMe. Maybe a photo you’ve taken, your favorite desktop background, maybe even a photo of your recent holiday! On our Twitter account we often share some interesting user profiles, so take a look for inspiration (or tweet us with yours).

Tip #1

Don’t forget that you can click and drag your background image so that the most interesting part of the photo is shown on your profile : -)

Tip #2

Try and use an image with an area that’s not full of detail, this will give you a good place to display your name and bio.

Tip #3

Don’t forget to add a profile picture. You’ll want to choose a good one with the subject in the centre. This will mean that your friends will be able to instantly recognize you from your activities on CircleMe.

Profile images show up across the site

Your perfect bio: The chance to say something about you

Your bio is the place to say something about yourself. Since CircleMe is all about being what you Like, why not share some of your favorite things here? We’ve seen loads of great bios, here are some ideas for you.

Elena Ciampella's bio

Now here’s a good bio!

  • Talk about your passions! You might have collected all of them on CircleMe already, but there might be one that really stands out for you. As you can see our colleague Elena is definitely passionate about chocolate ; -)
  • Your favorite song lyrics or quotation from one of your heroes.
  • Maybe you know exactly what you want from CircleMe, setting your bio as something like ‘searching for new music’ or ‘on the hunt for my next favorite book’ will tell other users something about you.
  • Or maybe you want to say something different about yourself… You can be as creative as you want here.

Tip #4

Don’t forget that you can add a website to your profile. You could share a link to your own blog, or maybe you’d like to share your page on a social media site, such as Twitter, with other CircleMe users. Or maybe that YouTube video that always makes you smile.

More than just Times New Roman: Find the right font for you

Express your individuality with a font that says something about you! Maybe you’re an exciting Aller, or a fun-loving Didact Gothic, maybe even an Indie Flower! We’re just joking, anyone can choose their font on CircleMe. Currently we’ve got 23 fonts for you to choose from, and they all come with the CircleMe guarantee: They will look great on your profile!

Choosing the right font for your CircleMe profile

Getting the right colors

Complementary colorsMaybe you’re looking to show a little about your personality by choosing a slightly more colorful profile. Well, it’s a good idea to take a look at the chart on the left first. This is something called a Blue-Red-Yellow color wheel, and it shows complementary colors. If you’re settled on orange for your bio, look at the opposite color in the circle to find a color that complements it for your status (in this case it would be dark blue). This will help your profile look great. Of course, it’s also possible to fill your profile with too much color, as we found out writing this blog post…Colorful profile

Tip #5

Don’t forget you can change the colors of the sides of your profile, it looks great if they match the edges of your background image!

The blue area shows the edge of your profile

Tip #6

You can also choose which profile style you prefer; Dark on light, or Light on dark. Experiment to see which showcases your Likes the best.

Choosing a profile style

 

 

 

We hope that this blog post has inspired you to try out our profile editor and to get Circling! If you have any questions we’re always happy to help you. You can email us at info@circleme.com, tweet us, or contact us through Facebook.

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