Ooooh. I’m torn between posts – actually between a post and a page. I know I need to encapsulate the notes from the last Money Talk as soon as possible (because I was a lazy note-taker and I have a brain like a sieve at the moment), but on the other hand I have just run across a really good profile page and I want to make my About page look more like it. It’s the profile page of a 24-year old grad student at Columbia University named Jonathan Franklin Host. It’s not anything fancy, but it’s a highly use-able web resume written with a light touch of anecdoctal and just enough web links. I’m going to copy it. Wholeheartedly and unabashedly. Except that his “Purpose” section is slightly too anecdotal.
Host follows the sage web advice of Editor Gina Trapani in an excellent article about personal findability over at lifehacker. It is a concise article about creating a nameplate website: 1) Nab your domain. 2) Author your name plate. 3) Link up your name site. If you want to read the whole article, it’s here.