We'd like to take the next few days to help you get acquainted with your TypePad Profile. Your Profile is a one-page overview of your life here on TypePad, with links to your blogs and social media accounts, information about you, and an activity stream with your blog posts, comments, and favorites. It also feeds content into your followers' activity streams on their own TypePad dashboards, so it's a great way to help your friends and readers keep up with your new posts.
To get started, click on your name in the green navigation bar at the top of any page in your TypePad account. This will bring you to your public TypePad Profile. You can see ours here.
If you click to the Edit Profile page, you can add information about yourself like your location, a one-line bio, and your interests. This helps others get to know you at a glance. You can make this information as specific and complete as you'd like, or limit it to just information that's directly related to your blog. It's always up to you. Here's what ours looks like:
If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the Edit Profile page, there's an option for Show the Recent Activity module. This is a very important setting! If you want to share your posts, comments and favorites on your Profile and in your followers' activity streams, make sure this option is enabled. This is how followers will get updates about your new posts and content so we encourage you to take advantage of that opportunity for more exposure!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's Profile Week post about setting a custom URL.