I mentioned I would give you a few tips on how to jazz up your StumbleUpon profile. The profile settings on StumbleUpon are limited but you should do your best to maximize your space. My own opinion and why I feel it is worth your while to jazz up your profile is you want to attract followers and this is your space to make a first impression. You should always take advantage of any space you are given.
To customize your profile you will need to go to Settings/Customize Profile.The first thing you can do is decide what color you want your profile. StumbleUpon is limited here in you have a handful of colors to chose from. There is no right or wrong when deciding what color you would like it is all personal preference. I have chosen black because I wanted something outside of the basic white.
The next option is if you want people to see All or Reviews. This means when people click on your profile do you want them to see everything you have given a thumbs up too or just the articles you have reviewed. I have mine set to All, for no specific reason.
The introduce yourself to everyone is where you have a little bit of wiggle room. Many people do not realize that you can use HTML in this space to jazz up your profile. If you take a look at my profile Shibley Smiles StumbleUpon Profile you will see I have a RSS Feed Box that is flipping through my recent posts, some information about me, and then a photo.
How to add a Feed Burner Feed Box
- Login into Feed Burner
- Click on Publicize
- Click on Headline Animator
- Customize how you would like to see it (what size, what color, etc.)
- Click on Activate
- On the next screen chose Other (gimme code)
- Click the Next after it is populated with your choice
- Copy and paste the code that pops up into your “Introduce Your Self” box in StumbleUpon
You should write up a little blurb about yourself. If you plan on “sharing” with other stumblers and you want them to share with you (which by the way is a good selling point to followers) maybe mention that in your blurb. In my profile info I encourage followers to share with me and I will do the same.
In addition I have added a photo to my profile. I did this because most people are visual and I feel that it jazzes up my profile and makes it appealing. In order to post a photo you have to have your photo hosting somewhere else. If you host it on a photo sharing site you should be able to get the html to insert into your post to add the photo. If you missed my post on Stumble PhotoBlog I encourage you to check it out I think this further helps make you an appealing stumbler.
If you have any questions or need any help just let me know below.