Google Plus and Bios
Google Plus has changed a lot in terms of its design options. And, uh, there are There's some opportunities and Google. Plus there's some changes on Google Plus and there's some resistance to go go plus. But I would definitely say it's a growing community. There's some interesting activity happening there, and if you're not already on it, you might wanna consider getting a more established presence there. A few key points about Google plus big cover image, but not as big as it used to be. Photographers really loved Google plus at first cause they had these big, giant images. And now, as you'll see that kind of crop them down and repeated them in a funny way. And it's not has beautiful of showcase for photographers as it waas. But there's still some interesting elements to the design there. The profile photo is round when you're choosing your profile photo to use across all your social sites, make sure it's one that works in the square and around space. That's definitely a key to a cons...
istent image, Whether that's your logo or that's your personal photo. Logos especially often get cropped in really bad ways when they end up in that round circle. And if you've got a photo where you're a little off center, you can end up with a really strange cropping as well. So just make sure your photos gonna work and around space before you decide. I'm gonna use this on all my social sites and then I get to go plus and it doesn't work there. And then Google Plus is integrated with YouTube and Gmail in a way that I think is helpful to keep in mind. And if you're trying to build a YouTube channel, which is what the next segment is about, it's especially important to be thinking about how to make the most of your Google plus profile. Because Google Plus and YouTube are increasingly important to one another. I want to give a shout out to Andrew Cameron in addition to helping me with the templates that I'm offering in this class. He has, ah, great, consistent social media design. There's a consistent element from his Facebook to his Twitter, and he has one of the coolest Google plus designs I've ever seen, and I have to bring it up live because I've never seen anybody else do this the way he has. This is an animated GIF in his banner, and it repeats, so you'll see the animation go over and over. One of my tips for Google Plus is to use animated GIFs on We've actually created my partner. David also might have been in my business, created a wonderful tutorial on how to create animated GIFs and Photoshopped, and I'm throwing that in with the goodies with this class. So all of you will get this and some nice instructions that will complicated to create an animated GIF. This elaborate, Uh, I forget. I don't know if Andrews out there in the chat room and can tell us how many different images he put together. But each one of those bubbles that goes up is a separate frame in the animated GIFs. So it took him a few hours to put this animated GIF together, and that was after he had already created the design elements that make it uniquely hiss. So definitely that's definitely an investment of time to create something like this. But boy is that eye catching and if part of what you do is design social media sites for people which is. You know, really, he's a designer who's doing more and more social media design. I think having a captivating design yourself is a great way to market yourself. So if you are somebody who does video does animations, you're a graphic artist taking that extra time to animate your banner and Google Plus can really be worth it. And I love that he still got a very consistent design. You go to Twitter, you go to Facebook, you recognize it right away. You see that this is him. This is his design. But you come to go plus and you get to see it in action. You can also in your posts on Google plus do animations. So show you This is, um, this is David site. This is my husband site on. If you come down here, you'll see this is the animation that he created for her, for the example and and in the instructions, That's him, by the way, at a costume party. Oh, and I don't feel too bad. Those air really paper McShay mallets. I it would have been more fun of, uh so I just grabbed a little video with my IPhone of them playing with them. They were just so perfectly dressed to go with his costume, and I just thought that work. And then he imported that video into photo shop, pulled out the frames to turn it into an animated GIF, and it becomes a very easy thing to add to your social media profile. So if that's the kind of thing that you're offering or if you want to do something that just stands out and gets you more attention in social media, taking the time to create an animated GIF as a post or as you aren't just laughing it that she thats was actually at the Edwardian ball in Los Angeles, I think he would have enjoyed that event quite a bit. They do that in San Francisco. Did they do one here in Seattle? No idea about the Edouard Ian Bell, but I know they have lots of different mask, Agreed type fund stuff. Excuse a lot of a lot of sparkles in Seattle. A lot of sparkles in Seattle. There's my quote of the day. There are a lot of sparkles in Seattle. I like that. Yeah, it's sunny in Seattle to you guys lie about the rain. Every time I come here, it's sunny. Wait, Jim, I think that, you know, you just don't want the Southern Californians moving up here and crowd me out. So you tell us that it rains all the time. Every time I come here, it's sunny. You bring the sunshine. I like that idea, but I'm not sure I'm that powerful. Anyway, I did get my husband to do a silly antic for this class, and I do thank him for that. I think it is about the best practice for Google. Plus in particular, not all social media sites will let you use animated GIFs. Twitter usedto let you use an animated GIF in your profile. If you ever see a little profile image on Twitter, that is an animated GIF when you're trying to figure how to do it being used to allow it and they don't anymore. But they seem not to have removed the ones that were already there. So if you're wondering how to do that yourself, think it's too late. But, um, but there's still a few people that I've seen that happen, but an animated GIF can be a nice way to stand out. So kudos Thio Thio, Andy for that design and what I want to show you now is this is that same design on the IPad And one of the things I was really impressed by is it animates on the IPad and the IPhone as well. Another reason animated GIFs have gotten so popular. And there's such a great design element in websites. And all kinds of things today is that they work on just about anything animated GIFs actually predate just about every other multimedia on the web. When did you start doing one designed do more? When did you start looking at websites? I know you gave us that history. Uh, I started really looking and digging in 2000 but I didn't start designing until 2007. I thought you went back longer than that. So I started working on the Internet in about 1995 96 on. But I would say by 97 at least we were playing around with animated GIFs because it was one of the only ways toe have motion that Web pages you couldn't do. Video certainly didn't flash or Java script or any of those things yet animated GIFs could work and those were powerful. Yeah, and actually did some web work with adobe adobes. First Web design. You go, Bill O, then go live. Go. I You know, I used the second, which was Go live. And that was I really like that. Yeah. The thing that designers were very upset when one adobe killed go live and replaced it with her. I love dream. Sorry about that. Well, Dreamweaver had a lot of features that took advantage of the new things on the web that go live didn't have. So it wasn't so much that go live was bad. It just wasn't as advanced a program on. I think Adobe chose to go with the program they acquired that already had those features rather than trying to build them into one. But yeah, there's still a lot of hurt your own life fans out there. Well, if you need a little love in the chat room, go ahead. We'll give you some. So they could probably use Muse. I know we're getting off topic, but Yeah, Yeah, you You and I have worked together on a dream. We don't use classes very cool. Well, not completely off topic, because what I find is that most people were doing social media designer also in one way or another doing some kind of Web design. Those two are just so closely aligned. And I would even say, If you are a Web designer, if what you do for businesses Web design, you should absolutely be offering social media design as an extension of your business. I don't usually do social media designed the way Andrew does just straight out just social media design. If you just want a Social Media profile, by all means retail to Andrew, and he's fabulous. But if I'm building your website for you and we're doing the whole project for you, then that becomes another piece that we dio. And if you're a Web designer, I think it makes a lot of sense to extend your business into this area. It's really how I got from Web design into doing more stuff of social media. So So if you're looking, this is what his page looked like on a desktop notice where the images top left and on the left side. Now this is on the IPad noticed that image has moved to the bottom in the middle. And now here's on the IPhone noticed that that image is a little bit different place again. The animation still works, which is cool, but the positioning of that image being that different, not unlike and Twitter where it moves around. In some ways, I think Twitter is more difficult because Twitter moves from the bottom left to the top center and really takes the primary real estate that most of us would use to create a design. At least Google plus puts it at the bottom worth a little more out of the way. But even then, it's different size circles on different devices. Look how much smaller proportionately the circle is on the IPad than it is on the IPhone. And for all those reasons, this is what the template looks like that Andrew and I came up with for Google. Plus, So what you want to think about is that blue area is where you can have a photo. Those lines there represent where it's gonna be cut on the different mobile devices. So if you've got a space that you have to preserve this space here in between these two guidelines is really the one safe space that you have. The other thing that you'll notice on some of the other designs I'm gonna show is that this area of whatever image you put up here is what gets repeated here in the background on the desktop. So on the desktop, this section is added on and the image on the right is blurred and repeated, and it takes this middle area and repeats it over here. And you want to watch a little bit that there's nothing in that middle area that conflicts or kind of competes with your profile image. And that's one of the things to be careful of. In one of the reasons this, this template could be a good guide for you. This is the old old old Google plus designed Anybody remember that that long, narrow strip kind of like the way YouTube is today, just a long, narrow strip. I wouldn't be surprised if YouTube gets bigger soon. YouTube is bigger. If you're on a TV, that's a complication will look at in the next segment. Why the YouTube, um, templates out there have a long, narrow strip. That's all you see on the desktop and mobile devices. It's on Lee, if you're looking at YouTube through Apple TV or Google TV, or one of those that you see the really big banner at the top of the YouTube channel and that's a little complicated to design for us. Well, the Google Plus started out Excuse me, started out that way and then moved to a much bigger design. So this is how Google plus useful book and photographers like that, cause you had one big image at the top, and actually it would even open up a little bit more when you clicked on it. It was even a little bigger than that. Just to help you see the difference, I'm using the same image. This is now what the design looks like today. So that middle area being repeated on the left behind my profile image. You kind of see how that comes together. And then on the IPad, the photo coming down to the bottom in the middle and then on the IPhone. And so you want to think about Is there something in the middle of that image that on the IPhone, where that circle as much bigger is gonna be obscured. So again, this area right here being kind of the sweet spot where you can have anything that you want But watch this space right here where you might think on both and I've had. And on a desktop, there's lots of space here you could have text in. If you're on an IPhone, that's gonna get obscured by the bigger profile image appearing. And that's why, in that template, we have the bigger circle to show you where that line crosses. This is why photographers loved Google. Plus, this is my friend Eric Barker, one of my favorite images of hers, and it just wow. I mean, you got to her Google Plus Page and you were just blown away by this beautiful image and all that it had to offer. This just didn't work the same way in the new design. Repeating that middle section behind her picture just wasn't the same, so she completely changed it to this actually, really like the way this works, the way that reflection is kind of just on the side, it just sort of hints off. So notice again. It's taking this middle segment and repeating it, and I think that one works quite nicely. But as your as you go through these evolutions, as these design changes happen, it really forces us now on a regular basis to rethink How do I redesign my social site? What can I do differently this time? Toe help make that work on. Here it is on IPhone again that pictures big enough now that it's a little bit crowded. But I could still live with it. And it works so well on the others that I think it's it's fine. This is, um, on the IPad. This is a design that I tried at one point and I wouldn't necessarily recommend because, Okay, this gives me some nice message. I can talk about the kinds of things I teach it. Creativelive. It's nice to have, um, some text in there, but this kind of white box behind the white text, I don't I think that's helping readability over there, and that's something you've gotta watch for. If you've had a lot of text or a lot of design elements in the middle of your Google plus design or you've used that cross other social media sites, you may want to temper that down, especially if this text had been darker. At least this is light enough text that you don't really see it over here. So if you're going to have Texas, it's really important for you to have text in that banner image. I think doing sort of a white on white treatment or a similar colors course. Then you have to get into readability on screens. In general, you're gonna be safer not trying to use words in these designs anymore. But you can. You can do something to mitigate that. This is about the safest option, right? Nice, big, beautiful photograph on your done. This is probably gonna work on any redesign. They dio be easy to change as long as you've got that photograph of different resolutions. So if you want to play it safe and you just want a beautiful image especially photographers and creatives who you can have just a nice image to represent themselves perfectly fine to do that. Although again I would caution you the reflection of that water kind of late behind that white text. I'm not sure this is the best image for this site for that reason, and that's where you want to watch. If there's a big hot spot in the middle of an image, you're gonna have a problem with that white text against it in that reflected area that just makes it harder to read. So you wanna you want to think about that as you're choosing images on a little trial. American help. This is, Ah, colleague that I like. Teoh. Refer to Rachel Bring Key, and I love the way she repeats her picture and uses the black and white and then the color. I just think that's a really clever design, technique and design element. Um, she is an attorney who specializes in working with creative, and I've given away some of her wonderful tips as resource is in some of my other classes. So I like to give her a shout out. Has she done across here? Creativelive. Yet I know she's been talking about three weeks ago. Three weeks ago, she did. You have a great class on that exact subject. Matters is wonderful. Haver in the classroom, and we found her through spotlight, which was interesting. It's funny. I found her online because I was looking for answers to the common questions I get from photographers. When photographers start putting their images on social media sites on their websites, they all get worried about protecting them. And they all want to know how do I keep people from stealing my photos and what are my rights? So I found her online looking for that topic on when I reached out and said, You know, I wanted to use some of her stuff and creative wife she said. I'm thinking about teaching for them. That was about a year ago. So it's great to know she's been here. And if you missed that class, I recommend all of creative lives glasses. But it's definitely looking out for the ones that are particularly useful. I'm sure she did a great job on that. This is the Nassau sites kind of fun. But again, any time you've got a big abstract image like that, something that that is gonna repeat in that background, that you're gonna have no problem with an image like that and go plus again my husband site three other thing that he posts a lot on Google, plus a little video clips on Google, plus lends itself really well. The video and again, the integration with YouTube really works well. You can even do Google hangouts over here on the side. You see all the people ready for hangouts on Google. Plus Google Plus is the only social site that I know of that lets you have multiple people conversing in a way where you can see everybody's face. And if you're connected with YouTube and you go through the process of getting approved, you could actually live. Stream your Google hang out on YouTube, so there's a very sophisticated integration there. Question from the Internet. Sure, this is from a B S. What are your thoughts about Google? Plus, is it is it around for the long run? Is it going away? Well, first we had orc it. Anybody ever heard of work it that Google's first social media site was called O. R. K u T orchids? I'm really mostly aware of orchid because it took off in Brazil. Is that quirky? Right? The first Google Social site market was the most popular site in Brazil about I don't know, 78 years ago, if anybody was on orchid in Brazil and happens to be watching Tell me when it had its heyday. I know it has since went gone away, and Facebook seems to have replaced it in Brazil, as it has in many other places. But I start there to answer this question because after orchid, Google created something called Google Buzz. Anybody remember Google Buzz? So Google Buzz was kind of an effort. It's social media, except Google made some mistakes right away. I remember a headline, Something about the bad buzz about Google buzz. They had some privacy issues. They basically took your entire Gmail list and said, That should be everybody in your Google buzz account and kind of neglected to think about the fact that some of us had callings, friends and family mixed together in our Gmail accounts and maybe didn't want them all in our social world. So that got kind of some pushback. Uh, and then they came out with Google plus, so we'll Google plus last the long haul. Well, based on past experience with Google, you might be dubious. Based on some of the recent rumors, you might be worried. That said, Boy, I've seen an awful lot of traction that Google plus Google claims is the second largest social media site in terms of engagement. Hangouts are very popular and increasingly used by bloggers and bloggers and journalists and other people that I know. It's a great way to have everything from a business meeting to a press conference. So Google hangouts are particularly popular. Skype actually just changed their policy now. It used to be that you could do a Skype call one on one for free. If you want to have a Skype call with multiple people with video you had to pay. Scooping. Skype is now stopped charging for that service, and I'm sure it's because Google Plus was starting to eat into some of their online connection audience. So I have seen some traction happening with Google. Plus, I have no crystal ball. I have no guarantee that this will last, but I wouldn't write off Google plus any time soon. Fantastic and a question from Mel Sauced should we have the same header and Google that we have on our Twitter and Facebook accounts? Yeah, so that's what I've been talking about about trying to have a consistent look and feel. There are no hard and fast rules on this. I don't want to pretend that you absolutely have to have exactly the same images on every site or you're failing and Social Media on. There may be a case that you have a different audience on Google plus than you do on Facebook. They're certainly make a case that your Facebook profile has a different audience than your Facebook page. My big message and I hope this is coming through is to think about recognizable elements more than exactly the same design. Some of us who is almost the same design. Some people, like Andrew, use almost exactly the same design. Although he actually changed his profile image, which was interesting. He had the same header image across different sites. But the main thing to think about is being recognizable. Do I know it's you when I get there? And if you're doing that by using a logo by using an image by using a profile or by using the same header image, all of those things can work all of those things together or fine. But you don't have to use exactly the same thing at every site. I don't want to say there's a hard and fast rule toe that so thanks for that question that okay, a rose by any other name heads up, as you think about a lot of people when they start thinking about their profiles and they start realizing, Oh, the other thing. Jenny recommends that you use the same name across your different sites. So I am Jeannine Warner. My full name, no space on all of myself for media sites makes it consistent. Makes it easy to find me wherever you go. There's one exception to that. We talked about the next section, but a rose by any other name is about kind of bringing that home. And if you don't have the same name on your social sites, you can change them. But I wanted to give you a heads up. Facebook lets you change your name once and only once. After you've done that, you're done. They won't let you do it again. So think well, Google says you can change your Google plus name three times every two years. It's a little arbitrary. I think it's about not having you do it too often. I don't know how many of us change our names that often, anyway. But but that is their stated limit. Uh, you don't want to change your name a lot, but I do think if you've got different names on Facebook than Google than Twitter than others, one of the things you might do to make your social media design more consistent. It's a going wherever you can and actually change that name. And that brings me to a whole nother segment that I want to share with you, um, about writing your bio and I'll start into this now in the segment. We may continue it in the next one, but one of the hardest things that you'll ever dio is to write something about yourself. Teoh, to write your own body biography to present yourself on a site like Google. Plus, let me just switch back over for a second. There's an about tab, right? So if I go to my Google plus profile and I go to the about time, you'll see that there's a lot of room here for an introduction for information about who I am. I love the little bragging rights thing. Very, very few social media sites throw in a question like bragging rights. I don't know how it I've traveled by car, camel horse, elephants, thumb, scuba gear, canoe kayak, bulletproof vehicle and a variety of things that lifted me off the ground. I don't know. Um I'm sure there are other things I could add to that list. Are there any other modes of transportation that you've ever been on that aren't on my left? Terrorism? Um, pretty good list. I think that's a really solid list. I'd have to look at it for a sec. Rollercoaster. Yeah, I got that really cluster there, but that's can't check out of me. Actually, I'm not. I'm not a big fan of roller coasters. Um, and I have to confess, I didn't spend a lot of time on the elephant. We didn't go any great distance, but I did get the experience. I want to know about the bulletproof vehicle that I've done a lot of times. Um, you know, I do a lot of work with journalists and I do it on. I may talk some more about that this week. It's really one of my causes in the world Is the help people share information in places where it's not as easy to share information. As here in the US, it's easy to be critical of US media. But most of us take for granted that we have many sources of information from many different perspectives and very little of anything that looks like censorship per se in many other parts of the world. That's very, very different. So I have often found myself in places where, particularly journalists and publishers, are targets. So if you're riding around with the newspaper pollution publisher in Latin America, you're often riding in an SUV that you know they're bulletproof vehicles. Because when you shut the door, have this thud that's a little too heavy on the glasses, like give you tap on the glass. It doesn't feel like glass. It feels like a wall, and you can't roll down the windows. Maybe this much sometimes because the doors reinforced. No place for the window to go there heavy, very happy cars, but they look like a normal car. You see them? Well, I'm sure you've traveled by train as well, but it's not on your list. What am I thinking? Thank you. Throw training there. Um, but yeah. Okay, so that's kind of a quirky thing. If you haven't filled it full, that filled out the bragging rates. I like that, but the biography and should you use a paragraph should use six paragraphs. So do you have a short bio sheet of a long bio? Should it be the same on all your site? The's air? Tough questions to answer as well. But just the process of raining a biography is so hard for most people that I want to spend some time talking about that. So I'm just gonna give you a few kind of suggestions about that to get you started thinking about. First thing I always suggest is take it. Most of us get a little intimidated just thinking about how to introduce ourselves. That's a really it's a very loaded thing to Dio. You're not just sort of talking about who you are. You're having to kind of question who you are, like before I can introduce myself. I have to get comfortable with the introduction I have, and then that I have to think about. What am I doing this week and what is that introduction look like? So do I Internet deuce myself as an author or a Web designer or a consultant that works with journalists or for me, I've kind of come to find that I use a slightly different introduction in person based on where I am and who I am with. So if I'm with a group of journalists in Latin America, I might introduce myself slightly differently than if I'm at a place where they're a bunch of Web design geeks here in Seattle that place the mind different specialties and expertise. But on the Internet, you kind of have to have one introduction to everybody, and that makes it even more child challenging. So I think starting my just taking a deep breath and realizing that this is a process that everybody goes through and there's no magic answer. The other thing is to turn the editor off in your head. One of the things that non writers are prone, Teoh and experience writers no one forgets sometimes is. We have this expectation that as we write, things should come out perfectly. And that's just not how the reigning process works. In my experience, the best writers write and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite, and then they have two or three editors. Look it over and change it and send them queries and corrected and edit it. And by the time you read something in a book or a magazine, it's gone through many, many operations. It's not what the person sat down and wrote the first time they sat down, but many of us sit down to write our biography or anything else and feel like we have to write it perfectly from the start. And that's just not realistic or in any way possible. So turning the editor off in your head just letting yourself spew just the first version can just be this kind of stream of consciousness. Get some ideas down, get some phrases down, get some messaging down. There's another thing people talk about among writers. Write drunk at it sober. I'm not really advocating you. Go out and get drunk, too, right? If you don't want to drink that, there are other ways to turn off the editor. But the idea of doing something that gets you out of your head a little bit turns off that sensor a little bit, and then after you've done that, serves spew it all out on the page process, Come back with a fresh, sober perspective and do the edit. Or better yet, have somebody else help you edit it with you can really make a difference. And, you know, maybe have your profile picture taken while drunk. Yeah, I work. We're gonna have a call in later today who counsels young people on how to protect their image. And I'm pretty sure he would discourage that. I actually I'm gonna ask him, You know, what's your advice for young people? And do you have any different advice for old people? And I'm guessing that wants the same for both. That's cape have a couple of times told people that a great way to work on your bio is to go out with friends and just sitting around the table brainstorming with your friends. Start spitballing how you think you should be introduced and ask them what they might say about you and how they might introduce you whether you drink or not. Will you do that again? Do your discretion. But remember, almost every mobile device out there now has a recorder and just brainstorming with friends and capturing that all in a recording and then going back and kind of typing up the key phrases that come out of that. Those lines those phrases, those key pieces of messaging that sometimes our friends, family partners come up with that we're not as confident of ourselves to come up with can really help you come up with a stronger bio are a shorter message. So if you need an excuse to go out and hang out with your friends this weekend, this is part of your homework. From this class, you go brainstorm with people you know, love and trust how you should best be describing yourself in social media and elsewhere. Another thing that people ask a lot of silly right in the first person or right in the third person. Or should I have different versions? The biggest rule is just don't mix the two. You don't want a bio that starts. Ginny Mourner, blah, blah, blah. I love third person is referring to yourself as other, and first person is referring to yourself in the eye form. Choose one or the other in general. If you're using the first person, you're saying I did this, I did that. It's seen as a little more informal. And if you're using the third person, Janine Warner is Blobel Law. That's seen as more formal. So a lot of us actually have created two versions, have one that's more kind of casual and playful. And I wrote the first person they use that on my Facebook profile and on my website, where I want to introduce myself in a casual way first. And from that buyout, I linked to my more formal bio, my website, that if you're introducing me at a presentation or if you need a biography for me for the book cover for something else, it's the more formal third person, so not right or wrong. But this gets back to thinking about what is your kind of general message. What is the message that you're putting out in the world? So do you want people to know you as a casual, approachable, informal kind of person? Or are you trying to be a little more lofty and formal in the way you introduce yourself? And if it's the latter, you want more of the third person. If it's the other, you want the first person. Another thing that I think it is really key, especially those of us who are reinventing ourselves on a regular basis and here and creative life where we have so many creative professionals and so many entrepreneurs. There's a challenge that what I do this year might be slightly different than what I did last year. When I do, next year might be slightly different. Were reinventing ourselves all the time. And I think one of the things you want to think about when you're writing your bio is to begin with the thing you most want to be known for and not begin with some history, so you never want to start. I was born in the Midwest, right? That's going back a little too far. And you probably don't want to start with what you studied in school or what your first job was, unless you've just graduated and that so much about who you are, what, you really want to start with it. This is what you are known for today. This is what you do today. You know. Jessica Drake is a photographer who specializes in creative, expressive imagery, spitballing that, but that being a strong first, this is who you are and what you're known for versus Jessica over the years has done this and that and done that. Right? Start first with that, What do I want to be known for? What do I do? And then you can start backing up from there. What have I done in the past that lends credibility to this? Remember your writing, your biography. You're not writing your your reading, your biography for the web we're talking about, you know, maybe, maybe seven paragraphs, maybe two paragraph, Certainly not 500 pages. You don't have to put in every detail of your history. You don't have to put in everything you've ever done. So you can pick and choose the things that most reinforce the thing you want to be known for today. I wouldn't leave big holes. I wouldn't leave out something people especially know you for, But you start with that strongest thing about yourself. This is what I want to be known for now. And then you start reinforcing that with the things that you've done in the past, that back that up without feeling like you have to list everything you've ever done. This isn't a resume. It's a biography. It's a more general description of who you are and really also think about, including things that make you special. If there's a particular talent, you have a particular technique. Um, a kind of imagery that you'd like to dio a kind of blogging that you're known for include that specialty in there as well. Then I think it's helpful toe end with something that makes me want to get to know you better. So I was working with a photographer, Diana Bahr body, who was one of my students and another creativelive class here, and we went through a whole bunch of different things about who she is and starting with a strong message about being a photographer and house. She specializes with families and likes to work with people in their homes and their natural environment, and then the B. And she said, You know, people always accuse me off sprinkling pixie dust because I sort of made people look better, like that's kind of cute. That's kind of endearing. That that's sort of a message tucked in there just warms me to you, gives me a little more of your personality. It gives me a little more of a feeling of what it's gonna be like to work with you when you come to my house. So don't be afraid, Teoh. Sprinkle a little pixie dust on your own biography.