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How To Have A Rock Star Community Profile!

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It is important to be a human in the Community. Here is an example of an awesome member, Elizabeth Johnson, and her profile in Community.

One of the best ways to show off your human-ness is to have a strong profile in the community.

There are several different schools of thought when it comes to creating and managing an online profile. It's a journey to find a good balance between showcasing your personality as well as your professionalism.

Updating your profile picture can portray your humanness and share your personality.

Why profile pictures are important: 

People who ask questions in the Community that have a profile picture are more likely to get answers than people who don't have profile pictures. They're also more likely to receive friend requests to help grow their professional network. 

People like to talk to other people.

First, upload a profile picture. Here is how!

Want to snazz it up? Click HERE.

Your profile picture is quite literally your face in the Blackbaud Community. It's the image that is associated with every comment, like, and post. So, choosing a profile picture that represents you is important. 

Now that you have a snazzy new picture, join the conversations in The Tap: Just for Fun to show it off!

 
Blog Community News 09/14/2017 8:30am EDT

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Here's a favorite saying:
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back."  Maya Angelou
Great article! I did realize until now that I had not uploaded a profile picture. :) 
"Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."
- Dennis
"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." JFK

(My profile picture is from a hike on the Hidden Canyon trail at Zion National Park. One of my greatest accomplishments, since I am deathly afraid of heights!)
“I see your picture and in that picture I didn't see you.”
“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” Mark Twain
I like to reflect on this one when I'm dealing with something especially challenging:

"When you come to the edge of all you know,
And are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
Or you will be taught how to fly."
- Barbara J. Winters
Holly, excellent post and great point about balancing personal and professional life in our profiles. This week week my favorite quote is from W. Clement Stone. "Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."
Jen Claudy Jen Claudy Apr '17
The secretary at my parents' church gave me this one, which was particularly fitting for the job I held at that time (years ago):
"A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
And I particularly like this one, which I've seen several times:
"The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln"
It is hard to be efficient and organized without annoying someone! 

I have no idea who said it but it very true
As a lifelong Die-Hard Cubs' fan, I had no choice but to use their logo as my profile picture after they won the World Series last October.  After that exciting game seven, the next day, my wife and I both worked until mid-afternoon when we hurried home, packed a bag and drove through the night o Chicago in time to join the parade for the team with the estimated 5 million other fans. And that's the story of my profile pic.
Thanks for the step by step! I just hope it doesn't scare people in the community! Or break their monitors!
Jen Claudy Jen Claudy Sep '17
In addition to getting better response on your questions, I find that I place more value on responses from Community members with profile pics than those without.
I just uploaded my new picture!  Whee!  It's taken at a recent family gather in someone's back yard.

One of my new favorite quotes is from one of my all-time favorite people, Maya Angelou.  "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
Picture updated! Here's a quotation I like --

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

Joan Perry Joan Perry Sep '17
I too changed my pic and always love reading your helpful tips...sometimes it helps to get a smallest insight into something to get the creative juices going.

Not sure who to attribute this quote too, but it hangs on my wall with Wonder Woman...no offense intended, but the language and sentiment has very often been needed!
"Sometimes s*** Gets Tough
Then I Remember
I'm a Bad Ass!"
Excellent Ideas!
Thank you for the helpful tips! I am a fan of screenshots :)
 
Quote...Happines is like Jam... You can't spread even a little, without getting some on yourself
Love it Holly!

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