MySpace.com is a free website that allows you to keep in touch with old friends, meet new friends, advertise your business or band and many other things. The online community has become very popular among people of all ages. MySpace has over 100 million registered users. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your personal MySpace profile. You will even be given your own URL link so that friends and family can easily visit your page.
First, you need to go to www.myspace.com and register for a free account. Click the sign up tab and fill in as much information as you possibly can. Once your account has been registered, it is time to get started.
MySpace allows you to add alot of pictures to your profile. Have fun with it and add serious pictures and goofy pictures. You might choose to add pictures of your children or your pets, your home or your business and other personal pictures that explain who you are. For respect to the community, MySpace does not allow nude or pornographic pictures to be uploaded to their site. You are not allowed to add violent images or copyrighted photos, either. Write interesting captions for your pictures and choose your default picture. Whatever you choose as your default picture will be the picture that people see when first viewing your profile.
Next, personalize your page. Under the about me section, spill your guts! What do you do for a living? Are you in school? Do you have any special talents or likes/dislikes? Have you gotten engaged, married or had children? Many people select their friends from the about me section of profiles, so let everyone know as much about you and your personality as you can. The fun thing about MySpace is that you do not have to be prim and proper all of the time-have fun and get creative!
Change the layout of your MySpace profile. There are several free websites that you can copy and paste layouts from. Do a websearch on free MySpace layouts and get creative! When you find something that you like, copy the HTML code from the site. Go to your homepage on MySpace and click on edit page. Under the “About Me” section, paste the code that you copied. Preview your changes and if the new changes are correct, click on save changes. Always remember to preview your changes first because once you save your changes, there is no going back!
Visit those same MySpace layout pages and look for avatars, dividers, contact tables and other forms of animation that you would like to add to your MySpace profile. For example, if you like McDonald’s-search for the golden arch design. Simply copy and paste it under whichever section of your profile you would like it to be.
To get the most out of your MySpace page, you will need to have friends. Search for old friends under the “search” tab at the top of your MySpace page. You can search by name, city and state, age, school and many other classifications. Once you have found a friend, click on their picture to visit their MySpace profile. If you want to add them as a friend, simply click on their “Add me” tab.
You can also write blogs on your MySpace profile for your friends to read. A “blog” is short for a web log and is basically an online diary. Blogging is an easy way to share your thoughts and feelings with your friends. Anyone that visits your page can view your blogs. The blogging are is your space to be creative. Tell everyone how your life is and what is going on. Publish poetry, write songs for your friends to see, share recipes and much more! Some MySpace users blog on events in their city and band performances, while other MySpace users choose not to blog at all.
You can add songs and music to your page. Visit a band’s MySpace page and click “add” on the player. You can also search under the music tab at the top of your MySpace page. Find your favorite song or a song that suits your personality.
MySpace pages look great with personalized slideshows. Visit www.slide.com and upload the pictures that you want to include in your slideshow. Follow the directions on the website and when you are finished, type in your MySpace log-in information and slide.com will automatically add the slideshow to your profile. They do not store your log-in information, so there is no need to worry about someone finding out your personal information.
After your page is setup, you will be able to send messages, comments and post bulletins. You can also post comments on your friends pictures, under the “Pics” section of their profile. You are able to send a message to anyone, but you can only send a comment to someone that is in your friend’s list.
Whatever you do with your MySpace page, have fun and be creative. The possibilities are endless and there are numerous websites avaiable to help you personalize your profile. Because there are so many users on the MySpace community, be safe and never post personal information on your site. Be careful who you befriend-some users only add people to their friends list that they actually know.