If you need additional help creating or editing your profile, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To edit your profile, go to the “my account” tab in the top left corner of the screen. The “my account” tab is a drop down menu.
Menu item #1: Links
Select “my links” then “create”
- Here, you can add the web address to any link. Be sure to include the http://
- Our software will “fetch” the details of the link and capture a short description of the website as well as an associated image if one exists on the website you’re linking to.
- If an image isn’t captured, you can upload your own.
- If a description isn’t captured, you can write your own or copy and paste a short blurb that describes the link.
- Keep the description under 500 characters (about 3-4 sentences).
- You can also link to a YouTube video. If you have video or audio files saved on your computer, they can be uploaded under the “gallery” tab (see below).
Menu item #2: Activity
This will show you a history of anything you have posted. Your posts also appear under your general profile.
Menu item #3: Profile (& uploading new photo)
From here you will see the secondary drop down menu “edit profile” and “change avatar”.
To upload or edit your profile photo, click “change avatar” and upload a photo from your computer. You can also crop the image.
If you logged in through facebook, your facebook profile picture is automatically used. In order for your photo to change on Poets At Work, you will have to change your profile picture on Facebook.
Menu item #4: Messages
Just like facebook or email, you can send messages to other members. If someone send you a message, you will see a notification in the top left of your screen.
Menu item #5: Friends
You can request to become friends with other members & see if you have any pending friend requests (this will also appear under notifications).
Menu item #6: Followers
When someone visits your profile, they can choose to follow you. This feature is meant to show you members who have taken an interest in your work. If you’re a fan of a poet on the site, you can follow them by clicking on their name or photo and selected the “follow” button. Poets can see who is “following” them.
Menu item #7: Groups
From here you can create a new group such as “French Writers” and members will have the option to join your group. This is a good way to start a blog-style conversation with members who share your interests.
Menu item #8: Send Invites
You can invite other poets to join the site by entering their email address. Though membership is by invitation, current members can also send invites.
Menu item # 8: Gallery
You can upload video or audio files as well as photos. Anything uploaded here will appear under your profile. Because many poets don’t have videos of their own readings, you can link to your videos through the “links” option (dropdown menu item #1 under “my account”).
Menu item #9: Settings
Here you can change your password. A couple of members have reported issues with the password reset feature. We’re working on making this an easier process. If you forget your password, the easiest method (for now) of obtaining a new one is to email us at info@poetsatwork and we’ll send you an easy, new password that you can change under the “settings” tab.
If you click on your “profile” tab, you will also see many of the above options. If you click “edit profile” you will also see the option for adding a sample poem.