Much of the information shown on your user profile page is actually from your Account Settings, but your profile page is what advertises you as an author and can function like a free website, if you don't already have one.
If you haven't already logged in, click Log In (top of every page) and do that. If you are already logged in, click your name and click Profile from the drop-down menu.
This shows you what your current profile page looks like. This is what is shown to other users if they click on your name from a message, reply or comment. Unless your profile page is private and then only your Display Name is shown from the Account Settings page.
Like most communities, it is nice to be able to put a face to a user that has written, replied or commented on the site, especially when we see each other in-person or via zoom at monthly meetings. It just builds a better, stronger community.
From your profile page, clicking Edit Profile actually goes to the Account Settings page, which is where you can customize all the standard information that is shown on your public profile. To customize the rest of the content on this page, simply click on the item you want to change.
Profile Picture and Header
Much like most every social media site there is, you can click the camera icon that appears over your profile picture to upload a picture of yourself. You can also click the camera icon in the top-left corner to upload a custom header image for your profile. Image uploads are limited to 1MB in size.
Please keep images respectable as it does reflect on the community and we don't want to have to step in and start babysitting people.
Next you can click on the text area that says "Share something about yourself..." and a pop-up will display that allows you to type in whatever information you want on your profile page. Since we are a writers' guild, you could use this section for your author bio.