Some best examples of curated lists
When I started the writing course (which of course got over last week), one of the essential tasks was to set up an online home for me. I did a reasonably basic job of putting up one. But I was not fully satisfied with mine. I told myself, it is just the v1 and I will improve it once in two weeks.
Since then, whenever I land on someone's website, I am curious about their "About Me" and "Recommended Lists/Reading". I have come across at least three beautiful just about me pages in the past week:
Anita Amini's home page. She took the writing course with me and completely revamped her page during the course. It is a very good example of how one can build such a nice one with good feedback and coaching. It now looks awesome. It is neat and clean. A delicate balance between personal and professional information about her. She also has essential links from her blogs that help people to explore more about her.
Buster Benson's home page and curated links page. This is probably a gold standard in how an about me page and curated links page should be done. I am really jealous of it and inspired by it as well. Buster doesn't do just a listing of books or articles. He mentions explicitly on what resonated with "him" or what "he learnt" out of it. That makes this page worthy and valuable. Not only he took the time to compile the list but went above to say why it is crucial.
Barbara Oakley's recommendation page is another gold mine. Barb is a superstar in learning science. Her course Learning How To Learn is the world's most popular and most watched MOOC. Her page works well because of the novelty and diversity in the books she is suggesting. More importantly, she adds her views on why it is recommended.
Have you come across any such excellent sites, pages? Which one of those impressed you in recent times? Do share it.