Polishing your Github profile ✨

The Stellar Explorer
2 min readAug 3, 2020


Adding a readme to your Github profile

My Github Profile

Since July 11th 2020, Github has a new feature that allows users to customise their profile significantly more than before by enabling them to write a readme for their whole profile.

Creating a profile repo takes less than minutes and the readme comes with a few ideas to get you started:

  • 🌱 I’m currently learning …
  • 👯 I’m looking to collaborate on …
  • 💬 Ask me about …
  • 📫 How to reach me …

Getting started

High level overview

  1. Initialise a new repository with your github username
  2. Include a README
  3. Make sure repo is public
  4. Polish ✨

Setting up your profile repo

Initialising a new profile repo

As seen in the image above, the green message indicates, that this repository will be used for your profile and that you should initialise the repo with a readme.

When entering your username as a repository name, Github will pop up a small popover, saying:

You found a secret! tyronyiu/tyronyiu is a ✨special ✨ repository that you can use to add a readme.md to your GitHub profile. Make sure it’s public and initialize it with a readme to get started.


As you can see, it is very easy to get started with github profile repositories and a personal profile readme.. Now go polish that readme!

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