Several Tips For a Killer About Page

Is your blog suffering from having people come to your site, maybe liking a post you did and not generate a follow from that person? If so, it just might be because of your About Page or lack of one.

As I mentioned earlier I will be doing a series of post related to Blogging tips, basically I will be dissecting an article I wrote HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! taking an in-depth look at each part. This morning’s post will be the Dreaded About Page!

What is it about this one page that can be a friend or an enemy to us?

Have you put off your About Page thinking it might suck.  Fears of not being as successful as you hoped at this point in life? Maybe it’s a privacy related concern. Maybe it’s easier to write content  but find it hard to create an about page. Whatever the reason, you are not alone.

I recently ran across an article that defines it rather nicely.

An ideal “About Me” page should say something about you. By this I do not mean your personal likes and dislikes such as certain movies and rock bands. Leave these types of interests for your social networking website profile. Instead, write something related to your beliefs, your education, why you started this blog, and perhaps add a picture of yours’. Write about your passion, your goals, and other things that add a personal touch. The idea is to give the reader a clear picture of you and your blog or website, and why you started the site they are viewing.

Source: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/importance-aboutme-page-blogging.html

I personally stumbled my way through and it took four times before I had a decent, About Page.  I had to think of a way to make it fun, informative, yet on target reflecting who I am. So I started with an opener like a comedian would for his or her monolog. My opener at the very top is, “Like dogs need to sniff the asses of other dogs a way of saying hello. So here is my ass! Sniff away.” So far as of today, I have 161 likes on that page alone! I even had a few tell me they got a big laugh from it. That is when I knew I finally got it right!

 

Several Tips For a Killer About Page!

  1. ZombieTweetA good photo of you. What? I don’t want people to know what I look like. Can’t I just use my Avatar? Big fat no! If you want to have a Blog that is successful, you will have to have a photo of you on your About Page and preferably facing forward looking into the camera when it is taken. That way when people come to your page they see you looking at them as though there is eye contact. This also helps to build trust between you and the reader.
  2. Name, if you prefer not to give out your full name at least provide a first name so that your readers can make a connection with you. If anyone has visited Tony’s Blog on the right side he has his mug shot of handsomeness! Not only do we get a name, we get a nickname of T-Bird and me being a fan of the 1967 Ford T-Bird I’ll give a shout out to Tony! 🙂
  3. Show your personality! As I mentioned in an earlier post, your Example_About_pageblog should reflect you for it is an extension of you and so should your About Page. People have this need to know us as our true selfs before they can feel like they can trust us, You need to be you shining brilliantly on the poster.
  4. We don’t have to provide exactly where we live providing directions to our homes, but a geographical location like the greater part of Chicago can do wonders. This provides the reader with a first name, a general location with those tidbits about what your Blog is about. It’s like meeting someone for the first time and shaking hands!
  5. Tony halloweenDon’t be afraid to show the goofy side of you. We need to have a little fun. As an analogy, a Business man with a stuffy suit, one method in previous years was to wear a Bugs Bunny tie. This way when a client came in, they would get a sense that this person had a sense of humor, instead of being uptight full of shit and all business! Who want’s to talk to that person?

I hope that these few tips provide you some new tools to utilize or at least ponder about your About Page.

If you have questions please feel free to drop me a line!

Sources:

http://www.shoutmeloud.com/importance-aboutme-page-blogging.html

https://www.rocketspark.com/blog/why-about-us-page-so-important/

http://www.copyblogger.com/how-to-write-an-about-page/

http://heartmadeblog.com/about/

 

UnAnswered Comments Part 2

Osteoporosis was the diagnosis after waiting and waiting for the Doctor, P.S note to self, don’t go if a Pap smear is being done!

After the doctors, the day just got worse, crazy drivers cutting you off too close for comfort in two incidences. for a Monday it was busy out there on the roads. Then Deb’s car get towed away to junkyard heaven. She had that car for over 20 years and is depressed and currently gorging on a marathon of Scream Queens.

So for the last post of the evening, address some more comments and highlight two Bloggers.

Spotlight Blogger

Danny Ray PGADanny Ray, AKA Dream Big Dream Often not only is one great writer providing insights on his personal struggles yet showing us that there is always light at the end of the tunnel paving a way for brighter futures. Danny believes dearly in giving back and helping out his fellow Bloggers by hosting his bi-monthly Meet & Greet Parties that everyone should be attending.

Danny has also shown this little O’l Jack Rabbit of a Blog major support by reblogging several of my posts and most recently has shown great support ever since Janice from Mostly Blogging and I formed an alliance to help our fellow Bloggers out.

Thank you, Danny. You, sir, have my full respect and gratitude.

Gold trophy

Janice another great Blogger from Mostly Blogging  is a Blogger that provides great tips from Instagram. Pinterest and other subjects while still trying to help out her fellow Blogger.  Did you know she was interviewed by Daniela Uslan. You can read more here by clicking on the link provided.

http://mostlyblogging.com/inspire-me-monday-linky-party-57/

On to other comments that need to be addressed.

Alexandra from My Urban Family earlier left me a comment while I was AFK (away from keyboard).

Hi Michael, is this an ongoing thing you are going to be doing or just a one off for now? I would love to set something up where a couple of my posts are put on reddit each week and I submit a few for others as well!

Alexandra, this will be an ongoing thing until it becomes apparent that it is no longer required or needed.

mysticalwriter12

Hi Michael!
Just wanted to say that your posts for Reddit are awesome. I would like to share a blog, it is one of my spiritual pieces I did. Would love to see what kind of response I get.
https://mysticalwriterblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/heart-chakra/
Thanks!

Hi there and thank you for leaving a link to be shared on Reddit. I will get to that soon. First I do have to abide the Reddit rules of power and make some comments within the subreddit.

gary loggins

Yours has been submitted and can be found here

Submitted on November 1, 2015, https://www.reddit.com/r/promote/

Have a good evening everyone. I will be back at this in the morning.

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