Writing a Great “About” Page
If you’ve got a blog, you’ve almost certainly got some form of an “About” page setup. Unfortunately, most people don’t put a lot of effort into that page, and they really REALLY should.
I just saw a wonderful article about just how to spruce up “About” pages, over on WritetoDone called, “Five Tips on How to Write a Fantastic About Page“, and it’s well worth checking out.
It’s actually written by James Chartrand from Men with Pens, and it’s got some really good tips.
Here’s a taste of what’s included in the post…
There are some rocking blogs out there, and there are great sites full of entertaining info. But sometimes, you click the About page of one of these sites, and youâ€™re jarred from that greatness thanks to content as dry as breadcrumbs. Be consistent with the voice and style you use throughout your site, and reflect the same personality on your About page.
There are 5 major tips (with detailed descriptions and examples for each) and some questions at the end to get your thinking about what YOUR “About” page should tell the world about you. Your readers will be infinitely thankful if you read James’ tips and put them into practice.
A good “About” page won’t necessarily mean a lot more readers(though it might if it’s REALLY good), but a bad “About” page can kill a blog outright. It’s worth the effort, trust me.