Before I launch into it here today, I’ll tell you a funny little tidbit that’s happening right now.
My partner is home today and went to start a load of laundry while I’m sitting here finishing up this blog post. The laundry machines are downstairs in the basement. He keeps coming up here on the main level and walks around in circles. Once in a while he picks up some stuff and puts it someplace else. Then he leaves, only to come back 30 seconds later to walk around in circles again. He does this several times. So distracting! So I finally said: “What are you looking for?”
He lost his coffee. 😂
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As a reader of blogs, I visit About pages of my new followers almost always (but not always immediately after I see them).
The About page determines partly whether I will follow back. I say partly because sometimes, there is no About page. Sometimes, their writing is enough to hook me to keep reading even without looking at their About page.
This does not mean that I don’t appreciate their follow if I don’t follow them back; I simply don’t want to clutter up my reader with content that doesn’t speak to me. They may have a very popular blog about fashion, for example, which isn’t something I concern myself with regularly, so I don’t necessarily follow someone like that even if they follow me.
Do you have an About page? If you don’t, you might want to consider creating one. I change mine occasionally, or rather, update it if it’s out of date.
Here are some About pages that I liked reading:
Now it’s up to you (and me). If you have an About page, go look at it in order to determine if it’s still up to date. I’m going to head over to mine and have a look too. If you don’t have an About page yet…create one! It doesn’t have to be long or detailed, but it should tell your readers something about your blog, and/or yourself.
If you don’t know how or where to start and you blog at WordPress, there is help here: Creating a WordPress page
And yes, by the way, I give homework to my readers now. 🙂