About that About page on your blog

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. πŸ˜‚

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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 I change mine occasionally, or rather, update it if it’s out of date.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:

On Becoming Maria

Aging Gracefully my Ass

The Overlap

A Crack in the Pavement

Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill

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. πŸ™‚

25 thoughts on “About that About page on your blog

  1. I havenΒ΄’t given my About page any thought! It’s probably the same as when I opened my WP account. I’m going to put some thought into this. Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. Did he ever find his coffee? LOL!!!!!

    Thanks for the reminder. I always forget to read people’s ABOUT pages!!! I pulled yours up and remember reading it before so at least there’s that, and I just finished updating my own.

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  3. If you happened to read my About page, I wonder if you have any suggestions for me? I think it’s probably too unwieldy and long plus not very imaginitive but kind of forget it’s there and sort of assume most people don’t bother to read it. Your About page is very informative and fun!

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  4. If you happened to read my About page, I wonder if you have any suggestions for me? I think it’s probably too unwieldy and long plus not very imaginitive but kind of forget it’s there and sort of assume most people don’t bother to read it.

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  5. Hey thanks for helping me find a few new blogs to look at. Always hoping to find more good ones to read. I updated my About page a month or two ago – it’s a bit longer but more relevant to who I am now, almost two years into blogging. Did he find his coffee?

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  6. Thanks for the link πŸ™‚

    I agree with you as well. The about page is one of the first things I look at when I find a new blog as it usually gives me a sense of who the blogger is and how likely I am to keep reading their posts.

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  7. I’ve been considering this too!
    I’m wondering if it’s because we’re at a certain place in our lives in which we have little time or patience for bs?
    You’ve inspired me to take a gander at my about page and get it together.
    Thanks! ❀

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    1. Nicely put. πŸ˜€

      But, sometimes am about page is missing because they don’t know how to create one which is why I put the turorial in. I’ve had a select few followers email me asking such questions. πŸ˜‰

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