Dec 30 2007

Let your readers know who you are

Have you ever visited a blog with a random title, read the latest post and known all you needed to know about the author?

Well if you have, then you’ve been lucky and that writer just happened to have the right post at the right time on the first page and tomorrow when they post again the next group of people will miss out on that brilliant first impression.

So the odds are the first post a new reader will see on your post may be something like:

From this first post you can gather some small information about me, I willing to experiment with crayons and possibly I like Dracula. It doesn’t tell you what I do for a living, my age, why I blog or even what my name is (well you can find that if you try without too much trouble I suppose but you get the idea).

This is where your about me page comes into play.

The about me page on your blog gives you an identity instantly that can if written well add authority to your posts. This is especially important if you’re blogging for business reasons or as a portfolio and nothing helps your adsense dollars like repeat readers who will pass on the good word because they like you!

So on your about me page write about why I should read another word written by you, do you have some experience in the field that you’re blogging about?  Are you passionate about what you write about? Or just write more about who you are which will help me identify with you, make you feel more like a real person rather than the sum of a potentially uninformative random post!

Just don’t go look at my about me page!!! I’m going to go work on that now LOL.


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2 Comments on this post


  1. Mike said:

    An about page is something that I have seemed to have neglected over the past few months. Thanks for reminding me. I shall have to set one up in the next few days.

    December 30th, 2007 at 9:24 am
  2. Lee said:

    Hi Mike – it was something I meant to put on my list for my downtime over the festive season but for some reason it never got put on the list!

    I’m probably going to work on it over the next couple of days myself.

    It’s not a bad idea to have a business card sized profile of yourself either for all those social book marking sites that want a description of you and your blog. If you have one handy you can cut and paste you’ll save yourself some time.

    December 30th, 2007 at 4:27 pm


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