Crafting Your About Page

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I guarantee that readers will visit your about page as soon as they get to your site or finish reading whatever got them there in the first place. We want to know more about who we are reading; it helps with getting their trust. So having a well crafted about page is super important.

What To Call It

I’ve seen some bloggers suggest calling it something other than “About”, such as “New? Start Here!” or some variant of that. Now, this is totally subjective, but I say to just call it About, because then I know where I am going and know what to look for when I want to learn more.

Put It In The Sidebar

On my two blogs, I have in the sidebar a photo of myself with a short bio below. It’s the quick snapshot of what they can find elaborated on in your About page. Everyone should have this so we can see who we are reading right away and learn a little about you. Here is an example.

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Talk About You, Not Just Your Blog

The About page is not just telling us what your blog is about and what your goals are with it, although those should definitely be included. You should also talk about yourself as a person, it helps to be authentic when all we can see is what’s on our desktop. It doesn’t have to be a huge paragraph telling us your highest education level and the names of all of your pets, but just a quick look at who you are. Talk about your passions, interests, and hobbies outside of blogging.

Disclaimers

In my starting a blog post, I wrote about disclaimers. On my About pages, I include the opinion disclaimer, which is pretty much clarifying that I am writing my own experiences and opinions, not facts. It helps protect myself from trolls, but also gives me the freedom to say what I actually want to say.

Link It Up

The About page is a great place to link both within your blog and outside of it. I have a list of my guest posting appearances listed on there, as well as linking to my work with me page for brands and others looking to do so. Your About page is a good hub to use to link up other pages you want people to see, as well as different posts. Promote yourself in various ways through links.

What do you include in your about page? Share with a comment below.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Hey! I found your blog through the community pool and I’m glad I did. These are some great tips that I definitely need to consider! I’m really looking forward to following your amazing blog! Keep up the amaaaaazing blog.

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  2. MimiTa says:

    All of your tips are very helpful, and I’ve learned a lot of new things about how to make an About page! I never thought of including the disclaimer one though, so I’ll now start working on putting one in.
    Just curious….are there actually a lot of trolls out there though who will be leaving comments and such? *hyperventilates on the inside*

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    1. Not really. I’ve only had respectful comments. But in the event a post goes viral, it’s best to be prepared.

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      1. MimiTa says:

        OK! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. lecypoore says:

    These are great tips. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Aarya says:

    Wow you got a great blog here…this post is a great help…I am planning to start my second blog I will surely implement your suggestions for About Page ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Simple D says:

    You have really nice blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided not to do About page, because I want to keep my identity more or less to myself, as I often write about really personal things and other people and I don’t feel confident about it yet. But one day, It will be there ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Makes sense. If anonymity is a focus for you, make that work to your advantage

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  7. Sara says:

    YES!! I have to update mine and change things up a bit. It’s time.

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  8. Ashley says:

    I actually removed my photo and “about” section from my blog and I have zero regrets about it. I’ve seen an increase in views on my about page (which is far more comprehensive) and a decrease in my bounce rate. I also haven’t seen any change in traffic so I’m not too concerned about it. I have photos of me all over my blog and a photo in the footer. Having my photo / about in the sidebar is the one piece of advice I see over and over again that I disagree with.

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  9. jennyblaisdell says:

    Awesome tips! I need to work on revamping my about page soon.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  10. nice tips ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Christina says:

    So glad I found your blog, very helpful information!:)

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  12. Hello, I am new to the blogging world and just started my site. I really like yours and the way you set it up. Im hoping to get some advice as well. Keep up the good work.
    Kat

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  13. Your blog looks great. I really like the design and your content is great.

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  14. Thank you for these great tips! I’m new to the world of blogging, so still finding my feet. I have followed your blog and will be reading ALL your posts.
    xxx

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  15. crispyday says:

    I try to improve my about me page. This was very helpful off to work for me.

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