How to write an engaging about me page for your bloggers. 6 things every blogger should include in an about me page.
Oh that good ‘ol “About” page. If you’re a blogger, you definitely have one. But the real question is, are you making the most of this valuable page on your blog?
Think about the last time you found a blog you really loved. You probably landed on an article, loved it. Read another. Then thought “who is this person?” At that point, I’m sure you clicked over to their About Me page. Upon reading, if you determined this person was a total bad ass you probably started following them on social media and now you’re an avid reader.
That About Me page is an important step on the journey to loyal readers. It’s that point where someone is just getting to know you better and trying to figure out if you’re the kind of person they want to trust and learn from. We know, it’s big!
About Me pages can feel a little awkward to write at first. For a lot of us, writing about yourself can feel self indulgent, but I promise it’s really not.
We put together an outline of all the elements you want to include in your amazing About Me page so that new reader will be hooked!
Before You Start:
It’s easy to get caught up in trying to sort through all the various details of your life. What should include? What’s interesting? Who cares? But before you get caught up, the easiest way to get to the right information, is to put yourself in the shoes of an ideal first time reader. If you were to land on your blog’s About Me page, what information would you want to learn? Remember, when in doubt, make it about your reader.
1.) Explain who this blog is for and what it’s about (2-3 sentences)
These first couple sentences are super important. If you can clearly articulate who this blog is written for and what it’s all about, potential readers will know right away if it’s the right blog for them. Finding one killer hook for your blog will come in handy pretty much any time you try to explain what you do, so it’s worth finding the right way to describe what it is you’re about.
2.) Include a quality head shot and some fun photos that illustrate your style
People are visual creatures. We want to make connections with the people we’re reading about, and a lot of that is just knowing what they look like. Include at least two or three quality pictures of yourself. One should be you, smiling (at your new readers) and another should show off your personality. Maybe you’re super girly, show off a beautiful dress. Maybe you love to travel, show off that amazing vacation. Help readers instantly connect with your vibe through an awesome photo of yourself.
3.) Share a little bit about yourself
People can relate to you when then can see that they have things in common, so share a little about who you are outside of the blog. You can tell a quick story of how you started your blog, share your interests, what you do when you’re not blogging, anything that can help readers connect to you.
Sharing a part of your journey can help your readers better identify with you. Ideally they’ll be somewhere along a path that’s similar to yours, so if you can share a little about how or why you started you’re more likely to make a stronger connection.
4.) Include links to Your Favorite Posts
While you’ve got a new reader’s attention why not show them the best of the best? Include 4-5 of your absolute favorite posts and have a short sentence next to each about why you love it.
5.) Include a link to Contact Page & Work with Me Page
Include a link to these two pages (or if you have them as one, together) because often brands or people interested in collaborating with you will go to your About Me page first. You want to make it easy for people to be able to connect with you.
6.) Include links to your newsletter & favorites social network
If someone has made it all the way down to the bottom of your About Me page, it probably means that they’re pickin’ up what you’re layin’ down. So why not invite them to be a VIP? Make it easy for them to join your newsletter or follow you on your favorite social media platform. You don’t want to overwhelm people with every way they can follow you (overkill), but show them the best of the best.
Here are a couple About Me pages we love! (Plus links to ours 😉 )
- Christina (dats us)
- Georgie (dats us)
- Lee from Fit Foodie Finds
- Davida from the Healthy Maven
- Erin from the Almond Eater
- Rachel from rachLmansfield
- Les from the Balanced Berry
What Do You Think?
What’s something you look for when you’re reading an about me page?