Monday, January 9, 2012

Writing your About Me section

Most people don't like to write about themselves, but the About Me section should not be underestimated and should never be overlooked. Your “About Me” is often the first impression people have of you and your blog. Not only does this give readers the chance to get to know you and your style, but it also validates what you’re talking about by explaining why people should be reading your blog. It’s one thing to talk about the restaurant industry, for example, but by letting people know you actually work as a waitress for the past ten years validates your observations.

It’s important to publish a useful About Me page that tells your readers who you are and why you’re qualified to write about your blog’s topic or what gives you special insight into the topic to make your blog unique and interesting.

There are four main questions that readers want answered on your About Me page:
1. Who you are…
2. Your expertise and how it relates to the blog topic.
3. How you can help with their problem or goal…
4. How to contact you. Remember the key to blogging is connectivity.

Finally, don’t plagiarize your identity; find what’s unique about you and share it honestly. Blogs show personality and passion - never hide who you really are.

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