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January 12, 2015

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5 easy tips for an engaging “about” page on your wordpress blog

by Alex - Project Lady

Here are the tips to make your about page more attractive & engaging to your target audience.

Note that attractive does not mean a marketing strategy. We are not selling anything. It is something you give to your audience to relate with you and your blog.

1. Show your authentic true self:

Who are you really? What are you doing on earth? What is it like to be you?

Remember that who you are before what is it about. Author is everything in a blog. Let the audience relate with you first, then your blog.

yinyang - Copy2. Give juicy details about your dark side

This is not FB so you can freely express yourself and get out of the shiny happy person image (Sorry R.E.M.)

Deepest desires, worst habits, lost hopes can be shared without any fear of judgement. Note that, I am not saying the content should be all about negative things. It should be though about the Yin as well as Yang of yourself. Show both your dark and the bright sides.

3. Clear up your mind about your purpose of writing

You do not have to do this on the first day, but it will become more clear in time. In some about pages, I get lost. You don’t want your readers to get lost. In time, clear up the unnecessary and come up with your neat, to the point purpose of writing.

4. Put some biographical information

Age, gender, location whatever you want to share. You do not have to share every detail of course but give your audience a little information about yourself so they can imagine you in front of them having a face-to-face conversation while they read your posts.

feet - Copy5. Put one photo of you or something depicting you as a person

It does not have to show your face, it could be anything like your hand writing a blog post for example.

Note that, putting many photos of your daily life is another distraction. You can share those moments with posts. About page should include 1 simple photo.

Just please do not put cat/flower/sunset/snowman pictures on about section. You do not have to show yourself but you may want to give an idea of yourself and you as a person.

Bad example:

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Good examples:

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Happy blogging 🙂

Alex

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jan 12 2015

    Love the tips and have done as suggested on my About page thanks

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  2. Jan 12 2015

    Reblogged this on Just Us Owls.

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  3. Megan
    Jan 12 2015

    Loved the tips and have linked to my post about revamping my about page. Thanks love

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    • Jan 12 2015

      🙂 it’s a pleasure

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  4. Jan 12 2015

    Brill tips – really enjoyed the read! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 X

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    • Jan 12 2015

      You are welcome 🙂

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  5. Jan 12 2015

    Reblogged this on H H T C and commented:
    Your blog *is* personal. You should reflect that in your About page. This is advice I need to take, myself!

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    • Jan 13 2015

      🙂 Glad to help

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  6. Jan 12 2015

    Good list.
    Especially using “5 easy tips for ***” in the post header. Using something like that always attracts peoples attention. 🙂
    Maybe because it’s a promise to keep the post short? I’m going to use it a lot in my later posts.

    Thanks.

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    • Jan 13 2015

      Glad to help 🙂

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  7. Jan 13 2015

    Its always good for me to be reminded how to connect, and honestly I wonder if I had actually thought hard enough about how much the reader might wish to connect with me the writer. Thanks!

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    • Jan 13 2015

      🙂 glad to help

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  8. Jan 14 2015

    This is a great compilation of ideas to make the about page more interesting. Thanks so much for recommending this!

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    • Jan 14 2015

      You are welcome :)))

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  9. dtanajewski
    Jan 31 2015

    Alex, you should do something with animations on your blog’s main page. They are impractical and make your page difficult to read.

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    • dtanajewski
      Jan 31 2015

      in my opinion… 😛

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