The “About Me” page is arguably the most important one on your blog. If you look at your stats, you’ll see that it actually gets quite a lot of traffic; people want to know about you and who you are. This post is one of a series I have written about blogging tips. The full series can be found here
If you want to work with brands or PRs, it’s especially important to have a good “About Me” page, as this is the first place they will look to see whether they want to work with you.

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This is the photo from my About page.

Here are a few tips for constructing a good “About Me” page.
  • First things first: there is no point whatsoever in writing yourself a lovely About page, publishing it, and then just never looking at it again. You need to regularly review your page and check whether all the information in it is still correct and relevant. If your About page says you’re pregnant, but your child is clearly now a toddler, people will be confused as to what’s going on.
  • Have a look at the About pages of other blogs in your area. See what information they include, but also read the page and see what you think of it. Is it easy to follow? Does it tell you what you want to know about the person? Read as many different About pages as possible to help you decide what you want to include in yours.
  • Tell the reader who you are, but also who the main people are in your blog. Unless you want to introduce each member of your family at the beginning of east post, put them in your About page. That way newcomers who aren’t familiar with your blog will be able to figure out who you’re talking about, how old they are, what position they have in your life. Share as much information as you are comfortable with the reader knowing up-front. 
  • This sounds silly, but tell them what your blog is about. What do you write about? Is it just family life, or do you also blog about politics/feminism/mental health/disability/illnesses? Tell people what they can expect from reading your blog.
  • If you want people to contact you, whether that be potential guest posters, PRs or companies, tell them how to do that. Provide your email address and state exactly what you will and will not consider.
What do you think? Do you disagree with any of my tips? Do you have any to add? What do you think makes a great About page on a blog? 
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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.

16 Comments

theuncheshirewife · 18/08/2013 at 14:47

Think i&#39;ll have a little look at mine. I didn&#39;t treat it as important so might look at it with different eyes now. Thanks for the useful info.<br /><br />@Nortonmum

Kerrie McGiveron · 19/08/2013 at 11:04

This is a really good post. My &#39;About&#39; page is not really detailed and probably doesn&#39;t put across what I want it to. Thanks for this, I&#39;m going to sort mine out later!

Victoria - WTPP · 19/08/2013 at 19:30

Yet another great post! My about me page is set out abit different but i think it gives all the needed details seems as though theres a seperate contact page x

Bismah Abdelgawad · 21/08/2013 at 12:21

Great post! I need to work on mine a little more. It has not changed since I first started blogging over four months ago. <br />I am a new follower via &quot;Showing Some Love Hump Day&quot;. Now following you on G+, Bloglovin, and Twitter. I look forward to reading more of your blog.<br />Have a great day :)<br />Bismah @<br />http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

Sarit Bronstein · 21/08/2013 at 19:07

I must update mine, thanks for the tips!

Brittnei Washington · 22/08/2013 at 03:25

These are great tips! I actually opted to have an about me section on the side bar that gives pretty much everything that I want people to know about me instead of an actual page. I honestly love the new layout with the about me on the side like that….this way, as they are reading, they see my smiley face and can read the about me infobefore, during or after reading my latest post without

katchambers · 23/08/2013 at 13:19

Very helpful post, thanks, should definitely rethink mine.

katchambers · 23/08/2013 at 13:20

Very helpful, thank you, I will rethink mine.

Orli D · 23/08/2013 at 18:14

Great tips, I think you are absolutely right. The &quot;about me&quot; page is so important, and too often neglected. A great idea to write a post explaining its importance, and a great post!

Lyndsay FizzyPeaches · 24/08/2013 at 09:19

Hey, this is a great post – thank you for sharing! You have inspired me to spruce up my about me page this week! Lovely blog too :)<br /><br />Lyndsay xx | <a href="http://www.fizzypeaches.com&quot; rel="nofollow">Fizzy Peaches ♡<br /></a>

NorthWestMumUK · 24/08/2013 at 10:52

Fantastic post, thanks for sharing. Just gone back to my Update Page to have a tinkle.<br />Love your blog xx

Sarah-Louise Bailey · 24/08/2013 at 17:39

Thank you for sure a helpful post – I have to admit my about page is just a mix up of all different things it doesn&#39;t have any real theme going on – perhaps I should take a few minutes and update it :). <br /><br />Thank you for link up with the I Love My Post Blog Hop<br /><br />Sarah<br /><a href="http://www.lifeinabreakdown.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">Life in a Break Down</a><br />xx<br />

Lollzz · 24/08/2013 at 20:17

Some good tips! I haven&#39;t written an About Us page – I didn&#39;t really see much point but I&#39;ve changed my mind now! Job for tomorrow!

Tori Wel · 25/08/2013 at 17:48

A great bunch of tips and very useful indeed. I shall bookmark this :) Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

Elizabeth · 23/04/2014 at 07:09

My task for today is to write up the About Me page for my revamped blog (which will hopefully be launched this week!). Thanks for the tips, I will keep them in mind while writing! :)

Lisa · 24/04/2014 at 08:05

Good post. It&#39;s so easy to forget the About Me page, even though it&#39;s often one of the most viewed. I have just revamped mine but think it needs some work yet to get to a place where I&#39;m really happy with it.

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