After three years of blogging it recently occurred to me that I ought to create an "ABOUT" page for my blog. And now that I have I know why I have avoided it for so long!
It's not that easy to write a page about yourself is it? You don't want to appear too braggy, too silly, too stuffy, or too flaky. And if you're blog is about many things, how do you fit it all in without sounding, scattered, unfocused, and disorganized?
Like all good writing being concise is key. So I took that to heart when I created my own About page.
Here are the simple guidelines I followed.
PERSONAL PHOTO: Find a photo you love of yourself. One you'll feel good about putting out there for the world to see! My husband took this one of me last fall at a local farm. I felt might happy leanin' on that old tractor tire and flashing my pearly whites at the camera for him! Write a simple paragraph stating what your blog is about and include links to all pages in your blog that support your key topics and your blogging passions.
DEDICATE YOUR BLOG: As I was in the process of writing my about page it occurred to me that I would not be ME if it weren't for my sweet hubby and the family we have made together.
ARE YOU PUBLISHED? It's okay to fluff your feathers here a little. Provide information and links to the places where you are published.
BLOG HOPS AND LINKY PARTIES: List any special features and hops and parties you host or participate in on a weekly basis and invite folks to join in!
SPONSORS: Write a brief paragraph about who you would like to attract as sponsors for your blog and prices.
THANK YOU: Thank your readers for visiting your blog. Without our blogging friends, blogging wouldn't be half the fun!
I don't have all the answers, but the best advice I can give you is to just be yourself! I'm pretty happy with my little ol' ABOUT page but I'd love for you to give it a once over and tell me if I left out anything important!
Whew, I'm glad that's over! Enough about me!