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How to Write Your “About Me” Page

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How do you write an About Me page?

There are four main questions that readers want answered on your About Me page:

  1. who you are…
  2. your expertise and how it addresses…
  3. their problem or goal, and how they can…
  4. contact you

Here is a sample “About Me” page that answers these questions:

Hi, I’m Jane Smith and I write TransitionMomBlog (who Jane is) to help women make the transition from full-time mom to successful entrepreneur (the reader’s problem or goal). I started TransitionMomBlog in 2004 (Jane’s expertise – shows she has been blogging for two years) to help other women deal with the sometimes overwhelming prospect of starting a new business while still running a household (how Jane helps them overcome their problem or achieve their goal). Prior to raising my family, I spent over ten years as a teacher, corporate trainer and workshop leader (Jane’s expertise, both as a mom and a business person). To contact me, please email XXX (how to contact Jane).

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Comments

  1. Basementjoe says:

    I have no problem with the about me pages, i love talking about myself.

  2. wow. this is way off. no one does this. heres what mine says:
    i am
    kristencorruption
    -13.
    -taken and loving it.
    -photography would be my passion.
    && at dali’s wedding, i’m gonna be the best man wearing a lime green tux! ;D
    *inside joke with dali*

    your example was dumb. SERIOUSLY. no one wants to know that much.

  3. Thanks for the tips.

    How long ideally to write about me page?

    I have written about me page. But I think it’s too short.

  4. Faruqi says:

    Well, I thing Longer Doesn’t mean it is better, I mean, We have to compress the About Me page. Short and Simple. Right?

    And, Picture of the blog author is also very important.

    For me. Any additional Suggestions?

    Thanks Darren, Problogger.net now are our reference.

    http://ShockingHomebusiness.com

  5. Rob says:

    Thanks for the good tips! I had been tweaking my about page to get enough, but not too much information on it so that first time visitors would understand what my blog is all about and so that long time readers could check it to refresh their memories about certain things. You can check out my about page here

  6. QuickGold says:

    Thanks Darren for the tips, I’ve always been thinking on what should I write on my ‘About Me’ column. Hopes that with this tip, I may get better result on traffic and revenue.

  7. Ambrus Faust says:

    How does one convey their expertise, when they themselves are starting out on a topic and are not really experts at the moment. What would the stratgey be n that case?

    http://carlosxuma.myblogsite.com

  8. Hello,
    Actually when I was making my website and blog, I was really confused what to write in the page titled about me. I wrote more than ten pages but never felt satisfied. Even now I don’t have an about me page on my website.

    But I like the straight forward approach that you proposed and trying to write a new one on my website.

    Thank you for your post.

    http://www.vineeth.info

  9. ruel says:

    Hi!

    My blog is now up and running, well, my first post is my feeling of how to write blog and start-up on it.

    Thanks for the opportunity to post.

  10. Wakas Mir says:

    Nice tips.. I actually went on with testimonials for mine instead of writing about me others who know me did .. but yes will add a few things about what I did and am doing too :) thx

  11. Never thought “about me” page could be so important…Thanks Darren!

  12. Alex Wilson says:

    I took your advice and wrote a small about me page on my Australian Financial Blog – here is the page:

    http://www.savingsguide.com.au/about/

    Keep up the good work Daz!

  13. Rak says:

    I thought this was very helpful for someone that has figured out a purpose for their blog. I have yet to find that for my blog so it would be interesting how you would go about writing an About Me page for some like me who is still trying to figure out his niche.

    Rak

  14. Vile Smiles says:

    The purpose of my blog is just my rants and opinions. So the blog is obviously narcissistic enough and the whole About Me was another soapbox for me to do back flips on. I zapped the initial thousand words down to about ten and it comes off slightly less self-important.

  15. Heindrick says:

    Thanks for this article. I got to admit that writing an about page is a little harder than it seems. Content wise, you’re not writing all too much, most likely a bit shorter than an average blog post. But you’re thinking “well should I say this or that, and should I word it like this or that.”

    To those that are still developing their about pages, I think time will take its course. I hadn’t touch mine since launching the site, but after reading this post – and having time pass by, I know what I wanted my readers to see.

    IMHO, the third party can be a little strange, but do whats comfortable and suits your style.

    For those that are curious, here is mine that I just modified after reading this helpful post.

    http://www.heindrickso.com/about/

  16. melancholiac says:

    hey darren, any more samples of how to make an about page better? the one you have above is pretty general I think. Thanks!

  17. Lowline says:

    Even though this wasn’t a big checklist, my “about me” page probably doesn’t cover #3 quite as well as it should. I need to spend more time on how I can adress the problems & goals of others. Thanks!

  18. djpianz says:

    Never bother of doing anything to my “about me” section until now. Thank you so much for this info!

  19. shopping says:

    Man, I have seen some really bad “About me” pages out there. Where they tell you absolutely nothing except a whole lot of their philosophy or something that’s not even interesting. Some people are just plain boring, and others are over-funny to the point that it actually makes no sense why you’re there (and, you move on). The latter are not funny as much as they’re just random. Random blogging is for random readers – people who won’t really come back to read anything. Those that do are like such a small demographic.

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