If you’ve been in the blogging world for awhile now, you’ve probably heard of an “About Me” page, or have come across a couple. These types of pages are what bloggers use to tell their readers a little bit about themselves, their blog, and any random facts they might want to throw in. When I first started blogging, I created an About Me page, but to be honest, it was just a couple sentences about me and that was that. It didn’t let my readers know anything about my blog, my life, nor did it show off my personality in the slightest. It was pretty dull and boring, and I’m sure that’s what my readers felt like as well.
Having a boring About Me page is a big no-no for a blogger. This is where new readers go to get a glimpse of what your website is all about! An About Me page needs to wow the reader, show off your personality, and most importantly, show new readers what your blog includes. It’s basically a fun summary page of your whole site, so make it count! Today I wanted to share all my tips and tricks for an awesome About Me page so you can write your own! All these tips I’ve implemented into my own pages, and I’ve seen my readership grow a ton ever since! You’ll find that with an awesome About Me page, you’ll retain loyal readers for years to come, and be on your way to a very profitable blog!
Things to Include on Your About Me Page:
Facts About Your Website
This should be obvious (because it’s the point of an About Me page), but you want to make sure you include all the facts about your website and brand! You want your readers to know exactly what to expect from your blog, and this is the place to do it. You can chose to keep your facts strictly about your blog, or you can choose to add fun facts about your personal life as well. On Dressing Dallas, I decided to have an About Me page dedicated to talking about my blog, and a “Meet Lauren” page dedicated to sharing about my life and background. Choose what’s best for you and make it happen! Here are some ideas of facts you can add to your page:
- Your name
- Your hometown
- Your mission statement and manifesto
- Topics you write about
- Fun tidbits about you and your life
- Your beliefs
- A short bio of you and any contributors you might have
- The story of how your blog began
- Your blogs stats (or a link to download your media kit)
- Options for new readers to follow you on social media
- How you learned the skills talked about on your blog
- Any awards or achievements
- Links to any contributor work you’ve done on other websites
- Links to some of your favorite things
- Stories that show your personality
- Links to any portfolios
Engaging Photographs and Videos
Having beautiful photographs, or even better, beautifully edited videos on your About Me page is essential! Having these visual aids really help your audience get a good picture of your personality all while making your page aesthetically pleasing. Try including some pictures of yourself (especially if your face doesn’t regularly appear on your blog), some pictures from past posts (to give your readers a glimpse of what they might expect in your content), and any pictures that really define your personality and brand. If you are an avid video maker and love to implement videos into your content (I sure do…check out my Youtube Channel!), then adding an About Me video is the cherry on top. I’m obsessed with the About Dressing Dallas video that I was able to make with the fabulous Renee Angela Media, and I think it shows off my personality exactly how I’d like it to be portrayed. You can check out My About Me Page and Video Here.
Another great thing to include on an About Me page are links to past content, relevant pages (like your contact page, F.A.Q. page, etc), and links to services you use to monetize (liketoknow.it, Shopstyle, etc). Having links to other pages and content show your readers what they can expect when visiting your blog, as well as pointing them to relevant content they would want to see. It’s great for boosting your archives as well as making sure your new readers sign up for essential pieces to your blog.
Links to Your Social Media and Email Lists
You should always have links to your social media accounts and email lists on your home page, but adding them to your About Me page is also a great place to put them. While they’re reading about what makes your blog tick, you can also guide them to other places on the internet that you post fun content for them to interact on. Sometimes social media links and email sign up boxes on your sidebar can be ignored, so why not add them to one of the main visited pages on your blog!
This is something that could really help drive traffic to your other social media sites and email lists. By adding widgets, you are giving your readers a chance to sign up for ways that you share your posts and monetize. This again will drive traffic and let your new readers sign up to follow you in every way that you need them to.
Products You’ve Created
Your About Me page is the perfect place to advertise and show off everything you’ve created! This can range from free printables you have created, to eCourses that readers have the option to pay for. Do you have a store or online shop? Don’t forget to link that in your page as well! By showing these products off in your About Me page, you’re introducing your readers to the juiciest of things you have to offer, and you will gain readership and sales!
Showing Thanks and Gratitude
I think one of the most important things you can do for new and old readers is say thank you! Let them know that you love hearing from them, that you love their comments, and you are so grateful they come visit your website. Showing gratitude always helps people to know that you actually care about them and they will come back for more!
Call to Action
Now that you’re done writing your About Me page, add a call to action! This will help readers know where to go next, where to follow you on social media, or where to say hey! My current call to action asks my readers to subscribe to me via Bloglovin’ so they don’t miss a post, and to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat for a behind the scenes look at Dressing Dallas. Adding this prompt will guide your readers in a good direction, leading them to your main hubs (other than your blog) and helping them make sure they remember to actually subscribe to your website! You’re call to action might include social media follows, newsletter subscriptions, visiting your most popular post, or just saying hey on Twitter!
I hope this post has inspired you to write an amazing About Me page, and grow your blog readership. I’m constantly updating and reworking my About Me page because I want my readers to know the exact updated info on my website. I love vising these types of pages on other blogs, so if you would like me to check out your About Me page, leave me a comment with a link! I love seeing what you all create!