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If you know me, you know I don’t mean she exposed herself, like “that”.
Search long enough though, and you will find some bloggers are literally exposing themselves to gain readership/viewer ship, but that’s not what today’s lesson is about.
Have you ever read a blog, marveled at the content and design, and wanted to know more about the author?
You click on “About Me” and it says, “Hi, I’m a new blogger, and I will share what I know, blah, blah, blah……”.
That sounds like my first “About Me” page.
When we start blogging, we all ask ourselves, “Should I use my real name?”, “Should I say if I am gal or guy?” “Should I be mysterious?” “How much should I say about myself?”
These were questions I asked.
Then I looked at the big name blogs. They all gave their names. They all shared a little about their personal lives,. And, they all had a large following.
It was that transparency that I liked about those bloggers. They didn’t appear to be hiding anything. For me, they gained instant credibility.
That is what I wanted, so I rewrote my “About Me” page, and continue to work on developing a name for myself in the blogging community.
When I read other blogs, I want to know a little about the author. Share more about oneself, credibility increases, as does traffic. If an author doesn’t “expose” who they are, and/or share real like stories, I soon lose interest, and move on.
Often it’s our experiences that help us to create a great post, which in turn, lets our readers into our world.
Although it’s not necessary to reveal all about oneself and/or family, it appears, some transparency, leads to success.
Do you use your real name in your blog?
Do you frequent blogs if the author remains mysterious?
Do you think a blog can become successful if the author does not expose themselves to their audience?
Is it time to write/rewrite your “About Me” page?