Writing an”About” page for your blog can be difficult. You’re telling the world, who you are.

Should you brag about your accomplishments, or downplay them?

If you’re young, with not much experience in life, how do you get readers to find you credible?

Should you try and stay anonymous?

Should you use your real name?

Should you include a photo?

I recently rewrote my “about” page.

I’ve always used my real name. When I first started blogging, I wrote a pretty general description of myself. When I recently rewrote my “About” page, I have included more information about myself, including accomplishments. The information I’ve included is basically who I am, where I came from, and where I hope to go.

With regard to a photo, I’ll add that at a later date.

If you’re struggling over your “about” page, ask family members or trusted friends to help you. They know you the best.

If you’re young, and don’t have a lot of accomplishments “under your belt”, write about your goals, tell your readers about what you participated in high school. Show your readers a little bit of your personality. Are you goofy, shy, a geek, a slacker, etc….tell your readers. Be honest about who you are. Sell yourself. Make your readers want to read what you write. Gain credibility through your postings. Do your homework. Use a spell checker. Use proper grammar. Not sure? Ask someone to edit your posts for you.

If you’re older, establish your credibility by listing your accomplishments. Tell your readers of some of your experiences. Experiences that made you who you are today.

If you’re a stay at home mom, you have a full time job, raising children. You have many roles that you fulfill. You’re the “President” of a partnership. You’re a supervisor of “younguns”. You’re a receptionist. You’re a chef. You’re the head of the Cheerleading Squad. You’re a professional shopper. You’re the President of the Debate Club. See, where I’m going? Take credit for all you do as a stay at home mom/dad. You have one of the toughest jobs out there. You’re raising the next generation of bloggers.

Have fun with your “About” page, but show your readers that what you’re posting is credible. Make your readers want to come back for more.

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