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How to Write an Epic About Me Page

Your about me page is one of the most important pages on your blog. Not only is it one of the most popular pages, it’s also the page that will make your audience fall in love with you and want to keep coming back for more. If you’re writing your about me page for the first time, or want to spruce it up, make sure it’s an epic one. Before you get started, grab this FREE worksheet to help you along the way.

Your Audience Comes First
When you’re putting together your about me page, your audience should be the first thing on your mind. Although it’s called the “about me” page, it’s really all about them. So ask yourself: Who is my target market? What will they get out of visiting my site? What am I providing for them? Make sure you answer these questions right off the bat. If your website is dedicated to organic, vegetarian recipes, you want your audience to know exactly what they can find when they come to your site.

Ex: The Veg Head is a vegetarian food blog dedicated to providing healthy recipes that are always organic, delicious, and easy to make.

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If someone lands on your website looking for vegetarian recipes, they’ll know pretty quickly that your site is a good fit. On the other hand, if someone lands on your site looking for recipes related to chicken noodle soup or fish tacos, they’re probably going to look somewhere else (unless the chicken and fish are made with soy). Therefore, you’re attracting the exact audience you’re looking for within the first sentence of your about me page.

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Show Them Why You’re Unique
You’ve explained exactly what your blog’s all about. Now let your audience know what makes you unique. What makes your website different from all of the other ones out there? Why should they bookmark your site and keep coming back?

Ex: Every vegetable that enters our kitchen is handpicked from our very own garden. We not only want to share healthy recipes with you, we also want to share the best time to plant and harvest the vegetables you’ll be cooking with. On the bottom of every recipe, we include a seasonal vegetable chart along with tips on growing them yourself.

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The Veg Head provides organic, vegetarian recipes. However, what makes them unique is that they provide an inside look on how to grow and harvest your own vegetables. Not every recipe blog does that.

Give Them Some Direction
Now that you’ve shown them why you’re unique, give your audience some direction. If someone is new to your blog, they may not know where to go next. Include recommendations to make it a little easier. This could be a list of your most popular articles or a specific page you want them to look at.

Ex: Before you get started come Tour Our Virtual Garden:

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Once you’ve had the chance to look at our garden, check out our most popular posts:

▶︎  Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
▶︎  Vegetarian Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado
▶︎  Mom’s Garden Vegetable Soup

Introduce Yourself
At this point, I’m guessing they’ve fallen in love with your blog. You’ve explained to them what it’s about, why you’re unique, and helped them find where to go next. Now it’s time to let them fall in love with you. Introduce yourself and tell your story. What inspired you to create your blog and how did you get started? If you let them know a little bit about yourself, it’s only going to give your audience a reason to feel even more connected with you.

Pro Tip: When you’re telling your story, make sure it’s relevant to your blog. Your audience doesn’t need to know every detail of your life.

Add a Photo or Two
When creating an epic about me page, it’s also important to show your face. Your audience wants to know who the heck you are, so include at least one picture of yourself. You can even share a photo or two of your workspace. People love to see where the magic is happening. Sharing a few photos shows that you’re a real human being that people can know and love.

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How to Write an Epic About Me Page- TheCollectiveMill.com

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Keep Them in the Loop
Finally, give your audience the opportunity to stay connected with you. It can be through social media, by signing up for your email list, or both! Include links to your Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram account along with an opt-in form for your email list. Now they can follow you across the World Wide Web.

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You’re ready to go! You let your audience know exactly why your blog is the perfect fit for them, why you’re unique, articles they’ll be interested in, and even a little bit about yourself. Now click publish and you’ve got yourself one epic about me page!


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21 Comments

  1. Very well-written and nicely organized! It’s always nice to revisit those pages of your blog even if you’ve had them for a while.

    Keep Calm and Chiffon

    • Thanks Austen! I totally agree… and those pages are so easy to forget about. Sometimes I forget to look at my about me or contact page for weeks! So it’s definitely nice to revisit. : )

  2. These are great tips. It made me look over my own ‘about me’ page to make sure that I was promoting myself and including the right things for my readers to be able to feel welcomed and make them want to interact with my blog.

    oxo, Lesh
    http://livinglesh.com

  3. You have some great tips here.
    I will have a look at my about me page and I will make some adjustments now. I though I had it pretty well written but I think I can do better now, thanks for that.

    xx Manon

  4. I am just setting things up and you have provided so much helpful information within your blog. Many thanks for sharing and helping me get started off on the right foot! :)

  5. Love this, Marianna!

    The “Your Audience Comes First” tip is especially important because tons of bloggers are too cryptic on their “About Me” page when they should be direct (like the example you gave) instead. If people don’t know why they should read a blog (what’s in it for them), they probably won’t stick around for long.

    Thanks for the great read!

    Jorden
    http://www.writingrevolt.com

  6. Great break down of what’s needed/preferred on an “About Me” page! Bloggers often get confused and think that page is 100% all about them (I was one of those people when I first started as well…. Happens to the best of us 💁 Hehe.
    I updated mine a few months ago, but still feel the need to fix it up some more.

    The only thing I’d be sure to add, would be a “Contact Me” form. Or a link to your Contact me page (Although, having the form right there is more convenient). And don’t forget to add your email address on your About me page.
    My about me page is one of the most viewed pages/posts on my blog! In situations like that, you definitely want to take full advantage of its popularity 😊

    Love your blog! I look forward to checking more posts out!
    -Heather Lynn

    • Hi Heather,
      I was one of those people too! Telling way too much about my life story that wasn’t relevant whatsoever. 🙈 That’s the great thing about being a new blogger… you get to learn so much!

      Thanks for the insight!

      XX,
      Marianna

  7. Whow this is so amazing! Those tips make their blog really stand out!!

    • You should have seen my “about me” page when I first got started. So horrible but I think that’s what helped me learn what was working and what was definitely not working.

  8. Thank you for this helpful post.
    You’ve inspired me to reorganize my about page. I wrote a post about the process, with link to your blog, of curse:
    http://madamerenard.blogspot.it/2016/07/blog-makeover-new-about-page.html
    Bye!
    Silvia – Madame Renard

  9. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’ve written my about page a half dozen times only to scrap it and start over because I couldn’t get comfortable talking about myself :-( This is BY FAR the most useful tutorial I’ve read on about pages!

  10. Thanks so much for posting this! I have already written 9 blog posts on my new blog, but have been struggling to get an About Me page on there! Now I feel better equipped.

  11. Ohh Great very well written. From a last couple of days I am searching this type of article who inspire me to write About Me page on my blog. Thanks for Sharing this awesome article. :)

  12. OMG!! Super happy I found this. I’m a bit late, but I still found it. Thanks for your help and happy blogging!

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