When I first saw “Are About Me Pages Necessary?” as a mini-challenge idea for Bloggiesta, I immediately jumped on it! I love About Me pages, and I was determined to show others why they are so important. But despite my enthusiasm for a well-done About Me page, what I found still shocked and surprised me: my About Me page is my #1 most visited page (besides my homepage).
Think about that for a quick sec! Of all of the pages in my navigation bar, the one that most people make a point to visit (because you can’t get to my About Me page without purposefully clicking on that tab) is my About Me page. So while I always knew that I loved About Me pages, now I can say with confidence that I’m not alone!
What is an About Me Page?
Your About Me page is the place where you take centre stage! It explains who you are, what your blog is about, and how to contact you; it’s the page where you get a chance to give your readers a feel for who you are.
Another way of thinking about it is to consider your About Me page as your online resume. Whether you’re using your blog as a personal outlet, as a means to connect with other readers and publishers, or just as a “how do you do?”, your About Me page deserves a little effort! [Read more…]