What shall I include in my ‘About me’ page?

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The ‘About me’ page is perhaps the most looked at page on your blog.

This is where you get an opportunity to tell your visitors about yourself, your business, your giveaways, your products or services and your policies.

You may also use this page to show your family photos or to discuss your hobbies.

By mentioning these areas, your readers are finding not only about your blog, your services but also a little about you.

Although the ‘About me’ page is about you, it is really about how you are going to help your visitor.

It is a critical page for establishing rapport and connecting with your readership. It should be benefit focused at the start to explain to people why your blog exists and how it can enhance their lives, then go on to explain why you are worth listening to (establish your credibility in your niche) and end with contact details.

Writing your ‘about me’ page.

First of all, you should tell your story.

Who are you?

Who are you, as far as credibility in your chosen niche?

What is your blog about?

What do you offer?

Why are you in this business?

What are your customers needs, wants and pain areas?

What do you do for your customers?

Also include links to your free giveaways, your most popular posts and your RSS subscription feed.

I would also add a link to your contact page. Visitors of your ‘About me’ page may also want to ask you more questions or may want to contact you. Make this easier for them by adding a link to your contact page.

What do you have in your ‘About me’ page? Share you views in the comments below.

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28 Responses to What shall I include in my ‘About me’ page?

  1. Paula from Affiliate Blog Online November 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    I hadn’t thought about adding a Contact link on the page. I’m going to do that now.

    We also include a list of our goals for our blog on our About page. It’s not only there for our readers but as a way of reminding us where our blog should be heading.
    .-= Paula from Affiliate Blog Online´s last blog ..The Biggest Mistake We Made Blogging =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau
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      November 19, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

      I like the adding of goals.

      How often do you read them and review them?

      I see you’ve already added the contact – that was fast!

      Andrew

    • Dennis Edell November 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

      Andrew asks an important question here.

      Goals and such are a cool thing to add, but you best review and change as often as needed…this could look bad to the reader if not updated. 😉
      .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..How Do You Feel About A Static Homepage On A Blog? =-.

      • Andrew Rondeau
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        November 23, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

        Good point, Dennis. Review your goals monthly.

        Andrew

        • Dennis Edell November 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

          Not necessarily monthly like clockwork; your page should be broad to begin with and if you’re changing things THAT much, you have focus issues hat should be addressed first 😉 .

          Definitely periodically though. I have privately contacted some bloggers, in a humorous way to not sound downing, that they might want to update soon.
          .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..How Do You Feel About A Static Homepage On A Blog? =-.

          • Andrew Rondeau
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            November 25, 2009 at 10:49 am #

            Dennis, Excellent point about frequency! I should have thought about that before commenting.

            Andrew

          • Dennis Edell November 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm #

            That’s what we’re all here for!

            Most pages (I’ve seen) are not too far off, but every once in a while you’ll find 9 month old about page that welcomes you to their affiliate marketing blog…ten you realize 90 outa 100 posts are networking tips. LOL
            .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..How Do You Feel About A Static Homepage On A Blog? =-.

  2. Klaus November 19, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Actually, my “about” page is the 46nd most looked at page (in the last month), I guess my readers don’t care much about me, hehe.

    My “contact” page is number 17 though, for some reason.

    But you’re right, I should probably try to update my About page a bit.
    .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..iPhone Free Week: Introduction To A Week With HTC Tattoo (Android) =-.

  3. chandan November 20, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    I like adding more about me on my about me page, It help visitor who am I and what can they accept from my blog.
    .-= chandan@work at home´s last blog ..New program at google home affiliate network – November 18, 2009 =-.

  4. Chris Peterson November 20, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    I like to add goals, contact us; image and also adding little about the blog in about me page, I’m not agree with you in this option Why are you in this business?

    • Andrew Rondeau
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      November 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

      Chris,

      Thanks for dropping by. For what reason don’t you agree with adding, “Why are you in this business?”

      Andrew

      • Chris Peterson November 25, 2009 at 4:13 am #

        Hi
        Andrew, thanks for response.According to me it doesn’t make necessary to write why we are in this business in about us page, It will be better if we will write in home page. I have seen lot of business site they are only focusing in home page and also doing good business, if I wrong then give right suggestion.

        • Andrew Rondeau
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          November 25, 2009 at 10:46 am #

          Chris,

          It’s only my suggestion. If visitors click and visit your “About” page, they go there for a reason – to find out more about you and if you can explain why you do what you do, great. But just my thoughts – we are all different.

          Andrew

    • Andrew Rondeau
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      November 22, 2009 at 7:11 am #

      Chris

      For what reason do you disagree?

      Thanks.

      Andrew

  5. Phaoloo November 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    I read a series of 31 posts on problogger.net (not 31dbbb), he told that ‘About me’ page is one of most important pages of a blog. In case I can add something here, I’d like to add a photo. For me, it’s the smiley that every can easily recognize me on social media sites.
    .-= Phaoloo´s last blog ..Top 19 Tools To Hide Folders On Windows =-.

  6. JoyfullyJanet November 21, 2009 at 1:56 am #

    Ok, I’ve printed this out and I’m going to be making an about me page 😀 Thank you so much for the outline!

    You are Joy!

  7. Sarge November 21, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    It really is the most looked at page on your blog apart from the home page itself. I was quite surprised really at how many people look at the ‘about me’ page.

    Something I need to work on. Thanks for the simple yet effective tips for what should be on your about me page 🙂
    .-= Sarge´s last blog ..OMFG Just Stick To Your Goals!! =-.

  8. Dennis Edell November 22, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Some bloggers split it into two pages – About Me – About This Blog. 🙂
    .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..How Do You Feel About A Static Homepage On A Blog? =-.

  9. Green Guru Landscaping April 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Additionally, make sure that you would never be embarassed or negatively received if an employer or future employer ever found your ‘about you’ page.

  10. Gary Ashton August 10, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    Thanks for the guide Andrew. This is really useful since nowadays, Google requires mandatory pages like About us, Contact us and Terms of Agreement. Cheers!

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