How To Write An About Me Page For New Members
This seems to be something that new members have trouble completing. I have seen at least 5 sites recently, while giving feedback, that simply do not have an about me page. Maybe you're having trouble because you don't know how to write an about me page. Maybe you're not comfortable with the idea.
This page is more important than you might realize. Let me ask you a question. If you went to a site giving advice on, let's say, how to fix a leaky faucet, wouldn't you want to be assured that the person giving the advice knew something about faucets, and plumbing in general? Of course you would!
You'd want to know all about that person. How did they learn about faucets, how long have they been fixing faucets, did they study under a plumber, are they a licensed plumber and so on! You would want to get to know them before you trusted their advice, right?
Well, it's the same for your website. That's what an About Me page is - a way for your readers to get to know you and get comfortable with you. Help them out! Tell them your story. How did you come to create your own website, was it due to an illness that you or a loved one suffered through? Was it a passion that you had for a hobby or sport? Why did you decide to turn that into a website? (how are you going to help them) What is it about your experience or knowledge that makes you an authority on this subject?
Write like you are talking to your friends. Tell them more than just the facts. Help them get to know who you are and gain their trust. Give them some personal insights into who you are and what you can do to help them.
I hope that helps make it easier for you to write an About Me page. It's really just like making a new friend!
As always, your likes and comments are greatly appreciated. Let me hear from you.