Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Writing your "About Me"

   I am very new to the Blogging-World. I have been doing a lot of research (because I have been enjoying it more than I had planned on) and would like to share my new knowledge with you! I've been blogging for about 6 months and my "About Me" has remained blank... Like most, I have a very hard time writing about myself. I would like to thank

"The Flourishing Abode: The "About Me" Page" and
 "The Thinking Closet: How to Revamp your "About" page"

for pointing me in the right direction!
   On all one thousand and one sites I visited, that were teaching effective ways to amp up your blog, all taught that having a GREAT "About Me" page is very important. And since mine is non-existent, it should be pretty easy to start from scratch! Both Bloggers mentioned above, gave some really fabulous ways to "interview" yourself. So the first thing I did was
write a list of the topics I wanted to touch on: (find more ideas by visiting The Flourishing Abode and The Thinking Closet!)

1. About Me

2. Why did I start a blog and what keeps it going? Where did the name come from?

3. A video (Maybe...)

4. About me as a child and a photo

5. The Matt story (Engagement/Wedding picture if I can find one...)

6. Life as an Air Force/Lineman wife and Mommy

7. Where I see myself in 5 years

8. Bullets of interesting facts about myself

9. What Matt would say if he were writing my "About Me" for me...

10. More pictures!!

   First of all you don't want to bore your readers to death. I think that the most important thing is to have fun with it! Explore yourself and maybe even learn new things. Second, make it visually interesting. When something looks pretty, it makes me more excited to read it. And third, make yourself personable! Write as though you are writing to your readers, because you are!! We don't want to read a resume on why we should accept to follow your Blog. Instead, we want to feel as though in some way we connect with you, your posts, or something that is going on in your life. Or we find you to be interesting, funny, or able to teach us things in a way we want to learn them.

   I hope you all found this to be useful! And please feel free to visit my About Me page and let me know what you think.

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