This subject just warrants an entire post about itself! I understand some of you are new to blogging so I totally get that. But maybe we need to do a little more research on blogging before we just jump out there posting things.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at a blog’s ‘About’ page and gotten the above message. What does that TELL me really about your blog? I want to know about you and your blog. I don’t want to see the default WordPress verbage over and over.
And how would that look if I actually ‘LIKED’ that page right there? It would reflect badly on myself, actually.
And some of you are putting your ‘About’ information as your very first blog post that you do. Again, I totally get it if you’re new to blogging—but you really need to move that information from your FIRST BLOG POST to your ABOUT page so we can easily get to it and see it whenever we want to.
Nobody will see it anymore if it’s the first blog post once you start posting many other articles on your blog. Trust me, it’ll get lost in the archives and no one will have time to dig for it.
What REALLY kills me, is that from the looks of some of the hundreds of thousands of posts some of you have on your blog—some of you have obviously been blogging since the 1920’s and your ‘About’ page STILL looks like this!! So you’ve had plenty of time to get it together, people.
I mean, I’ve seen a DOG with an ‘About’ page that was up and running properly. No, seriously. I kid you not!
And if you choose NOT to write anything about yourself or your blog and just want to leave us guessing—GREAT! But could you please do us all a favor and at least DELETE that crazy wording that defaults on the ‘About’ page? Or even better—just delete the ‘About’ page altogether.
But, generally speaking, I’d like to know who you are or what your blog is about when I’m reading your blog.
So, if you have nothing else to do today, how about giving us some fabulous information about yourself or what your blog is about on your actual ‘About’ page? That’d be nice.
I’m glad to help those folks along that just didn’t know any better. No worries. I’ll show you the way.
Take-Away Life Lesson: Study all you can about blogging before even attempting to start a blog and you will find out the bare basics you need to know to get your blog rolling before the public even sees it.