Your 'About' Page Is Driving Me Nuts!

About Page

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.

What A Time Suck
My First Blog Post

49 thoughts on “Your 'About' Page Is Driving Me Nuts!

  1. You just hit “Like” on my About page – thanks 🙂
    Unless you were being sarcastic that is…
    In which case – thanks
    (imagine the second “thanks” with a sarcastic voice)

    1. You actually wrote something on your ‘About’ page. Thank goodness! So, yeah, I was liking it. Lol! No sarcasm. A lot of people have absolutely NOTHING. 🙂

  2. I enjoyed your “about” page thoughts — the post and the real deal. Nice to “meet” you! Your Take-Away Life Lessons are also a fun perk. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods, too.

  3. I see this once in a while, I can’t imagine people just leaving it, it’s like wearing clothes with the tags still on. Very funny that you should address it! Thanks for the chuckle 🙂

    1. Lol! I should have mentioned the Tagline, too, along with the Gravatars not being set up properly with no links and whatnot! But I need to bring my stress levels back down. 🙂

  4. I love it. I like to read About pages because they tell me things about you and what you blog about. I find it highly disappointing when they don’t really contain anything. 🙁

  5. I have an About Me page in drafts for weeks now. I should have done that one first when I moved to WordPress, but got caught up in blogging rightaway. Okay, I resolve to get my About Me page published this week. Thanks for the nudge!

  6. That drives me crazy too but I find writing an about me page is like THE hardest thing to do – I never know what to write! :/

    1. Just make something up or write one line about what your blog is about. It doesn’t have to be anything long and deep like some of the ones you see. But at least delete the WordPress wording because that looks even worse! Lol.

  7. omg that’s hilarious…I filled mine out when I started but after reading this I updated it LOL! what drives me NUTS? No blog link in the Gravatar page, only a photo… talk about pointless! : )

    1. I know! I really hate that, too. I meant to put that in my post but forgot. I’ll probably have to do another post on that, too. AND about the TAGLINE, for Pete’s sake! We’ll see. Stay tuned!

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