For the non-bloggers, an About pages tells readers, well, what you are all about. It’s always a good idea to share a few things about yourself and your writing to allow people to decide if you are worth reading. For many bloggers, this is a tough task. The About page can make or break you when it comes to gaining new readers.
After I fiddled with mine last night, I sent the link to a handful of people in my life this morning — people who I thought could offer me some valuable feedback. So far, I am not disappointed by the responses I am receiving.
My husband’s has been my favorite. He copied and pasted the text to create a PDF and provide comments via professional means. Always the academic. I love him for that!
My mom called me because, according to the voicemail she left, has too much to say and it’s easier to talk than write an email. I haven’t called her back yet, but I hope she tells me how great I am. I love her for that!
Some of my friends have given me insightful points and then changed subjects or shared an update from their end. It’s been nice to connect!
One of my friends sent me a response that was longer than my About page. I love her for that!
According to the powers that be, you really aren’t supposed to blog about blogging during the course, but I had to share. I’m not always a rule follower anyway. Especially at this point in life. I mean, I was nearly four days late to the course, and that hasn’t held me back.
Regardless, I do understand where the folks at Blogging University are coming from. It’s kind of like a Maya Angelou quote that I read in a newspaper article after she died. Her words stuck with me, and even though I am unable to recall them verbatim, she said something to the effect of: Writing about writing is unproductive.
But since I have gone through the trouble to blog about blogging and write about writing in the past, could you give my “About” page a once over and provide feedback? That is, if you haven’t already kindly done so.
Next time I post, I hope I can find something more entertaining to write about, though I have a feeling I’ll be sharing a little more about the changes I am making to my blog and what I am learning by taking the course. I’m overly cerebral like that.
I’ll be working on my header and background next, as well as playing with some new graphics for my layout and design. All in due time, of course.
Have a great day everyone. Thank you so much for providing feedback!
Here is the link to my About if you didn’t notice ‘About the Banter’ on the menu or click on one of the hyperlinks: https://brittapetrich.com/about-the-banter/