Eight exclusive tips on creating an incredibly effective “About Me” page for your blog or website

Hey you,

Ever struggle with your “about me” page? It’s one of the most important parts of your site, and also one of the most difficult. Why? Because there are very few of us who feel 100% comfortable and confident when talking about ourselves. You don’t want to seem as though you are bragging, but simultaneously you want to get across the point that you are awesomely talented and totally worth hiring!

This week’s Chatty Tuesday video is going to give you eight tips to creating an incredible and effective about me page!

If you want to make the most out of this video, join in on the conversation by leaving a comment below.

Do you have any tips for Abby on writing your “about me” page? What struggles, successes or lessons have you learned when it comes to “about me” pages? And if you’re feeling brave – leave a link so that we can check yours out!

I can’t wait to hear from you!
Big hugs

26 thoughts on “Eight exclusive tips on creating an incredibly effective “About Me” page for your blog or website”

  1. Hey lovely Alex! Ok I’ll be brave and be the first to leave my link! http://www.paperlotusphotography.com/about/ Like most, I find writing about myself reeeeally tricky. I’m not happy about my profile photo, I didn’t have many to choose from (being a photographer I’m always on the wrong side of the camera!) but getting some proper profile photos done is something that I’m aware of and is on my to do list. Next year I’m going travelling around the world, so I won’t be available to do paid shoots at home, hence for now my ‘about me’ focuses largely on me and my adventures. I’d love to hear everyone’s feedback! Hugs all round xo

    1. HI Emma! Thanks for sharing your link. I really like your information on the page and feel like it gives me a good insight into you as a person. Just maybe it should be rearranged, like with your photography beginnings story told first, then leading into where you are now with traveling. Ya know, something like “Next up this this and this, come along won’t you? Also, I don’t think the photo is a bad one, it makes me see you as friendly girl next door that I would probably want to hang out with!

      1. Thanks for your comments Liberty! I totally agree and have made some changes and I feel it makes more sense now! I love your comment about my photo – that is exactly what I want my potential clients to feel, so that is fantastic! 🙂

    2. Hey Emma, i read your about me sections some days ago, and i have to say, it inspired me! 🙂 I really like your about me section 🙂

    1. Hey Liberty, the one message that comes across for me is that you understand how every woman is so busy with so many demands on her time, and that your photography is something for her, to make her feel special, and that she deserves it. That in itself is a really strong message, good work!

  2. Wow. Fantastic. Talking in first person was my biggest struggle and greatest triumph. It was liberating. I still struggle with how much is too much. Grabbing with first line super helpful, i just changed mine because of your video and now am thinking about talking about my age as opposed to hinting at it. I’m 51 and what I teach has helped me look young;) okay here is my link. http://mindinbody.net/teachers/

  3. Another great video, Alex! So helpful. Thank you. If you have a few moments, would you take a look at my ‘About me’ page and give me a pointer or two…or 3 ;). I know mine needs some work, but I am not sure where to go with it. Cheers.

  4. Just came over here from Pinterest . . . tried to click both your “About me” page and “About the blog” page and was redirected to a site selling Viagra. Have you been hacked, m’love? 🙁

  5. I am so happy I stumbled upon this video a year and a half after it was originally made. This helped me out so much. I am a college student starting a blog of my own about college life! I needed help on my “About Me” page and now I have great ideas that can help me go in the right direction. Thanks Abby and Alex!

  6. Linda Rosalinde Markus

    Thank you for sharing this video again, Alex, or I would have never discovered it! I love your tips, also because I’ve made many mistakes. I’ve always hated about me pages written in third person, but when I created my about page, I did the same because I thought it would look professional. It was stupid, because I did what others did instead of expressing myself. Your tips are inspiring, so I’m going to tweak the page a little bit and make it more ‘me’.

    I have one question after watching this video: is general information about yourself important? Like what you studied and where you worked? Or not?

  7. Hi Alex,

    I signed up to your updates just a few days ago. This blog post in particular was SO helpful. I was dreading having to write the “about me” page, but your tips made it so much easier. I have just launched my first blog in an effort to start promoting my (currently) teeny tiny business. I would love it if you’d take a quick look at it. Its just very basic to start with, but I’m excited for what it could become. 😀 http://tinkerbellsworkshop.co.nz/

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