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post #1 of 10
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This may seem like a silly question, but I'm stuck and have questions. What little of an About Me I have started is quite 'boring teacups' (silly phrase we used as teens that referred to the teacup ride at an amusement park not being thrilling).

Short or Long?

Just how much do people really want to know about me?

What kinds of things do you share in yours?

Is your About Me straightforward or witty?



And WHY am I stuck on the details? LOL
post #2 of 10
Mine is a mere blurb--actually, it's a fairly long run-on sentence that sums me up!

I think that your About me section should reflect the way you'll write your blog. If you write "funny", the bio should be funny and so on, kwim? But definitely give the readers some sort of clues as to what they can expect to be reading.
post #3 of 10
I'll agree with wordmommy.

This is mine:

Quote:
I aspire to one day be as witty as some of the folks I read. Though I've been told I'm hilarious in person, most of my humor relies on tone and inflection, and thus falls flat in the written word. But I'm good at being maudlin in print. Really. Oh, and I like crocheting. A lot. And I'll gouge your eyes out with a 3.75mm hook if you suggest it's a) less versatile than knitting or b) the same thing as knitting.
(I wrote it back when my crochet blog was on the same blogging service & was my main blog.)

I need to rewrite it, but I've been needing to rewrite it. I honestly didn't like it much when I wrote it, but I felt the need to have *something*.

As a blog reader, I rarely read them. I will agree with Heather that an ideal About Me section needs to reflect what your blog is about. This is the About Me section from my latest favorite:

Quote:
If you don't know who I am, you better look at Big Tobacco's Greatest Tits Hits.
And while you are at it, watch my Videos

Big Tobacco is a cigar-smoking, coffee-drinking, software-writing, graduate student who has served in the Army National Guard for over 14 years, attained the grade of E-6, and should have known better than to join the Infantry.

Big Tobacco is married and a father of 2 boys. He stared this blog to keep his friends and co-workers up to date on deployment events.

Just don't take him too seriously.
That is pretty much exactly the way Big Tobacco writes his posts. So it works. Really, it's one of the best I can think of offhand.
post #4 of 10
Mine is very short and to the point. It's only one sentence. I tend to only read them when they are short.
post #5 of 10
I don't have a blog but I read them, and I always want to know where they live, how they got there, where they're from, etc.
post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mine
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I can never figure out if it's good, bad or whatever. It gets a LOT of hits.
post #7 of 10
Snowbunny - I think yours is great. It's very focused and well written. The length for something well written is not an issue at all, I think. It's the poorly written ones that just ramble on and on and on that I don't ever read beyond one or two sentences.

Can you pm me the link to your blog? I'm just getting into Traditional Foods and am very much still in the learning stage. I'd love another resource.
post #8 of 10
I iincluded the purpose of the blog, some areas I will focus on, and a paragraph about me (hobbies, family, etc.). I included a few pictures as well.
post #9 of 10
I cheated

I filled in the blanks on a bio generator and then added a little bit to the auto generated bio.

I like your about snowbunny!
post #10 of 10
Mine covers a bit about each of us and what we do. You can find it in my link below if you want a reference.
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