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How interesting is your 'About Me' page?

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All About Me... ?

Looking after a craft directory like this means I have the pleasure of reading the 'about me' pages and profile widgets of many craft bloggers.

As a potential follower of a blog I want to know who's writing it, what they are passionate about and why should I become a blog follower - what am I going to be finding in my google reader that I just can't miss?

An 'about me' page or profile widget can be difficult to write - you sit in front of a blank page and suddenly you are self conscious and wondering who will read and judge and perhaps even decide not to follow or buy, just based on the next few paragraphs?

 - did I mention Gin and Tonics too many times, does it sound like I love my dogs too much, should I talk about my children?...  

Make it interesting!

Begin by writing your about me page from the heart, what are you actually trying to achieve with your blog?  If you find it difficult to start, try asking yourself some questions like those below.  Type your answers out and then edit them into a few powerful paragraphs that get the point quickly about what your blog is all about and why you think we should follow it!

Take care not to simply describe your domestic set up, I see this so often -

'I am a mother with 2 fantastic kids and a wonderful partner, I make my crafts and write this blog in my spare time. I really love knitting, I learned to knit when I was 8 years old.'

YAWN! how about -

'If you met my family, you'd understand why I had to start writing a blog - it's certainly cheaper than a psychotherapist! I've been knitting since I was 8 - whatever you do don't open my cupboard doors, you will be drowned by an avalanche of yarn!'

Rather than being turned off by the idea of hearing about some fairly average normality, we know you have a sense of humour and we're excited that we might find out some snippets about your hectic family life as well as your obvious passion for knitting and stash building.


- Why did you start writing this blog?
- What is this blog about?
- Who do you think would love to read your blog?
- Why should I follow your blog?

Add important links so that people can quickly surf around and connect with you via your shops, flickr or social networks.

-What is your favourite blog posts?
-Where else can I find you on the internet?
-How should I contact you?

Share your profile with our readers!
Would you like to share your blog profile, please add your link to this linklist - I'll pick a couple to write about over the next few weeks  - it will be great for the readers to get some ideas for their own profiles too - and please feel free to ask me a question or ask for a profile critique - I'm at haptree at gmail dot com :)


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