You may or may not have noticed that I removed the ‘about me’ tab from the blog some time ago. I removed it because:
- I’d never really compiled a proper ‘about me’ page to start off with.
- Because writing about myself could be construed as having some narcissistic element (what! a blogger who is narcissistic? nah…. could never happen, right?)
- I had simply used a meme as the basis for my ‘about me’ page and it was very, very long and very, very, boring.
- Because I simply didn’t know if readers of Ukok’s Place would be interested in reading about the blog’s author anyway.
…and then I realised something…
I noticed that whenever I visit the blog of a fairly new blog friend, the very first thing I look for is an ‘about me’ button. Now, I don’t want to read page after page of a persons life story, I don’t have time, and if I read a shorter biography, I’m going to be spending more time reading the persons posts and getting a real ‘feel’ for who they are anyway, but….but…but…. I do want to read something about the author of the blog I’m reading!
I think then, that I would like to add an ‘about me’ tab after all, but I don’t want it to be ‘a hundred things you never wanted to know about me and were never interested in asking anyway’, kind of thing. So, my question to you is, what do you think constitutes a *good* introduction to me.
What can I say about myself in an ‘about me’ section that will help to convey who I am, what I do and why I’m here?
I know I could probably work this out on my own, but I’m biased, it’s my blog, I’ll read what I write anyway… but for some bizarre reason you, my friends, keep coming back for more, so you probably have a better ‘take’ on me than I do on myself!
I’d love your input on this. Thanks in advance!