Blog B*#(%

This_Is_My_Bitchy_Face_by_lalaliettaI just need to take a minute to say something about blogs.

I look at a lot of different blogs, and most of them are great. But even the greatest ones do something that is a huge pet peeve of mine.

Disclaimer: This is just my opinion as an amateur blogger. But as a lifelong reader, I think it’s a good one.

To me, an “About” page should be, primarily, about the blog. It should not be the author’s life story. Maybe it talks a little bit about the blogger as well, but that should be secondary. While I do like getting to know the person behind the words (truly), the actual content of the blog is what will make me stay or go.

Yes, I realize that I have an “About” page, but it’s an “About Me” page. I chose to describe the blog in a sidebar.

Another thing. If the blogger does have a section about themselves, I’d love for it to be more than a list of places they’ve been published or appeared in person. Who are you? Not Who knows you.

That’s all. Nothing personal to anyone at all. Just something I’ve noticed that might make a blog more… attractive? Efficient? I don’t know, just… better.

Aaannnnd I’ll shut up.

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2 Responses to Blog B*#(%

  1. Jen

    As I am always looking to better myself and my blog… what do you think about my ‘About’ page(s)? :-)

    • Katie

      I had a feeling I’d hear from you;) Your ‘About’ is not at all misleading because there is ‘About Me’ and ‘About Them’. And you give a sense of what the blog is about in your little blurb at the right.

      I just hate it when I get to a blog that’s covered in adds and buttons and when I go to the ‘About’ page it’s just all about how successful or ‘edgy’ someone is. It gives me no sense of why their content is special.

      The addition of an ‘About this Blog’ might be cool – what you typically write about and how it stands out from other moms of multiples blogs (your nursing background is a cool point) .

      But really, you’re much clearer than so many.

      Listen to ME telling YOU about blogging… ’cause I’m SUCH an expert;)

      xox

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