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An Easy Way to Write an About Me Page as a New Blogger (About Me Page Template)

Did you recently start a blog so you can start making money?

You’ve been following some awesome blogs and have learned some proven ways to make money blogging. Now, you want to try it.

But, hold up!

A huge prerequisite to making money blogging is trust.

Your audience needs to trust you. When they trust you, they listen to what you have to say and what you recommend to them.

And, do you know an easy way to start building trust with your audience?

With an About Me Page!

But, maybe you’re wondering what do you put on your About me page when you’re brand new? You haven’t shown your credibility in your niche, or you haven’t really read other blogs or really know what this blogging this is all about.

That’s okay.

I’ll walk you through some About me page temapate examples that you can adopt, modify or use for your own page.

My First About Me Page

One of my first copies of my About Me page for Twins Mommy is this one:

There’s more to this page, but we’ll go through the how to write one soon!

What I like about reading other blogger’s About me page is a quick introduction to who they are. And, most importantly, that I know their name!

All too often, I go to a beautiful blog, see pictures of the blogger, but have no idea who they are!

Their comments use their blog name, and on their About me page they say, “I” instead of sharing their name!

That’s why for all my About me pages, I tell new readers my name first.

This is a great way to build your brand.

New readers will remember your name more readily than your blog name over time.

And many bloggers – including me – own several blogs, so knowing the name of a new blogger you’re learning about is important.

Finally, one huge part of your About me page is your story.

You Tell Your Story

Over on my freelance writing blog, my About page is structured differently. Since my audience comes to me for my expertise in freelance writing, I need to convey my credibility before I share my story.

But, if you’re brand new to blogging, you can share your story from the beginning.

I suggest you keep it short, but to the point.

For example, Eryka of Busy Little Izzy does a great job sharing pictures of her family, her name and her story on her About me page.

Eryka even explains her blog name, which is a great idea when your blog name is made up of action words or related words that may not make sense to new readers.

You can also share why you started your blog like Heather of Very Anxious Mommy.

You Connect With Your Audience

An important piece of copy for your About me page is talking to your audience.

Now, as a new blogger, you may not know your audience right away. That’s okay – you may have to think about the topics you want to share on your blog and think of the broad type of person that would visit – moms, parents, fathers, college students, music teachers, authors etc..

Knowing a “loose avatar” can help you write a few sentences on how you relate to your audience.

Marissa of Just Simply Mom does a wonderful job connecting with her audience by sharing the struggles she faced being a mom to two children.

Since Twins Mommy helps moms making money blogging, I want to convey my credibility as someone that is doing this as well as show them that I’m a mom too!

Another great About me page example is Lauren’s from Military Wife and Mom. She starts her About me page by being upfront with her audience. She helps people that struggle living their true purpose.

You Show How You Can Help

Another significant piece of copy for your About me page is how your blog will help your audience. While you connected with them by relating to them, now you need to show them that your blog is the blog for them.

Why does your reader want to read your blog posts?

Again, as a new blogger, you may not know what to blog about, but when starting a blog, I’m sure you have a rough idea of several topics that you are interested in writing about.

Remember too – you can change your About me copy many times to show how you are pivoting your blog or niching down.

You don’t have to write a lot either – a few sentences or bullet points is all you need to make sure that your reader is in the right place.

For example, Chelsea of Life With My Littles shares the topics she writes about on her blog on her About me page (and she has a cute photo to boot too!).

On my blog, I bolded my “blog message” to make sure people who land on my site know that Twins Mommy isn’t a blog about my twins!

Twins Mommy is a place to help moms make money blogging. I provide help to increase your website traffic, email list, and income and turn your blog into a business that thrives.

You Have a Funsie Section

This is optional, but, to share more of your personality you can have a section at the bottom of your About me page on your likes or funsie facts.

Here are my funsie facts:

I absolutely love dance shows, the color pink, Mexican and Chinese food, and I’m a constant stress-case.

I love the idea of camping, going on a boat, fishing, and all that outdoorsy stuff, but really, I don’t like the heat or bugs! Go figure.

I can whip up a mean Turkey dinner during the holidays, and my InstantPot is a lifesaver when I’m pressed for time and need to cook something up in 20 minutes.

There’s a Call-to-Action

Finally, your About me page copy should have a call-to-action for your audience.

This is something you want them to do.

For many bloggers, they have an opt-in form to help them grow their email list.

Other bloggers share their products like an eBook or course.

But, what if you don’t have any of those things?

What do you do?

What I did early on, was share my most popular blog posts and then later – my income generating blog posts.

If you are completely brand new, I would omit this type of call-to-action.

Instead, you can say something like,

Make sure to check out (blog name) every Wednesday for a new blog post!

Or, you can use this time to promote your email address or social media profiles.

Go ahead, and tell your audience to follow your Facebook page or Instagram profile!

About Me Page Example Template

Ready Set Blog for Traffic course student Nicolle of Tales of a Messy Mom, has a great About me page with all the right features to help her audience trust her!

This is the template I use for Twins Mommy, but the only difference is I have more call-to-actions!

But, that’s what’s so great about your About me page – you can change it whenever you want!

What About if You Have a Business?

Do you have a craft business or are you a coach or freelancer like me?

Once you start selling products on your blog, your About page copy will change slightly. I talk more about this in my traffic building course, Ready Set Blog for Traffic, but the biggest thing is showing your credibility.

This means any titles you had, your work before starting a blog, your education and any certifications you may have. It can also be awards your blog has or any type of social proof like testimonials.

For my freelance writing About me page, I had to change my copy to reflect my credibility as a professional writer. I also had to show that my site is the go-to for freelance writing.

This not only helps boost the trust factor with my audience, but it also boosts the trust factor for Google. Google wants to show the best results that are highly trustworthy, have expertise information and that the blogger is an authority in their respective niche.

Now, this process of building your credibility can take years. For my other site, it took around three years.

But, you can convey this on your About page once social proof comes in or once you develop products for your audience.

How to Write An About Page

One of the most popular pages on your blog is your About page.

Users want to get to know the blogger, not the blog.

With your About me page, you can share a snippet of who you are and what your blog is about. You can also use this page to promote any popular blog posts you have or ones that make you money.

Finally, it can be a way to grow your email list or promote your own products!

Have you started a blog yet? Share your About me page in the comments! I’d love to view them!

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I'm Elna, wife to my college sweetheart and mother to my school-aged twins. Together we are the parent entrepreneurs. I'm also a professional blogger and freelance writer. I help mom bloggers make money blogging so they can stay home with their little ones too! Come join me in the Mom to Mompreneur Facebook group!

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Hi, most of these examples show the faces of the bloggers. While I get that that’s good to make people relate to you, I personally am not comfortable sharing my photos (faces) or location. Is that bad for my new blog? Am I not going to be successful if I chose this route of not sharing details about myself?Reply to Al
Hi, It might be challenging to build a brand without a face. For me, those that don’t have a face are usually big content sites like Huffington Post or Thrive Global. These sites have hundreds of contributors. So maybe open up your site for contributors and that might work?Reply to Elna
I love, Love, L-O-V-E these About pages! CurliestofSues, hurry up and get that blog posted, would ya? I cannot wait to read what you’ve got to say! Elna, your blog is informative and fun. Love it! I also love that you hone in on the fact that you want to HELP people, and you drive that point home beautifully! I’m so glad I found your little corner of the web! Look for me soon…I’m still fumbling with a name…but I’m launching soon!Reply to Ivy
Hi Ivy, Thanks so much for your kind words! Thanks so much for hanging out on my corner of the web 🙂Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, it’s nice to meet you! I just found your blog and I’ve already become a fan! This post has already helped me craft a great (or at least I think so) starting point for my About page. I haven’t launched my site yet, I have a January launch plan, so I’m getting as much done as I can now. Would you be able to take a look at what I have and offer some feedback? I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your time. _Start About page_ Hi, I’m CurliestofSues but you can call me Sue! (larger font) Thank you for checking out my site, I’m excited that you’re here! I Prefer Pencils is a blog dedicated to showing you that you aren’t alone. I share my short stories about anything and everything and throw in some posts about life. I hope to hear about your life too. (bold) I work a full-time gig, but I love to write and talk to people. A few years ago, I lost my mom to a short but intense battle to Cancer. The big C. Thanks to a genetic mutation, it’s taken a lot of people in my family at a young age and I would have fallen apart if it wasn’t for my husband. He is my rock. When my mom passed, I found a document on her computer. She was trying to write a book. Her book, about her life and her experiences. My mom only got to write ONE sentence. The realization that my mom didn’t get to finish something she wanted to do her whole life has haunted me for years. I started this journey to do something that I have been wanting to do for years, share stories. Whether they are fiction or not, I wanted to try to get these out there. Full transparency here….I’m learning about this whole blogging thing as I go. I hope you’ll go on this journey with me. Connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest! (bigger and different color) Here’s the fun stuff (bold) I love ice cream. Seriously, any time of the year. If I see an ice cream shop, no one can stop me from grabbing some of that yumminess. I’m a huge nerd. I play Dungeons and Dragons; video games and I’m obsessed with board games. My blood is actually sugar. I bake so much that I’ve shifted into a cookie. I’m still trying to perfect the decorating part, but my flavors are on point…at least that’s what everyone tells me. Maybe they are secretly trying to get my on Nailed It… Make sure to check out I Prefer Pencils every Wednesday for a new blog post! (bigger and different color) Have a wonderful day, SueReply to Sue
Hi Sue, Great About me page. You can update it as you know more about your niche for your new blog. Make sure it’s angled to HELP others with their problems!Reply to Elna
I’ve had my blog up for a few mos not a very long time & I’m just now getting to the “about me page” 😬🤦 but here it is “Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Gloria Mondragon. My family & I recently relocated from Texas to Florida. I married my best friend and we currently have two incredible little girls together. My favorite title is “Mom”. My daughter actually says, “Momma”, I love it and I don’t ever want to be demoted to just “mom” hee-hee. I help expecting mothers during their first year of pregnancy even if they’ve had a child before. I advocate and bring awareness to a condition, called Placenta Previa. I’m a mother-mentor by helping many moms on how to deal with this condition during their pregnancy journey. I’m a multi-passionate mom with experience in education, writing, acting, and advocacy. Take a look around & reach out to me if you have any questions. Thanks again. I look forward to connecting with you!” I didn’t want it to sound super formal cause I’m kind of spunky/funny/down to earth in real life…so since I do 1: 1 it’s easier for that person to connect with the way I write/am. Make sense? (for ex. LinkedIn is different platform, that’s super professional & my blog is more my space, fun, sharing my journey, etx. Even though it’s a way for me to get “prospects” & “grow my email list” I think being your true self is important. I have so much to learn & I plan to continue my journey with the world even if it’s slow. I’m super proud to be a part of your community. Love your work Elna ❤ -Gloria, from @AllThingsMaternalReply to Gloria
Hey Gloria, That’s a great About Me copy. I would try to put the why behind your blog as the first main sentence. People hop onto your blog, then go to your About page. You want to tell them, stop! You’re in the right place. I help (x) with (x). The reader quickly identifies with your blog. Then you can go into your story! Good luck!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna I recently came across your blog and I truely appreciate all your efforts towards helping new moms like me to establish themselves in the field of blogging. I am becoming a great fan of yours with every post that I am reading here. Please please go through my ‘about me’ page and let me know how is it? Is it up to the mark or not? Would love to hear from you. Here is my About Me page: https://mommylogbook.com/about-me/ Thanks in advanceReply to Fiza
Hi Fiza! Your About page is good. I would try to speak to your audience in the first few sentences though or tell me what your blog is about before you dive into your personal story!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna Thank you so much for writing this post I always wanted an expert like you to show me how to write an about me page. You are very correct an about me page is the most visited page on your site I’ve seen it on Google analytics. I have a few questions, Launched my blog this January, as I am still trying to become familiar with the blogging life I didn’t add any image of myself on my blog or on social media platforms but I always feel this might affect my blog, what’s your take on this one? will I become successful without showing my face on my blog? The other thing is, I’ve added some ads on my about me page is it a good practice or I must remove the ads? Here is my about me page https://bloggersjungle.com/about-me Thanks once again!Reply to Zayac
Hi Zayac, You’re blog looks great! It I see you have comments so that’s also great. From the look of it, it doesn’t seem to hurt your blogging journey by not sharing a pic of yourself. For example, Anna of Real Ways to Earn Money Online doesn’t show her face on her blog or her social media profiles – https://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/ So, it’s totally possible! Good luck!Reply to Elna