Few things in this world are more disappointing that a blog without an About page. Many times have I been lured by links, comments, or avatars to interesting posts on interesting blogs, where I clicking on About, only to find my curiosity dashed to pieces by “This is an example page” or some other default message.
A blog without an About page is a blog without a clear identity. It’s hard to get interested in it and even harder to follow. Even if it reads well, you’re not quite sure what to make of it, whether it’s just an experiment by someone who’s too busy to take blogging seriously, or something left unfinished.
The About page makes many bloggers uncomfortable. After all, not all of us want our pictures on the web. But then you don’t have to post on that page a photo of yourself or write your biography. You just have to leave on it a piece of you.
There are as many examples of About pages as there are bloggers. Some are straightforward, others subtly avoid any personal details while managing to remain interesting, and others say a great deal and say it bluntly. It’s always good to come across an About page that reflects the voice of the blogger, however quirky they may be.
Here are some inspiring examples of About pages. They are very different from one another, but they all have that something that makes you want to stay a little longer on their blog, to read at least one more post.
(And no, these are not all cronies of mine – I don’t know all of these people.)