Do you have an About Me or Welcome page on your blog? I'm not an expert by any means, but I knew at some point I needed to get around to writing an introduction about Me. I entitled my page "Welcome" because I like to welcome readers and make them feel at home here at West Pear Avenue. I've also always struggled with talking about ME.
Here is where help comes in for me...Philly Social Media Moms. This group has by far changed the way I see blogging and I am so thankful for the support and talent that exists throughout the group. I attended a workshop not too long ago where Cecily Kellogg was the guest speaker and spoke about writing. Cecily lead us in a few different writing exercises and the final exercise was to write our bio (yikes!).
Writing a bio is really difficult...especially for me because I don't like to talk about me. But, because we read our bios out loud (there were about 15 of us) I got instant feedback on what I wrote. And I can't even tell you how helpful but at the same time difficult that exercise was for me.
What did I learn from the exercise and from the other women in the group?
- Immediately out of the starting gate write about what you are there for (for me: decorating/design). Don't beat around the bush - why am I reading your blog and who are you?
- I am awesome and I need to write about the things that make me awesome.
- You are awesome and you need to write about the things that make you awesome.
It has taken me a few weeks to update my Welcome page, but I was excited and I was motivated to get it done. The great thing about an introduction page is that it is a work in progress and can be updated at any time, but it should always be strong.
If you don't have an intro to who you are, draft one up and get a start on it.
And remember that YOU are AWESOME.
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