What Does Your Blog Say About You?

I make a point to review my “About Me” page quarterly. There is no science behind that number. It just made sense to me to check it on a semi regular basis to see if it tales the kind of tale I want it to tell.

Every so often I need to look at it and make sure that it is in sync with the goals I have in place. I take some time to read the description I wrote about myself and the blog and take a look at the posts I linked to.

There are 14 posts listed below. My stats show that my “About Me” page is among the most heavily trafficked pages on my blog. So I need to ask myself if the 14 posts below are telling a story that I still want told.

As the year goes by I try to make a point to note any posts that blow up. If I have something that is really popular be it comment and or pageviews  I will often include it. But I also make a point to grab posts that I think are examples of my best writing.

So here I am, evaluating it all again. It is well after midnight so I am not going to make a decision about these links now or those that aren’t included, but I expect I will make a decision soon.

  1. A Father Describes Parenting
  2. A Father’s Burden
  3. Inside the Blogger’s Studio- A Dream, Er Nightmare
  4. The GermoPhobe
  5. What I Dream About
  6. I am In Love
  7. Becoming a Dad
  8. Grandpa
  9. Donuts
  10. Save The Last Dance For Me- 75 Years of Marriage
  11. An Uncertain Certainty
  12. Four Generations & A Wedding
  13. The Best Thing My Father Ever Said To Me
  14. 1 Foolproof Way To Become a Better Writer

Are there posts that aren’t included here that you think should be?

74 comments
SueBursztynski
SueBursztynski

@rainyofthedark @thejackb So, what DOES your blog say about you?

SueBursztynski
SueBursztynski

@rainyofthedark @thejackb So, what DOES your blog say about you?

BruceSallan
BruceSallan

Quarterly? Wow, I do it once a decade...don't wanna look back! JUST KIDDING...Hey JB, you're getting a great # of comments lately...yipes, you don't need me!

BruceSallan
BruceSallan

Quarterly? Wow, I do it once a decade...don't wanna look back! JUST KIDDING...Hey JB, you're getting a great # of comments lately...yipes, you don't need me!

Jens
Jens

I haven't reviewed my about page in years. I guess it's time to do it, right now.   Thank you for reminding me :)

KDillabough
KDillabough

I've had this bookmarked for quite a while now, with the intention of going back to it and reviewing my About Page in light of what Michael says in his video here http://remarkablogger.com/2011/09/26/about-page-freelance-sales-weapon/

 

He also gives a few examples of About pages that he likes.

 

I haven't revisited it for a while now, but plan to as I tweak my own site. Perhaps you'll find something of interest in what he has to say. I'm not promoting or advocating it: I just remember bookmarking it for reference, and your post today brought it back to mind. Cheers! Kaarina

KDillabough
KDillabough

I've had this bookmarked for quite a while now, with the intention of going back to it and reviewing my About Page in light of what Michael says in his video here http://remarkablogger.com/2011/09/26/about-page-freelance-sales-weapon/   He also gives a few examples of About pages that he likes.   I haven't revisited it for a while now, but plan to as I tweak my own site. Perhaps you'll find something of interest in what he has to say. I'm not promoting or advocating it: I just remember bookmarking it for reference, and your post today brought it back to mind. Cheers! Kaarina

rdopping
rdopping

So true! But I have to ask. Why would you change who you are (asked facetiously)? Yeah, a good idea as your blogging evolves. We just updated ours and it makes wayyyyy more sense now. Thanks Kaarina Dillabough for your thoughts on it.

zjrosenberg
zjrosenberg

Or even better, just make your "About Me" page about someone else, like Abraham Lincoln. That'll teach 'em.

zjrosenberg
zjrosenberg

Or even better, just make your "About Me" page about someone else, like Abraham Lincoln. That'll teach 'em.

Vidya Sury
Vidya Sury

:-) I remember being stuck with my About Me page long ago, even though I wrote it for  my clients and friends and seemed to do a great job of it. Then I figured I'd just do a list "About Me" - looked like a good idea and easy to update.

 

I've read some of the 14.

 

But you 'ave a point. Review is always good. :-)

Vidya Sury
Vidya Sury

:-) I remember being stuck with my About Me page long ago, even though I wrote it for  my clients and friends and seemed to do a great job of it. Then I figured I'd just do a list "About Me" - looked like a good idea and easy to update.   I've read some of the 14.   But you 'ave a point. Review is always good. :-)

Amiegr8tstuff
Amiegr8tstuff

@LynnetteLabelle @TheJackB mine says i never blog! LOL. except for my recent good news! guess i better blog more now!

Amiegr8tstuff
Amiegr8tstuff

@LynnetteLabelle @TheJackB mine says i never blog! LOL. except for my recent good news! guess i better blog more now!

Lori
Lori

Hi Jack,

Good discipline in reviewing the About page yearly. There is so much in keeping up a blog, isn't there? Reviewing the goals is important too.Thanks for the reminders.

Lori

Latest blog post: How Focused Are You?

Lori
Lori

Hi Jack, Good discipline in reviewing the About page yearly. There is so much in keeping up a blog, isn't there? Reviewing the goals is important too.Thanks for the reminders. Lori

TheJackB
TheJackB

@SueBursztynski @rainyofthedark It says quite a bit. Father, son, grandson, friend, professional, writer- not necessarily in that order. ;)

TheJackB
TheJackB

@SueBursztynski @rainyofthedark It says quite a bit. Father, son, grandson, friend, professional, writer- not necessarily in that order. ;)

TheJackB
TheJackB

 @BruceSallan It is about the quantity, er, the quality. ;) Always glad to see you here Bruce. Don't be a stranger.

TheJackB
TheJackB

 @Jens I already made a couple of changes to mine and will make more. @KDillabough Kaarina's link really helped me.

CrossBetsy
CrossBetsy

 @KDillabough Thanks, Kaarina. For fun I checked it out, too. Then I went to my About page and actually saw it differently after watching his video. Made sense. Spent some time changing things around. 

rdopping
rdopping

 @KDillabough Watched it. Makes some sense. The links are actually good too.

CrossBetsy
CrossBetsy

 @KDillabough Thanks, Kaarina. For fun I checked it out, too. Then I went to my About page and actually saw it differently after watching his video. Made sense. Spent some time changing things around. 

TheJackB
TheJackB

 @KDillabough That is good. There is some solid advice in there that I need to incorporate into my page.

TheJackB
TheJackB

 @zjrosenberg I just might. Those bastards already stole my idea for making a movie about Abe the vampire killer.

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

 @Vidya Sury It is just one of those things that offers benefits and avoids potential problems, or so the theory goes...

Latest blog post: Those Three Words

TheJackB
TheJackB

 @Vidya Sury It is just one of those things that offers benefits and avoids potential problems, or so the theory goes...

TheJackB
TheJackB

@Amiegr8tstuff If you enjoy writing blogging is a great way to do it. @LynnetteLabelle

TheJackB
TheJackB

@Amiegr8tstuff If you enjoy writing blogging is a great way to do it. @LynnetteLabelle

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

 @Lori Hi Lori,

 

It is endless, isn't it. ;)

TheJackB
TheJackB

 @Lori Hi Lori,   It is endless, isn't it. ;)

SueBursztynski
SueBursztynski

@TheJackB @SueBursztynski @rainyofthedark Yes, but is that just your profile or what your blog is about?

SueBursztynski
SueBursztynski

@TheJackB @SueBursztynski @rainyofthedark Yes, but is that just your profile or what your blog is about?

KDillabough
KDillabough

 @TheJackB  @Jens Delighted to be of service:)

KDillabough
KDillabough

 @TheJackB Yes, as I recall, there were quite a few suggestions that resonated with me. Now I just need to get back there, re-visit and make the necessary changes:) Glad you found it helpful

KDillabough
KDillabough

 @TheJackB Yes, as I recall, there were quite a few suggestions that resonated with me. Now I just need to get back there, re-visit and make the necessary changes:) Glad you found it helpful

TheJackB
TheJackB

@SueBursztynski @rainyofthedark My profile is different.

TheJackB
TheJackB

@SueBursztynski @rainyofthedark My profile is different.