I have a complaint. I’ve noticed that a lot of blogs have problems with their about pages. Quite a few have no about page. Even more have the default “this is what an about page is, blah blah blah” page.
Maybe it’s just me, but when someone comments on my blog or when they follow me, I go check out their blog. Pretty much the first thing I click on is the about page. If there’s a problem with it, I’m probably not going to dig deeper.
It’s not that I don’t want to read you posts, it’s just that I’d like to know what the blog is about, who’s writing it, what their back story is. It helps put your posts into context. If you haven’t put up a proper about page, it makes the little OCD guy in my brain twitch at the thought of dozens of poorly written, poorly organized posts to follow.
As I see it, there are two options: Delete the default about page or update it to make it relevant. If you’re going aboutless, then I humbly suggest you make it easy for the casual passersby to find some relevant posts about who you are and what you’re talking about.
Since, as the saying goes, when you point the finger, you have committed assault with an imaginary gun. No wait, no one says that. When you point the finger, you have three pointed back at yourself. Yes, that’s the one. Since that second thing is true, I will be also be updating my about page to make it more relevant since it is hopelessly whiny and out of date. Mostly the first one.