Let’s talk about anything bookish!
Happy Monday, Wormies! This week, I wanted to talk about the about page. Does anybody every bother reading it? Do you even read it? I honestly do!
It seems like every blog has an about page, right? But how many bloggers actually read it? I don’t keep track of my about page stats (maybe I should) so I’m not sure how many bloggers actually read my about page.
I am a fan of the about page! Especially when it’s bloggers that I follow! Does that sound creepy? I don’t think so! It’s not like I’m going stalker mode!
Getting to know the blogger as a friend
Since I only interact with bloggers through Twitter, Instagram, or blog comments, I wouldn’t really know who I am talking to. Reading the About Me page helps me get to know the blogger on a deeper level. In fact, I like to use their names while commenting on their post! In this way, it makes me feel like I am having a conversation with a friend. And I’d like to think that we are all friends here. I know it’s a little naive of me to think that, but I do.
A face to the name
Some of the About Pages have photos! Yes, I totally understand why some bloggers don’t want to show their faces for security reasons, it’s still nice to see those bloggers who show their photos.
Also, shelfies! And maybe a tour of their shelves/part of their room? Still, another way to get to know bloggers better!
A lot of book bloggers include their favorite genres or favorite books on their About Me page. This is a great way to find AWESOME new reads! I’ve actually found awesome reads this way.
Plus, you may see your favorite reads on their favorite reads list so this ultimately is another way for you to spark up a discussion.
Oh them hobbies
Like most book bloggers, reading isn’t all we do. RIGHT? I also want to find out bloggers who have the same hobbies as me (sort of), and this is an awesome way to build your friendship. Reading the About Me actually helped me find the AWESOME Secret Sister Project (#otspsecretsister) hosted by Amy, Alyssa, and Brittany.
For some reason, there are a lot of bloggers (well, that I know of anyway) that have cats! AND they usually add photos of them on the About Me page! I have two wonderful cats (one of which is the EVIL KAT) and I love looking at cat photos! This is another way to find new friends! Plus, I just can’t get enough of cat photos!
Do you read the About Page? What have you discovered while reading the About Page?
Did you spend time writing your own About Page? Share your pages in the comment section below!