Blogger Profile Tips

by on October 31st, 2010
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When starting a blog, many new bloggers overlook the importance of their profile. A profile is not only a great way for readers to learn more about you, but a good profile could land you your next writing gig. Whether you’re just starting out or never got around to creating your profile, here are a few tips for creating a great profile for your blog.

Showcase Your Experience

It doesn’t matter if you have writing experience. When creating your profile, you can showcase any experience that relates to your blog. For example, if you’re writing a food blog, include that you worked in the food industry for 20 years. When you’re able to show your readers that you have experience in the field, they will take you more seriously and will turn to you for more information on the topic.

Be a Bit Personal

While you want your profile to look professional, you don’t want it to feel stuffy. This means you should include a bit of personal information. It may be about your pets, favorite author or a bit of fun information that relates to your topic. For example, if you’re writing a music blog, you could add how you met your favorite band.

Include Contact Information

Many bloggers don’t go to the trouble to include a contact page. However, it is important for people to have a way to contact you, other than the comments section. Not only may readers want to contact you about a post, but companies may want to contact you about a writing position. I have had this happen many times and was grateful I included my email address so that I was easy to contact.

Update Your Profile Often

You should never let your profile get stale. Update your profile every 6 months to ensure that the information is still relevant. You should also include new and exciting updates, such as awards or information about how you’ve gained more experience.

A blogger profile can mean the difference between attracting hundreds and thousands of readers. It can also mean the difference between being stuck as an average blogger or becoming a professional.


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