AND SO WE MEET AGAIN.
This is the second time I have written an About Page. For the most part, I find these pages to be somewhat boring, and usually full of interchangeable dates, names, and facts. This page promises to be all that and more!
For this go-around, I decided to do a bit of research on what to do and not do when writing your About Page. I came across an article titled "Are You Making These 7 Mistakes with Your About Page?", and man, it does not disappoint. Enjoy.
MISTAKE #1: You don't have an About Page. HA! I'm already ahead of the game.
MISTAKE #2: I can't find your name. Not a problem here, folks. My full name is Lisa Cairns Krowinski. When I married my polish husband, I decided to drop my given middle name, Jean, and officially make my maiden name my middle name. It's pronounced "karens" like the lady that I am. Unless you are my elementary school principal calling me over the intercom to the office to pick up an art award. In that case you would pronounce it "carrots". Lisa Carrots. I only think about that a few times a year.
MISTAKE #3: I don't know what you look like. Hmm... I'm not sure I see the relevance in that one. Sure, maybe you're a little curious as to what I look like, but jeez, I just gave you my full name up top. Do a little investigating work, you freeloader.
MISTAKE #4: The writing is boring. Dang. Well, as I see it, you either like the writing or you don't like the writing, right? I'm pretty sure that's up to you. However, I do appreciate the author pointing out this little tidbit of info. at the end of this very possible disastrous mistake. "Remember, along with your photo, this is where I go to figure out who you are and whether or not I like you." Jeez. This is starting to get a bit serious. Let's just assume everyone likes everyone and move along, shall we.
MISTAKE #5: Using video alone. Whaaa??? Who does that? Not me, that's who.
MISTAKE #6: You go on and on and on. I too would say this is a personal pet peeve in the About Pages of others, were it not for the fact that my own page is becoming quite lengthy and yet I still continue to write. Go figure.
MISTAKE #7: I bet you think your About Page is about you. Now see, this one just ruined it for me. I get the reference and all, but now I have to decipher the last and final mistake and I'm just not feelin' it. The basic gist was to talk about yourself, but only in the context of how you serve your readers. Meh.
So with that in mind, I give you my official About Page summary, in less than 200 characters.
"Typography-lovin' graphic designer, turned letterpress-printin' stationery designer. We make the cards you give to that one friend of yours who truly gets it. You know the one."
If you want to know more than that, simply ask.