Writing the About Page

Goal:

  • tell the user who you are and what you do (or can do for them)
  • include past successes, achievements, social proof
  • ensure design does not overpower content

Some models:

  1. Patrick Ross
  2. Chuck Wendig (novelist)
  3. Joanna Penn
  4. Dana Salvador
  5. The Bookshelf Muse
  6. Joe Bunting (the Write Practice)
  7. Jeff Goins
  8. Lisa Mangini
  9. Jane Friedman
  10. K.M. Weiland
  11. Neil Gaiman
  12. Cari Luna
  13. Greg Martin

Analyze your model and share your analysis here. (n.b.: link updated so you can edit it!) 

  1. What information does the author include?
  2. Describe the tone? How do you respond to it?
  3. First or third person? How does that decision make you feel?
  4. Images used? What do they add?
  5. Any special design features?

After analysis:

  • Draft/revise your own About page. Make notes about what you will do to continue creating this after you leave class.
  • Cut down your About content and transform it into your Twitter bio.

Deadline for peer and professor review: Tuesday, September 9, 5 p.m.

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