When Did You Update Your “About” Page Last?

Remember when you started your blog, you put a short bio on a page title “About,” or something similar? Maybe you wrote about yourself, your blog, or both. When was the last time you updated that page?

When someone comes accross a new blog, they often click over to your About page to learn a little about the site and the author(s). What kind of impression would you give them if that page had outdated information? They may not notice at first, but they might be a little confused later on when you mention that you live in San Francisco in a post, while your About page says you live in Chicago. (Or something like that.)

Every few months, it’s probably a good idea to give the page a good look and see if there’s anything you could change. I just made some minor changes to mine. Apparently it said that I was still saving up for a MacBook…while I’ve had one since spring 2008. So I fixed that, and made some other fixes here and there.

Further Reading

  • http://chenpn.com pelf

    It has been more than a year since I updated my "About Me" page, but that's because everything on my "About Me" page is still valid! Plus, it isn't an ordinary, "My name is so-and-so, and I live in so-and-so state" kind of write-up :)

    So I guess it will remain as it is for the time being, until I have an idea on how to rewrite the whole thing :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/redwall_hp redwall_hp

    Well that's a good idea. :)

    Mines not entirely your run-of-the-mill About page, but I often include little facts in it that may change. I have a mini-history of the site, and a little bit about myself. I include links to sits I work on, other places I write, social media accounts I use. So I don't have the problem of moving and having to update my About page or anything, but I generally make some minor revisions once or twice a year.