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Best Practices For Effective Design Of "About me"-Pages | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine

Jul 16, 2009 • general

Best Practices For Effective Design Of "About me"-Pages | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine. Smashing Magazine routinely comes out with posts that have 50+ examples of something. Usually I gloss over these posts, but the About Me page is critical for a blog, so I read it more carefully. Readers want to know a little about the author they're reading. My About Me page isn't that exciting -- certainly not creative or artsy enough to make Smashing Magazine's list. I work on my About Me every now and then, trying to figure out what to say because I know it's one of the most read pages on a blog. I just updated my About page page again tonight, adding a little more detail. I'm never quite sure if it's interesting or if answers questions people have.

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