I think the idea of an ‘About Me’ page is great in theory but in reality, especially on the site of a traveler makes no sense. Man or monkey alike, unless you are updating and changing your about me section daily, weekly or monthly it is stagnant while you the individual are growing changing and always on the move. I know, you’re thinking the idea of a stagnant page sounds dreadful, even if you are spitting out dozens of posts weekly on the homepage. Yet, we are trying to convince our readers that we are the same person who wrote that about me section before we had that interesting experience with the 6’6” transvestite at the gay karaoke bar Le Boy in Copacabana. That is just a hypothetical example, I swear even if they did have awesome sangria.
More so, I was over eager to write like the pros, to tell stories of where I’ve been without telling you the reader where I am. I don’t mean geographically but as a monkey, the why travel aspect. The truth is I think this is more of a push for me to follow through with the traveling than a place to boast about my experiences abroad. In reality until I start my round the world trip/slow traveling experience (whatever it eventually develops into) this is more of a blogging about how I’m learning to travel and blog and less referring to why you should hurry up and visit the beaches of Kokomo, Indiana* so you could then take it slow. Don’t get me wrong I still have plenty of tips and trips to recommend but even then I’m no travel company so it’s more of my experience of the journey at the moment. In itself, it is no more valid for what you will or may have already experienced than if we both took a picture at Walt Disney World and compared them.
The question then is, can you write an accurate ‘About Me’ section on your website, honestly I don’t think so. Sure you can state the basic facts but if the reader wants any reflection of where you are since then they have to read your posts. I will then try to work on my own about me that just gives the basics leaving the reader wanting to learn more, because if I gave any more it would halfway be a lie or some off distant memory a week after I hit the post button. What you do with your ‘About Me’ section is up to you.
I haven’t rewrote my about me section since I first set up my site so it’s a good example of what I’m writing about.
*Ok I’m 99% sure the Beach Boys didn’t want you to visit Indiana and were probably more likely to be singing about the Sandals Resort now called Sandals Cay
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