I saw this assignment when I was first reviewing Blogging U and I’ve been writing, rewriting, and revising what I want to say in my “About” page. Do I go with a short, medium, or long introduction? How much do I want to disclose about myself? Do I want to keep with only the most pertinent facts about me as a poet to remain credible as a blogger of poetry? (Blog, blogger, and blogging are such unpoetic words).
I hope you don’t read my “About” page as “I come from blah blah,” and “I like or don’t like dogs”. I don’t want to give you a shopping list. I want to give you the mortar that holds my story bricks together, not just a shopping list.
I would rather not distill my About page down to one or two sentences for a text widget. I try to keep in mind, “if a total stranger found my blog and only remembered one thing about it, what would I want that to be?” I’d want that to be that I am a poet and to remember my name. Standby for my About page.