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Although seemingly simplistic, writing your personal or professional bio can be one of the hardest tasks one will face when writing for their blog or profile pages. Either folks will freeze and avoid writing anything at all, or make a very superficial bio.
Example: I’m a wife, mommy and crafter who loves the beach and hiking.
Although you might get a tidbit of information about me from that, you have no idea why I’m qualified to talk about my topic of expertise, or capable of doing my job.
A great bio makes people feel like they know you a little bit more, and in the age of social connections via the internet, you need a bio that will pack a punch.
And… it’s not as hard as you might think!
How to write a social media bio in 5 easy steps
Your bio for you blog will vary slightly from your bio for social sites where you don’t have as much space to tell people how awesome you are. With this in mind, make sure you make the first paragraph the most impactful and use that for your social media profile pages.
1.Take your personal and professional inventory
Write out all of your accomplishments, positions held, goals, and hobbies. Are you a writer, but you love to cook? Write it down!
If you have a cause you’re passionate about, or spend your days helping children in 4H, make sure to put that down as well.
3.Think about yourself as you would your role model or idol
If you have any modesty at all, it can be difficult to be overly flattering of you’re accomplishments, goals, or ideas. But, you wouldn’t write about someone you really admire in a blah way. You’d really flatter them. After all, there’s a reason you look up to them. Think about yourself as if you were writing about that person, and tell us what makes YOU great!
4.Put your ideas together in a way that flows
You should now have a good idea of what makes you awesome, and how you’d talk about yourself if you were your own idol. Start writing it out with some flow as if you’re telling a story. Start with you’re accomplishments, background and relevant information that establishes you as an the amazing person you are. Then you can write the next paragraph or so about what your hopes are for your blog, Facebook page, etc. Finally, finish with any interesting, fun facts about yourself or goals you may have going forward.
5.Add a flattering photo
Pair your newly written bio with a photo that is flattering and recognizable. You don’t need a bland PR photo, but it should be clear and appropriate. If you are using your bio for professional purposes, your photo should represent you in your best light.
This formula will work for just about any social media or blog about page. If you need assistance, or are interested in our services, contact us for more information.