About Face

Nestled away, in a nice little differently colored bar, at the top of the dashboard pages of WordPress, users will routinely see messages of various types from WordPress to the user.  Usually, these messages announce new posts on WordPress.com’s blog, or releases of new template designs.  Once in a while the messages will announce impending outages, of the planned variety, naturally.

Ever since I migrated my blog here from Typepad a few months ago, I’ve been getting the repeated message at the top of my dashboard that read, “Update your About page so readers can learn more about you,” or some such nonsense.  Every time I see this, I think, “Yeah, yeah.  One of these days I’ll get around to that.  I just hate writing ‘About’ pages and trying to sum up who I am in a few simple paragraphs.”

I have noticed over the months though, that every so often, I get a hit on the “about” page, usually coinciding with a first comment I’ve left somewhere else, and since it wasn’t about me but rather a generic message from WordPress.com about the intent of the page, I don’t know what kind of impact it has had on readers coming back to see what’s new on my blog.

So today, I wrote an “About” page.  It’s pretty terrible, of course, but at least it’s something.

So in a shameless (more like shameful) effort at self-promotion, I announce Riggledo’s About page!  By all means click on the link at the top of this page and check it out!  Thanks.