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The bio. It seems that as of late everyone is rewriting their bios. Whether it’s for a new site or a site redo, finding the words to write about yourself without sounding braggy or too lame can be difficult. Here are a few rules to writing a bio (or having a bio written about you).

  1. Don’t be afraid to brag a little. After all, you do have tell about your experience and knowledge in order to convince the reader that you might be the right person for the job. No matter what industry you’re in, experience matters and you have to brag a little to get it across and establish credibility.
  2. Be personal, but professional. People need to be able to relate to you and that means adding a personal touch. It doesn’t hurt to throw in a bit about your personal likes and aspirations, just don’t go over board.
  3. Write in the third person. This one sort of goes without saying, but just in case we have to include it.
  4. It’s not about you, but about the reader. Let’s circle back to bragging here for a bit. You’re not writing about yourself to talk about yourself. What you’re doing is telling the reader how your experience is valuable and how you gained it. So, your bio isn’t really about you, but about the reader.
  5. Include a call to action. This doesn’t have to be a hard sale, but something simple that encourages the reader to connect with you on social media or join your newsletter.

There you have it. Writing a bio isn’t that hard. Most people just overthink it. If you need help customizing your bio, Words You Want can help. We’ll be happy to craft a bio for you and get to know you a little bit more in the process!

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