Whether it’s on your blog or on your social media profile, the “about me” section can change how others perceive you. One way t0 make your bio more interesting: use “sticky” words that appeal to the senses.
Write to Done offers a couple of examples:
Think of the reader’s brain as Velcro. You want your words to stick, so she will remember them.
Research shows that almost 60% people are visual learners; that is, they respond better to printed text and images. That is how they process and remember information. Try including some image-rich (“picture”) words in your bio.
Let’s look at a couple of rewrites:
Original:”I am working on finishing my first book.”
Rewrite: “I am in a race to the finish line with my first full-length memoir.”
Original: “I love reading, adopting animals and collecting antiques.”
Rewrite: “In my spare time I love reading 19th century novels, preparing gourmet meals for stray cats and collecting those little snow globe thingies.”
Basically, the rule of “showing not telling” and providing rich details applies to bios too. Check out the other four tips for creating a memorable online bio at the link below.
5 Easy Tips to Fix a Boring Online Bio | Write to Done