[found on blog.brandyourself.com; by PETE KISTLER]
“1. Make three versions: short, medium and long.
Most of the time, someone else will dictate the length of your bio. They will likely tell you how many words you can use to ensure that yours is the same length as other bios. Because of this, one bio will not do. You need three bios:
- One sentence bio
- 100 word bio
- 250 word bio
Each bio has its place. You will save you time and energy when the time comes time to post it, and establish consistency between every professional bio about you that is published.
2. Introduce yourself as if you’re meeting a stranger.
Lead in with your name. People need to know who you are before they hear what you’re all about.
3. Immediately state what you do.
If you are “Portrait Photographer,” don’t wait until the last moment to say it. Your most important details should go in the first sentence. Remember: people on the web rarely read more than the first and last sentence.
4. Touch upon your most important accomplishments.
Don’t list them, and make sure they fit. A bio is not a resume; it is simply a quick summary of who you are. If you have space, mention them. If not, ignore them.”
To see the rest of the ideas on writing a personal bio, click here.