Help ME Write a Personal Bio

One of the best ways to let people know who you really are is by writing a personal bio. It is a useful showcasing tool, but it can be difficult to know how to start. However, some useful tips are available below to help you get started. Read on.

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Tips To Help You Write a Personal Bio

Create an Outline & Determine Your Audience

Unlike a full-blown biography, your personal bio will usually be a brief, interesting introduction to who you are as a person. However, with so much information to choose from, it can be difficult to decide what information to include and what to leave out. To help with this problem, you'll want to create an outline of the things you're trying to cover. The structure of an outline can help you stay focused on what you really want to say and keep you from writing too much.

In addition, it's a good idea to know who you're expecting to read your bio. Knowing who your audience is can also play a part in helping you decide what to write. Success with your bio is all about having the right focus.

Be Unique

Keep in mind that there's only one you, and therefore, you have experiences you can share that are uniquely about you. This is your personal bio, so try to stand out. Let those who read it truly see who you are. You don't have to tell them about those embarrassing moments that turned your face red, but do tell them about those personal accomplishments and victories you've had.

Choose the Right Structure

Bios can come in many forms and read in many ways. That being the case, you'll need to decide the way that works best for the information you'll be providing. Will it read like a narrative, creative piece, journal or resume? Keep in mind that the format of your bio will also be seen as a reflection of you.

Ask People Who Know You for Help

Sometimes it's hard to look at yourself and think about interesting things to say. So, if you get stuck, ask the people who know you best. Parents, friends and teachers may be good sources to remind you about those things that make you special and worth knowing. So when all else fails, ask them for ideas.

Just Get Started

Writing in general can be hard at times, and when you're writing about you, it can be even harder. Just write anyway. Don't think about it too much or labor over the idea of starting and completing the bio. Just start! If you put the pen on paper and get going, ideas will usually start forming eventually, and you'll establish a good writing flow.

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