How To Write An Amazing Community Bio!
Community bios are short and snappy, so figuring out how to make every word count is important. There are essentially three parts to a community bio.
Let's break them down:
About me (Who):
This is who you are and how you relate to the Community. Share something professional and something personal. For examples, check out the bios of a community manager or a community points leader. Feel free to borrow from their brilliance, copy & paste their bio format, then update with your details.
Once you've established who you are, the next step is to explain why you're in the Community. This helps other community members understand what your goals are for the site and for your own network. My "why" statement is: "I'm here to help create an online space in which community members can Learn, Engage, and Connect."
Your "why" statement can be short (like the example) or can be more expansive if you have lots of reasons for being in the community.
The final part of your bio is your "what" statement. This statement establishes what experiences and expertise you can offer your fellow community members. Using my bio as an example once again, you can see my "what" statement is essentially a giant generalization of my resume: "I have a Master's degree in Public Relations from Indiana University and over a decade of experience in community building and management for nonprofits."
The "what" statement is what helps people understand what kind of knowledge base you draw from when you respond or post in the community.
If you put the who, the why, and the what together, you will have a strong and compelling bio on community.
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