Why Should You Write In The Third Person Tense In Your Profile and Hubs? To Show Author Credibility In Your Articles
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Why Write Your Author Profile In the 3rd Person?
I choose to write my Profile and most of my Articles in the third person (see how I didn't write in the third person there?) and this is why:
Author's Profiles should be considered as a resume of sorts. Profiles are a list of the Interests, Accomplishments, Links or any other information that the author would like to share with readers. Writing in the third person avoids the redundancy of the word "I" and allows for a neutral point of view while describing the author and his or her work. Writing in the 3rd person tells the reader who the author is, as if it where a description written by a company instead of an individual.
On HubPages I am an author first. This is a different concept from other sites like Facebook. If someone where to ask, "Who is J.S.Matthew?" I would expect that my HubPages profile can explain who I am (as an Author) and what I write about and like from a third person/neutral prospective.
If you look up a Company Profile, say Walmart, you will find the same type of description: "Walmart is a company that provides products and services for...." It is never personal. Now that you have read this you may be more aware of this writing technique and will notice writing in the third person all over the web.
Although my writing is a reflection of me and a part of me, it is not me as a person and by writing in the 3rd person, I can differentiate myself from me as a person, and the content of my articles. The only time I use "I" or "me" in an article is if it is personal such as an experience that I, as a person experienced and want to share. When I write "Professional" Articles such as Movie or Business Reviews, I always refer to the third person to be objective.
Feel free to check out some of the articles below. You will notice that in most cases the author writes in the third person and you can witness the effect that this writing technique has:
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