On visiting a blog for the first time, I frequently click on the “About” page. I have lost count of the number of occasions when I have been greeted with the following words:
“This is an example of a page …”.
It is, of course entirely a matter for each site owner to determine what is displayed on their pages. It is, however disappointing for a potential follower to click on a blog only to find that the “About” page still carries the standard wording provided by WordPress.
I understand that people value their privacy (I do too)! However you don’t have to provide your home address and other personal details. In my opinion just a few sentences about why you started the blog and perhaps a few words about yourself create a much better impression than leaving the WordPress wording quoted above in place.
If, for whatever reason you don’t want an “About” page perhaps consider deleting it (although, in my view this would be a mistake).
In short, keeping the standard WordPress wording can create a poor first impression and may mean the difference between a person clicking on your blog following (or not following) you.