Are you trying to put a separate blog in the about directory? If you’re trying to make an about section in your blog, you don’t need to create a new directory. You can do something like using the categories feature in WordPress.
erm…i still don’t quite get it. currently i have an about page. but the url is http://ishimmer.net/?page_id=7. i want it to appear as ishimmer.net/about instead of the page id number. how do i go about doing it?