NO! Well make this a priority because your About page is extremely important to new readers. It’s where readers find out more about you and your blog. Readers often use it to decide whether to bother subscribing to a blog.
Updating Your About Page
When you set up a new Edublogs blog it automatically comes set up with an about page. Readers access this page by clicking on About in the page links at the top of your theme or in the link in your sidebar.
The idea is you change the default text on this about page by inserting your own information.
You do this in your dashboard by clicking on Manage > Pages. Now click on the link to your About page.
Now it is just a case of replacing the default text on the about page with your own text, images etc.
What To Write On An About Page
Your about page is all about letting people know who are you, what’s your interests and what you write about.
Writing a good ‘About Page’ is hard. Start with telling people more about yourself, people are more likely to engage with your site if they can relate to you as an individual. Then tell them about your blog. Not too long, not too short, include photos that help readers relate to you as a person. Check out how Darren Rowse (Problogger) achieve this.
For class blogs – check out Tips On Writing ‘About Pages’ For Class Blogs!
If you are a school student you need to think carefully about:
- What to say or not say – read Miss Wyatt’s post and if in doubt check with your teacher or maybe ask Miss Wyatt!
- Any Photos you use – It’s still possible to include photos that help people relate to you as a person without using your own photo. Check out Meghna’s About page to see how she does this!!!
Take the time to review what you’ve written on your about page. Does it clearly highlight to readers:
- Who are you?
- What are your interests?
- What you’re about?
- What you write about?
Why not write a post to ask your readers what they think about your about page? What they like? What changes they’d recommend?
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