Build a better Blog in 31 Days
Well we’re up to Day 6, but I’m still catching up with the Day 5 challenge.
Day 5 is all about the blogger’s About Page. Most readers hit this page to see who you are before they decide whether they want to subscribe to your blog.
- Rework your “About Page” regularly.
- Visit Darren Rowse’s post on some of the aspects to include in an About Me Page.
Include; your photo, blog objectives, introduce yourself, “How To” understand parts of your blog (like RSS, categories, comments, etc), point people to key articles in your blog and add your contact details!
- Transparency: Be as transparent as possible, list your interests, “jobroll”, objectives and other online spaces. I like to visit blogger’s about page to see what I may have in common with them before I dig deeper or subscribe or even email if I like it that much!
- Engagement: There is just so much ‘content’ out there. So much to read. Research shows that Gen Y don’t read a great deal, they like a summary – “Just the facts maam”; unless of course you’re part of their social network, then bring it on, as long as it’s fun and interesting. I stop to read and respond when I see humour and personality.
- Highlighting Key Pages: I know I haven’t done this, so I can’t really comment, other than to quote Darren Rowse’s key points to how to propel readers deep into your blog:
“Is there an article that you’re particular proud of that sums up what you’re blog is about? Is there a sponsor you want to highlight? Is there a page with an income stream that you’d like to expose all your readers to? Are there some categories that you’d like to highlight?”
Please visit my About Page and come back here to comment (before I rework it using the abovementioned tips – even though I’m REALLY tempted). I look forward to receiving some constructive feedback.
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