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Blogging Mistakes II: Missing or Default About Pages

22 October 2007 73 views One CommentPrint this post Print this post Email this post Email this post

When I come across any new blog, one of the first things I do is visit the about page to learn more concerning the blog, as well as, the author. It gives you a bit of insight into the world surrounding the blog and you can sort of learn to expect what to see from future posts.

However, there are two things that can turn me away from a blog. First is a complete lack of an about page. Second, is that there is an about page, but this is what it says: “This is an example of a WordPress page, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many pages like this one or sub-pages as you like and manage all of your content inside of WordPress.” Ouch. The default page is a sure sign that you’ve come across a lazy blogger.

You can have a halfway decent about page created within five minutes. WordPress even makes the suggestion that you do so. The key to a WordPress About page is to simply talk about yourself and the blog. Run a stream of conscious and write what’s in your mind. You don’t have to stress about this as doesn’t even have to be relevant to anything you’ve written before. Simply talk about you and your blog.

Consider a break from your usual blogging routine and create (or even update) your blog’s about page today.

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  • ReviewSaurus said:

    Thanks for the quick reminder. Even I’ve to update the about page of reviewsaurus.

    Its just that I’m getting a bit lazy but thanks a lot for the reminder once again!

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