For the latest challenge in the Edublogs Teacher Challenge, we had to create our ‘About Page’. This was actually something I did very early on in setting up my blog.
Why set up an About Page?
- It allows the reader connect with the blogger
- It shows the reader where the blogger’s passions lie
- Twitter followers can use it to find out about the blogger/tweeter
- It makes the blog more friendly
- Readers will trust the blog more when someone shows ownership
I think an ‘About Page’ is very important for a blog. If I can’t relate to the person writing the post I will often navigate away from the blog fairly quickly.
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For this challenge, instead of adding an ‘About Page’, I decided to add a ‘Contact Me’ page. This is a way that people can find out more about me or contact me if they would like. I think this is a great addition because sometimes you don’t want everyone to see your comment and now on my blog you have this option.
Rather than making it a stand alone page, I joined it to the ‘About page.’ To do this on an Edublog, I changed the attributes (on the right hand side) from ‘main page – no parent’ to select a parent. In this case I those the ‘About Page’ as my parent page.
When do you go to a blogger’s ‘About Page’?
What do you like to see in an ‘About Page’?
How can people contact you through your blog?