Blogging: Learning The Fundamentals | Day Six: Make An Irresistible “About” Page (Day Six: Publish An “About” Page And Add A Widget)

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Day Six: Make an Irresistible “About” Page

We read blogs because we love the people behind them.

When a visitor is intrigued by your site, they’ll want to know more about you.

Today, create and publish an “About” page, and adapt it into a widget for your home page.

Here’s how:

  1. First, create a new page by clicking on the button below.
  2. Next, write your description — use your Day One post for inspiration if you’d like — and click Publish.
  3. Finally, go to My Site > Customize, then select the Widgets tab. Add a Text Widget with a one- or two-sentence version of your story, and click Save and Publish.

Create a new page

Widgets are little items you can add to your blog to provide more information, like a short description of who you are, a photo, your latest tweets, and more.

Today you’ll add a Text Widget, but there are dozens of options — Learn more in the tools and tips for this assignment.

We’re looking forward to learning more about you and your blog!

Cheers,
Michelle W. and the WordPress.com Team

Here is a link to my About Page: About.

I am using the Gravatar Profile Widget in my sidebar to show an excerpt from my About Page, my Gravatar image, and a link to my Gravatar Profile.

The end,

-John Jr

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