ZERO TO HERO: 30 DAYS TO A BETTER BLOG
(DAY 8 & 9)
DAY 8: MAKE YOUR “ABOUT” PAGE IRRESISTIBLE
You’ve completed the first week, congrats! This week, you’ll continue posting fresh content and personalizing your blog to perfection. On day eight, you’ll create (or perfect) the one element that nearly all popular, established blogs have: a great About page. We know lots of you have already tackled an About page — but you haven’t tackled it with our tips.
Today’s assignment: create an About page, or revisit and improve the one you have.
Because blogs aren’t just about words and photos, they’re about the people who publish them. An About page gives readers more insight into you, the blogger — which makes your blog more interesting (and follow-worthy).
Because posts are displayed from newest to oldest, but an About page lets you to keep important information about your blog constantly accessible.
I decided to remove some unnecessary information from my about page. Added more appropriated information that added to the clarity of my agenda. I included several anime and manga that I started watching after creating this blog. I have listed all the manga and anime that I’ve watched and read, but I altered the list by providing links to each.
DAY 9: HEAD A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THE BLOGOSPHERE
You’ve already explored the WordPress.com Reader last week, and started following topics and blogs that resonate with your own interests. So why are we doing it again? Growing your community is a process, not a single task.
Today’s assignment: Follow five more blogs and/or topics.
Because the more bloggers you follow, the more posts to be inspired by, reflect on, and respond to.
Because getting a clearer sense of the breadth and global reach of the blogging community will make your own blogging stronger and richer.
Because the more you put yourself out, the easier it is for others to find you.
I decided to check the blogs off my blog lists, and collect 5 from there. Here’s this list: