Welcome to the Educating Bloggers Series!
In this little corner of my blog, I will help you learn the simple steps to starting your very own food blog (or any other kind of blog)! Included will be weekly posts with new tips and ideas of how to get your blog started from the ground up!
This series will show you all you need to know about creating your own blog! It’s going to be long and a little tricky, but totally worth it in the end! If you follow these simple steps and guidelines, you will be on your way to a successful blog and the beginning of a second income (or with a lot of dedication and effort, your main income)!
As I develop my own food blog and learn more helpful tricks along my blogging journey, I will keep posting and updating my ideas and progress! I know that at first, blogging isn’t going to be a full time job. You are going to need at least a year of hard work and dedication in order for your blog to start earning an income.
But once you finally start generating an income from your blog, you are going to be on your way to financial freedom and being your own boss! How awesome would it feel to wake up each morning and work from the comfort of your own home (even in your PJs if you want!) and create your own schedule and routines based on what works for you!
Okay, let’s get into the the third post in the series!
Read the previous posts: How to Start a Blog
Read the second post: What To Do Before Launching a Blog
First of all go check out my about page and read more on why I’m here! I also have two other tabs containing my health & fitness story and my contact page. You should have these available along with or under separate tabs your about page.
What to Include in your About Page
Make sure your about page is short and sweet! First just share your name and what you do. Then share your passion and how it pertains to your website. Finally share how you can help your readers. This will make your blog so much more meaningful to them right off the bat! Share a large photo of yourself (that’s different from the sidebar photo if you have one) and leave a little comment on what that picture means to you. You’re on your way to a beatiful About Page!
Why Write a “Story” Page?
Personally, I love reading other blogger’s “story” page. It makes me feel like I actually know then and connect with them on a deeper level. That’s why it’s important for me to include this on page site. This is totally optional of course, but you’ll definitely want to connect with your readers on a deeper level right?! Think about what your niche is about and make sure your story aligns with your readers. This page will definately be longer than your about page.
What to Include in your Contact Information
Make sure to have you email and a contact form ready for people to find. This is what people are usually looking for in your contact page. Also have a few peices of information that might answer any questions your reads or partners have about you. For companies, include something about sponsored posts and advertisements; some people do not do this on their site, but some do!
For your readers and other bloggers include something about connecting and meeting up if they are in your city. And specifically for other bloggers, talk about guest posting. Will you share other’s writing on your page? Are you looking for other bloggers to connect with and do a guest post with them?
Your contact page may not be your most popular page on your site, but it will be very useful in the future when you are expanding and growing your blog.
Thanks again for reading and tune in next week for Use Pinterest to Triple Your Traffic (in just one month)!