Step 5: Getting Started With Pages
In WordPress, there are two main places you post content: pages and posts. Pages are where you’ll have static content like your landing or welcome page, as well as an About Me page.
Let’s work on the most important now.
Home or Welcome Page
Your home page should provide a clear description of your blog. What can reader’s expect to find on your website, and why should they stay? Here are some other ideas for your home page:
- A clear value statement. In one or two sentences state what will readers get from your blog? And what makes you different than other blogs who offer something similar?
- Eye-catching call to action. What is the one thing you definitely want people to do? Join your email list? Visit your blog? Buy your product? This is your chance to push it.
- Your background and experience. Introduce readers to you as a person, as well as your qualifications and experience. Including a picture of yourself is a nice humanizing touch, as well.
- Your best content. What are your absolute best posts that demonstrate how great your blog is? Include them here.
While this page is intended to introduce you to your audience, try to form a connection by writing it with them in mind.
- Yes, people want to learn about you (we’ll get into that, too), but they also want to know how you are going to help them. So, before you start writing your About Me Page, get clear on what it is that makes your blog useful to your readers and who your blog is intended for.
- You should mainly share about your life as it relates to your blog or business. What this means is this: don’t share 30 random facts about yourself and nothing else. Instead, talk about how your blog fits into your life — why did you start it? When did your love for X begin?
Don’t forget a contact page. It can be very simple, but be sure it conveys that you would LOVE to get feedback and questions from them. This will help create a relationship between you and your audience.
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