Call me a control freak, but what I love about having a blog is that I can do whatever I want with my little corner of the web, and I don't have to hire a programmer every time I want to change something. Whatever I want! Whenever I want to! In my pajamas! While eating ice cream!
Mmm-kay. You get the picture.
For months now, I've been eyeballing the Pages tab on my TypePad control panel (control panel! haaaa!) and occasionally fiddled around with it, but it took me a long time to figure out that I could build actual web pages with it. Pages. Right.
The first thing I did was to create an About page, which is super easy, and looks SO MUCH BETTER than the default About page that the system allows you to set up. Everyone needs a good About page - it's the first thing I look for when I go to a new blog.
Opening up a new blog feels like walking in on a conversation mid-stream; since I haven't been in on the discussion, I want to know who the characters are, and what I've just stepped into. Surprisingly, most people don't have an About page, even people who really need one, like independent professionals and small businesses.
Make an About page, people! It will improve your bounce rate and give your new readers a much-needed sense of context.
Here's How to Create an About Page using Pages: