It’s funny to create new blogs. You’re probably like me – you get an idea, you buy a domain, and you create a new blog on it.
Oh, and I love the finding a theme part, or even creating it myself.
But when my first couple of blog posts are written, sight… Now the boooooring part. I hate it.
Every blog has to (gna-gna-gna) have an “About”, a “Contact” (gosh!), a “Disclaimer” (aren’t we done, yet?), a “Disclosure”, and a “Privacy” part… erm, page to satisfy Google and other institutes. (Does anybody even read that stuff?)
Well, if there’s no way around, you could just as well get this job done as fast and easily as possible, right? Here’s how…
Let’s start out easy. The About-page. You know who you are. You can easily write about it. Unless you’re making the official presidential blog, there’s not need to go: “Britt Malka is a wellknown, famous author, and was born in Denmark“, etc. etc. Yawn!
You can be more personal. Why not write: “Hi there, my name is Britt Malka. I just LOVE what I’m doing, and I have the life style that people dream about. And I’m teaching others how to get there.“
Well, don’t write that, of course. Write about yourself. Not me. At least not on your About page.
According to my latest research about the alphabet, About is closely followed by Contact.
You can just put your e-mail address on that page, click-able, and wait for the spam to pour in.
Well, okay, then. What I do is to create a free form online, and when people use it, I get the e-mail directly from this form. Contactify.com is the place, you want to visit. It’s easy, quickly done, and did I mention free? I guess, I did.
Obs! Remember to put http:// in the link to your contact form. I forgot that. Correcting it now.
You need a disclaimer to protect yourself. Make it as sweatless as possible to create it by using this generator: http://www.easyriver.com/free_disclaimer.htm You only have to fill in your site name, email, country, and company name.
You need a disclosure, if you’re writing about other people’s stuff, and especially if you have something to gain from it, like money.
It’s easy to create a disclosure, if you just answer 6 questions on this site: http://disclosurepolicy.org/
That will give you a disclosure site to copy and paste on your blog.
Again, it’s easy. You just check the names of the advertisers you’re using (like Google AdSense). If in doubt – put a check mark against it.
And so will I be in a moment, when I have created the same pages for my latest blog.
Any tips about doing this even faster or easier? Please let me know in the comments.