Saturday, September 8, 2012

How to Create an "About Me" Page in Blogger

So you recently created your first blog and you've spent some time designing it, but now you want to start adding some features like an "About Me" page, or a "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) page. Maybe if you write about food on your blog, you'll want a "Recipes" page.
Creating a page in Blogger can be really simple once you know all the steps involved. Here they are...
The first step is to go to "Pages" in blogger. Once there, click the "New Page" button and select "Blank page".
A new window will open, and this is where you can design your new page. Start by adding a title (ex. About Me) and then put some text into the box, perhaps even a photo of yourself. Then click "Publish".
But don't stop there! When you first create your blog, your pages are automatically set as "Don't show". In order for your page to appear, you need to change that setting to either "Top tabs" or "Side links".
Then click "Save arrangement".
Now your blog should have a beautiful new bar at the top with a "Home" button and another button of your choosing. To go back and make changes to a page, simply go back to "Pages"and click "Edit" under the page you want to select.
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73 comments:

  1. This is super helpful! Thanks for posting & bringing it to my attention!

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  2. I second that! :) This is perfect! Huge help! I now have an 'about me' page all thanks to you! yay!

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  3. Best One . Really awesome
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  4. Thank you for that information it's really helpful :)

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  5. Thank you so much! Having never done this before, I've absolutely no knowledge on how to set anything up. I really thought this would be more user friendly! Without posts like this, I would have nothing but a blank page! Is there a way to customize the font? I customized the font on my home page with all that HTML jazz but is there a way to do it on each individual page like this?

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    1. Hey Lindsey, I'm glad I could help!
      I apologize for not responding to your question sooner. Yes, you can change the font of the text for each individual page you create. For example, you can make the text on your 'About Me' page arial, your 'FAQ' page Times New Roman, your 'Contact Me' page helvetica, etc. : ) This can be done when you write the text of the specific page. To do this you'll find a button that looks like a fancy 'F' on the toolbar along with other tools such as font size and the italics, bold, and underline options. I don't believe you can change the font of the titles of the pages though.
      I hope this helps.

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  6. Thank you so much! This was perfect!

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  7. Thanks so much! SO helpful!!!! Thanks! EMichelle

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  8. This was really very helpful. Thanks a ton.

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  10. Thank you so much Natasha! This is very very helpful

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  11. Thank you so much for this post!

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  12. It was very helpful. Now I have an about me page on my blog

    Thank you so much

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  13. Thanks, this sure is a great way to start with.

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  14. This helped me sooooo much, thank you! xx
    http://brookesblabbings.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I recently bought my own domain in godaddy, it is just a single domain as I am still testing the effect of it, now I want my blog to have this other pages, like about me and also contact us, will I buy another domain for that or what ? Thanks for your post and I hope you can give me a little advice about my question, thank you in advance

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    1. Hi there!
      I've never worked with GoDaddy before but I asked a few friends who have and they said that you wouldn't have to buy more domains. Web hosting using GoDaddy doesn't change the blogging and blog design process, just allows you to purchase a domain and buy additional disk space. You'd only have to pay more for your additional pages if the content took up more disk space than you had paid for.
      I hope this helps, and I'm sorry for not replying sooner.
      Natasha

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  16. This is so helpful, thank you so much!

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  17. the first thing that came to my mind after following these instructions is "thanks a ton"
    i really mean it, i have been looking for this very information for over an hour and found nothing useful, including for the sitemap page, i messed up with the DON'T SHOW option. now i corrected it only because of you, thanks once again

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  18. How do I use the page and link it manually? Because I already got a template

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  19. So simple and helpful, thanks for showing the pictures too.

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  20. This was really helpful, thank you!!

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  21. It's work! Thanks for your information. The way you teach is really suitable for the tech idiot as me..hehe :)

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  22. thanku so much admin its more useful for me

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  23. Thanks a lot for this post.. This is really helpfull :)

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  24. Hey Natasha. Nice write up here.. One question though, do you still photograph your food?.

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  25. Hi, I can't find the 'show pages as' option, all mine says is new page, revert to draft, or publish.

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    1. hi, yes same is with me. how did you solve that problem and linked about me page

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  26. Mine seems to not have worked, I typed it all up but it didn't look like yours with the top tabs side tabs and don't show section and I can't seem to see it on my actual blog. Please help! Apart from my user error this was a great post!

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  27. Hello, I'm having the same problem as AliseRose. The "show pages" option doesn't appear. Could you help with this?!

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  28. Thanks a lot!

    xlaurenslifex.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I am not getting the option for the "side tabs"... Please help!

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    1. you just add page widget on the layout were you want

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    2. Yes...krishnaprasad is right....

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  30. i did that.It will not shown in public

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  31. so helpful! don't know what I thought 'pages' was for?! thanks!

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  32. So extremely helpful! Thank you thank you!!!!

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  33. Thanks a lot Nat. I'll need your help on adding the 'Private Policy Page' on my blog.

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  34. I created the new page About Me but when I publish it I cannot set a tab at the top. I do not see the last step you show. Can you please help me?

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    1. Hey Carol,
      You need to go layout button there you will find out the gadgets, in which you have to add "pages" button. it will ask you to for settings in which you have to select buttons of about me or Home.,,,make sure while doing this first you create your tabs in pages as if shown above procedure.

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  35. in my blog, I can't see the "Don't show". That's why I can't apply it in my blog completely. How can I do it?

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  36. What about the permalink, as your "About Me" page's perlink is different. How to get permalink as same as the Tile of the page i.e. About Me?

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  37. Hi...Natasha thanks so much without reading ur suggestions i would not have had made About page...u were a great help.....
    Thanks

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  38. This article is very informative and helpful. Thank you for sharing!

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