Every single blog or shop who is gathering the data from his readers or customers should have one. You need to specify what you are doing to protect the information you got. Not just for legal reasons (it depends on in which country you live), but you are showing that you have nothing to hide, you care for this gentle subject, and you build trust with visitors.
If you don’t want to use a template, pay someone else to create a PP, you have to create it by yourself. Kudos.
- An introduction, explain what your blog/website is doing.
- The information you gather from visitors, include details you request. Don’t forget that server remembers IP address and hostname.
- How you collect the data. Is it automatic way or via filling a form by customer/reader.
- Information storage. People should know how you secure the database. Is it cloud, your server or overseas.
- If you are going to share their private information, you have to explain why.
You can always create a PP page and put it in “Footer” (at the bottom) on your website, so it is not that visible.
How to create a good About me page?
You need to know – it is about you and not you at the same time. What does it mean? If you start: “I am Goku, I am 20 years old, and I’m hipster …” most people will think: So what?
Let’s stay here for a minute and think. Random person found one of your posts, and he loved it. What is the next step he is going to do? He’ll check “About me” to know more about the author of a page. That is the crucial moment – you get here a faithful reader, or you lose him once and for all. What can you do to keep him? Give him a reason to stay.
In the first paragraph, you should write what your page/blog is about. Explain how it will help solve readers problems, what in a long-term it gives to him. Is your blog about weight loss? Write a summary that someone new in this topic will find fresh ideas how to fight with fat, healthy tips, short exercise routines and more.
Second – are you a specialist in your niche? Put here some testimonials. If you are a beginner or try something new, just skip this part.
Maybe you have an idea what can be put here? Leave your comment and help other people!
Third – the last one. You can write something about you. Write here what you think can be valuable to a reader. How should he or she see you? How did you get the concept of this website or a blog?
What do you think about it? Do you have the different experience? Let me know in the comment below.