Today my students will be setting up there blogs. I wanted to think about first posts and/or about pages. These are important to establish the tone, feel, and personality of a blog. Here's some source material:
Whether through the first post, or through the "about," or through what you choose to label your links section, some of your important first decisions regarding your blog will be developing your writerly persona. Just as important as telling readers what you'll be writing about is telling them who will be writing. And this telling need not be explicit (though in the case of Dooce it certainly is, although I would argue that her explicity tells much about her--it is strategically over-explicit--an indication that her writing will share personal details).