A personal website is a place where someone describe about himself.. Basically contains personal things like biodata, album and other personal stuffs. It doesn’t have to be about you, and it doesn’t have to contain personal information but it does need to be personal.
A personal website must exhibit content that tells your readers about your thoughts, ideas, interests, hobbies, family, friends, feelings, or something you feel strongly about. Online diaries, self-written books, poems, family, pets, or a page about your favorite topic such as a TV show, a sport, or a hobby are examples of things that could go on your personal website.
it could be a page written to help others with topics like C programming, or how to’s or tutorials on just about anything.
Is it necessary to learn HTML
These days most personal Web sites are not coded by the writer of the website.
They can often times add code if they want to, but they don’t need to. Most free hosting services have easy to use Web page builders with them. All you have to do is click, drag, copy/paste and type, and you have your very own personal Web page. Since Internet service, and computers, are faster you can add more graphics and photos to your site too.
Why Do People Create Personal Sites?
There are tons of reasons someone would want to create a personal website of their own. One of the most popular reasons to write a personal website is simply to write about oneself. People like to talk about themselves, they also like to write about themselves and tell other people who they are.
Another popular reason people write personal websites is to show off their family. They may include lots and lots of photos of their kids all over the site. Sometimes they create a separate page for each of their family members.
By creating your own site you can present yourself to the world. Your virtual online portrait will be there for the entire world to see 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Do you know that your personal website can be your online CV or portfolio?
It is a proven fact that the majority of the employers are looking for employees directly through the Internet. A similar online presentation of your qualification, as well as of projects you’ve been working on, would produce positive effect at the talks when your entrance into office is being discussed. Let’s not disregard the possibility that it might turn out to be the very reason for your eventual hiring.
Your web site could also serve as a forum/scene where the ‘real you’ could present thoughts or express opinion about one topic or another. Thanks to your personal web site you could acquaint yourself with many other likeminded people with similar interests, make contacts and keep up a correspondence with people from all over the world.
Your web site could also take the form of a family album, a diary of your daily life, which you could easily share with friends and relatives.
Online diaries have been popular ever since the beginning of the Web. This is where people create a website just so they can write about themselves in a more personal way then a standard personal website. They may post entries each day, weekly or monthly about what’s going on in their lives. Then they let other people comment on their entries.
There are also wedding sites, memorial sites, sites about people’s pets, and websites about people’s interests and hobbies. Maybe you really like the show “Survivor”, you could create a website about it and tell people why you like it. Maybe you like the Mets, you could keep a website that keeps track of their games and their standings.
A personal website is a place where you can relieve your soul. Create webpages about anything you like and get it all out there for everyone to see. If you’re a private person, you can still do create a personal website. Just make sure not to post your name or any other personal information that may let people know who you are.
How to get money from your site
For personal sites it is a tough job. Because for personal sites nobody will work for your site voluntarily, and making traffic is also tough. Making traffic does not mean distribute the link in your friends, it may raise temporary traffic, you need to write high quality useful articles about a specific topic.
Money can be made from a personal webpage but almost always indirectly. A good personal website creates demand for a person’s services. A resume is one or two pages of text. A website can be any number of pages of text and graphics.
My friend Amaan Akram created his website. some years back. He is a computer graphics (CG) artist who has no formal training in art, and no relevant job experience. Last I talked to him, he was planning on moving to London to work as a CG artist. The company that hired him was interested enough to arrange a work-permit and a visa for him. Could he have gotten hired on the basis of his resume?
A resume can contain false information. It is much harder to fool people with a website. A person can claim to be a very organized person in his/her resume, but a website will make the truth self-evident. The person evaluating the website can go back in time and see how the site looked six months, a year, two years back. Of course unorganized, lazy, and stupid people want to hide these qualities by not having a website. On the other hand smart individuals are simply handicapping themselves by not documenting their marketable skills.
Creating a good website requires time and effort. A good website is not about graphics, and fancy layout. It is about high quality content. High quality content is information that many people are likely to find useful. Such information takes the form of tutorials, interesting articles, fascinating images, and the like. No one can come up with high quality content overnight.
If a person is consistently able to come up with good content s/he will be recognized for that. People will perceive that person as an expert on topics s/he writes regularly about. There is no organization which awards people titles such as expert and wizard. Experts and wizards are known as so only on account of their reputations. Articles on a personal website are a great way to demonstrate one’s knowledge and build a reputation.
Try searching for “lighting tutorial” in a Google searchbox. Amaan Akram’s lighting tutorial will come up topmost in the list of results. He wrote that tutorial back in 1999. Unfortunately, he never read this article (he couldn’t have) otherwise he might have posted dozens of CG tutorials by now. His website could have been ten times more popular than it is now.
Good content always find an audience on the web. This being a consequence of the dearth of content on the web. The web is vast but it is also very shallow. If the web was not shallow people would be using search-engines only occasionally. They would be relying on their bookmarks to find all the information they require. People are always searching for content, and if someone puts content on the web, it will be found. Time spent on creating a high quality website is never wasted. It will attract an audience but might not do so immediately.
A website can also be used to collect information. Polls, statistics, and old fashioned requests for information, all depend on having a popular website. Once a person has a popular website they can ask for help with almost anything.
I routinely do programming work for classic-trash, a popular gaming website. I got to know the administrator of the site only because he posted an advert for a programmer on his website. In exchange for programming work, I get free hosting, a shell account, links, and other small favors. If the administrator of classic-trash had to pay for programming work he probably wouldn’t be able to make improvements to his website.
In the future personal websites will have an increasingly important role in our lives. Individuals and employers will depend on them to make decisions. People who have invested time and effort in creating interesting websites will have a distinct advantage over people who expended their efforts elsewhere.