Patricia A. MacQueen, Author

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Create your Site.

In this first paragraph, I should introduce myself, my business, my club, or my reason for building a Web site. I can use the subheadings below to give detailed introductions, or I can just summarize the introduction here. I could also give visitors tips for navigating my site--what's located under each button, for example.

Listing Site Updates

Under one of these subheadings, it's a good idea to list recent updates to my site so that visitors, especially return visitors, can check out the new stuff first. For example, I could list the date and a brief description of the update.

I could also list updated news about my site's topic. For example, if my site were about a particular sport, I could discuss the outcome of a recent competition.


Trish enjoys authoring novels, although she also maintains and derives much of her income as a freelance writer, a fine artist, and an outstanding event planner.  For additional information about these career choices, please click the appropriate link below:


  • Event Planning
  • Freelance Writing
  • Forevermine Arts

Customizing and Personalizing My Site

I might not want a large amount of text on my home page if I want to guide visitors toward my other pages. Instead of text, I can add photos or interesting links. One of the first things I would want to do is choose a template that reflects what my site is all about. Colors and themes are a great way to reinforce the message and purpose of my site.

Behind the Scenes of My Home Page

Even if I don't put much text on my home page, it's a good idea to include hidden tools that will help me promote my site, so people other than my friends and family actually see it. For example, I could add meta tags, which are hidden codes that allow search engines to find my site. I could also install stats and a counter so I know how many people are visiting. If not many are visiting, submitting my site to search engines will guide more traffic to my site.