Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world. It has over 30 million articles and over 1 billion visitors per month. So why would you want to create a page on Wikipedia? Here are some simple steps on how to create a Wikipedia page about yourself
1. Create a Wikipedia account.
To create a Wikipedia page about yourself, you’ll need an account. You can use your real name or a pseudonym (a nickname). If you’re creating an account from a mobile device and don’t have access to the Internet, use “guest” instead of “user.”
If you’re creating an account from a computer or tablet, just type in all the information into the box that appears when you click on “Create Account.”
2. Get a feel for the page you want to write by reading other pages.
To get a feel for the page you want to write, you should read other pages. You can do this by browsing wikipedia or looking at similar pages on your favorite websites like Wikipedia.com or Facebook.com.
When reading other pages, take note of their style and layout. Do they use bolded headings? Are their headers set in Helvetica Neue (the font Google uses)? What typeface is used throughout? Is there an image near the top that helps tell your story visually instead of just listing facts about yourself?
When reading other pages, also take note of what kinds of information is included on them: long paragraphs about important events in someone’s life; short paragraphs describing personal interests; bullet points that list details about each accomplishment or achievement over time; etcetera–the more specific detail makes sense when combined with generalizations such as “I was born” so it helps readers understand who you are better than just saying “I am…”
3. Draft your page offline.
Draft your page offline.
Write down all the information you want to include in your page, then flesh out the details. For example, if you’re writing a Wikipedia article on yourself and have been involved in community activism for over 20 years, write about some of these experiences:
The first thing people will see when they visit your page is something like “I am an activist.” This is not enough information! You need more than that—you need to give them ideas about what kind of activist you are and what kinds of things you’ve done (and why). Your introduction should be short but informative; for example: “My name is [your name here] and I’ve been involved with community activism since [when].
4. Fill out all the necessary forms.
Once you have signed up for an account, you’ll need to fill out a form that will allow you to create your page and request a username.
You will also be asked if it is okay for Wikipedia users to edit the contents of your page. If they don’t ask, then they can’t!
5. Create your page, and then edit it several times to make sure it is perfect.
Once you have created your page, it is time to edit it. Wikipedia is a collaborative platform and everyone has the ability to edit pages themselves or request help from other users. You may find that certain sections of your page need some work before others are perfect; don’t be afraid to make mistakes!
You can also get feedback on your edits by asking other people who have been editing Wikipedia for years what they think about them—this will help prevent any major bugs from occurring in future updates.
After making sure that everything looks good on paper (or screen), feel free to add whatever information you’d like into your profile page: pictures of yourself, stories about how long ago started writing fiction/nonfiction pieces etcetera…
6. Find some peers or friends to review your page.
If you want to know what your page looks like, it can be helpful to get some feedback from other people. This is called peer review, and it’s a great way to get ideas for improvement. You might also learn things about the way that others are writing their pages, which will help you make sure that your own work is on point too.
If there are any sections or categories on Wikipedia that aren’t really working right now (or if they’re not working at all), then getting opinions from other editors might give them a good idea of what needs changing in order for those sections/categories/variants etc., – ie: “Why doesn’t this section exist?”
7. Publish your page and sit back and watch!
Once you’ve submitted your page, it will be reviewed by an editor and approved or rejected. The best way to find out what’s going on is by checking Wikipedia’s notification system. When you’re ready to take action, go back into the site and click on “My Pages” at the top right corner of any page (or click here). You’ll see a list of all your pages with their status: green if they’ve been approved, yellow if they’re awaiting review (which may take some time), or red if there are problems with them (like grammatical errors).
If necessary, make changes to improve the content before submitting again!
Not everything noteworthy about you belongs on Wikipedia but it is a great place to start a digital resume online.
Wikipedia is a great place to start your digital resume. You can create a page about yourself, which will be visible on the internet and in search engines.
You may also want to add links to other sites that are relevant: LinkedIn profile; Google+ page; Twitter account etc., so that people can find you easily wherever they go online.
That’s all there is to it! Now that you know how to create Wikipedia pages, we hope you will use them to share your accomplishments and achievements with the world.