Just tell me if it looks ok? Suggest any improvements or useful or cool widgets?
Would be most grateful, the URL is on my profile - not allowed to post here.
A virtual handshake/kiss/hug for willing participants.
I will go take a look now.
Alright take this with a grain of salt because I'm no expert and you asked for feedback...
1. Not such a fan of the theme. It just is too many lines and squares. Sorry but if I visited this site from a search engine I'd almost be scared off because of its look since it reminds me of something basic to sell stuff. Maybe that's just me though. I am attracted to something that looks like it had a bit of creativity put in - even a logo might make it look better.
2. I can't see an about page - if someone comes to your blog they might want to know more about you or the site. Maybe put it up with the pages at the top of the site?
I'm not really trying to sell anything, its just a backlink dump, does it really look that awful
(those Amazon capsules are used because they get posted on YouSayToo)...
Thanks though, yeah I need a few pages, back to the drawing board I guess (sighs and cries)...
I'm sorry! I think it would only take a little bit of work. If you could find a theme that allows you to upload a photo logo and get someone to make you something nice with a picture even...
Just to make it a bit more personal. On the other hand if it's a backlink dump do you plan to get traffic to it at all?
I never planned on getting traffic, but it has started to come a little, and its been given a pagerank promotion to PR2... so I have started to think about the way it looks.
Its just a blogger blog... I bought some wordpress hosting today, bluehost, but its all so daunting!
Same problem there, struggling to find a template that 'works'... this is why Hubpages is so easy! they make it look great, we just write!
That's a BLOGGER blog? Geez I thought it was a WP one. Certainly looks like one. LoL
Have you ever set up a WP one before?
I'm scared by the prospect. I got as far as uploading a template, and not liking it.
I had to go wordpress because I want 'Categories' and 'Tags' to be two distinct entities, something which Blogger cannot provide...
Looks good. Clean, organized, easy to follow. The baby blue is a little candyass for a powerbroker like you, but that's mostly me just be an a-hole because being totally nice and supportive is not in my nature.
I like it.
Just from an aesthetic POV, it looks SUPER busy to me, to the point of being a real turnoff. (Sorry....) Everything seems to blur one into the other into the other...
If you're looking to gain a following, have folks stick around or come back for more or make money, they I would go for a completely different layout. But take that with a grain of salt--I'm a template-aholic.
If you're looking for backlinks, then job well done!
Sorry--forgot the part about suggestions.
One of the things I've discovered are "featured" or "headline" spots on a blog--or both. They break up what could otherwise be classified as dreary, and they let you give a nice shove to hubs/pages/posts that need a bit of a lift or that are seasonal.
Take a look at the template used on this site--I built this for my daughter before she got totally overwhelmed with twins.
But see what a difference stickied headlines and featured posts can make?
1) ya, whatever, looks good, groupie blog chick here, never got response [petition to reply to all lyrics commenys, wherever, whenever, even if they are strictly for her own entertainment!
2) Suggestion; widget too small, but section, clearly visually stands on its own, for a publishing counter for kimberlyslyrics, and one for her moods
Be smart allocate half the blog, I suspect both will be smoking.
The gift to motivate
But yes your blog is kewl! But 'game on' when my site's up [2012 i hope]
I'm picky. Frankly, after reading what WryLilt and lrohner said, I fully expected to hate it - aesthetically, anyway. But I was surprised - it's not that bad. Busy? Yes. However, the way each item is separated into its own box/frame creates organization and it's actually easy to figure out what's what.
I usually prefer a 2-column blog style, but I can see why you selected 3. The blue is nice, but I don't care for the grey and black at the header - but that's my personal preference as black and gray are my two least favorite colors
For the purpose of backlinks, I think it's just fine.
The only thing I can think of suggesting is what I belive WryLilt said - an 'about' page that says something briefly about you and maybe something about why you created the blog (whether it's BS or not)...
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