Constructive Criticism

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  1. salt profile image73
    saltposted 8 years ago

    I would appreciate constructive criticism on this hub. Ideas on how to make it better and what is right or wrong with it.. thanks


    http://hubpages.com/hub/TopTenAustralianRecipes

    I did a fair bit of work on this one, so would appreciate some advise, as it seems good topic and content, but I still feel Ive missed something or its lacking something. It could just be the layout??

  2. Has_aWayWithWords profile image61
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 8 years ago

    only one thing missing that I could see,no wait 2 things

    Where is the aussie beer that goes with all of those dishes and what about BBQ Roo...I hear if you get em at the right age they taste just like chicken...lol  just kidding   good hub from what I see could use a bit more info about exactly what is in a few of those dishes

  3. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Salt will drop over to you later I am off to do a hub now smile I dont know if I am the best to offer advice on these matters but I will try smile

  4. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Hi Salt - here are my observations -

    It would be good to have a numbered list at the top of the hub of what recipes you have in the hub. Then number each recipe in the headings.

    Use less pictures but have them larger (they are too small to really see the food). Keep the formating the same so maybe have one picture before or after the recipe or a couple at the side of each one. I think you've made the mistake of downloading the thumbnails instead of the full size image so the picture quality isn't great.

    Capitalize Each Word in Your Headings

    I'd add less products and break them up into more capsules. Maybe put one or two products under each recipe that relate to that recipe.

    Just noticed you haven't actually included recipes except for vegemite sandwich? Might be worth having one recipe with each piece of text in a standard recipe format e.g. ingredients - time to prepare - time to cook etc.

    I think the first section on BBQing is a bit long.

    I'd put the links capsule under the comments capsule.

    Last one is that your url is all one word - can't be changed now but in future I'd suggest putting - hyphens between the words. 

    Hope some of that is helpful smile

  5. salt profile image73
    saltposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, YES, the beer is important, I was going to link pages to expand ... and the numbered list is a great idea.

    Photos, will work with... and the content is not recipes - I do describe a vegemite sandwiche, but that is because thats what people eat.

    Thanks for your assistance. I will do some of these things and see what works.

    I keep my urls in one word on purpose.

    Thankyou, I do appreciate your observations. Much appreciated.

  6. Urbane Chaos profile image97
    Urbane Chaosposted 8 years ago

    I agree with what Susana said, completely.

    The numbered list is a great idea, but why not make that list into a table of contents?  It's really not that hard to do.  Here's a hub that Darkside created that gives you a great step-by-step on how to do it: http://hubpages.com/hub/tableofcontents

    When I've used that, at the end of each section I also throw in a link that says, "Go to Top" as well..

    A couple notes for marketing..

    Your first capsule should be text, and contain a few keywords that outline what the article is about.  Avoid using pictures and links at the top.

    After the text capsule, I would do your table of contents to the left and a couple pictures to the right to fill it out.

    As far as pictures.. 

    There's a thousand places to get pictures, just make sure they are licensed right.  I use creative commons search and flicker, under their creative commons license.

    But really though, the hub looks great, and personally, I'm getting a bit hungry. big_smile

  7. EWS profile image55
    EWSposted 8 years ago

    First thing that jumps out at me is the picture quality.  It is not good at all.  You have to change how you download pictures.


    Jordan

  8. bojanglesk8 profile image58
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    I'll read it later.

  9. moanalisa profile image53
    moanalisaposted 8 years ago

    I totally agree with the picture quality--or lack thereof--as to what jumps out at me first. Secondly, the lack of consistency in your spelling and grammar. Third, but in a way that is most important to me as a reader, is that if you intend to list all these yummy foods, I'd like to see recipes or links to how to make each one.

    After a bit of lengthy text, it was followed by a lengthy list of items one can purchase. My immediate reaction was, "Oh, that's it? That's all he had to write?" Be careful in doing lists of things to buy as many readers may assume you were done writing and not bother to scroll down to read the other 3/4ths of your article.

    You have the right idea here, I feel, and I love your personal comments about each type of item. Yes, it'll take a bit of work to make some revisions, but I do feel it'd be well worth it.

 
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