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Anybody fancy casting their eye over my blog?

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I will go take a look now. smile


      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?

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not really trying to sell anything, its just a backlink dump, does it really look that awful sad

        (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)...

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          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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?

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            ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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!

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              WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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?

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                ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Nope hmm

                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...

                1. WryLilt profile image90
                  WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Well the good thing is that once you have a basic template you can tweak and change it as much as you want. I'm just starting to learn how!

                  But I think it will be fine as is if it's not going to be a high traffic site. smile

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    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    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.  big_smile

    I like it.

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.... well that's 1-1!

      Since the site is never going to make me cash, I will probably just leave it be and get stuck into trying to build a niche through my new domain for wordpress.... its a good'un.

  3. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    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! smile

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    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    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. smile


    But see what a difference stickied headlines and featured posts can make?

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    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. 





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    But yes your blog is kewl! But 'game on' when my site's up [2012 i hope]



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  6. Lily Rose profile image89
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    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 smile

    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)...