Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Blog - Looking for Feedback

Hi All,

I have been reading for a couple of months but this is my first post - so thanks for all of the tips and advice I have gotten already.
I am basically looking for feedback on my blog (design & content) and would love to hear any advice on increasing readers and just getting the blog out there.

Thanks again,
Sue Bette

9 comments:

Juliette said...

I can't get onto your blog from this link. Happy to give feedback when it's up again. Cheers
Juliette

Juliette said...

Whoops, sorry, I just saw your next post and got to look at your site. The photography is impressive for a blog so I'm wondering why you've set it up so that the right hand side of the screen is taken up with informational stuff... can you make that stuff just one column width so your photos have some room to breathe and show off a bit? they are worth it!
i'm not huge on the blue used in the menu and maybe a more interesting font there could be good. otherwise, i'm impressed and wish you luck with it.

Rachael said...

I noticed your links to to a blog consultant and coaching company.

I'm wondering if they suggested you post this question here. Actually, I'm also wondering what a blog consultancy does. Can you share?

bandito said...

Hi Juliette,

Thanks for the comments - your point with the column width is a great one, so I'll look into that and see what works with my template.
Is it the color blue used in the side columns or logo?

Thanks again for your time & thoughts!
Sue

bandito said...

Hi Rachael,

Basically the blog consultant set up my blog with my design (doing all the code stuff that I can't seem to get a handle on) and does follow up consultations getting the blog off the ground. I have been very impressed with his service and it was a great value - all of his info is available on his website which is linked at the bottom of my site.
He didn't suggest this post, that's all me.

All the Best
Sue

Rachael said...

Sorry to be so nosy, but did you pay him for that?

sue bette said...

Hi Rachael,

Yes there was a fee structure - all of his fee info is located on his site:
http://michaelmartine.com/

~ Sue

ejm said...

Nice looking blog, on the whole.

Only a few nitpicky things: I too find the wide righthand columns to be a bit distracting.

Also do you think the yellow background behind the "About" section is necessary? There are already 3 background colours (green, blue and white). Four seems excessive, especially because you have such beautiful photos.

I really like that previous posts are simply summarized below the most recent post. Good idea (I wish I could figure out how to do that on my wordpress...)

sue bette said...

Hi EJM,

Thanks for your thoughts on my blog ~ I am looking into making changes with the side columns & I think you are right about the colors.
I think that the blog post summaries on the bottom are part of my wordpress theme.

Thanks again,