It’s that time again! Once a month we review the blogs from 3 participants during #Blogchat, and we’ll be doing it again this Sunday! The idea is that you get a ‘fresh set of eyes’ to look at your blog and give you some ideas and pointers on what you’re doing.
So if you’ve just launched your blog, and maybe you want some feedback on the visual look of it, we could help you! Or if you want some advice on the type of content you are creating, etc, let us know! If you want your blog to be considered for one of the THREE review slots at the next #Blogchat then leave a comment to this post giving us the URL of your blog, and exactly what you are concerned with and the areas you want feedback on. If you want to know what everyone thinks of the information on your sidebars, let us know that. If you want to know what you should be writing about, tell us who you are trying to connect with. If you want feedback on your post titles, let us know.
Again, if you want to have your blog be eligible for being reviewed, please LEAVE A COMMENT to this post and please give us as much information as possible about what we should be looking at on your blog. Please don’t just say ‘I would like to have my blog reviewed, thanks!” Give us 2-3 things we should be giving you advice on, and please tell us WHO you are writing your blog for, and what its focus is.
That’s it! I’ll select the 3 blogs that will be reviewed and have that post up by Saturday. Good luck!
Hi there! I just started my blog a week or so ago: http://www.latetothemovies.com. I don’t have a ton of experience with blogging with a purpose and I am COMPLETELY new to WordPress. The purpose of the blog is to discuss and review all of the old classic movies that I’ve never seen before. I have a lot of engagement from my friends (who are possibly just humoring me) but I’m trying to find ways to reach and engage with people who don’t know me personally but like to discuss movies.
I would love feedback on the layout and design of the blog from a user experience and engagement standpoint. I’d love feedback on the content, and feedback on how to optimize my blog to reach the audience that’s out there but I don’t necessarily know personally.
I’d appreciate all of the help I can get. Thank you so much for considering me for #blogchat.
My blog is “Patrick’s Place,” at http://www.patrickkphillips.com. I’ve been blogging for about seven years now, and I’m trying to build a larger audience. My key topics are television, politics and religion and my audience tends to be adults 30+. I’m looking for feedback about the presentation and how easy it is to find those key topics, as well as tips for better interaction and SEO. Thanks for considering me.
I would love to have my blog http://www.slworrell.wordpress.com reviewed, not for content, but how it looks overall from the visitors perspective.
I have had the same theme for over 2 years now. It was fine when I was posting once in a while, however I post considerably more now. It is blah, in my opinion. I can’t seem to settle on a theme that shows it’s a blog on life from my POV and that I also write other things. I just figured out how to use the menu feature in this theme, but it’s not enough. I would like to showcase more of my fiction writing separate from my regular posts, jazz up the sidebars, make it look better overall. It definitely needs a make-over!
Also, is it absolutely necessary to self-host?
Thanks for considering me.
I’d like my nonprofit blog reviewed. It is 4 months old and has had good traffic (over 25k views from 77 countries) but it I would like to evalaute
1. How to increase that traffic
2. Why I am not getting more followers
3. Why I am not getting more comments.
Thank you for this opportunity. My blog is ar http://poetonpoetry.blogspot.com. I write for poets and poetry lovers. I started the blog as a place to promote my own poetry book once i have one but it seems to have mushroomed rather quickly into more. I enjoy promoting other poets. I would like to explore being able yo make money from the blog.
Sheree Rabe (aka Poet on Poetry)
I am brand new to blogging (past 2 months) and I’m having my classes of high school students blog for the first time this year. I would love feedback! My blog post have now been published at these sites http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2011/08/18/process-to-making-a-video-for-serious, http://ladue-frontenac.patch.com/users/don-goble/blog_posts, but can also be seen on my teacher web page here, http://teachersites.ladue.k12.mo.us/lhwhs/dgoble/Goble_Teacher_Website/GOBLe_Blog/GOBLe_Blog.html. I am most interested in writing about educators and students creating video projects for the classroom and how this process of video-making is actually enhancing the visual skills they already possess. I hope you enjoy my posts.
Ladue Horton Watkins H.S.
Broadcast Technology and Film Instructor
St. Louis, MO
I have two blogs on my personal website.
Each blog is targeted at a separate audience in the same industry. The FactoryAutomation blog targets the people that actually purchase and use the types of products I market and sell. The purpose of that blog is to generate product and technology interest. The Posts blog is targeted at the marketers and managers in the industrial products sales industry with a purpose of establishing my expertise. I welcome feedback on simplifying and improving the layout, design, and on the general appearance of the site given my target audience. Thanks.
I’d like for you to consider my South Florida Commercial Real Estate Blog – http://www.cre-sources.com – for review.
My blog serves a couple of purposes: I reserve the main column (on the left) for advertisers’ posts. The middle column “Industry News” is designed to keep commercial real estate professional with up-to-date industry news.
My blog will be a year old at the end of September. I am currently receiving about 1,600 hits per month and it has about 75 subscribers.I post blog post headlines, which I try to carefully construct to be intriquing, with a link back to my blog on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I’d like:
1. To Increase Subscribers and
2. To Encourage Comments
Thank you for your consideration.
I blog at http://campfire-song.com. I’m targeting women in the 25-35 age range, probably with kids. (Mommy blogger?)
I’m interested in a review of
1. post titles
2. effectiveness of a blog on WP.com vs. WP.org (I’m considering a switch in the near future to self-hosted with a custom template)
3. info/widgets (i.e. sharing buttons) etc. that I should remove or add to enhance the look and usefulness of my blog
Thanks for your consideration!
My blog website is http://webstershealthandfitness.com. I have only had my blog for a few weeks now, the posts are not as often as I would like but it’ll come. What are the most important features or info to include on the sidebars? What the easiest way to learn how to SEO your posts and website? Does my website look good? How can I make it look more professional? Any other tips for a beginner would be great!! Thanks, Matt
My blog is http://savortheride.com. savor the ride has been live for ~ ! 1/2 yrs- come a long way, but still a long way from being where I’d like it to be. I write to get a chuckle from folks- I need some help-
1. What would make you opt in for email on a humor blog
2. Talk to me about my content
3. and of course, how can I generate more readers
4. help me find a product on my site and I’ll monetize it.
Take care of this and we’re good 😉
I use awebar, Genesis/Prose, Scribe & have Premise (but have not used it)
Hi Mack and the #blogchat community! I know I’m too late for this week’s #blogchat, but I would love your help with the visual look of my blog, and with content, maybe during a future chat.
I am in the process of starting my own business doing organizational development, training and HR consulting, with a special focus on hospitality and retail. My blog is just on a basic workpress theme right now, and I know it needs more personality and impact. I’d like it to be professional but fun and WAY more visually appealing. Feedback or suggestions are more than welcome!
As for content, I realize I’ve probably been too unfocused, I’ve really been blogging as ideas come to mind, without any real strategy. I plan to start posting with more focus, on topics based on my three main areas of my business: Strategy and Communication, Culture and Employee Engagement, and Training and Development. In the meantime, if you have feedback on writing style or anything else, I’d love it too!
Thanks – I look forward to participating in this weeks chat.
we’ve had our website http://www.lifestoogood.net going for a little while now and we’re quite happy with it. We have so far made the (perhaps naiive) assumption that good genuine content will do it’s own marketing. i have since read all kinds of bits & pieces about guest blogging, article directories, SEO (which I know i need to learn more about), follow, no-follow, social media – there is a lot to learn.
Therefore if this offer is still available and you’re happy to review our site, any advice/feedback would certainly be well appreciated,