Want to Have #Blogchat Review Your Blog?

by Mack Collier

This Sunday we’ll be doing Blog Reviews again, which is one of the most popular #Blogchat topics ever.  The way it works is that every 15 minutes we’ll review a different blog submitted by a #Blogchat member.  The #Blogchat community will tell you what they like, what they dislike, and give you advice on how to improve your blog.  It’s an invaluable chance to get advice from a community of the most savvy bloggers around!

So if you want to submit your blog for one of the THREE available slots for Blog Reviews, here’s what you need to do:

1 – Leave a comment on THIS POST.

2 – Give us the link to your blog in the comment itself.  Add the URL manually. 

3 – Tell us what your blog is about, and who you want to connect with

4 – If there’s any particular area of your blog that you want us to focus on, let us know.

5 – Make sure you can be at #Blogchat on Sunday night at 8pm Central, US time.  Because we’ll want to discuss your blog with you and you can give us feedback.  This is most important.


That’s it!  I’ll accept submissions through 5pm Central time on Friday, then I’ll announce the 3 selections back here on Saturday.

I am far more likely to pick your blog if you do two simple things:

1 – Give me as much information about your blog as possible.  If your comment is ‘Dude here’s my blog, check it out: www.myblog.com’, then that doesn’t help me much.

2 – I am going to do everything I can to select regular #Blogchat members.  All things being equal, I will pick the gal that comes to #Blogchat regularly over someone who doesn’t.  I want to use this as a way to reward regular contributors to the chat.


So that’s it!  If you want to be eligible for having your blog reviewed this Sunday please leave a comment below!  If your blog is selected we’ll discuss your blog for 15 mins Sunday night at #Blogchat!  Good luck!

Milos April 17, 2014 at 5:30 am

My blog is about motivating people and sharing a bit of psychological knowledge with everyone. Posts are short and easy to digest. The link to the blog is:
The special area of the blog that I would like for visitors to focus is the “Fiction” category, as those are my author stories.

I would like to connect to people who like to share positive energy and goodwill with the world.

I can’t wait for the review and I wish everyone reading this comment a productive and a wonderful day :)

gaurav sancheti April 17, 2014 at 6:50 am

my blog name is SUCCESS.

abhishektarfe April 17, 2014 at 7:12 am

My blog is to promote cycling it in India. I would like to connect to the cyclists in every country but more of India and also the common man. as my goal is to get them all cycling.
My blog link http://www.velocrushindia.com/

I’d kindly request you to focus on it entirely. its a mix of everything which has interviews, tips etc. but at the moment my page views have gone below average and I don’t know what to do about it.

Deb Costello April 17, 2014 at 7:54 am

First I want to say thank you for starting this up again. (We “talked” in that I annoyed you by calling your Mark a couple of months ago.) I love this feature and have learned a lot from the conversations you have had about various blogs and how to make them better.

I write an education blog under the premise “what if someone opened a window into a classroom” I am a math teacher and share math questions, commentary on educational issues, funny/interesting stories about kids and my school, and cool tech tools that are useful for math, life, or fun.

My audience has been mostly teachers, not surprisingly, but I am interested in things I could do that would make the blog more interesting to a wider audience. You can check out my work here: http://debcostello.blogspot.com/


Marisa Wikramanayake April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

My name is Marisa Wikramanayake. I am based in Perth, Australia.

I am a writer and a freelance editor and journalist. I want to use my blog to build up a fanbase for my writing (am working on a novel at the moment) but also offer advice to those writing books and those who want work in journalism. I have a How to write a book series and quite a few posts on writing and freelancing and journalism.

I want to improve, get more readers, get more people on my mailing list (those who sign up get a free short story every month) – I would like more comments and a bit more discussion – maybe to reach other writers and journalists. I think I get lot of lurkers. But discussion is cool and I would like to use video more but I am not sure quite what sort of videos to make. I gather that if I ask a question I won’t get much feedback.

So how do I get people more engaged? Right now I feel they do find it very useful but they come read the info and leave. They don’t feel much of a need to follow me or subscribe – they feel they can easily google it and find me again if they need to.

Thanks. I will try to sort out the time difference and be on Twitter on Sunday.

Cheers, Marisa

Mack Collier April 17, 2014 at 9:25 am

Hi Marisa, what’s the link to your blog?

Marisa Wikramanayake April 17, 2014 at 9:29 am

Hi Mack,

Sorry. Did it not come through when you click on my name in the comment? The link is: http://www.marisa.com.au

Thanks, Marisa

Mary W April 17, 2014 at 10:11 am


My blog is http://plumcrazyaboutcoupons.com and it’s about saving money while losing weight. I would like to get more readers but I think I need a new theme and kind of a rebranding. My blog doesn’t really have a niche. I’m all over the place. I have been blogging for 2 years but you’d never know it.

Thank you.

Anna April 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

My blog is a Gen Y focused current affairs blog. I aim to write in an informative, Enigmatic way about politcs thay engages people, to make them want to know more. I am at the stage with my blog where I am deciding on a business card deaign with my brand on there, so profeasional feedback would be massively beneficial for tge development of my digital brand.


Is the link to my blog!

Karen Pilarski April 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm

My blog is about the various feelings that link in the chamber oh the heart. I use many metaphors to help compare emotions and situations. My writing is raw and vivid. I want my readers to be able to pit themselves in the story or experience.

Here is my link.http://karenpilarski.blogspot.com/2014/04/dirty-laundry-by-karen-pilarski.html?m=1

Janice Person aka JPlovesCOTTON April 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Hey Mack,

I would love to get the experts to help me consider what to do with my blog next. The URL is http://janiceperson.com.

It’s a personal blog so it is where I can post whatever I want but one of my real drivers has been sharing information about agriculture that I’m lucky enough to see and experience first hand, especially things about my beloved cotton! Travel is another huge area of my life that I love sharing.

I have been thinking about doing some reworking on the design. Its amazing how fast designs feel dated. The site doesn’t feel as clean as I would like. I don’t want it to feel sterile, just get it a cleaner, more up-to-date feel and yet provide good mobility within the site. Some of the blogchat crew would be great at helping me think through a new look for the site.

Another thing I think the blogchat crew could help me understand is what sort of information would they find interesting about farming & agriculture? What do you think of things like the cotton 101 type of posts http://janiceperson.com/cotton-101/ or the various types of agriculture information http://janiceperson.com/category/agriculture/? of that content what grabs your attention & what makes you think “no thanks.”

I know, that’s a lot to ask, but why not shoot for the stars with the BlgoChat crowd just in case I get picked!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Ailsa Ross April 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Hi Mack,

I’d love to have my travel blog reviewed by the BlogChat community. Having spent too long working with snarky Berlin writers who loved to deride others’ work, my self-confidence has been crippled when it comes to publishing my own writing. To combat my self-consciousness, I’m going to do 30 days of blogging: posting the quotes, conversations and stories I’ve been crafting for the past year. Here’s post number one, about the joys of coming home after a long trip: http://dreamingofargentina.com/2014/04/13/peace-after-travel/. Let me know what you think! Also, if anyone here is self-conscious about having the world read (and potentially scoff at) your work, come join me in my 30 Days of Blogging http://dreamingofargentina.com/2014/04/14/30-days-of-blogging/! Let’s do this together!

Last thing: I’ve been publishing old love letter… boring or interesting? http://dreamingofargentina.com/2014/04/15/part-one-how-it-feels-to-travel-for-love/

Arpita Bhattacharjya April 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I have been blogging for a while on food related issues: hunger, food safety, biotechnology in agriculture etc. I am considering focusing more on the impact of climate change on the food system in future posts. I wonder if that would be interesting to readers? Also, do readers prefer longer/more detailed posts than I have done so far?
My blog is at: http://thought-food.com/

Thanks for the chance to get comments!

Garrett Mehrguth April 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Hi Mack,

I run a startup firm, Directive Consulting, we specialize in online marketing solutions: directiveconsulting.com/blog.

We are new in the bloggesphere, but desire to provide unique, value-added content to our readership: small-to-medium size business owners and other online marketeers.

Love to get your expert feedback so that we further improve our blog. I would say that it would be best for you to focus your review on the most recent posts.

Thanks and hopefully our blog lets you learn something new :)

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