As always, here are the generic questions, but Krisis may have more specific ones for you!
Blog Critique Questions
1. What do you think of the layout? The number of columns? The colors?
2. Does my profile info read well? Does it help readers 'know' me?
3. Is the writing interesting to read?
4. Should the writing be strictly educational, or include personal posts to add some personality?
5. Is the content worth coming back for?
6. How can I bring more traffic?
7. How can I generate more comments?
8. Is there something that you feel would take my blog to the next level?
Wife of 1. Mom of 3. Conquering disability challenges, one achievement at a time.
Kris - married to Nate since 12/06, mom to Toby since 1/08. Also servant to two felines. Done having babies for medical reasons.
Your son is a cutie.
I find the narrow width of the posts to be kind of oppressive. Beyond where the sidebar ends, the background becomes rather overwhelming.
I also love the bird theme. I agree the template could be better but the fact that it goes so well with the bird theme is a plus.
Erin , Happy wife of Honey Bear , mom of Curly Miss (11/04), Little Mister (10/06), Princess Abi (3/08), and The Bean (9/09) <>< oh, and I blog.
I, too, think the width of the content could be a bit larger. I ended up enlarging the text on my screen to make it a bit easier to read (FWIW, I had to do the same with the new layout here at mdc ).
I really like your bookshelf. Good reads is a great site. I think that kind of personal touch is nice on a family blog. Do you use tags? A tag cloud or selection of headings is often good to draw readers in who maybe are only interested in one or two aspects (ie, recipes or a particular bit of the parenting journey). Even if your intention is just to keep it as a personal blog, you might want to think about categories/tags so that you can find your own entries a bit more easily.
Very cool about your tv interview! If you can get it embedded into the blog that would really rock. When I'm clicking around and reading, I tend to forget where I'm going. So if I were to click to the news story, I might actually forget to return to your blog. While it's not the prettiest personal trait, I think short-attention-span is rather common on the internet so I'm probably not the only person that happens to.
I do really enjoy your title!
love the pics! what a cute little guy
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