Please review my blog and give some feedback?

Michael James Swan's picture

He has: 400 posts

Joined: May 2008

Hey guys, it is good still to be here at TWF where i am used to being on my spare time.

I have been working on a small blog about how to setup your own online business but i am looking for advice and some critism which i can then use to maybe improve it.

Please bare in mind that it is not yet complete but all the posts that are there are "Complete."

Thanks,

Mike

The blogs URL is http://setupyourownonline.blogspot.com

EmilyJames's picture

They have: 15 posts

Joined: Aug 2008

Good Site. I think I would use more than just the color green. Personal thoughts. But good job

Michael James Swan's picture

He has: 400 posts

Joined: May 2008

Thanks, i am planning on changing the colors.

What do you think about the content?

Best Regards,
Mike

They have: 91 posts

Joined: Jun 2008

I think the content is ok I would use the odd image on some posts and probably widen the main panel slightly though just my personal preference.

Megan's picture

She has: 11,419 posts

Joined: Jun 1999

A couple of things:

  • "How to setup your own online business?" is not a question it's a statement. No question mark is needed. "If you have ever wanted to setup your own online business or if you have ever thought about it." is an incomplete sentence. "We have articles for you to read and to learn. " is kind of redundant. "Through our articles, you may be running your own online business in no time at all..." could be changed to "With our help, you could be running your own online business in no time!
  • Learn about writing for the web. In the first post, the first 3 paragraphs could easily be condensed into 1 introduction. Also learn how to use every day Wink
  • the gap between the archives list and that business wire thingamie seems out of place. The business wire part is obviously designed differently than the rest of the site.
  • the stumble upon buttons are too big and stand out too much. A smaller button or text link would work better. Remember that contrasting colours will stand out more. Think about what you really want to emphasize - is the stumble upon button really the most important thing on the page?
  • the footer is really nonexistent. You need to have something there to close off the design so it doesn't feel like it's hanging in space. Even a horizontal line with a copyright statement below would be good enough.
  • Hosting the site on blogger is a bit of a letdown. For a topic like this I think it would be more respectable to host it yourself. It only takes 5 minutes to set up Wordpress Wink

That's all. Good luck with the site!

Michael James Swan's picture

He has: 400 posts

Joined: May 2008

Thanks Megan. Good advice..
I will make some changes when i get some spare time...

Thanks,
Mike

They have: 16 posts

Joined: Aug 2008

your ideas are good.If u change the ackward image that will be fine.

Michael James Swan's picture

He has: 400 posts

Joined: May 2008

Yeah i am planning to make a few changes...

http://corpnetsolutions.blogspot.com is my latest blogs, thoughts and feelings please...

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