Saturday, February 19, 2011

help me, I'm blogging

So, I've learned heaps this week, about how to increase my blog traffic, how to promote my blog, even how to tweet! (Sort of.)

I've had a lot more people crossing my blog, and added a number of new followers, which gave me a real lift. Now it's up to me to make my blog something that readers will want to re-visit.

Daunting, much?

One of the things I know I can do is to make it visually appealing. Or at least not a problem to physically look at.
So I would like some feedback from YOU, Dear Reader.

How does my blog look to you? Is it easy to read? Do the colours combine well? Are the various typefaces OK? Are there too many distractions in the sidebar?
I know my siggie needs an overhaul, and I'll get to that one of these days.

I'd love it if you could take a moment and let me know if you think I should make any changes. I want to make this a place you enjoy visiting.

Thanks :)

PS I just put up a button for Thursday Themes and it needs some work -- but if I have to look at Photoshop once more today I'll cry. I'll fix the wording and my siggie sometime. Later.


  1. I love your blog. It is unique and pretty. It's a pleasure to visit.
    Today though your signature has disappeared. I think because it is white on white?
    When you have a moment, I'd love to have an email chick chat to see how you are increasing your traffic.
    And to help push/pull/encourage each other forward.

  2. oh THANKS Leanne! I appreciate the feedback and have sent you an e-mail.

  3. You have a different look since I was last here (I often read through the Google Reader). I like this better, less busy than before, and easy to read. Good for you doing the 31DBBB. It is hard work but totally worth having a rethink about things. Good luck!

  4. thanks MM. I like a change once in a while, so I daresay this background will eventually go.
    I'll keep your comment in mind when I'm trying out a new look.

  5. I know the point of your post is to get constructive feedback, but your colours and layout all works well, and its very easy on the eye, so no suggestions here!

    I do have one qualm, though its more likely to be a result of my dodgy computer and internet set up than anything you can change. Every time I load your page, the background starts out black and I can't see any writing until it clears up, usually a good 10-15 seconds.... It only happens on your blog though, so I thought I'd bring it up to see if any of your other readers have the same delay?

  6. It is very elegant and easy to read.
    OMG listen to me !!!!What would I know !!!! lol
    I am a busy scrapper and my blog is busy busy !!!! lol duuuuuuuuu
    would you believe my home is totally uncluttered..
    Oh by the way HI Toni :)

  7. Hi Ann! and your blog is like your scrappy style -- beautiful and detailed and romantic.

    Starfish -- yes it does that on mine too, though only for a few seconds (usually) and I'm not sure why or what to do about it.
    If anyone has any suggestions I'd be a very happy chick.

  8. I like it. Easy to read. Easy to find stuff on your sidebar. Font nice and large. A++ in my opinion.

    Oh and I love your header girl, she rocks my socks.

  9. thanks Melissa -- and I love her too!
    Her name is Mathilda.

  10. My only suggestion was to 'widen' your blog ... this coming from a newbie myself. I still have to work out the whole 'button' thing - but that for another day! Great content! M

  11. I love it here, Toni. I've liked the 'new look' very much and wouldn't change a thing. I think it's a blog of substance already. x

  12. I luv your Blog Toni, and usually visit EVERYDAY!!!! (BUT i did like your other 'buxom woman') hehehehehe

  13. I'm not much help; I'm still figuring things out myself, (mostly what to write to keep people interested), and I'm not changing anything on my blog right now in case I break itsomehow. I do need to update my blogroll though.

  14. P.S. I really like your easy on the eyes style.

  15. Thankyou so much for your feedback, everyone. Seems the general consensus is, it looks OK.
    Now for the hard part -- keeping it interesting!

  16. TBH I don't look at your blog that often because I'm one of those crappy readers who reads through a feedreader, so I only come over to comment (which should be more often - I love your posts, they're always sweet and to the point!).
    I like the sexy lady/ies.
    Hey I left a comment for you a while ago over at smallsmall, on the first post. Did you see it?
    I hope the blog enhancement thing goes really well! I wish I had the motivation! :)

  17. I really appreciate uncluttered blogs, without too many things flashing and peripherally messing with my eyeballs! Yours is great. It's very unique. I like it the way it is right now :)


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