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What do you guys consider a good blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by scouser1968, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    I know content is probably of highest priority but what about the look and feel of the site?

    I am new to blogging and my first attempt is here www.wholesaleblogger.com

    It was created from a template and changed to suit myself with home made graphics etc. I like the look of some templates and think thats as long as they are built well they should be ok, but is this right, is there any downside to this approach?

    Please feel free to take a look and comment for improvements, I have a few tweaks I want to do myself. but its good to know what others think.

    I am planning more blogs and so to have a idea of what is important from the start can only be a good thing?

    Give me the URL's of blogs that you like the look of even if it is your own.

    Thanks
     
  2. punygod

    punygod Newbie

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    I think your theme can change or even make it load faster when on the site
     
  3. tamland

    tamland Junior Member

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    I would make the font similar to each other, not such a wide variety of scripts and block letter. And change the swirly font - it seems childish and girly.
     
  4. GadgetsDome

    GadgetsDome Registered Member

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    I like your Logo, however the Slider Images e.g. Crispie's Cakes don't look professional at all, in fact they are pretty blurry/ugly.

    I also think the Recent Article section should be below the Slider, not right at the bottom.
     
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    dennys08 Newbie

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    Your theme seems pretty clean and nice, but i am more of a classic so i find your blog organisation kind of ambiguous, and the animations from the menus it's pretty annoying, i prefer a static ones. but it's only my opinion.. the important thing is you don't forget: KISS (keep it simple stupid). Good luck with your blog!
     
  6. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    Swirly font ... Which are you talking about?
     
  7. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    I think the problem with the Crispies Cakes is the quality of the image used. I agree.. and the recent articles i was going to bring up the page to just below the slider
     
  8. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    Thanks Denny, I like the menu :) but i agree the site needs sorting to make clearer for the visitor use
     
  9. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone
     
  10. HeRBaR

    HeRBaR Supreme Member

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    A good blog is a blog that brings you traffic and what is most important MONEY :D
    I have seen people with shit design blogs, but they were banking hard with them :)
    People mostly look for solutions and not for good looking blogs...
    Even twenty eleven can do the work if you know how to get the traffic and monetize it...
     
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  11. BadyBoySEO

    BadyBoySEO Regular Member

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    Like the theme. Hate the slider, don't get why everyone is so in love with sliders these days. In my personal opinion they don't add anything to user experience. Look at many major sites online and tell me how many run sliders. But other than that I love the design, loaded quickly for me with no issues.
     
  12. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    I love the slider but you know you have made me think, maybe the slider could give way to make room for the content... Hmmmm Thanks for the reply
     
  13. BadyBoySEO

    BadyBoySEO Regular Member

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    I love sliders from they look fancy and cool point of view. But not from a user experience point of view, they actually make it harder for users to survey all the content and take up a prime spot on site. I personally don't use sliders on any of my sites even though all the themes support them. I have the most recent content right up the top of the homepage.
     
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  14. chris38

    chris38 Junior Member

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    Overall, your blog is looking good! Moreover, it is looking unique to me and you have well-optimized your Adsense.
     
  15. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    I think what this thread has confirmed is that the design of a blog or site is subjective. What one likes another wont. I will continue to tweak it anyway

    Thanks again all
     
  16. Bangstrup

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    I personally think it depends on the content on the blog :)
     
  17. kindarthur

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    Yep, a perfect design is the primary thing when considering to make a good blog or site...

     
  18. rayhanripon

    rayhanripon Newbie

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    No hesitation about content deserve the highest priority.
    Guest blog post is also helpful. Site load capacity slow or fast, try to reply every comments posted and attach at least two articles in a week.