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our first wordpress blog (17 posts)

  1. jaybooshay
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    my friend and i started our own blog that we ported over from blogspot @ http://www.whatsgoodblog.com .. please check it out and give me some feedback/criticism! we have been working to improve and would appreciate any thoughts.. thanks!

  2. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    the ads on the side look spammy. a tech blog that has gym ads? bad targeting, imo.

    the brown background makes it a bit hard to read too, you might consider switching to a different theme.

  3. jaybooshay
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    well we're not really only about tech, but i will take a look at the ads. what about changing the font color? do you think that would help readability?

  4. vaibhavkanwal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The content is fine.
    It would look good if you give a background to the page area which displays the content to separate it from the background.

    Both the foreground and background are of the same colours - Brown.
    Also, please add some margins to the page area.

  5. jaybooshay
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    what colors do you think would look good?

  6. jaybooshay
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    and do you know how to add a border to the page area? or some help with where/what the code should be? thanks!

  7. vaibhavkanwal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried changing the foreground using Firebug but things got more messed up. There is something wrong with the theme you are using.

    To put things in perspective, have a look at this http://is.gd/5IYHO , in the screen-shot you'll notice that things look as if they are HANGING and are not structured.

    You need a better theme, by structured I mean they are not in sync. Have a look at my Blog, maybe you'll know what I am talking about.

    Thanks

  8. vaibhavkanwal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    [Sent you a mail]

  9. jaybooshay
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks for the help. i put borders around the sidebars so far

  10. Gestroud
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You might want to consider making the videos fit the width of the content area.

  11. jaybooshay
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yeah, we started to do that with the new ones. the old blogger blog was wider, but the newwer ones we have made smaller

  12. directorysieve
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have never liked a dark background color, not all that friendly to the eyes. Apart from that, everything else looks good, the featured content plugin is great, and your content is good too,

    I would suggest to add perhaps a little less banner ads and more contextual adsense to the blog :)

  13. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The biggest problem isn't the design rather the lack of focus. A blog about anything and everything just won't gain any traction.

  14. jaybooshay
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yeah i know, its hard for us to get traffic bc we are targeted to a large group that isnt focused on anything specific. weve been experimenting on it the last few months and there is a nitch out there, its finding them thats difficult

  15. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Choose a niche that you're passionate about. Don't stress over finding that perfect niche to write about, just make sure it's targeted.

    For example, just keep it to technology reviews or TV show rants. Don't mix them all up on the same site. Not only will you not be able to gain a following, search engines won't know who you are either.

  16. ijessi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hey guys, I'm having a similar problem with the background and page color. I'm hoping someone can help. Here's my blog: http://www.hiyapapaya.com

    My goal: to separate the orange background color from the white foreground page color.

    Right now I just have a 300px border around the white page temporarily, but what I would really like is to have the background be the orange color and the page be the white color.

    (It looked great in safari until I viewed it in firefox and the WHOLE page was orange--there was no white page, it look ugly.)

    thanks in advance!!!

  17. xlindsaywx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It looks very busy to me. It's hard to keep focused on just one area. I'd try and clean it up a bit more.

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