The design looks great. I would splash a few other accent colors and change some font colors so they could more easily be read but it’s definitely serviceable as is.
The biggest problem I see is that you don’t really have a niche. “Inspiration, social networking sites, media and the internet, and other random stuff” seems like you just want to blog about whatever you feel like. That’s fine but if you’re planning on an audience greater than one, then you should focus on a single niche.
Also, your About Dan page could use a redo. Your nonchalant attitude about blogging would probably turn a few people off. If it doesn’t seem like you care about your own site, how can others?
Lastly, there is very little content, even within the articles. One just has a picture, another has a few words, and one leads to a page not found. And that doesn’t even include the typos, punctuation errors, and cap errors.
Thanks for the helpful insight! You’re right my content isn’t amazing, but this is more like a small random blog. I’m not in it to make money, but to have fun. I guess I’m more of a micro-blogger.
I thought by adding pictures would add more color. I will also spice up my about page.
Like I said, I think the site looks pretty good. And you’re right, the pictures do add some other colors to the mix.
If you’re just blogging for your own personal agendas, then I think you’re all set. My point was that it’s extremely hard to build a following without a niche.
Just wondering though, what is the login area for?
The login area is for commentators so they can login and change their avatar. Bad idea?
People leaving comments should be able to just use their Gravatar. The login area makes it look like you have a membership area or something of that nature.
Most of my target audience are not familiar with the blogosphere. They are used to twitter type, where its quick random posts. I feel like the wordpress community knows a lot about gravatars, but not my readers. Hence, why I have a login for their avatar. Actually, I may just disable the avatar all together….
And about the niche, that’s a good point. I thought that since I post on 4-5 topics I could get a wide range of readers
From my experience, not having a core focus won’t let you gain the traction you need to build a following. But go ahead and give it a whirl and see how it goes. If it’s for your enjoyment, it might be fun just to blog about whatever you want.
Aren’t all blogs for fun? I don’t think having a blog is a decent way to make money…I’m not a fan of making money though a website. So I guess that’s why you’re so “hardcore” and I’m more lenient?
Best of luck to your blog too ^.^
hey I really like the look of your site. I have a question regarding the background outline you have put around your posts. I have been trying to figure out how to set this on my own site. You couldn’t point me in the direction of a tutorial could you? Or perhaps tell me the code that you used and where. I’m familiar with editing files, but not knowing what or where to put code.
Thanks in advance
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