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  1. Hey everyone, just want to get my blog out there for you guys to check out. I'm currently enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu school for the culinary arts, and post pics of different dishes I've made. Let me know what you think.

    Thanks Enjoy,
    Danny

    The blog I need help with is madmancheffer.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there,
    You posted an informative blog promotion teaser above and I did click into your blog. What I witnessed was photos in every post and no text at all. That simply didn't cut it for me. I can find lots of photos of food online but I need some text to keep me returning to a blog that only has large images in each post. A few words about the history and origin of the recipe, and/or the recipe itself, and/or some commentary would bring me back. :)

    Also note that as you have large images in each post it would be best to set a fewer number of posts to display on your front page. Settings > Reading
    Blog pages show at most __posts
    Change the number ^ and click "Save Changes"

    Lastly, if you don't want people to steal your images then I suggest you watermark them and post a copyright notice. This is not required. The copyright is yours already but it may prevent some image thieves form helping themselves.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2007/10/19/watermark-your-blog-images/
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2008/10/07/how-to-copyright-your-digital-works/

    Best wishes with your blog. :)

  3. timetheif,

    Thanks for your advise. I went through and made some changes to my blog. If you get a chance to check it out... again :) please do. I appreciate your help on how to make my blog more attractive.

    Thanks Again,
    Danny

  4. @Danny
    Good going but now you need to do more. In order to have your posts optimized for people who use search engines you have to assign a minimal number of relevant tags and categories to them. Si look at your post and consider if you were searching for it on Goggle or for posts like it which key words or key word phrases would you type in a search for?

    Categories define broad subjects - "Baking" or "Cakes"
    Tags are more specific - "Cheesecakes".
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/

    Please do not rely on any posts ever being found in "Uncategorized" as it's a default category.

    Edit the posts
    edit post screen > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
    (1) Assign a minimal number of categories and tags to each post

    (2) Remove any duplicated punctuation.
    Exclamation marks are singular and if you use more than one then you are going to narrow the demographic groups who make return visits to your blog down to text speaking kids. In the case of a food photoblog we all eat and we all like looking at pictures of food, right? So if you really want to appeal to everyone don't overuse punctuation.

    (3) Add more text and get rid of acronyms - spell things out.
    "I paired PB Captain Crunch cereal with a PB Cheese Cake. One word came to mind when I thought up this one… Freakin’ Awesome!!! Ok, two words."

    Everyone reading your blog will not know that PB = peanut butter.
    Some visitors may not have heard of Cap'n Crunch cereal in the country they live in. So you could link Cap'n Crunch cereal to this page which has a 4/10 pagerank.

    Formatting a link
    <a title="Cap'n Crunch cereal" href="http://www.capncrunch.com/default.aspx" target="_blank">Cap'n Crunch cereal </a>

    I paired Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch cereal with a Peanut Butter Cheese Cake. One word came to mind when I thought up this one … Freakin’ Awesome! Okay, two words.

    Now add a blockquote which is also from a site with a 4/10 pagerank.

    Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. Historians believe that cheesecake was served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. However, cheese making can be traced back as far as 2,000 B.C., anthropologists have found cheese molds dating back to that period. -- The History of Cheesecake and Cream Cheese

    Provided you want to hear it, I do have more advice but I have to cook and eat now.

  5. Your....site.....looks......DELICIOUS!

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