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  1. lifelovelunacy

    Hi fellow bloggers!
    I am very very new to blogging, have only been doing it for about a month.
    I have been constantly bombarding my family and friends with my blog in attempt to increase traffic, and it is working somewhat, but they have to be getting a bit tired of it by now, I know I would be.
    I'd love some really honest unbiased feedback on the content as well as the layout. any tips or ideas or comments would be so appreciated.
    send me a message and I'll take a look at yours too, if you're interested.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hi there,
    This Showcase forum is for posting an interesting enough excerpt or blog post promotional statement to encourage others to click in and read the post. It's not for for tips and ideas. So I flagged this thread for our Moderator to move it to the correct forum for discussion.

    As for your blog I don't do blog evaluations but I can provide a link to a 12 step blog evaluation

    Here are 25 basic steps to take to increase traffic to your blog:
    1. Structure a reader and search engine blog;
    2. In blogging content is king create unique, high quality content so publish fresh content frequently;
    3. Learn basic SEO so you can use keywords effectively and apply basic SEO to your headlines, blog and posts;
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results.
    4. Make your blog posts look professional;
    5. Create at least 4-6 pillar posts and continue to create pillar posts;
    Pillar posts are also referred to as flagship content. Pillar posts are comprehensive posts that offer great value to readers as the contents are timeless in nature. They define you as having authority in the niche you blog in.
    6. Select and link to appropriate anchor text;
    7. Leave meaningful comments on related blogs and encourage comments on your own blog;
    8. Develop relationships with other bloggers so you can build a blog readers’ community around your own blog;
    9. Support the blog centered communities on related blogs by commenting on them and promoting posts from them;
    10. Link to authoritative sources in your posts;
    11. Deep link to your earlier related posts in your new posts;
    12. Assign appropriate categories and tag your posts with care;
    13. Link to related authoritative blogs in your blogroll;
    14. Provide RSS feeds for subscribers;
    RSS (Rich Site Summary or really simple syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
    15. Having a well designed theme is important, evaluate your theme for effectiveness, and if required, create a new header, make improvements or replace your theme and reduce page loading time;
    16. Avoid cluttering your blog with widgets that lack reader value and slow page loading time;
    17. Buy your own domain and domain mapping;
    18. Verify your blog with the three big search engines.
    19. Get organized, use an online to do list by developing a blogging workflow;
    20. Join social networks and social media sites like Facebook and use Twitter, Friendfeed and other Free RSS directories to promote your blog posts;
    21. Promote your blog through social networks, online groups, and selected directories;
    22. Develop a social media time management strategy and stick to it;
    23. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival;
    24. Become a guest blogger on sites with higher page rank than your own site.
    25. Create newsletters and/or ebooks for your subscribers.

  3. great start!

  4. I think your blog is pretty great, although, personally, the banner looks rather stretched. Maybe you could tweak it a bit?

    Otherwise, I think it's good. :)

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