Hi everybody !!!
I hope Monday is being good to ya :)
OK, so you know I am on a mission to improve my "baby blog". I have been style blogging for almost a year. It's time. To put my big girl panties on and clean my house........
This idea has been long coming and I honestly was gonna stop all together, but I love what I'm doing here.........
I've made great new friends ~ Learned a lot ~ and found my true style , inwards as well as outwards. So without further ado, I am gonna share what I've learned about making my blog better :)
These are OPINIONS, IDEAS, and TIPS that I have gathered lately. I am not judging anyone else's blog, nor am I trying to go "Pro" ;) ~ I am hoping these subtle changes will make this place a nicer, happier, user-friendly experience for everyone...........
Let's face it, first impressions are important. It's much harder to erase a negative experience than re-create a pleasant one ! My blog has said to many readers, " Welcome to Reva's Circus " or " Here I AM, LOOK AT ME, AND LISTEN ".
FIRST, I HAD TO CONSIDER , "WHAT IS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF MY BLOG?"
To share my fashion passion with other's and show them that over 40 isn't a negative thing. ~ To improve my photography skills. ~ To gather a network of like-minded fashionista's who enjoy a great thrift find :)
THEN, I HAD TO LISTEN. TO MY READERS. LET'S FACE IT, I WANT YOU TO KEEP COMING BACK ! SO I STARTED TAKING SUGGESTIONS TO HEART, NOT GETTING DEFENSIVE WHEN OTHER'S WERE ONLY TRYING TO HELP ME OUT. ( THANKS, GUYS )
HERE'S WHAT I'VE CAME UP WITH SO FAR :
1. MOST READERS DO NOT LIKE MUSIC TRACKS ON A STYLE BLOG. FACT........
2. IMAGE QUALITY IS VERY IMPORTANT. BUT OVER-LOAD IS OVER-KILL ;)
3. A CLEAN BLOG ALLOWS PEOPLE TO READ WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS ;) SO I AM SIMPLING THINGS UP.
( Being a widget nut myself, this is the hardest one of all ;)
4. COMMENTS ARE TO BE VALUED. IF SOMEONE IS TAKING THE TIME TO LEAVE A COMMENT, THEN IT IS ONLY A COURTESY TO SAY THANKS :)
5. HEADER SIZE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE HUGE AND FLASHY, IT TAKES AWAY FROM YOUR POSTS.
6. ORIGINAL CONTENT! ORIGINAL CONTENT! ORIGINAL CONTENT! ~ AND PLEASE DON'T USE OTHER BLOGGER'S STUFF WITHOUT PERMISSION.
( When I was a newbie, I didn't know this one :)
7. SPELL-CHECK YOUR COMMENTARY, AND TRY TO STAY ON TOPIC. ( This is a toughie ;)
I do tend to ramble on .........
SO, WITH THAT, I WILL BID MY FAREWELLS FOR TODAY ..............
I HAVE DECIDED TO STOP FEARING CHANGE. IT'S WHAT KEEPS ME ON MY TOES AND ADDS THE ZEST I DESIRE FROM THIS LITTLE OLD BLOG :)
There's nothing I can't un-do or change back ...........
(THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS AND WHAT I AM UP TO, SO PLEASE TAKE WHAT YOU NEED AND LEAVE THE REST !)
THERE'S MUCH MORE, BUT I AM SPENT, AND I BET YOU ARE TOO :)
How'd I do Ma ?
And a big "Thanks" to The CitzenRosebud :)
P.S. Any tips and comments are welcomed with open mind ;)