I always wanted an independent review of my blog (ok, not always but recently) and a recent review by the Blog Critic was just the answer.
A rating of 6 out 10 is a good start (ok, at least it was over and above the average) and it will great to work on getting a better rating in future (did I just wrote that? I hope it will not turn out to be one of the unfulfilled tasks for the year). There were couples of things highlighted in the review and it was an eye-opener for me. Some are as follows:-
1. Below that is a profile of the Blogger and even an FAQ about him – that’s pretty funny! Not the content but the fact that an FAQ even exists.
2. The right column is way too long, extending beyond the posts themselves. In fact there seems to be only one post on the main page and that ends halfway down the page while the right column continues merrily along its way. Scroll, scroll, scroll till you get to the end and then you realise that you have to look under Past Thoughts to see the older posts, or Museum Stuff for the archives.
That I will agree – because depending on the content of my post, the right column can be longer or shorter than the post itself. I didn’t realise it at first but to think back, it is a long way to scroll especially if it is on a permalink page – the “Beckett” template that I am using and excellent Haloscan commenting does not go hand in hand (it was not meant to be in the first place anyway, so I don’t blame the designers).
3. The blog is easy to read in an 800×600 resolution, but switch to 1024×768 and the white font on black background becomes less clear and consequently, harder to read.
As for the photos – well, any photos taken at night or early morning will definitely be dark. It is the limitation of my old camera, so there is nothing much I can do about it until and unless I bought a new & better camera
So, for those want to be assessed by the Blog Critic, head up to the site and sent the email with your blog URL to be reviewed.
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