Recently, I signed up with Indiblogger (an online blogging community for Indian bloggers). Once signed up, I was pretty clueless as to what to do until I saw this fab forum where you can submit your blog, and other bloggers provide you with useful tips on how to improve your blog.
Well, I submitted my blog, and got back some really useful feedback, which I am summarizing here for the benefit of others as well…
- There are too many widgets that are cluttering up the page. I love widgets, and I love adding them on my page. But without realizing it, I think I was doing “the more the merrier” with them, without realizing that some readers found them really annoying, and they were probably slowing down page loads. I took this advice to heart, and with great difficulty have removed 4 widgets out of my blog 🙁
- The signature at the end of the posts was also not giving a very good impression. The general consensus was to add the signature on the About Me page, and stop using it in my general posts. This one makes sense too, and I am going to (and this time I really mean it 🙂 ) stop using signatures
- Remove the Feedjit widget. I used to have this widget that tracks people who come on to my page and displays the information. However, it could also be seen as an invasion of people’s privacy.
- I also received a comment on unnecessarily having a Digg and a Share button at the bottom of my posts. I agree that it is a bit of a duplication, but I am going to keep it for now, as I am starting to get a fair amount of traffic through Digg.
I am very happy to receive positive feedback on the content and the layout :).
Apart from this, the great thing about this experience is also meeting new people from the blogosphere who were so kind as to stop, review my blog, and provide feedback.
A huge thanks to:
- And last but not the least, Archana for not just providing great feedback, but also for subscribing to my blog 🙂
It has been a truly eye-opening experience to be a part of Indiblogger and see so many great blogs that would otherwise be missed in this ocean that is the internet. I highly recommend this experience!
Btw, if anyone does have any feedback to share on my blog, I would love to hear about it. You don’t have to be an Indiblogger, just comment on it here!