Monday, January 16, 2012

Feedback request

I've been tweaking the color scheme, setup and layout of my blog, and I think I have it the way I like it. The text was way too light for a while, and I figured out how to get a greater contrast so your eyes wouldn't hurt reading my posts. Because that's a bad way to cultivate readers.

The blog is pretty and just the way I like it, but what does everyone else think? You're the ones reading it, and I can't see that pretty background while I'm typing out blog posts, so please, let me know if it's readable, too cluttered, too wide or skinny, or what.

Also, you may have figured out, my blog isn't very focused. That works for me, because it means I don't have to put a lot of planning or work into it, except to write blog posts and proofread them before clicking, "Publish Post." Also, it fits the theme. I don't have any particular days devoted to any particular topic, so any day you stop by, you could be getting a review, a rant about grammar, something meta, or my thoughts on writing. Do you want that more organized? Or does the random aspect work for you?

I'm thinking about instituting a mid-month blog review, so that you can find posts you might have missed, and peruse my recent reviews. Helpful, or just lazy?

I like the small but apparently loyal following I have now, and I want you to keep coming back to read my posts. Without you, my readers, I'm just a voice lost in the noise of the internet. And so, I want to keep writing posts that you want to read. I can check my blog stats obsessively (and believe me, I will) to see what people are reading and what search terms they find me with, but I don't really know what people are looking for or would best enjoy unless I ask.

And so, I'm asking. I make no promises that I'll conform my blog to exactly what you want, because I'm contrary like that, but I would like to know what you think.


  1. I like the new background! Less "busy" so it's easier to focus on your posts.

    1. That's definitely one of the things I like about it. Also, I just like light blue.

      I've seen that old background on a few other pages, so I wanted to make sure to differentiate myself.

  2. I like the 'blues' scheme with the peachy orange. It's nice and soothing and easy to read.
    The best part about loving reading as well as writing is that we have wide and varied interest level. This suits you just fine...imho.

    1. Soothing and easy to read was definitely what I was going for. Thanks!