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Hi guys just would love some feed back on my blog as i'm very new to all this.

(61 Posts)
Josblueaga Sat 30-Jul-11 14:12:41 would be so grateful if anyone could take a look.

seachange Sat 30-Jul-11 14:19:13

Put your link in [[ ]]
Jo's Blue Aga

Also, I would put a picture of your Aga as your header.

Didn't read much as don't have one, but am v envy , love the blue ones!

seachange Sat 30-Jul-11 20:38:04

Anyone else? Or is this just spam, wanting to drive people to the blog? (Feels a bit naive...)

Tee2072 Sat 30-Jul-11 21:00:02

Jo, are you a member of the MN Blogger network?

In any case, I think your blog is very hard to read. It's all squished onto the right side and the blocks of text are too dense. Make more paragraphs.

DillyTante Sat 30-Jul-11 22:27:38

Hi jo. I've had a look. You've got some yummy looking recipes there, especially the churros, mmmm.

I'd say ditch the background picture, it's a bit distracting and just have a plain background, but pick some of your favourite pictures to rotate on your banner.

I know you admit your spelling and grammar might not be perfect, if you want to communicate in the written medium I'd perhaps work on it a little more as it can be quite off putting, especially the lack of paragraphs.

I think these things evolve and it takes time to find your style. Good luck smile

ShirleyKnot Sat 30-Jul-11 23:21:25

Hi Jos.

I had a quick look at your blog and found it a bit busy. I'd go for a simpler background (as lovely as those croissant look smile)

Um, I must confess that I gave up after the first click - you can easily change this though and encourage further click throughs by making it look less cluttered.

jasper Sat 30-Jul-11 23:39:07

what's your motivation for sharing the day to day small details of your life with the world? serious question from a fellow aga owner who would not for a moment expect anyone else to be interested in me, my kids and my aga .

Do you think your life is particularly interesting and if so, why? Thanks .

PS I liked the photos

notatschool Sat 30-Jul-11 23:42:18

I thought it was a recipe blog? Is that not adding value to Aga users?

ShirleyKnot Sat 30-Jul-11 23:48:28

jasper Why question the motivation behind any blogger?

You could wonder why anyone bothers and then you could wonder why this forum exists, and why anyone ever bothers to write anything down ever...I mean, who gives a fuck about those Roman diarists? SNORE CITY.

Oh, wait.

jasper Sat 30-Jul-11 23:51:07

notatschool, there is a lot of detail about the blogger's kids, auntie, life in general, in amongst the recipes.

I am wondering what motivates people (the OP in this case) to do this

jasper Sat 30-Jul-11 23:54:13

Shirley grin

I do indeed question the motivation behind any blogger, and we have a real life one here to ask ( one who invited feedback)...and am very interested in the reply .

ShirleyKnot Sat 30-Jul-11 23:58:22

But you could ask me!

My blog is stuffed to the brim with bumsmell about my life and my kids...and sometimes I wonder. Why am I doing this?

And then I think about writing a blog about WHY WHY BLOODY WHY????

And then I bake a cake or stick some shit to some other shit and I'm OK again. and write a mind bendingly boring blog about it

jasper Sun 31-Jul-11 00:01:28

But SHirley, It seems slightly rude to ask "why do you do the old blog, then?" unless feedback is specifically invited smile

jasper Sun 31-Jul-11 00:01:56

Shirley...shall I ask you...?
Or would it be rude?

notatschool Sun 31-Jul-11 00:03:33

Why do you need to know? So you can approve / disapprove? Surely if you don't see the point you can just not read it.

jasper Sun 31-Jul-11 00:04:44

Ok .Put it this way. I can tell you why I DON't write a blog.

1) my life is probably much like everyone else's so why would anyone give a stuff?

2) I can't be arsed.

But presumeably 1) and/or 2) don't apply to you and the OP. And that interests me. Hence the questioning.

notatschool Sun 31-Jul-11 00:09:39

I blog because not many people do what I'm doing - it's a way of connecting. And because I like to write, it gives my brain a workout. And to keep a record of things we do - it's easier to keep up with a blog than a paper diary.

Your posts sound quite superior and confrontational.

MissMaryofSweden Sun 31-Jul-11 00:12:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jasper Sun 31-Jul-11 00:15:11

ah, see, you have it quite wrong (if you mean me, that is)

You have answered that in your case 1) does not apply ,(and , apparently 2) doesn't either )

So I have my answer.

I am just curious as to why people write bloggs . Curiousity is ok, no?

ShirleyKnot Sun 31-Jul-11 00:15:30

Ahhh - ask away jasper! Forget about RUDE, let's imagine RUDE no longer exists...

I write my blog because...well, I suppose I think I'm funny and interesting.

LOTS of people probably think I'm a cunty wanker, but a few like my "writing" and to be honest, I like writing my shit, so...I'll carry on doing it, because, after all, who am I hurting?

I guess that's the point of get to express yourself, whatever that means, and I think that's totally cool.

<hippy sign>

ShirleyKnot Sun 31-Jul-11 00:18:17

X posted with MissMary - Thank you, you sweet, sweet bunch of caramel.


jasper Sun 31-Jul-11 00:18:33

I don't need to know. I'm curious, and I pitched in because OP invited discussion and I can't sleep.

I did not start a thread with "why do people blog?" as I'm not THAT curious

ShirleyKnot Sun 31-Jul-11 00:26:29

That would be an interesting thread though...

I sometimes wonder why I do it. <ponders>

Attention seeking I guess. <lies on small couch>

<feet hang off end of couch>

It's an interesting question jasper.

(I'm not being sarcastic or prickly, honestly)

jasper Sun 31-Jul-11 00:27:01

Shirley, you are clearly NOT a lazy arse like me, and that is to be utterly commended. Now how do I find your blog?

jasper Sun 31-Jul-11 00:28:23

No, I did not detect prickle or sarcasm...and I too am prone to attention seeking. grin.guess I'm too lazy to make a proper job of it though

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