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Hi guys just would love some feed back on my blog as i'm very new to all this.
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Josblueaga · 30/07/2011 14:12

josblueaga.blogspot.com/ would be so grateful if anyone could take a look.

OP's posts:
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seachange · 30/07/2011 14:19

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!

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seachange · 30/07/2011 20:38

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

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Tee2072 · 30/07/2011 21:00

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.

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DillyTante · 30/07/2011 22:27

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 :)

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ShirleyKnot · 30/07/2011 23:21

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.

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jasper · 30/07/2011 23:39

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

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notatschool · 30/07/2011 23:42

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

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ShirleyKnot · 30/07/2011 23:48

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.

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jasper · 30/07/2011 23:51

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

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jasper · 30/07/2011 23:54

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 .

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ShirleyKnot · 30/07/2011 23:58

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

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jasper · 31/07/2011 00:01

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

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jasper · 31/07/2011 00:01

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

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notatschool · 31/07/2011 00:03

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.

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jasper · 31/07/2011 00:04

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.
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notatschool · 31/07/2011 00:09

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.

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MissMaryofSweden · 31/07/2011 00:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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jasper · 31/07/2011 00:15

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?

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ShirleyKnot · 31/07/2011 00:15

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 blogging...you get to express yourself, whatever that means, and I think that's totally cool.

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ShirleyKnot · 31/07/2011 00:18

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

Grin

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jasper · 31/07/2011 00:18

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

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ShirleyKnot · 31/07/2011 00:26

That would be an interesting thread though...

I sometimes wonder why I do it.

Attention seeking I guess.



It's an interesting question jasper.

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

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jasper · 31/07/2011 00:27

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

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jasper · 31/07/2011 00:28

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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ShirleyKnot · 31/07/2011 00:30

I am the laziest arse God put breath into, but I like to party so

try here

It is the most..."UH? Why are you doing this blog?" blog ever Grin

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