Since it is now (almost) the first of the month it is time to go blogtipping. What is blogtipping? Blogtipping is a form of blogging carnival run by Easton from BusinessBlogWire and occurs on the first of every month. It involves posting 3 things you like about 3 different blogs and also posting one thing about each that you feel could be improved. On with the blogtipping...
As most new bloggers I have found ProBlogger to be a great source for learning all I can about blogging so why not give Darren some credit for all that he does for us new bloggers.
- The layout on ProBlogger is one of a kind and really provides for easy navigation, even for first time visitors.
- Keeps readers more involved than most other blogs by having them submit reader tips
- His posts about the newest blogging news are some of the easiest to read and very informative.
Tip: Who am I to tell him what to do, but the one thing I would change on ProBlogger is to link to all of the other blogs he works on. I think with some digging one could find them all but I would make them a little more prominent and easier to find.
- The header is awesome. Love the photo and the text styles.
- Good concept for a blog. Couple your "work" blog with a similarly-named blog providing a more personal look at the author and their personality.
- Great sidebar graphics. Loved the swirled designs in front of the section titles and good category names.
Tip: Tweak the Adsense ads following your post. They just blend a bit too that I hardly notice them and scan right over them.
- Nice graphics for each game. Provide an "at-a-glance" look at who the Penguins are playing and what channel they are on.
- Stats section in the sidebar is a good idea and, again, lets readers see just what they are looking for without having to dig through the archives of the site.
- Great links section in sidebar. Provides a good resource for other hockey fans to find other sites with what they are looking for.
Tip: Adding a custom header to the site might give the site the pop it needs to stand out from the nearly all black template.
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