Your Opinion Matters

I think I am ready to settle in with this new theme.  I have to admit, it’s not my favorite theme, but it has what I was looking for, so it will do.  I am relieved to have my subscription button in a perfect spot on the blog.  I am also happy to have a place where I can advertise without taking over the whole page or throwing it in your face.

I almost went with another theme, but as I was putting it together, I realized there was no place for any social buttons, so I passed.

I have to say, if I knew more about putting together a blog, I would have been thrilled by the amount of themes available through WordPress that give you unlimited options to customize your site.  I briefly tried one of those themes and realized that not only was it too advanced for me, but if I tweaked something, the possibility for errors was too great.

I was wondering if I could get some feedback.  I was curious about what you thought of the new look?  Does it look too busy or is it eye-catching?   Does it feel like you want to spend some time browsing on the site?  Is the placement of the articles and widgets easy to navigate?  Does the site seem like it makes sense?

I think I checked all of the buttons, but if you notice that something doesn’t work, please let me know.

Basically, any suggestion or opinion of this site would be appreciated.  I want this site to be a pleasant experience for the reader.  My goal is to draw the reader in so that they want to stay for a while to check everything out.

Thanks for any advice or thoughts on the new site that you might have.

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Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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21 thoughts on “Your Opinion Matters

  1. What I like most about this theme is that it is so professional with clean lines and is really easy to read. I find it very distracting when there are too many things going on all over the page. It can take away from great content- and you have great content for sure. Also, sine you’d like to use the site to promote products and sell, it’s perfect. Very professional and user-friendly.
    Vicky

  2. Wendy,

    It’s your content that makes me come here! I don’t mind the format as long as it’s easy! This one seems straight forward to me.

  3. Hi Wendy,
    The website looks great! It looks so professional. It is very pleasing to the eye. It makes me want to go and tweak my blog. I actually have been since I signed up for your free critique. I keept telling myself to wait for your comments and see.
    I compare this to how you look at people – once you get to know who they really are, sometimes the outside doesn’t really matter. I’d come no matter what your blog looks like, but I really do like the new look so that’s an added bonus to why I come here often. Great job!

    Karina

  4. Hi Wendy!

    Your instincts have gotten you this far, so keep it up! My only thought–

    Are you looking to brand your blog? Yourself? Both? I ask because there’s no formal picture of you anywhere except the About page and in comments. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s always nice to see a picture of the personality behind the curtain on the site banner.

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