Sunday, July 19, 2009

Critique This Blog #31: Smitten by Britain

Today we're critiquing ten-month-old Smitten by Britain: Confessions of a Britophile. Blogger Melissa started the site ten months ago. Melissa would like you to take a look at her blog and address the following:

  • I just had the header re-designed. What do you think of it? A professional blogger told me it is too big and another said the illustration was a bit "anime"ish, meaning two dimensional or flat. My goal is got have a design that really pops and represents my blog as a fun place to be. I want my passion for Britain to show in a fun and whimsical way.
  • I like to keep things simple and clean so the reader's eye is not confused. I don't like layouts that look crowded but have I gone too far and made it boring?
  • I seemed to have hit a plateau when it comes to attracting new followers and commenting has dropped off. I know it's summertime and some of that is expected but I thought now would be the time to ask for input so when readership goes back up I can make the most of it. Any suggestions?
BlogCoach readers, what advice can you give Melissa?