Recently Randa Clay at Randa Clay Design held a Pimp My Blog contest. I already had Randa in my list of blogs that I read and was also subscribed to her RSS feed, so I entered the contest. I was pleasantly surprised (and a bit nervous) to receive an email from Randa letting me know that I had won a blog review.
I had told Randa that I was interested in growing the readership of my blog. Randa observed that most of my post are personal and that the blog would need to have more focus if I am to provide value outside a small circle of family and friends. I can relate to this, as many times I do not put a great deal of effort into posting more than ‘this happened today’ type posts. I’ll have to think about how best to achieve this.
Randa suggested that migrating to WordPress with a sharp theme would be a improvement on the design side. I’m not a designer, so I don’t know what specifically doesn’t work, but the migration to WordPress is something that I have been considering for a while.
You can read Randa’s full review of Failure is the Key to Success on her blog. Thanks for the review Randa and your useful suggestions. I will try to incorporate them in the coming weeks.