Monday, May 7, 2012

{Blog Critique-Antique Purple}

Monday, May 7, 2012
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Ever wonder what others think about your blog? I know I do and so does one of our curious reader: Antique Purple. Antique Purple is a designer, a huge make up junkie, and obsessed with the color purple- hence her blog name. Very cute, don't you think? On her blog you will find beauty product reviews and make up tutorials.
Anyway, here's what I like about her page: The color and the layout- it's very clean and easy to read. Her reviews and tutorials are very detailed and informative- very important when doing a product review.

Here's what I think she can improve on: Get a banner. Move the "Total Pageviews" counter down to the bottom. Update and post more often- I'd suggest at least twice a week when it comes to a beauty blog. One post could be a product review and the other can be a tutorial. Also, I think she should include a make up video with her tutorials, if possible that is.

What do you guys think? What are your thoughts? Don't forget to drop by her page to see what you like, don't like, think she add or remove. Let her know by leaving a comment below. As always, constructive criticism is welcome. =)

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  1. I really like that your blog is purple cause I LOVE PURPLE :)

  2. I am attracted by visuals, I like it when blogs have big clear pictures, and clear justified content, (i know im fussy ha) I would suggest maybe making you images bigger. when you upload a picture you your post, you can click it and it will highlight and a little tool bar will appear, you can select the size you want there, and the blogger with make it bigger or smaller whatever you prefer.

  3. I love the color scheme, very feminine and fun! I also think a banner would be a good idea and 'clean up' the the sidebar. Less is more. Definitely post more often :)

  4. Super excited for another edition of blog hop and a blog critique! I'll be visiting Antique Purple shortly :)

  5. I'd have to agree moving the followers above the fold is a must. The content is strong and picture quality is very nice as well. I'm a bit turned off by the keep calm badge on every post however instead I would put a signature picture or include a question for your readers that is related to the post.

    Beauty Flawed

  6. I have always loved Antique Purple but I do agree you need to post more and get a banner. Keep Calm and Follow My Blog is a good idea (not for the banner lol) but a bit pushy in my opinion.


  7. The color purple is my favorite.and me personally i love browsing through blogs that has a minimal layout (simple white or black) i think that your blog looks great but i can agree that a banner and maybe a white layout you can still show that you love purple by adding the color to your links or your post tittle.

    make your photos a little bigger not to big that will slow up your blog to load.i hate it when i stop by a blog and it take forever to load.

    hope this help a bit.i'm a new blogger as well and i'm still working around my blog..good luck!


  8. I agree with what everyone else has said, you definitely need a banner. I'm on the fence about the purple, because although I do love a clean white background, your purple background shows your personality. You have pretty good tutorials, I would just suggest making them larger, and of course, post more often.

  9. A little constructive comment is useful. thanks for the post it is very helpful - would you like to follow each other?

  10. I am a fan of minimal as well. When I link to a blog and the first thing that comes up is an overdose of color I have trouble getting into the content. I am a simple person though ;)


  11. Having a favorite color is nice, but maybe turn down the purple just a tad. I found you on Blogging Buddies, and now I'm a follower. And I added your blog button to my link page on my site.

  12. I agree- an eye-catching color is always smart. Mine is peach/coral with a simple 4 picture collage. I want to change it to a better and personalized banner, but I don't quite know how...

  13. hello!

    i have grown to love the color purple. it is so luxe and regal... and i am really beginning to like blogs w more colors in them. i absolutely love the bubbles in the back. :)

    hope you're well! :)

  14. thank for this hun this was so helpful... i am trying to work on a banner and get in some tabs pretty soon. i will be getting rid of the keep calm and follow my blog. thanks everyone for your critique..