Tuesday, May 29, 2012

{Blog critique-OfficialSTinaD}

Tuesday, May 29, 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: OfficialStinaD. Kristina, but everyone calls her Tina for short hence the blog name "STina D", started her blog a few months ago. Her blog focuses on makeup tutorials, fashion tips, celeb gossip, music videos, food and so much more.To get the latest news and updates on STina D, you can find her on her blog, YouTube Channel, FB fan page, & Twitter. Tina is very social media driven & gets excited with every new comment, follower, criticism she gets!


So after reviewing her blog,
Here's what I like:
-Love the fact that she has a youtube channel to showcase all her makeup tutorials
-Posts are very detailed and have lots of pictures
-Like the overall rating scale she uses for her product reviews. 
-Love love love how she keeps her readers informed and updated: for example her logo is currently being updated
-Great 'About Me' section. I like how she tells us the meaning behind her blog name

Here's what I think she can improve on:
-Use a different background-- it's a little too busy for me.
-Banner is too simple
-'Contact Me' page buttons are way too big.
-Make sure all pictures are bright and of good quality. Some pictures on the blog are dark. There are many free and easy to use programs that can brighten and edit pictures.

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


  1. This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog!! I am listening to what you have to say & I actually agree with alot of it! I would love to hear more from other fellow bloggers as well! Any cristicism or positive feedback is greatly appreciated to help me get better!!!

  2. I actually like the background. The blue is simple. I love the pictures and the concept of the blog. LOVE the red lips in your last post.

    The only thing that I don't like is that the blog doesn't fit in the standard screen view. I have to scroll left and right to view the entire blog.

  3. My two cents on OfficialStinaD:
    Here's what I like:
    - Excellent quality pictures
    - Very detailed posts
    - Nice widgets
    - Text font nice and clean

    What I don't like are all design related:
    - Background, I agree it's too distracting
    - Light blue secondary background, I'm not a fan, it's not very pleasant to read print over it
    - Titles, I'm sorry but no, such fonts are not meant to be used in caps
    - Head banner could use a makeover, maybe reuse the pics of the background because they're cute and also the buttons, for me no gradient fills please

    Best of luck for Kristina with her blog ^^

  4. great review :)