Monday, June 18, 2012

{Blog Critique-Nikscritsx}

Monday, June 18, 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: Nicola of Nikscritsx. Nicola, a 16 year old from UK, started her blog so she could share her love for beauty with others. Her blog is not limited to just beauty, she also enjoy writing about many other things such as fashion trends and about her weekend. 
After reviewing her blog,
Here's what I like:
-The color and layout- It's simple, clean, and inviting. 
-Her pictures are great- It's clean and clear
-Love the fact that she include links of the products she uses-
-Good start on the 'About Me' section
-Posts are pretty informative.
-Also love the fact that she interacts with her readers by asking questiond at the end of each post.
-Love the design of the page tabs (Home Page, About Me...) But see below. 

Here's what I think she can improve on:
-Banner is a bit too simple. I like the font, but it can use a little bit more design.
-Need follow Icons/Buttons or links instead of just listing your Username ID. It's easier to click and follow than to search for the username.
-Elaborate a little on what your blog is about. You say it's about beauty.. but what exactly do you talk about? Do you do swatches, makeup tutorials, product reviews...??
-Page Tabs (Home Page, About me) are too big and empty. You can add a few more tabs such as Contact Me, Beauty, Personal, etc.

Okay, that's all I can think of. Do you have any suggestions for Nicola?? Let her know by leaving a comment below. We would love to hear your thoughts. As always, constructive criticism is welcome. =) 

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  1. I really love the layout, her posts are to the point and informative and her pics are such great quality! Good work!

  2. My two cents on Nikscritsx:
    Here's what I like:
    - The overall layout
    - Love the crystal clear pictures
    - Posts are well written
    - Links to products used, I agree are very useful for the reader
    - Nice sidebar, neat and organized

    What I don't like:
    - I think Nicola is off to a great start and with time she'll realize what she needs to change/include and/or get rid of, but since this is intended to help her improve her blog, I must say I'd do something about the tabs, I agree they're a bit too big. I don't have a problem with the banner being simple, but instead of using a handwritten font she could write the name herself and scan it to give the blog a more personal and unique touch. I love the teal colour for posts' titles and links, but the vibrant green that appears on mouse over is a bit too bright for my taste.

    Best of luck for Nicola with her blog ^^

  3. I love the color and the big, clean pictures. I even like the header. However, as the others mentioned, I think the tabs need to be a bit smaller and you should also include more tabs.It looks sort of empty with just the two.

    Hope that helps!