My blog invites your comments.
I've been blogging for just over a year and would really appreciate feedback from fellow bloggers: Suggestions, comments, critiques, like, dislike - everything is welcome.
Reason: Not a single response in 19 hours.
A minimalistic blog with good content. I don't see anything you need to change, except maybe making the template 'richer' by adding retweet, social sharing buttons (totally your choice on that one)
Thanks for your response Magali. I am somewhat tech-challenged, (must be an age thing!), and haven't figured how to make the template richer...
Maybe I will get some professional help, (no, not to reverse the ageing process), and jazz up the blog.
I like your writing, varied and rich. You say you are "tech-challenged" but then go ahead and unearth scams on Facebook! "Professional help"? You must be one lazy hack! The roll of "All 27 Shots"? Take it easy, pal!
That template can take its toll. Not that the ISP's charge more for coloured transfer of data!
Thanks for your response and the compliments, Umashankar! That Facebook scam thing, anyone with common sense could have seen through it.
Lazy - now that's one word that describes me well!
But I didn't get the 'All 27 Shots' reference at all.
The template, I am not sure, a good friend and a celebrated graphic designer complimented on it. Also, since everybody is into jazzing up their blogs, maybe simplicity might have its own charm and differentiation.
O, I 'm referring to the 27 'SIGNS' let loose in a single stroke: I struggled hard to trace a theme. Don't be shocked, I'm usually a lot dumber than this.
And that's another reason to avoid a 'celebrated graphic designer'.
The 27 signs are a blogger limitation. There is no way I can organise pictures into albums or some such. Of course, I can put them in posts... Or move them to flicker.
The theme of signs? The answer is in an old post: http://windowtovacuum.blogspot.com/2009/03/signs.html
Switch to Wordpress. All you have to do is to to (i) create an account with wordpress.com and (ii) hit the import button. (iii) Redirect the Blogger url to the new url. Voila!
A messier alternative is to switch to suitable third part Blogger themes.
I guess your IndiRank speaks for your blog more so than anything :-)
As far as my views go, your template is simple, easy on the eyes; and the content is a pleasure to read. You have a nice sense of humor, which works a lot in your favour as far as I'm concerned. Give me a blog with a good sprinkling of humor, and I can read it all day. The photos are beautiful, some of them touching, some funny - though I couldn't read the Hindi captions (not so fluent, you see).
The only suggestion I have is to have a different place to showcase your photos. Don't you feel they're taking a backseat?
You just made my day!
A different place to showcase my photos makes sense, but where, but where? I keep wondering.
Cheers to you!
Hi Deven-I read through a couple of posts and what strikes me is that there aren't any pics. I think most of the Indi blogs don't have pics whereas the blogs out here (U.S. and Canada etc) tend to be very VISUAL-lots of photos/graphics etc. Soraya
That's an interesting observation Soraya. I wonder why this is so, this East-West difference in blogging.
I liked your blog...no more words required...I'm following it! :)
I am overwhelmed.
I checked out your blog and am following it too but I will give in to that temptation called words:
I like two things about your blog, above everything else:
1. The descriptor: for all gourmet minds
2. The sincerity of your posts/thoughts.
Thanks for the suggestion to switch to wordpress. I have noticed that wordpress blogs do seem to be more 'sophisticated/evolved' but would love to know how the switch will solve my specific problem of organising photos?
Photoblogs do differ from text-and-image blogs in that the former require album/gallery type interface. Yes, Wordpress blogs can get sophisticated but I'd like to put in a word of caution: you end up paying a price for premium services.
I guess I will have to keep asking you questions and keep thanking you for the rest of my blogging life.
Photoblogs, album/gallery type interface - all new words for me; that is what I mean by 'tech-challenged'.
Honestly, I am not a blogger. I am a writer who also has a blog. I need to ask myself how involved I am and hence how evolved my blog should be.
The lazy hack needs to do some work here.
Thank you for your patience friend.
You might call it a temptation...but your words made me feel good :)
My blog title as well as the descriptor was an instinct...I couldn't think of anything else!
Blogging for me is an outlet for my feelings...and I try to be as honest and matter-of-fact as I can...
Have you read my blog? Just that...I don't think I saw any comment (not that you HAVE to!)..
1. Love the content! Spent the last hour and half reading it, instead of my books. LOL
2. Bananas protecting from AIDS is a revelation and I am trying to track the original research article. I knbew it all along! It was all in the bananas. Yeah!!
3. The blog-name is very cute. Nice pun!
4. The template sucks. Sorry 'bout that.
5. Following you now, awesome blog!
Not really difficult to find an excuse to worm out of medical books!