I need some constructive criticism
March 15, 2009 1:26am CST
I have started a blog that is intended to give useful information to anyone who wants to start making money online by freelance writing. I would really appreciated if some people could check out my blog and let me know if they think it would be useful and how to improve the appearance. The link to my blog is at the top right corner of my profile. So, what do you think?
15 Mar 09
I noticed that your links to oDesk and MyLot are not referral links. There's no reason not to use referral links. In fact, referral links were created to be used as such(as opposed to being spammed everywhere).You'll just be passing up the chance to get some referrals. Also, most of your blog posts are quite long, which makes your whole blog appear to be one big giant long wall of text on the main page. Making use of white space might be enough when writing an article displayed on a single webpage, but on a blog, where more than one post is displayed at the same time, white space doesn't help that much. You could either configure your blog to show fewer posts or you could try breaking down your blog posts into shorter pieces. Alternatively you could publish the full article on other sites, and create blog posts showing only parts of the article, with a link to (read more here). I opted for this option when I ran into a similar problem. I used to maintain a list of freelance writing sites at my blog at http://www.writingfulltime.blogspot.com right at the top of my blog. The list got longer and longer, and anyone visiting my blog would have to scroll all the way down for my updates. So, I moved the list over to http://www.squidoo.com/writingfulltime and linked to it for my blog.
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