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A Little Make Over

Blogs surely take off quicker than ezoomvoice.com.  I’ll spare the litany of distractions that compete with my blogging.  Nevertheless the ‘shot in the arm’ I am excited about is a design tweak of my blog by Tom Ross at blogs.fanextra.com  As of today’s post a couple of Tom’s recommendations happened; both subtle and not so subtle.

In Tom’s “30-minute redesign” he presented my page as it was and gave credit for elements that appeared to work well.  I have to admit, it’s not a place of comfort to put yourself out there for scrutiny and makeover, but I am grateful for objective suggestions toward improvement.  Changes centered around more effectively targeting my blog to a niche of voice talent and the voice over profession, as well as a strong ‘About Me’ element to give the blog a more personal touch.

Less Is More

WordPress is a terrific platform with first-rate artwork for page headers. Out of the gate I chose a WordPress theme that displayed attractive alternating photography on opening. Glitzy as it is, it didn’t have anything to do with my niche and had a larger than desired presence, pushing my content down the page. My new header is still in need of scale-down, but I’m pleased with the original artwork in the new header created for me over on fiverr.com , “The world’s largest marketplace for small services, starting at $5”.      I must send a shout out to Pat Flynn for the fiverr tip, picked up on his Smart Passive Income Podcast . It’s become a favorite in my ear as I do my cardio on the track at the park.

So with a “little makeover” in place, now I can concentrate on social media links, back linking, and keyword research as next steps. Fun! For more on what Tom Ross (@blogsfan on Twitter) does in a 30-minute redesign, head on over to blogs.fanextra.com

 

April 16, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Great to see you taking action to improve your blog Art! As I said in my review, it actually has a lot going for it, I think your main issue was just not defining the purpose/theme of the site instantly for your readers. I can’t wait to see where you take things now though.

    Thanks for the shout out too :).

    Comment by Tom Ross | April 17, 2012


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