I'm thankful to Margo Kelly, whose blog post on this very subject reminded me that I have about 6 minutes before bedtime, and therefore 6 minutes left of February 1 in which to get my post up for this blogfest! I am a one, aren't I?
Seeeriously, this blogfest is happening today, it is hosted by Teralyn Rose Pilgrim, and I am participating! The whole idea of this blogfest (and a brilliant idea it was, too!) is to give us the opportunity to have our blogs critiqued, and to return the favour for other participants. Because we all know it's important for our blogs to, err, not be crap! Yeah. So, without further ado, here is how it works, in the words of Teralyn herself (but in a different font):
To Get Critiqued:1. Include your name in the linky list below.2. On February 1, post your request for critiques. The critiques can come from anyone, even people not involved in the blogfest.3. If you want, specify what kind of critique you’re looking for.4. Specify where you want to receive the critiques: in the comments where everyone can see them, or in your email where it’s more private.5. You can delete comments after you’ve read them, or keep them up.To Critique Others:1. Click on a blog from the linky list and read what the writer wants you to critique.2. You can make comments on:a. Appearance: Does it appeal to you? Is it too busy, or too plain?b. Layout: Is it difficult to navigate? Is it cluttered, or sparse?c. Frequency: Does the blogger post too often? Not often enough?d. Content: Are the posts interesting? Unique? Are they focused, or all over the place?e. Quality: Are the individual posts too long, too short, too sloppy, or too generic?3. Be sure to check if the blogger wants you to post the critique in the comments or send an email.
Right. Now that that's out of the way, let me have it people!! Tell me what's right and what's wrong. Don't hold back. I want to know what works and what doesn't! And indeed I shall return the favour if you are a participant!