“Ask” checked back in to see if I had listened to their advice. They awarded me a star for the changes I made to my template and the attitude I took towards my review. I appreciate the fact that they checked back.
As for my response to their review…there was no way I was going to submit my blog to a website widely known for tearing bloggers a new one, and then whine about what they said about me. If I wanted gentle and kind I would have submitted my blog to ‘I will inoffensively comment on your writing and template style while taking your feelings into account’.com. Where is the thrill in a site like that? I had hoped they would like me, and their review did piss me off, but I wasn’t about to whine about it.
I needed a new template. I have been working on a WP template for months now, but was scared to try to learn a new blogging tool. Blogger was the devil I knew. It wasn’t until ‘Ask’ smacked me upside the bottom that I finally stopped dragging my feet and jumped in the deep end. I am glad I did. I have so many more options to play with, and more places to put the things I want to share with the you. I am no longer forced to shove all my stuff onto one page.
So I would like to thank Queen Mutha for pointing out the obvious; my previous template was seizure inducing. I am glad she appreciates the new one as much as I do.
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When I was first reviewed, several years ago, they ripped me apart. But it prompted a lot of changes that I was willing to make. I don’t know if my own blog is good or not, but I know that I am more proud of it now. I can’t link to my own site, it violates that anonymity thing, you know?
I also know that some of the things that I write of others, such as going on too much, using memes, I tend to do myself from time to time. None of us are perfect, but the question is: Does it bring us some joy? Some peace? Maybe a little relief from stress? If so, then you’re doing it right.
Thank you!! I am really glad to have made these changes. My blog is more friendly to me now.
I like the new digs better. 🙂
And it was probably a good thing that Queen Mutha pointed out she found you without much effort on the internet. Sort of scary, you know?
It took a lot of courage to submit your blog. You obviously knew going in they wouldn’t be all warm and fuzzy about it and ultimately gave you some great suggestions to take away.