Please Review My Blog

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I'm just started blogging. Until now I have written 6 articles, I know should I write more articles, I'm on my way to it. But I need reviews from all of you, whether my blog need any improvement on:

- The template
- Article content
- English Grammar (English is not my language)
- Affiliate Links
- Banner placement
- etc.

My goal is to monetize my blog. So please tell me what to do next beside adding more articles?

The blog address is http://power-within.com

If you have any advice, please suggest me. I would highly appreciate

Thanks in advance
#blog #review
  • Profile picture of the author Fermina
    The site loads slow for me or maybe it's just my connection.
    Well anyway the posts are too close to each other what I am talking about is the space between where they have to read more
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  • Profile picture of the author Buxx
    I think the title is a little wordy. The grammar in the posts is a little suspect, especially comma usage. You might want to use a cheap proofreading service.
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  • Profile picture of the author jt808
    I really think your blog is great. It's great to see such good content!
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    • Profile picture of the author Richest
      Originally Posted by Fermina View Post

      The site loads slow for me or maybe it's just my connection.
      Well anyway the posts are too close to each other what I am talking about is the space between where they have to read more
      Any idea how to fix it? Maybe template problem?

      Originally Posted by Buxx View Post

      I think the title is a little wordy. The grammar in the posts is a little suspect, especially comma usage. You might want to use a cheap proofreading service.
      Well, at this moment I cannot pay any proofreading service, I'm still struggling with my daily expenses
      Originally Posted by jt808 View Post

      I really think your blog is great. It's great to see such good content!
      Thanks. But I feel a little guilty, because I'm writing self development content while I'm not an expert in that field. I just wrote what I've read on some books and articles, but in my own words
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    • Profile picture of the author abigailmarketing
      Originally Posted by jt808 View Post

      I really think your blog is great. It's great to see such good content!
      Yes, I agree!
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        Your blog has good content and the ideas are solid. Your posts are fine and worded plenty well enough for readers to understand them.

        Lots of folks are looking for help in this area. it look slike you are doing good in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author freeman84
    i've seen the blog. seem simple enough... but you could monetize it more and play ard with more images... as for the loading slow issue, im not experiencing it. content is good. great to see u doing some research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    Contents are good. But with the page itself.... it is not really catchy (on my opinion only). Too plain for me.... if you don't want to change the theme... just add some banner, widgets that will attract more visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Bacioiu
    the blog is pretty ok but I don't like the theme.Use a theme wich is more professional. you can add some pictures. You should make seo for it to jump on first page.( backlinks, article submission, facebook,twitter etc ). Your blog is ok because it has unique content. You can make some money if you use adsense for your blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richest
      Thanks guys. At first I hesitated to add more images. But after got some advices, I think I will consider it In that case, I will try to find another templates and play with more images
      Originally Posted by Claire Sharp View Post

      Contents are good. But with the page itself.... it is not really catchy (on my opinion only). Too plain for me.... if you don't want to change the theme... just add some banner, widgets that will attract more visitors.
      Originally Posted by freeman84 View Post

      i've seen the blog. seem simple enough... but you could monetize it more and play ard with more images... as for the loading slow issue, im not experiencing it. content is good. great to see u doing some research.
      Originally Posted by Vlad Bacioiu View Post

      the blog is pretty ok but I don't like the theme.Use a theme wich is more professional. you can add some pictures. You should make seo for it to jump on first page.( backlinks, article submission, facebook,twitter etc ). Your blog is ok because it has unique content. You can make some money if you use adsense for your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    I find the content to be good. You might want to include more information about yourself in the "About Me" section by adding a photo or the experiences that you have.

    I would test out with different blog templates so that I will be able to find one which has the most professional look.

    It might be worth the investment of your money to get a professional autoresponder account so that you can start to build your own list. Since you will be posting unique content consistently, you can always blast an email to your list to let them know of the new content.

    Hope my humble contribution is useful to you

    Zack
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    • Profile picture of the author Richest
      Thanks Zack. Your contribution is really valuable for me
      Originally Posted by Zack Lim View Post

      I find the content to be good. You might want to include more information about yourself in the "About Me" section by adding a photo or the experiences that you have.

      I would test out with different blog templates so that I will be able to find one which has the most professional look.

      It might be worth the investment of your money to get a professional autoresponder account so that you can start to build your own list. Since you will be posting unique content consistently, you can always blast an email to your list to let them know of the new content.

      Hope my humble contribution is useful to you

      Zack
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph despariak
    Richest,

    The likely cause of your site loading slowly is that you are calling Jquery which in turn executes an eval() function.
    Not only will this make your site load slow, (detrimental to spiders), it also opens up your site to potential hacking attacks (for example, cross-site scripting attacks).

    Your front page uses all italicized wording, this may deter persons with eye dysfunctions and certainly makes it harder to read.

    You should probably use full posts on the front page (limit to 3 max) instead of excerpts. Additionally, you want to SEO the posts; for example
    -link to inner pages and not directly to the clickbank product.
    -use SEO'd permanent links instead of default wordpress (not ?p=38, rather /reality-inside/)
    -Redfine what you are attempting to rank for, for example your post on 'Reality Inside', what keywords are you attempting to rank to drive traffic?

    Correcting these few things will have a better impact on improving your website visibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustusKim
    Hi,

    I find the background a bit dull. Would be better if you could add some colour to it.

    Yup, building a list is important. You should put in some opt-in form of some sorts - that will be the main way you will be able to make sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Milton
    Well I like it. It loaded immediately for me I don't mind the layout. You should explore adding Adsense and other money making ideas. Good work for a newb.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tonybuk
      Hi Richest, I quite like the clean simple theme, ut agree that it would be a good idea to try others, even if you came back to the original!

      The posts are easy enough for good sighted people, but I also agree that the italicised text could put off people with lesser eyesight.

      On breaking up the posts, could you try something like the 'sociable' plugin? It would give readers the link to share posts on social sites, and maybe brek up the list a bit.

      HTH,

      TonyB
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      • Profile picture of the author Richest
        joseph despariak: Wow thanks, I didn't know about it. Looks like a bit of hardwork to clean it up. But it's ok, I'll do it

        JustusKim: Noted thanks. Is it ok to add opt-in while the post count still under 10?

        Milton: Thanks for your advice.

        Tonybuk: Good idea! Never thought about sociable plugin. Ok, I'll take your advice. Thanks mate
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  • Profile picture of the author JustusKim
    Hi Richest,

    The list should be built as early as possible because that is how you can get people to return to your blog. Even if your post count is low, but you have good content, which you do have, people would want to know if you would post other quality content in the future. Your list will help keep people informed. You can also throw in some free content to get people to opt in to your list.

    Apart from that, the content is good - at least to me.

    Thanks.

    Justus
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  • Profile picture of the author teemoore
    This is really cool, i love the layout,its just simple, i guess u should add more widgets to attract traffic.nice job
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    • Profile picture of the author techservice
      Just a small thing, your about me page needs improving. People generally like to read from people who have some authority in there subject. Give people reasons why you’re an expert in the field, being a lifelong learner does not do it for me.

      As Yoda would say; Do or do not, there is no try. If I wanted to learn about the Mind body and Soul. I want a kick ass Guru strait from the Himalayas.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    good content but you need a better theme and monetization model
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  • Profile picture of the author italiandude
    The blog looks pretty good and I think you could leave it like it is but there are better looking themes out that you should try out.
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  • Profile picture of the author cinkz
    add more content
    add more pages,such as: privacy policy, sitemap, contact, disclaimer
    just some tips from a beginner
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